First Program in Eastern Europe to Combine Technological and Business Education to Be Launched in Ukraine

The first program in Eastern Europe to combine technological and business education will be launched in Ukraine. The opening of a new program in technology management (MS in Technology Management) will be held on October 23 at the Lviv Business School of UCU (LvBS).

The MS in Technology Management is a project implemented by the LvBS together with the Lviv IT-BPO Cluster. According to the founders and partners of the program, the presence of IT managers of the appropriate level in Lviv will allow companies to cooperate with international clients on a new strategic level as well as significantly increase the competitiveness of the city as an IT center in the world.

The city of Lviv is one of three largest IT centers of Ukraine. Last year more than 1,800 students graduated with bachelor’s degrees in IT and related disciplines – 2,500 if to include specialists and master’s students. “Along with that, today the industry is in need of management,” says director of LvBS Sophia Opatska. “Our program is targeted at IT professionals who want to deepen their knowledge in management, gain a better understanding of business and strategies for product development. We will not go into the details of technological knowledge but talk to people with experience of how technology should serve the needs of their clients.”

The main speaker at the opening will be Bernhard Katzy, a professor at the University of Munich and Leiden University (Holland) and founder and director of the Center for Technology and Innovation Management (CeTIM).

With the help of  TelePresence, guests and participants will be greeted by Professor Karl Zaininger, UN specialist in IC Technology and member of the Advisory board of the Lviv Business School.

The opening celebration of the MS in Technology Management will begin at 6:00 p.m.on October 23 in the new innovative academic building of the Ukrainian Catholic University (29 Stryiska Street).

 LvBS Press Service