Entrepreneurship in Economic Policymaking

Entrepreneurship in Economic Policymaking (Master’s)

By choosing this programme, you will acquire modern economic knowledge, learn to be innovative and enterprising in the public sector, and can cope successfully in a changing economic environment and society. You will gain modern knowledge and future work skills to be a successful public sector specialist both in Estonia and abroad.

Level of study: Master’s

Study language: English

Duration and credits: 1,5 years, 60 ECTS

Form of study: Regular study

Location: Tartu

Tuition fee: 3,800 EUR/year


You will gain diverse knowledge of economic development, management, politics and international trends, as well as strong analytical skills to shape local, national and global policies. You can focus on addressing the effects of economic policies by integrating this knowledge into related areas (e.g. cyber security, etc.).

A special feature of the curriculum is the teaching of the economic view on the one hand and entrepreneurship (start-up thinking) on the other.

In addition to field-specific knowledge, emphasis is also placed on cross-disciplinary knowledge, such as the ability to distinguish between the important and the non-essential or strategic and conceptual thinking, good negotiation and conflict management skills, innovation, etc.

The lecturers of the UT School of Economics and Business Administration as well as several practitioners are included in the programme as lecturers. In addition, there is cooperation with various university departments, agencies and organisations (Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, Estonian Centre for Applied Research CentAR, Ministry of Finance, Estonian Business and Innovation Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Rural Affairs, etc.).

During your studies, you will learn to shape economic policy in the digital age and pass a number of exciting courses. Read more about the subjects and courses here.


Studying is flexible and allows you to reconcile work and university life.

The studies take place in the University of Tartu Delta Centre. Opened in 2020, the Delta Centre comprises academic and research and entrepreneurship buildings and brings together more than 3000 students, lecturers, researchers, and company development employees.

The academic and research building accommodates the Institute of Computer Sciences, the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics, the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and some laboratories of the Institute of Technology.

After graduation

As a graduate, you are an innovative and entrepreneurial public sector specialist with modern economic knowledge, able to cope successfully in a changing economic environment and society, taking into account different future work skills. You are a professional in your field.


See more information about admission requirements, FAQ, tuition fee & scholarships and much more here.


Ott Pärna
Professor, School of Economics and Business, University of Tartu; CEO,, A Healthy Lifestyle Social Enterprise

Kadri Ukrainski
Professor of Research and Innovation policy, University of Tartu

Programme timeline

  • I module

    Global governance in a changing world

    To provide comprehensive knowledge of modern economic development, politics and international trends, and management of (small country) economy.

  • II module

    Public sector masterclass for entrepreneurs

    To provide diverse knowledge of the formation of economic and innovation policies and the nature of entrepreneurial management in the public sector.

  • III module

    Economic policy making in the digital age

    To provide a broad-based knowledge of the possibilities and limitations of technology application in the development and implementation of public sector economic policies.

  • Master’s Exam

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