Katri-Liis Lepik

(Estonia) is Associate Professor of Management at Tallinn University. She is head of the global Master’s programme of Social Entrepreneurship and a mentor in the online Social Entrepreneurship Incubation Program. She is the Chair of the international COST network “Multi-disciplinary innovation for social change” covering 40 countries. Having worked for public, private and non-profit sector, she possesses competences relevant for international collaboration and management consultancy. She is a board member of The Skill Mill Limited – an award-winning Social Enterprise dedicated to the employment of young ex-offenders by providing environmental maintenance services in the UK using Social Impact Bonds.


Zsolt Bugarszki

PhD (Hungary) is a lecturer of social policy at Tallinn University. His main interest is the situation of vulnerable people in the community and innovation of the service sector through ICT based technology. In addition, he works in several development programmes in different countries emphasising creative solutions in low- and middle-income countries.


Audrone Urmanaviciene

(Lithuania) is a lecturer of social entrepreneurship at Tallinn University. She has PhD in Management Science. Audrone's research interests are a social enterprise, social impact and social impact assessment. She is a member of EMES - an international research network for social enterprises. She is also the Communication Manager in the COST network project "Multi-disciplinary innovation for social change". Audrone participates in COST network COST action "Empower-SE" 16206.


Jaan Aps

(Estonia) has been among the key persons developing the practices of impact management and social entrepreneurship in the Baltic Sea region since 2006. He leads a research and consultancy agency Stories For Impact. Jaan was a co-founder and chairman of the Estonian Social Enterprise Network (in 2012-2019). He is a popular public speaker and trainer in Estonia and internationally.


David Parks

(Scotland) has had a career focused on developing multi-disciplinary public services, primarily within the justice system. He has established an international network, sharing practice and ideas with criminal justice agencies including the National Partnership for Juvenile Services (USA) and academic and practice institutions in Europe.


Maarja Hallik

founder and co-leader of an educational programme called Proovikivi, a civic engagement platform in the making - -, and is a project coordinator at Tallinn University and currently also a training specialist at the North Estonia Medical Centre. Maarja is passionate about making a difference in the world through investing in people's development and quality relationships, in educational innovation, sustainable development and smart (open) governance, among other areas.


Lauri Leppik

(Estonia)  is Professor of Social and Population Policy at Tallinn University. Lauri does research in Ageing and Social Policy. His current project is 'SHARE- Survey on Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe.' His research fields include: pensions, social exclusion, legislation, assessment, redistribution, public policy analysis, discal policy and taxation.


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.