Business & Management
Make Your Next Move
Are you an ambitious professional looking to make your next career move in the business management? Consider an option from our Business and Management Area of Study as part of our Courses at Tufts program. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with Tufts award winning faculty and staff from The Gordon Institute and our School of Arts & Sciences, connect with other future leaders, and add additional skills and experiences to your resume.
This selection of available courses can help build your expertise and confidence while you develop greater leadership skills. Topics range from economics, finance, and project management to communications, branding strategy, operations and much more.
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Lean Six Sigma (Option to Earn a Black Belt Certificate)
With the option to earn a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate, this course provides principles and methods for process improvement by eliminating non-value added work and by reducing output variability. Tools include the define-measure-analyze-improve-control problem-solving methodology, statistical process control, statistically designed experiments and risk identification and mitigation strategies.
Principles of Economics
An introduction to the fundamentals of microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis.
Topics covered in microeconomics include:
- how markets determine composition and pricing of outputs and inputs, and
- the behavior of individual consumers and businesses in response to market forces.
Topics covered in macroeconomics include:
- the determinants of economic growth, and
- the effects of fiscal and monetary policy on unemployment, inflation, and capacity utilization.
The aims of the course are:
- gain a fundamental understanding of Economics, some of its underlying principles and its applications
- to learn how to use the studied models as a set of tools which allow us to understand real world economic phenomena and how to evaluate them
- to think critically about and possibly reassess preexisting convictions about how the economy works and what role the government plays in setting economic policies
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
- use economic terms correctly when talking about economic events
- understand how markets work, when markets fail and how the government can affect market outcomes
- understand the models AND the economic intuition behind them
- distinguish between real and nominal economic variables
- evaluate macroeconomic policies based on their effects on the economic variables of interest