Engineering Business, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Engineering Business involves eight courses with academic and participation elements. The program offers students opportunities to apply the technical aspects of an engineering skill foundation in start-up, consulting, small business, and/or corporate settings. This equips them to manage projects, lead people, make data-driven and market-based decisions, and advance economically sound initiatives.

Students apply to the engineering business program any time from the end of their sophomore year to the first year of their Master of Science in Engineering Management, Operations Research, Data Analytics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Construction Management, once accepted into the respective graduate program. To earn the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Business, students must have completed in good standing a BS in engineering and an MS in one of the five master’s programs listed above at Northeastern or a combined BS/MS program in engineering and one of the above programs, respectively. In addition, students must make application and be accepted into the Galante Engineering Business Program and will participate in the Galante Engineering Business Program cocurricular elements. Each of the master’s programs above have their core courses; the engineering business core consists of four specified business-skill courses in the College of Engineering graduate school as listed under the Program Requirements tab. These four courses count as the electives required for each of the programs above.

Refer to the Galante Engineering Business Program webpage for additional details and description.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated. 

Core Requirements

Complete four courses from at least three of the following categories. Students can only take one class from outside the College of Engineering.15
Business Innovation Development
Enterprise Growth and Innovation
Business Planning for New Ventures
Business Model Design and Innovation
Customer-Driven Technical Innovation for Engineers
Iterative Product Prototyping for Engineers
Product Development for Engineers
Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling
Managing a Technology-Based Business
The Technical Entrepreneur as Leader
Organizational Excellence
Engineering/Organizational Psychology
Engineering Team Performance
Lean Concepts and Applications
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Managing Healthcare Supply Chain Operations
Lean Design and Development
Financial Analysis
Financial Reporting and Managerial Decision Making 1
Economic Decision Making
Financial Management for Engineers
Financing Ventures from Early Stage to Exit
Information and Business Analysis
Machine Learning
Data Mining Techniques
Introduction to Data Mining/Machine Learning
Introduction to Data Management and Processing
Data Mining for Engineering Applications
Data Mining in Engineering
Data Management and Database Design
Business Analysis and Information Engineering
Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

15 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required