Master of Global Technology & Development

Build a career at the leading edge of technology and development in Ukraine. Gain the knowledge to make a transformative impact at domestic and international levels. Become a change agent managing growth, development as Ukraine moves through war to recovery and towards EU integration.


The MGTD program provides the opportunity to move from careers at managerial and operational levels to positions dealing high-level policy creation and implementation. Prepare yourself for roles which consider the complex relations between globalization, international politics, technology, and global development.


Understand the role technology and development play in the context of conflict zones and war. Through case study analysis, gain comprehensive insights into the global politics of security, the structure of international and multinational security institutions and actors, such as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the United Nations Security Council, peacekeeping missions, regional organizations (e.g., NATO, the EU, and others). Study the historical background and political economy of the international system as you examine national political development and the impact of a changing international order.


When pursuing your Master’s studies at AUK, you will have access to Arizona State University (ASU) state-of-the-art curriculum in this area developed by the College of Global Futures. Put your learning directly into practice in your current role. Gain the knowledge and confidence to drive transformative change.

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Learning outcomes
Manage economic development challenges

Gain a deep understanding of the central themes of globalization and development. Understand how technological solutions can be applied to problems in developing countries.

Consider a global perspective

Understand the realm of global politics and international security. Familiarize yourself with major international organizations, political unions and security alliances. Know how to create alliances, develop export industries, source international funding and investors and bring Ukraine through war to recovery.

Lead sustainability transactions

Learn how to integrate sustainability into your current organization, business, or new enterprise. Apply organization change models and frameworks to the private, public, and nonprofit sectors and gain the professional skills and confidence to implement them.

Gain leadership & management skills

Understand the central concepts and ideas from the fields of business, psychology, political science and public administration and how these apply to the management of public organizations.

Drive technology entrepreneurship & innovation

Translate your technical knowledge and problem-solving skills into high value products and services. Explore the processes of innovation management for various sizes of companies utilizing smaller scale, local processes to large scale, globally dispersed innovation processes and teams.

Hone your analytical and research capabilities

Focus on the connection between the research problem and research methods. Gain the analytical abilities to review research literature, develop problem statements, and evaluate methodological possibilities to drive development issues

Career opportunities
Career opportunities

Whether you are seeking to advance your career, switch careers or gain the knowledge to implement transformative change in your organization, the Master of Global Technology and Development paves the way for new opportunities in various fields. Graduates of the MGTD program pursue impactful and rewarding careers as they evolve from managers to high-level policymakers at the forefront of innovation and influence in their sector. Opportunities await within a variety of areas, including security management, sustainability, digital transformation, and international development.


Who should apply?


  • Senior professionals such as business development managers, digital transformation officers, project managers, security managers who operate or desire to operate in a global context or wish to drive change at policy-level within a global organization.
  • Functional managers working particularly in Ukraine’s strategic industries – IT, security, education, energy, telecom, transportation, and health sectors, international development, nonprofit organizations, and private sector businesses. An MGDT degree will bridge the gap between your current role and the one you desire.
  • Ambitious leaders and managers who want a solid grounding in research, socio-economic and political contexts to instigate and complete large-scale global technology and development projects.
  • Those who wish to learn from high-ranking academic, political, international development, and security experts how to implement systemic change and global transformation.


International faculty


The MGTD program faculty are international English-speaking professors and lecturers from all over the world, including world-leading scientists from Ukraine. Among them are recipients of prestigious European and US awards, top-ranked scientists according to Forbes Magazine, and Fulbright Scholars. Our faculty have taught at universities across America and Europe, including Purdue University, Case Western Reserve University, University of Toronto, University of Amsterdam, and others.

Program structure

MS in Global Technology & Development students will take the following required and elective courses.


Core courses (66 ECTS)


  • Technology Entrepreneurship (6 ECTS)
  • Public Management (6 ECTS)
  • Global Security System: Challenges and Actors (6 ECTS)
  • Leading Sustainability Transactions (6 ECTS)
  • Global Technology & Development (6 ECTS)
  • Technology and the International Political System (6 ECTS)
  • Professional English (6 ECTS)
  • Professional Effectiveness (6 ECTS)
  • Capstone Project (6 ECTS)
  • Internship (12 ECTS)


Elective courses (24 ECTS)


  • Development Policies and Practices (6 ECTS)
  • Social Science Inquiry for Global Development (6 ECTS)
  • Applied Project Methods in Global Development (6 ECTS)
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (6 ECTS)
Program structure
Degree Routes and ASU Pathways
Degree Routes and ASU Pathways

Dual-degree options make top-quality education accessible to Ukrainian students at AUK. You have the opportunity to gain diplomas from both American University Kyiv and Arizona State University. You can also choose to study on campus in the US or online at Arizona State University.

AUK Degree

After one and a half years of successful study at AUK, students are awarded an AUK Master's degree in Global Technology & Development.

Dual Degree (AUK+ASU)

This program supports Dual degrees via model 1+1: one year studying at AUK and one year studying at ASU, either online or on Campus in the US. Upon graduation, students receive a Master's degree from AUK and a Master's degree from ASU.

ASU Pathways

As a Master of Global Technology & Development student at AUK, you can gain the Dual Master's degrees: a Master's degree from AUK and a Master's degree from ASU. Students of MGTD should be prepared to apply to ASU during the first year of study (the 2nd semester of study at AUK). The study year at ASU will start in August 2024 (the 3rd semester of study).

Tuition fees and scholarships

Annual tuition is $9,000. War-time scholarship is available (40% for 2023-2024, 20% for 2024-2025 academic years).

Applicant requirements
  • Bachelor/Master’s degree
  • Good level of English: B2+ (TOEFL internet based: from 80 and above; IELTS Academic: from 6.0; PTE: from 60 and above; Duolingo: from 100 and above)
  • Good Motivation letter
  • CV in English
  • Work experience (2+ years preferred)
  • Online written assessment
Documents provision
  • Application form
  • National ID
  • Tax code number
  • English certificate
  • Digital 3x4cm photo
  • Diploma and Appendix
Application deadline

Application deadline: August 21, 2023.

It may take approximately 2 weeks to get an admission committee decision once all requested materials are received and online assessment is passed.

Please note that we are following the American tradition of rolling admission process, so applicants have an opportunity to reserve a place in the program before official enrollment.

We encourage you to plan your admission journey well in advance and contact the enrollment team for more details.

If you currently hold a state-recognized Specialist or Master’s degree, you are eligible to apply for an AUK Master’s degree program.
Talk to an AUK Enrollment Advisor to find the best option for you

Complete the request form, and one of our Enrollment Advisors will contact you to guide you through the admission process, program details, and required documents.

Apply to AUK

Congratulations! This is your first step toward admission to AUK. To access the registration form, you will need to create a personal applicant’s account. Please note that the registration form must be filled out in English. You will also need to upload documents, a resume in English and write a motivation letter.

Pass AUK’s assessment and receive scholarship options

Get ready for an assessment of program-related knowledge and experience in the form of tests, open questions, and video-answers. After which, we will offer successful applicants a place on the program, introduce scholarship options, and provide information on the next steps.

Sign the contract with AUK

To complete the enrollment process, you need to choose our competitive offer at the EDBO, provide the necessary official documents (passport, educational document, etc.). After that, you will receive enrollment confirmation and will be able to sign educational and financial contracts.