|Study location||Estonia, Tartu|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Awards||MA (Master of Arts in Social Sciences)|
|Tuition fee||€4,200 per year
There are 15 tuition waivers available for top-ranked applicants in 2023, including 2 tuition waivers for EU/EEA/Swiss applicants, 13 tuition waivers for other applicants (regardless of citizenship).
More information on tuition fees is available at www.ut.ee/tuition.
NB! Applicants who are not citizens of EU/EEA/Switzerland must pre-pay half of the first semester’s tuition fee after receiving an admission offer.
|Application fee||€100 one-time
Application fee is non-refundable.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification (must be obtained by the end of July) in economics, mathematical sciences, technology sciences (including IT) – for country-specific document requirements please see www.ut.ee/country-specific.
Please be sure to check further information and our step-by-step application guide at www.ut.ee/itm.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
All applicants must comply with our English language requirements. The only acceptable English tests and exempt categories are specified at www.ut.ee/requirements.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Please upload the final version of the motivation letter before submitting the application. It can not be edited after the application is submitted.
The motivation letter consists of two parts: a written part (essay) and a video recording.
1. Written part (essay)
The essay should be written in English, contain approximately 3000-3500 characters with spaces and contain following aspects.
Explanation on which innovation and/or technology topics are attractive for the student to write the master’s thesis. The applicant should propose a potential master’s thesis topic and
Description on the innovation and/or technology career that the applicant would like to follow, which
2. Short video CV
The applicant should record a video of up to 3 minutes in length, where the applicant’s face is clearly visible, voice clearly audible. The video should be in the “pitch” format: thoroughly thought, covering the catchiest attributes of the applicant. The video does not have to be done professionally – for example, it can be produced with a smartphone camera or webcam of the computer.
NB! The applicant must include a link to the video file in the motivation letter. When submitting the video link make sure the video can be accessed by anyone reading the motivation letter.
The video should address the following aspects:
a) highlights from the applicant’s CV, including how the applicant’s background (previous studies and/or work experience) is related to ITM programme;
Evaluation criteria for the motivation letter:
a) argumentation regarding the career goals and ITM programme´s contribution in future career (max 15 points);
The maximum score for the motivation letter is 100 points and the result is positive only if the applicant gains 51 points or more. Only those applicants who score 66 points or higher (out of 100) as a combined score from both the motivation letter and the average grade of the previous study level, will be considered for admission.
The aim of the programme is to educate specialists who are able to implement ICT solutions to management processes of enterprises and thus help companies to grow through more added value created. Qualified students should have a bachelor’s degree in economy or ICT related field.
We welcome students who would not only like to be programmers or system managers but are also interested in management, innovation and entrepreneurship. We can also turn it other way around – students who already have interest in latter but would like to know more about implementing ICT solutions to those processes.
Why study Innovation and Technology Management?
- UT is ranked in the top 250 universities in the world in business and economics and in computer science.
- An interdisciplinary programme combining management, innovation, digitalisation and IT.
- Turn your business ideas into reality with the help of UT sTARTUp Lab and participate in weekly start-up and entrepreneurship events.
- After graduation, you can work as an innovation or process manager, start your own company or work in the field of innovation policy or digitalisation.
- Study in the University of Tartu Delta Centre which brings together a vibrant community of students, researchers and innovators in the fields of computer science, business and economics, mathematics and statistics.
Please see the programme structure in our Study Information System
After graduation, students have an opportunity to work as innovation or process managers in any company that is already implementing or planning to implement ICT solutions in their processes. Students also have the ability to start their own company, especially as a consultation business in implementing ICT solutions, or work in the public sector in the filed of innovation policy or digitalisation. Student can also continue their studies at PhD level.