MA | 60 ECTS | ENG | Regular study

Entrepreneurship in Economic Policymaking

Programme introduction

  • UT is ranked in the top 300 universities globally in business and economics, and computer science.
  • Become an innovative and entrepreneurial public sector specialist with modern economic knowledge.
  • Learn to shape economic policy in the digital age.
  • Flexible studies allow you to combine work and university life. 
  • Study in the University of Tartu Delta Centre, which brings together a vibrant community of students, researchers and innovators in computer science, business and economics, mathematics and statistics.

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: 2,100 EUR/semester
Admission for 2024: Sep 1 – 15 Sep 2023
Semester starts: 6 February 2024


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.

Learning outcomes
Career opportunities


Kadri Ukrainski
Programme Director, Vice-Head of Research & Professor of Research and Innovation Policy, UT Delta Management School, Co-Site Lead, CDL-Estonia

Ott Pärna
Head of Development & Industry Professor, UT Delta Management School, CEO of Healthy Lifestyle Social Enterprise

Mikko Kosonen
Chairman of the Board of Aalto University, Former President of Sitra, and Head of Strategy at Nokia

Bradley Loewen
PhD, Marie Curie Individual Fellow, PeripheRIS, Eurac Research, Postdoc, Norwegian Centre for Energy Transition Strategies, NTNU

Meelis Oidsalu
International Security Expert, Former Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Estonia

Nino Kokashvili
Manager, Infrastructure Advisory Group, KPMG UK

Jari Romanainen
PhD, Associate Consultant, Technopolis Group; Former Head of Strategy at TEKES

Oleksandr Dorokhov
Visiting Professor at Delta Management School, University of Tartu

Tõnis Tänav
PhD, Head of R&D at Republic of Estonia Ministry of Rural Affairs

Rainer Saks
Member Of The Management Board at CybExer Technologies, Former Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service & Chancellor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia

Tarmo Puolokainen
PhD, Head of Analysis and Planning Department at Swedbank Estonia

Maryna Tverdostup
PhD, Economist, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies

Geoff Mulgan
Professor of Collective Intelligence, Public Policy and Social Innovation at University College London (UCL), former Chief Executive of Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation

Lauri Mälksoo
Professor of International Law, 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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