Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Business, Entrepreneurship, & Leadership

Our students develop as innovators and leaders not only by our distinctive approach to experiential education and research, but also through novel initiatives in  entrepreneurship, business, and leadership.


Engineering Entrepreneurship

The Michael J. and Ann Sherman Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship Education provides education on tools, concepts, and resources to foster creativity and the ability to develop commercially viable ideas. It offers a host of programs and resources, including semester-long courses in product innovation and design, an entrepreneurial engineering minor, an entrepreneurial mentor program, a student-run product development studio, and a co-op program for students to work on their own new ventures. The Center is open to students across the University and also partners with other organizations within Northeastern’s vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Sherman Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship Education

Engineering and Business

With the Edward G. Galante Engineering Business Program, engineering students have the opportunity to complement their technical engineering education with business skills and enriching networking and growth opportunities. Students earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree as well as an Engineering Business Certificate, of which four courses can be applied to an MBA at Northeastern.

Galante Engineering Business Program

Engineering Leadership

The Gordon Engineering Leadership Program is a National Academy of Engineering-recognized institute offering a graduate certificate in Engineering Leadership which can also be taken in combination with most engineering master’s degrees in the College of Engineering. For undergraduate students, a supplementary curriculum to the co-op program is offered to make engineering leadership development a focus of the co-op experience.

Engineering Leadership

Student Experiences

Entrepreneur Invents Next-Generation Hydroelectric Power System

Entrepreneur Siddharth Pannir, MS’19, energy systems, and certificate in engineering leadership, hopes to launch by the end of 2024 an award-winning portable hydroelectric system that electrifies existing damns to help communities that have suffered from a weather disaster or do not have easy access to electricity. When Siddharth Pannir was growing up, he would watch […]

Living Life in Co-ops: An Alumnus’ Advice

After three vastly different co-op experiences and working as chief of staff at a Series A company, Alex Bender has realized he wants to live his life in co-ops. The next big step? Starting his own non-profit.

Sherman Center Venture Co-op: Sari Finn

Sari Finn is a fifth-year industrial engineering student. She created JoyVine, which is a community-centric search engine that serves to provide young adults with a fulfilling, faith-based community. The platform serves to connect individuals to Christian communities based on their geographical area, providing a space for them to cultivate their relationship with God in a […]

Seizing the Power of Experiential Learning

Kaden Du, E’25, electrical and computer engineering, is taking full advantage of the experience-powered education at Northeastern. So far, he has conducted research in a faculty lab on energy efficient circuits and systems, worked on co-op on circuit board design and programming, joined the Generate student-led product development studio, and went on a Dialogue of Civilizations to Tanzania.