The Derby Entrepreneurship Center offers 20+ unique undergraduate entrepreneurship courses, most of which are offered every semester. We also offer two minors: the Entrepreneurship Minor, the biggest minor on campus, and the Entrepreneurship for Social Impact Minor, a collaboration with Tisch College.
The Entrepreneurship Minor is the most popular minor on campus, with courses that draw students from all schools and colleges at Tufts University. Students learn to work and think like entrepreneurs and speak the language of business by taking the equivalent of five dynamic courses taught by award-winning entrepreneurs and investors.
The Entrepreneurship for Social Impact Minor is offered in partnership with Tisch College of Civic Life. It is designed for students who want to solve problems in today’s society and drive impact through innovation and new venture creation. Students build knowledge about the processes of social change via three civic studies courses offered by Tisch College.
We offer a variety of innovation and entrepreneurship courses to students from all schools at Tufts University. These courses help students develop an entrepreneurial mindset and skillset that helps them accelerate their career growth, whether they want to work in a startup, a big company, a nonprofit, or a government agency.
Unless otherwise stated, ENT courses are offered as 3-Credit, full semester, graded courses.
These courses include the following class attributes: BFA-Social Science, LA-Distribution-Social Sciences, SoE-HASS-Social Sciences.
This course is designed to help students develop the knowledge, confidence, skills, and self-image necessary to pursue entrepreneurial ventures in such domains as business, government, and public service.
Multi-disciplinary perspective of innovative technology-based design process for societal and community influence. Principles of design from product development process, thought and emotion, ethics and responsibility.
Through case analysis, press analysis, group discussions, and interactions with nonprofit leaders, you will learn how entrepreneurship and philanthropy are deeply intertwined in healthy, high-performing organizations.
ENT151 | CS150 Entrepreneurship for Computer Science
This is an introductory entrepreneurship course for Computer Science students. The course provides an overview of entrepreneurship, develops an entrepreneurial perspective, and provides a framework for the essential elements of entrepreneurial ventures.
Entrepreneurial Business Law is an interactive class featuring speakers from the private equity, venture capital, and investment banking worlds as well as executives who have exited through a public offering or sale of their company.
This course focuses on the entire chain of team building and talent management from building high-performing teams, recruiting, hiring, and onboarding new employees to the overall personnel management of the business.
As innovative thinkers, artists address and answer questions of creative entrepreneurship in myriad ways from pop-ups to public projects, performances to artist run spaces, from online retail to non-profits.
"Inside the Classroom" allows students to serve as Classroom Operating Officers (COO), where they receive course credit for providing leadership, mentorship and student support for Entrepreneurship courses.
Additional Undergraduate Programs at Tufts Gordon Institute
Engineering Management Minor
The Engineering Management Minor is a leadership-focused program that emphasizes real life experience and engineering practice, not just theory, and equips you with a competitive edge in the workplace. All students from Tufts University’s School of Arts & Sciences and School of Engineering are welcome to complete the minor. To earn the minor, students will complete four required courses and one elective, all taken for a grade.
For students in the School of Engineering, Tufts Gordon Institute offers the Foundations for Future Leadership Minor, which provides students with the skills and mindset to lead society through the challenges of tomorrow. To earn the minor, students need to complete three half-semester core courses and one elective course.School of Arts and Science students are welcome to take the courses, although the minor will not be reflected on your transcript.
Master of Science Programs at the Tufts Gordon Institute
Master of Science in Innovation Management
The MS in Innovation & Management from Tufts University’s Gordon Institute, home to the Derby Entrepreneurship Center, is a full-time, accelerated program designed for people who want to make things happen. Who are passionate about science, technology, engineering, or math. Who believe new solutions will solve our toughest challenges – and make this a better world.
MSIM + MS in Engineering: Dual Degree Master’s Program
Develop your innovation, leadership, and management skills and build your technical depth with our Dual Degree master’s program. You’ll earn two degrees – an MS in Innovation & Management (MSIM) and an MS offered by one of the six academic departments within the School of Engineering. You can earn both degrees in an accelerated timeframe at a reduced cost.