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

Featured Galante Fellow: Jonathan Harris

Jonathan (Jon) Harris is a fifth-year Northeastern student who has been part of the Galante Engineering Business Program since 2018. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering and his Master’s in Operations Research. In deciding what to pursue at college, Jon was torn between business and engineering. Once at Northeastern, he was drawn to […]

Bioengineering Roommates Win the Husky Startup Challenge

For fourth-year bioengineering majors Laura Bilal and Meghan Quon, their third-place finish in the 2020 Husky Startup Challenge, taking home $1,000 in funding to pursue their venture, was inspired by their own daily habits and needs. The “challenge” is part of the Entrepreneurs Club—Northeastern’s venture incubator and start-up pitch competition. The pair’s invention, KLIP Tech, […]

Featured Galante Fellow: Veronica Carmody

Pursuing Opportunities Optimistically Veronica Carmody is a fifth-year Northeastern student who has been a part of the Galante Engineering Business Program since 2018. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s in Engineering Management. In her time at Northeastern, Veronica has had the opportunity to co-op and intern at companies such as […]

Making the Shoe Fit

In many ways, mechanical engineers are like superheroes. They look like you or me out on the street, but when they get to work they can solve almost any problem, big or small. Gabrielle Whittle, E’21, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering at Northeastern, comes by her interest in mechanical engineering naturally. Her father is […]