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Welcome to the Gordon Institute of Engineering Leadership at Northeastern University the home of an innovative framework, recognized by the National Academy of Engineering, that combines Northeastern’s signature focus on experiential learning with the rigorous study and mastery of both human and technical leadership.

Our goal is to give you the knowledge, skills and attitude to enable you to accelerate your career: for example, typically, within one year of completing our program, around 50 percent of our students receive a promotion and within two years this rises to around 75percent. These results are achieved by enabling our students to successfully both manage and lead engineering teams to produce outstanding results that are a win for both the leaders and the organization.

The combination of classroom exposure to leadership, product development and fundamentals followed by the delivery of a mentored Challenge Project provides you the opportunity to develop a level of mastery of engineering leadership capabilities that would otherwise take years of industry experience to acquire.

The topics we cover and skills that we build are key in today’s rapidly changing and complex world. We offer an educational option that in addition to accelerating your career, will enhance both your personal effectiveness and your job satisfaction. The Gordon Program is transformational and turns good engineers into great engineering leaders.

I invite you to explore this site and learn more about our customized programs, which can be taken either as a standalone certificate or integrated into the Masters degree of your choice.


Simon Pitts

Director and Head of the Gordon Institute of Engineering Leadership