|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Awards||MA (Master of Arts in Social Sciences)|
Full tuition fee waivers available
|Application fee||€100.00 one-time
The application fee is non-refundable!
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
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The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
It is required that you send verified copies of the entry qualification documents directly to the university by postal mail, according to the instructions given by the institution. Important! Never send original documents by post!
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Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Students who require a visa for entry to Estonia will have to apply separately for a Temporary Residence Permit at their local Estonian Embassy. Please find information about the terms of the Temporary Residence Permit for study in Estonia at the web page: taltech.ee/temporary-residence-permit/
The Technology Governance and Digital Transformation (TGDT) MA programme is an interdisciplinary study programme that covers several fields from finance, economics, technology and innovation to governance and public-sector innovation and has a strong focus on case-study-based and practical learning. It brings together some of the globally most renowned scholars of innovation and governance – Carlota Perez, Erik S. Reinert, Wolfgang Drechsler, Jan A. Kregel, Robert Krimmer and others – who offer students a coherent set of skills for understanding and managing technological changes and digital transformations in technology- and innovation-oriented private- and public-sector organizations as well as in international bodies.
The focus of the programme is on understanding digital technologies as the key driver of public and private-sector developments across the world, and how to make sure that digitization brings about sustainable and green growth and development.
- Case-study based teaching and strong emphasis on internships and practical experiences.
- Faculty mostly including internationally distinguished and award-winning professors.
- Complementing standard text-book knowledge, mainstream economics and governance theories with more realistic and relevant perspectives.
- Site visits to Estonian government offices and companies and guest lectures from leading Estonian and international innovators and visionaries.
- Minimum stay of one year in Estonia – the second year is dedicated to Internship & Consulting Lab and MA thesis writing, which can both be done from anywhere in the world.
The 2 year (120 ECTS) curriculum comprises the following modules:
Entrepreneurship and Technology Management (6 ECTS)
Technology, Innovation and Economic Development (18 ECTS)
Technology Governance and Digital Transformation (36 ECTS)
Internship and Consulting Lab (24 ECTS)
Free Choice Courses (6 ECTS)
Graduation Thesis (30 ECTS)
The programme is designed to develop globally competitive and desired experts in managing technological changes and digital transformations who work for either national governments and international organizations (as innovation policy experts and innovation managers) or for non-profit organizations and in the private sector (as owner-entrepreneurs, technology consultants, innovation managers, analysts).
The programme also provides competitive competencies for a continuing academic career as a researcher in academic institutions or pursuing PhD studies.
Career paths of our alumni: JP Morgan Stanley, Parthenon-EY, EY Innovalue Management Partner GmbH, OECD, Government Office of the Republic of Estonia, E-Estonia Showroom, Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Competence Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies, Tallinn City Enterprise Department, Office of the State Minister of Georgia, Czechinvest, Ministry of Finance of Republic of Latvia, Cevea (think-tank), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro etc.
Other potential employers:
- international organizations (UN, EU);
- governmental institutions (central banks, ministries dealing with development and digitalization affairs);
- non-governmental organizations (science and technology parks, development agencies, think-tanks etc.);
- technology-intensive private companies.nts, innovation managers, analysts).