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MATechnology Governance and Digital Transformation

Tallinn University of Technology
Estonia, Tallinn
School of Business and Governance Estonia, Akadeemia tee 3, Tallinn, 12618
Tuition fee €2,300 per year

Full tuition fee waivers available

Application fee €100 one-time

The application fee is non-refundable!

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The Technology Governance and Digital Transformation is a Master’s programme that is future-oriented and truly inter- and trans-disciplinary: from economics, technology and innovation to governance and public policies, where all key components of the socio-economic future are purposefully linked. It equips students with the capability for critical thinking and with practical management skills on technological change, innovation and digital transformation that will make You succeed in tech-focused private and public organizations as well as in international bodies. We want to understand digital technologies as the key driver of development around the world, and we want to make sure that digital transformation brings about sustainable, green growth and human-centred development.

The programme is designed for those who want to know:

  • the dynamics of techno- and social innovation and the role of different actors (entrepreneurs, large companies, governments, and most of all, humans) in these dynamics and in steering innovation towards a more sustainable future;
  • the heterodox perspectives of economic development and innovation processes, i.e. systems of innovation, evolutionary, post-Keynesian, commons-based, or non-Western;
  • the role and nature of technology, including its critique, and, in particular, the meaning and management of digital transformation, and its impact on the economy, society, government, and people.

Programme structure

The MA brings together some of the most renowned scholars of innovation and governance – Carlota Perez, Erik S. Reinert, Wolfgang Drechsler, Jan A. Kregel, Robert Krimmer, Vasilis Kostakis and others – who offer students a coherent set of skills for understanding and managing techno-logical changes and digital transformations in tech- and innovation-oriented organizations as well as in international bodies.

The 2 year (120 ECTS) curriculum comprises the following modules:

General studies:

  • Entrepreneurship and Technology Management (6 ECTS)

Core studies:
  • Technology, Innovation and Economic Development (18 ECTS)
  • Technology Governance and Digital Transformation (36 ECTS)
  • Internship and Consulting Lab (24 ECTS)

Free Choice Course (6 ECTS)
Graduation Thesis (30 ECTS)

Career opportunities

The programme is a great terminal degree and prepares globally 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 excellent competitive competencies for a continuing Your academic career as a researcher in academic institutions or pursuing PhD studies, as our impressive track record shows.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
Application start
Dec 1, 2019
Application deadline
Apr 1, 2020 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time
Studies commence
Sep 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States