Gordon Engineering Leadership Program
The Gordon Engineering Leadership Program is a transformational graduate program designed to build a future corps of engineering leadership professionals. Launched in 2007 with a generous gift from the Gordon Foundation, the program provides an excellent opportunity for aspiring leaders to accelerate their careers through advanced technical and leadership training.
Most students pursue the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program as part of a Master of Science degree in the engineering discipline of their choice. Upon completion, students earn both the Master of Science degree and a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership. Students who already hold a graduate degree in engineering can complete the program to earn a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership.
The program accelerates leadership development in an engineering context through a concentrated curriculum of coursework, mentoring, and an industry-focused Challenge Project. Graduates of the program, known as "Gordon Fellows," stand out from their peers in their ability to invent, innovate, and implement engineering projects from concept to market success. These leaders demonstrate an exceptional ability to lead engineering teams by providing purpose, direction, and motivation to influence others to achieve organizational goals. Fellows interact closely with a program staff—accomplished leaders in the engineering profession—who impart the necessary knowledge and skills and serve as role models for effective engineering leadership.
Participants are often employees of their sponsoring organization and collaboratively develop a Challenge Project that is of strategic importance to the organization. In these cases, tuition and fees are typically paid by the sponsoring organization on behalf of the participant, who also receives a salary or graduate stipend. The program enrolls high-potential students by working with organizations to develop a sponsoring arrangement that best suits the organization’s needs. Participants who do not have a full-time employer to sponsor their participation can apply to complete the Challenge Project through a graduate internship opportunity.
Admission to the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program is competitive, and students are encouraged to apply early. For more details about the program, visit www.northeastern.edu/gordonleadership or contact a program representative at firstname.lastname@example.org.