The student has knowledge of different domains of social sciences, business development communication and ICT.

Goals of the course: 

  • To support the study of transmedia narratives;
  • to provide opportunities for the analysis of transmedia narratives;
  • to critically examine media franchises;
  • to explore how “learning games” can be used in different domains.

Content of the course: The course consists of an introduction to transmedia theories and an analysis of examples of transmedia narrative. In order to achieve its objective, the course is divided into five subsections.

  • The “Panorama” provides an overview of the terminology and main ideas related to transmedia;
  • “Transmedia Narrative” introduces the main tools and possibilities of contemporary storytellers, including themes related to seriality, interactivity and world-building;
  • “Audiences” links the issues of transmedia storytelling and audience engagement;
  • “Transmedia Analysis” critically examines transmedia solutions, with an in-depth exploration of education, journalism and civil society.

Goals of the course: The objective of the course is to provide students the knowledge on the concept of coporate social responsibility and inclusive business strategies in order to have an overview how a corporational culture embraces the dimension of social impact.

Content of the course: The course introduces students to the concept of corporate social responsibility, which involves an examination of whether organizations should expand their focus from serving stockholders to also considering the impact of the firm's activities on diverse stakeholders. Practicing corporate social responsibility requires that a corporation meld business goals with societal expectations. What obligations do businesses have to the societies in which they operate? Can the interests of corporations and their outside stakeholders be aligned, or are they in inherent conflict? This course examines these and other questions without prescribing simple solutions.

Goals of the course: The aims of this course are:

  • To introduce students to the methods of analysis in moral, political and legal philosophy, as applied to business ethics.
  • To enhance student’s critical reasoning skills, as applied to ethical issues in business.
  • To improve student’s ability to productively engage in discussions of difficult and controversial ethical questions.
  • To improve student’s ability to analyze complex ethical issues in business.

Content of the course: This course covers the various legal, economic and ethical issues in the creation of wealth. Managers in today’s world must concern themselves with ethical issues, because unethical business practices create legal risks and thus causes damages to shareholders, employees, customers, and society. Additionally, this course explores the concept of values, morality, and conduct in creation of wealth via commerce and moreover, we will explore different cultural beliefs in all aspects of business from the fiduciary responsibility of management to shareholders, consumer rights, corporate governance and social responsibility. Readings in the course will be drawn from classical and contemporary economists and philosophers and will cover issues involving the origin and justification of private property, the role of prices and opportunity costs in market exchange, the regulation of commerce, corporate governance, freedom and equality, and the relationship between humankind, economy, and the state. Special attention will focus on legal cases involving ethical issues in business.

Goals of the course: To provide knowledge and development of skills for students on eServices and ICT based initiatives in the welfare system and small enterprises.

Content of the course: Followed by an orientation day students will work on exploring eServices in Estonia and globally. Literature and course materials will be provided and students will use the blended learning method combining e-learning and face-to-face lectures. In the second half of the course students will work on their own development ideas that they will present at the end of the course.

Goals of the course: The objective of the course is to provide students the knowledge on the social impact of e-governance. Students also will be able to develop their competences in innovative development based on modern e-governance tools. Knowlegde, development of skills, the ability of implementation and team work are equal parts of the course.

Content of the course: The course introduces the concept of e-governance and its main impact on society. The course aims to introduce participants into the world of impact based development works with an emphasis on social impacts and the use of modern ICT based technology in governance, social science and welfare. The course is practice oriented course, following the method of problem based learning where students not only receive academic knowledge on the subject but also develop their creative skills to implement innovative ideas. Relevant amount of independent work will be required during the course that participants can manage in multidisciplinary teams. We encourage our students to implement their project ideas using the pre-incubator opportunities of Tallinn University.

Course structure:

  • Lectures and seminars on e-Governance and its relation to social innovation. Participants will get familiar with the literature of innovation and creative management.
  • Groupwork on project ideas, pitching sessions, creating project teams.
  • Selecting best project ideas. Literature and market analysis on existing examples. SWOT analysis.
  • Seminar on user experience (UX).
  • Communication seminars, introduction to social media
  • Business development seminars, introducing CANVAS model
  • Project implementation, pitching, prototype hackathons
  • Project presentations

Goals of the course: To depict the state of the art in Human-Computer Interactions by critically guiding the student through a selection of recent texts on the subject.

Content of the course: This course covers current research trends in Human-Computer Interaction. We use a mix of recent book chapters and papers from conferences and journals of the last few years to give you an idea of the hot topics that are being worked on in the international research community.

Goals of the course: To create an opportunity to put the acquired knowledge into practice and to acquire skills through social entrepreneurship abroad, concentrating on business development and project management practice, and to create prerequisites for independent professional development.

Content of the course: Traineeship abroad may be carried out in organisations where one can do development work for social entrepreneurship in one or many fields. Before going abroad for traineeship, the student, school (supervisor of the traineeship) and placement organisation agree on the conditions and content of the traineeship abroad.



Social Entrepreneurship MA Program?

The Social Entrepreneurship programme utilises project-based learning methods where students are working in small, multidisciplinary groups, creating their own projects, mastering theories and knowledge while doing development work.

The programme is intended to be a creative hub, where students not only participate in an academic education but Tallinn University serves as a pre-incubator of new, creative initiatives that might be realized with the help of Estonian e-residency and a very supportive e-government system. Tallinn University’s social entrepreneurship programme pays special attention to ICT supported e-services, digital technology, governance and business solutions relying on the innovative context of Estonia and bringing this creative atmosphere closer to welfare programmes.

Why choose the program?

The programme is intended to be a creative hub, where students not only participate in an academic education but Tallinn University serves as a pre-incubator of new, creative initiatives that might be realized with the help of Estonian e-residency and a very supportive e-government system.

Benefit from the Estonian e-services and digital opportunities
Project-based studies and international practitioners
Opportunity to create and develop and organisation with a positive societal and entrepreneurial impact
Possibility to cooperate with inspirational course mates from various cultural contexts and disciplines
Opportunity to participate in incubation programs global cooperation projects, international networks
Estonia’s advanced digital systems
The only curriculum for Social Entrepreneurship in the region providing an academic degree
Project-based learning method
Mandatory internship providing you with  practical experience and networking before graduation
Interdisciplinary approach
International student body and study environment
Broad career prospects

Who are we looking for?


Entrepreneurs, community developers and leaders who would like to increase their organisation’s positive impact in the society.


From the welfare, social and other areas who would like to develop sustainable services.


Active individuals who would like to become social entrepreneurs.