The TGDT MA program gives an overview of theories and global patterns of economic development, technological change and innovation, governance, policy and public-sector innovation.

The globally distinguished and award-winning professors teaching the core courses of the program make sure that the knowledge received from the program has international scope and theoretical and practical relevance not only today but also in the future. The key focus of the program is on understanding digital technologies as the key driver of public and private-sector developments across the world and on how to make sure that digitization brings about sustainable and green growth and development.

As the program is offered in Estonia – one of the most dynamic and digitalized countries of the world, the home of Skype, and a forerunner in building borderless digital societies and states – it also focuses on the digital transformation of societies and governance systems. Studying in Estonia offers unique insights in what the future might look like and how to prepare for succeeding in it.

The program is taught partially in modules (intensive, 3-week-long classes) and partially by overarching courses and workshops; there will be many excursions and practical visits. Classes are scheduled for evening times starting at 5:45PM.

The academic year runs from 1 September to 31 May, with Christmas holidays from 20 December to 31 January. The program culminates in a thesis that is to be completed during the second academic year. The Fall term of the second academic year is meant for internship. All courses are taught in English.

The curriculum consists of 120 ECTS credit points and is articulated into following modules:

General Studies 6 ECTS
Basic Studies 18 ECTS
Special Studies 36 ECT
Free choice courses 6 ECTS
Internship and Consulting Lab 24 ECTS
Thesis 30 ECTS