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MA & MDesService Design Strategies and Innovations

Tuition fee €8,000 per year

The participation cost is payable in two equal installments, at least two months before the beginning of the first and third semester.

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Service Design Strategies and Innovations (SDSI) is a new joint master’s programme with a focus on interdisciplinary studies and cross-specialisation in design, management, business and social sciences. We will help you become a versatile service innovator who can enable change in public and private organisations through strategic design, management and creative leadership.

30-35 students will be admitted to the programme annually, enabling individual and personalised approaches to the study process and providing close networking among students and teaching personnel.

Graduates will be awarded with a Master’s triple degree, one from the Art Academy of Latvia, one from the University of Lapland and one from the Estonian Academy of Arts. SDSI has strong connections to industry, ensuring research, design and testing opportunities with real industry partners on study topics and projects in Latvia, Finland and Estonia.

Career opportunities

We will equip you with the knowledge and skills to be prepared for an uncertain future. You will know how to identify and satisfy unmet needs in a wide range of sectors, such as health care, transportation, education, finance and retail. You will execute leadership roles in organisations in the private and public sectors, spearheading change processes, envisioning the future, managing multidisciplinary teams and overcoming innovation roadblocks.

Upon graduation, you will:

  • Become a versatile professional with an agile mindset.
  • Transform existing service design concepts by integrating research-based user needs and organisational strategies.
  • Apply holistic approaches and user-centred design principles.
  • Understand social, economic, and technological contexts in which private and public services function.
  • Be an organisational change facilitator.
  • Have grown into leadership roles through experience.

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