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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.

The new international Master’s degree Service Design Strategies and Innovations (SDSI) envisages to kick off in the Fall 2021. We will equip students 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.

Join us at the cornerstones of work, creativity and culture at the Art Academy of Latvia. From there you will journey on to the heart-warming Arctic and the University of Lapland with its word-class No 1 ISB-ranking Design Labs. You will receive guidance from the Financial Times-ranked Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and the experienced instructors from the internationally accredited Estonian Academy of Arts. You will study in blended modes of learning across 120 study credits, focusing on interdisciplinary studies and cross-specialisation in design, business, technologies and social sciences.

Less than 30 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 double degree, one from the Art Academy of Latvia and one from the University of Lapland. SDSI has strong connections to industry, ensuring research, design and testing opportunities with real industry partners on study topics and projects in Latvia and Finland.

12 Apr 2021