Undergraduate Academics

Entrepreneurship courses and minors from the Derby Entrepreneurship Center

Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Education @ Tufts

The Derby Entrepreneurship Center (DEC), in partnership with Tufts Gordon Institute, Tisch College, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, offers or cross-lists almost 40 undergraduate courses in entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and management.

We also offer two minors: the Entrepreneurship Minor (ENT), the biggest minor on campus, and the Entrepreneurship for Social Impact Minor (ESI), offered in partnership with Tisch College.

Entrepreneurship Minor

The Entrepreneurship Minor is the most popular minor on campus, with courses that draw students from all schools and colleges at Tufts University. It fosters an entrepreneurial mindset, helping students learn to take idea to action, whether it is starting a new venture or developing new initiatives in existing organizations.


Entrepreneurship for Social Impact Minor

The Entrepreneurship for Social Impact Minor, offered in partnership with Tisch College of Civic Life, teaches students to adopt an entrepreneurial approach to social and political engagement at Tufts University, in our communities, and in our democracy.


Additional Undergraduate Programs at Tufts Gordon Institute (TGI)

Tufts Gordon Institute (TGI), our parent organization, offers additional undergraduate courses and minors.

Engineering Management Minor

The Engineering Management Minor equips students with leadership and management skills for engineering and technology-focused careers​.


Leadership and Management Minor

The Leadership and Management Minor develops leadership skills across various sectors, preparing students for impactful roles in society.


Choosing The Right Minor

Not sure which minor is right for you? Explore our comparison table or contact us, and we are happy to help you explore your options.


Graduate Programs In Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Tufts Gordon Institute


Exploring graduate school options? TGI offers many master’s degree options for graduate study.


Master of Science in Innovation Management

The MS in Innovation & Management from Tufts Gordon Institute (MSIM) is a full-time, accelerated program that helps you deepen your technical expertise and develop the mindset and skillset of an innovator. Available as a 5th year option for Tufts students.


Additional Graduate Programs

TGI also offers the Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) and the Master of Science in Technology Management and Leadership (MSTML), both available as a part-time, on-line program, or a one-year, residential program. Available as a 5th year option for Tufts students.


Dual Degree Master’s Program

All TGI accelerated masters’ degrees are eligible for our Dual Degree master’s program. Earn two degrees – a TGI degree and an MS offered by one of the six academic departments within the School of Engineering in an accelerated timeframe at a reduced cost.