|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Nominal duration||3 years (180 ECTS)|
|Awards||BA (Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences)|
|Tuition fee||€5,797 per year
The semester tuition fee for study year 2022/2023:
|Application fee||€120 one-time
The application fee is non-refundable. Application documents will be processed only after the application fee is received.
EU candidates & the following countries (Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan) are exempt from the application fee.
High school / secondary education (or higher)
In order to qualify for the studies in EBS an applicant has to have at least 60% of the highest possible GPA.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian / Finnish.
If your educational documents are in any other language than accepted languages, you need to present certified translation.
EBS Study department
To whom: Admission team
For more detailed info please visit: www.ebs.ee/en/international-business-administration-ba
Proof of sufficient English language level:
The international English certificate can only be replaced by:
If you have completed studies in English but not in the country named above, we ask you to present an internationally recognized test. Please see the requirements above.
In case of any questions please visit our webpage for admission information and frequently asked questions section: ebs.ee/en/frequently-asked-questions
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Building a successful career as a manager or highly acclaimed specialist requires professional know-how. This programme is one of the world’s 122 best ones in the field, giving you a chance to specialise in marketing or finances in a global context.
This highly recognised (EFMD-accredited) programme is for you if you are dreaming of a managerial career in an international organisation, either in the private or public sector. You can either specialise in finance and accounting or in marketing and communication. Not only will you have a good knowledge of your specialisation but also intrapreneurial skills to take initiative and implement innovative ideas.
The programme also supports your *personal developmen*t by helping you to build a distinctive set of professional competencies.
Studies take place at EBS Tallinn campus (A. Lauteri 3).
During the first academic year, students gain basic knowledge in the fields of business and management; the second and third academic years will additionally include subjects related to the selected specialization.
Why the International Business Administration study programme?:
- Business education from one of the most digitally advanced countries in the world.
- Experienced lecturers and industry professionals bring real-life challenges to the classroom.
- You will study in small groups, which encourages peer-to-peer learning and enables you to establish a network of like-minded people.
- Modern study methods are supported by the cloud-based e-learning platform Canvas, which is used by a large number of top universities around the world.
- Among Estonian universities, EBS boasts the strongest network of partner universities, including the best business schools in the world (EMLyon Business School, Università Bocconi, BI Norwegian Business School, Kedge Business School, Copenhagen Business School, Solbridge International School of Business and many more). During the autumn semester of the second year (mobility window), you get to take your choice of elective subjects in one of EBS’s 60 partner universities.
- The opportunity to acquire a double degree at Lancaster School of Management.
Marketing and Communication
You will be able to plan and implement suitable marketing activities for achieving company objectives, and convincingly and professionally present your ideas.
When specialising in the direction of Marketing and Communication, you will learn:
- digital marketing and advertising;
- consumer behaviour and pricing;
- cross-cultural communication and business behaviour.
Finance and Accounting
You will acquire the necessary knowledge in finance and accounting to work as a financial specialist or manage your finances successfully as a small entrepreneur.
When specialising in the direction of finance and accounting, you will learn:
- financing of start-ups;
- investment management and risk analysis;
- company financing and taxation;
- financial reporting.
The study programme has been recognised by the CFA Institute, and courses in the field of finance are taught with regard to the first level requirements of CFA. The topics covered during courses in the field of accounting largely coincide with ACCA’s corresponding examination topics.
Academic year 1: Preparing myself for a business career
Autumn semester: The contemporary organisation in its environment (30 ECTS)
Introduction to leadership (12ECTS), Financial and Data Literacy (12ECTS), Professional Development track (6 ECTS)
Spring semester: Challenges for the 21st-century organisations (30 ECTS)
Introduction to Economic & Managerial Decision-Making (12 ECTS), Introduction to Responsible and Sustainable Business (12 ECTS), Professional Development track (6 ECTS)
Capstone (2 ECTS) : Internship ‘Organisation mapping’
Academic year 2: Developing professional knowledge and skills in my specialisation
Autumn semester: Core competencies in my specialisation (30 ECTS)
Research Design (3ECTS), Macroeconomics (3 ECTS), Specialisation in Finance and Accounting or Marketing and Communication (18 ECTS), Professional Development Track (6 ECTS)
Spring semester: Adding value to my specialisation (30 ECTS)
Research Design (6ECTS), Specialisation in Finance and Accounting or Marketing and Communication (18 ECTS), Professional Development Track (6 ECTS)
Capstone (4 ECTS): Problem-solving
Academic year 3: Developing managerial competencies
Autumn semester: Developing a distinctive set of professional competencies (30 ECTS)
Mobility window or electives at EBS.
Spring semester: Improving Intrapreneurial Capabilities (24 ECTS)
Management (12 ECTS), Dynama (6 ECTS), Bachelor’s Thesis (6 ECTS)
After graduation you can find a job as:
Graduates mostly start their careers as marketing or finance specialists and project managers at international companies or public organisations. Many of them contribute to the growth of start-ups and technology companies in the global markets. Others help conventional industries meet the challenges of digitalisation and sustainable development.
The salaries of EBS graduates in the field of business and management are higher in comparison with graduates from other Estonian universities.
Eastern European Time
Please send your documents to EBS by the requested deadline.