Master Program in Entrepreneurship and Technology Management in Estonia

  • J. Andrijevskaja
  • T. Mets
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)
A wide range of universities and colleges have recently invested in developing programs in entrepreneurship and technology management. Striving for entrepreneurial knowledge economies and supported politically, many institutions have successfully introduced a curriculum either in technology management or entrepreneurship. However, the examples of successful curricula, where entrepreneurship and technology management are integrated, are not so numerous. According to a 2001 European Commission’s report, there are major problems related to entrepreneurial education:
  1. 1.

    Entrepreneurship programs are not supported on political level, and are weakly integrated into educational system.

  2. 2.

    The evaluation system of entrepreneurship education is inadequate.

  3. 3.

    At universities, entrepreneurship is mostly taught to business students.

  4. 4.

    Teachers are not sufficiently trained to become entrepreneur.

  5. 5.

    Weak relations among universities and business sector diminish effectiveness of teaching entrepreneurship.



Technology Management Baltic State Teaching Entrepreneurship Innovative Company Credit Point 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Andrijevskaja
    • 1
  • T. Mets
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Economics and Business AdministrationUniversity of TartuTartuEstonia

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