* Extended application deadlines for 2021:
15 May for non-EU applicants
30 June for EU/EEA/Swiss/UK applicants
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 or equivalent in economics, mathematical sciences, technology sciences (including IT)
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.
Upon completion the curriculum successfully, a student:
In addition, the students have opportunity to receive the IIBA Academic Diploma if they complete certain courses belonging to Innovation and Technology Management curriculum with a grade of C or higher.
The tuition fee for fee-paying students on this programme is 3,800 euros per year. Altogether 30 study places are available on the programme. On the basis of the admission results 15 best applicants (regardless of their citizenship) will be given tuition waivers. Applicants do not have to apply for the tuition waiver separately, as they will be considered automatically for the competition.NB! Applicants who are not citizens of the member states of the EU, EEA or Switzerland and do not hold a long-term residence permit in any of these countries are required to pay half of the semester fee after they have been informed of the admission decision (offer) via DreamApply. The official admission letter (necessary for visa application) will only be issued once the University of Tartu has received this payment. The second half of the semester fee is to be paid after the studies have started, by 20 September.
Information about the rules and conditions for tuition waivers as well as tuition fee payments is given here. Information about other scholarships is available here.
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.
"Having a complete idea about my future career since childhood is definitely not what I can relate to. What I can say with certainty, though, is that I have always been fascinated by information and technology. Knowing this and possessing a bit of courage, I gained a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. After finishing it, I came to the conclusion that it has been quite enough of coding for me. At that point, I knew that I wanted to combine my passion for IT and management and that is how I found a perfect master's programme. ITM offers everything you would like to know about the world of modern IT from a "softer" perspective and that is what I love the most."
Katerya, International Student Ambassador from Ukraine
Contact International Student Ambassadors to ask about the programme or life in Tartu.
"I am very pleased to see that the University of Tartu, my alma mater, is offering this new master's degree course.
This is "ICT plus", teaching not only raw technology but also how to make the best of use of it in a business environment. Today, digital skills are a basic requirement for people to get ahead in society as well as in the modern workplace. People increasingly need and rely on ICT - whether programmers, software developers or digital enthusiasts keen to start their own tech business.
This course takes digital skills to the next level – into management; using innovation to create the competitive companies of tomorrow, small and large.
As we build a Digital Single Market in Europe, it is essential for digital technologies to be fully integrated into industry, business and public services. This international course will develop and nurture our innovation and ICT managers of the future, in Estonia and beyond."
Andrus Ansip, Vice President for the Digital Single Market in the European Commission