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MABusiness Innovation in the New Economy

Tuition fee €6,380 per year

The tuition fee for the study year 2024/2025:

  • The tuition fee is for the first study year is paid in one instalment;
  • The tuition fee has to be paid before your visa appointment with the Embassy;
  • You will receive an invoice with a personal deadline.

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 (Ukraine, Kazakhstan) are exempt from the application fee.

More information

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ebs.ee/en/admission-process 

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Overview

Overview of the programme

Let’s create a better world together! EBS’s innovative MA programme prepares managers to solve the challenges of the future world. In addition to making a profit, the need to deal with social, environmental and economic problems has become an inevitable part of entrepreneurship. Our master’s programme will provide you with the desired competencies to tackle current and future worldwide challenges by providing innovative solutions from the field of business. When you graduate from this programme, you are a next-generation leader equipped with relevant knowledge, fine-tuned skills, and an attitude that helps to innovate.

Our MA programme requires bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics or Management.

Why Choose this programme?

  • MA supports your career ambitions as it helps you to stand out from others. In an increasingly competitive and rapidly changing labour market being an expert in your field gives you a great career advantage. When a bachelor’s degree provides you the broad foundation, a master’s diploma helps you to specialise and to gain deeper knowledge and fine-tuned skills;
  • Our MA programme adds value to your bachelor’s degree by deepening and widening your academic knowledge, further developing your analytical thinking, and improving your professional, leadership and team-related skills. You will apply your knowledge and understanding of international business and management systematically and creatively to professional organisations;
  • We equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to help organisations forward but also provide you with the tools and leadership mindset to make the change actually happen;
  • You will gain an in-depth understanding in your field of specialisation: Leveraging Green Economy Innovation or Leading Digitalisation and Navigating the Start-up Economy;
  • Faculty and students from different nationalities create a unique and diverse cultural space that broadens your worldview and encourages to think big;
  • Most of the faculty teaching in the program are internationally renowned experts in their fields, having both academic and practical business experience. We have a roughly equal proportion of full-time faculty members, practitioner-lecturers from companies and professors from a wide range of international universities;
  • At EBS we focus, as much as possible, on learning from each other via group discussions, teamwork, practical studies, and „lessons from life“. This ensures that you have real solutions to challenges which you will face in your working life;
  • You can take advantage of the mobility window which enables an international learning experience in a foreign top-tier university.

Specialisations

In the MA programme you can choose between two specialisations. Each specialisation consists of three microdegrees (45 ECTS in total). EBS’ microdegrees are master’s study learning modules within specific field, which allow you to acquire modern knowledge with a future perspective. When designing microdegrees, we are guided by the principle that we create and adapt them according to the challenges of the labour market.

Leveraging Circular Economy Innovation

The aim of the specialisation leveraging green economy innovation is to produce graduates that understand the link between green economy topics and management. This track is for the new generation of managers and specialists that are concerned with the environmental challenges and want to contribute to and benefit from innovation within the green economy.

Upon successful completion of the specialisation, you will:

  • understand the challenges and opportunities deriving from the green economy on a global, national, regional, and organisational level;
  • analyse and evaluate the impact of organisations, supply chains and resources, and products on the environment;
  • create new innovative business and organisational models that contribute to the green economy;
    develops a leadership mindset when driving projects related to sustainability and circularity.

Microdegrees included in the specialisation:

  • Green Transition and Sustainable Economy Foundations (15 ECTS)
  • Sustainable and Green Finance (15 ECTS)
  • Going Green: Company-Level Changes (15 ECTS)

Leading digitalisation and navigating the start-up economy

The aim of the specialisation track leading digitalisation and navigating the start-up economy is to produce graduates that understand the link between digitalisation opportunities and management. This track is for the next generation of managers and specialists that work with the opportunities and challenges of digitalisation and want to benefit from the new business and organisational models that emerge from the start-up economy.

Upon successful completion of the specialisation, you will:

  • understand the challenges and opportunities of digitalisation within economies, industries, and organisations;
  • understand the challenges and opportunities of the start-up economy;
  • analyse and evaluate the impact of different digitalisation efforts within organisations;
  • create new business and organisational models that contribute to the start-up economy;
  • develop a leadership mindset when driving projects related to digitalisation and innovative business and organisational models.

Microdegrees included in the specialisation:

  • Digital Innovation and Transformations (15 ECTS)
  • Business Innovation and Strategy (15 ECTS)
  • Data-Based Decision-Making and Leadership (15 ECTS)

Double degree with University of Liege

Two years, two countries, two cities, two universities, two degrees. The 2-year double degree MA programme of EBS and University of Liège, offers you a unique opportunity to expand your international network. During your first year at EBS, you will set the foundations of your studies with a focus on business innovation and research methods. After completing your first year of core studies, you will spend the second year taking specialisation courses at our partner university in Liège, Belgium. The specialisation courses have a focus on marketing and include topics such as Consumer Behaviour and Digital Marketing Strategy, Sustainability, and CSR. Next to obtaining valuable international experience, this programme will also award you two MA degrees (from EBS and University of Liège) within two years of studying.

More about double degree here: www.ebs.ee/en/double-degree-business-innovation-and-marketing-2-year-ma-liege

Studying at EBS

Studies are in a session-based format, which allows you to combine your professional life with studies. Lectures and seminars take place every second week on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 10:00-17:15. The final schedule of the second year depends on the chosen microdegrees.

We have structured our master’s program in such a way that active learning takes place in the classroom through discussions, groupworks and practical tasks. Most of student learning occurs through teamwork and hand-on activities. Group dynamics and communication are an integral part of learning, and that’s why we put a lot of emphasis on it. In between meetings, you need to contribute to your studies by preparing for lectures or seminars.

Student profile

This programme is designed as a part of the 3+2 study system, complementing a 3-year bachelor degree in business, management, economics or similar field with a 2-year master programme. Previous work experience or non-academic studies can be taken into account.

In the EBS master’s programme, you’ll study alongside a diverse group of individuals. Your peers will include professionals and recent graduates from various backgrounds, enriching the learning experience with their different perspectives. The programme offers a unique opportunity to network with people from different cultural and professional backgrounds. This diversity not only enhances your educational experience but also prepares you for the global business environment.

Programme structure

First year: Core studies (60 ECTS)

Semester I

Studies start with master’s bootcamp – you will meet your fellow course-mates and get to know them.

Core Courses (30 ECTS) :

  • Global Economy Opportunities for Business Innovation 5 ECTS
  • Comparative International Accounting and Investment Decisions 5 ECTS
  • Future Trends for Innovation 5 ECTS
  • Managing Innovation, Disruptions and Risk 5 ECTS
  • Corporate Strategy – Development and Implementation 5 ECTS
  • Strategic Marketing 5 ECTS

Semester II

Core courses (30 ECTS):

  • Inspirational Leadership: Learning by Teaching 5 ECTS
  • Creative Problem Solving and Design Thinking 5 ECTS
  • Critical Marketing and Behavioural Economics 5 ECTS
  • Designing Management and Business Research 5 ECTS
  • Crafting, Framing and Analysing Data 5 ECTS
  • Interpreting Data and Communicating Research Findings 5 ECTS

Second year: Developing professional knowledge and skills in my specialisation (60 ECTS)

Semester III

You will develop core competencies in your chosen specialisation: 15 ECTS + 15 ECTS

Leveraging Green Economy Innovation specialisation:

  • Green Transition and Sustainable Economy Foundations 15 ECTS:
    • Business in Times of Sustainability Crisis
    • Cleantech Entrepreneurship
    • Planetary Boundaries: Tackling the Challenges for Green Economy
    • Why We Talk about CO2
    • Pathway to Sustainability: Sustainable Strategic Management and Innovation
  • Sustainable and Green Finance 15 ECTS:
    • Building a Sustainable Future: ESG Principles and Organisational Transformation
    • Influence of Sustainable Finance
    • Fundamentals of Green Finance
    • EU Sustainable Finance Strategy and How Will It Work in Practice

Leading Digitalisation and Navigating the Start-up Economy specialisation:

  • Digital Innovation and Transformations 15 ECTS:
    • Digital Transformation
    • Digital Innovation
    • Change Management for Digital Innovation
  • Business Innovation and Strategy 15 ECTS:
    • Business Innovation Management
    • Strategising in the VUCA World

During this semester you can also go for an exchange semester abroad with the Erasmus program.

Semester IV

Leveraging Green Economy Innovation specialisation:

  • Going Green: Company-Level Changes 15 ECTS:
    • Sustainable Business Strategies for Circular Economy
    • Professional Responsibility and Ethics

**Product Life Cycle Design & Assessment
  • Sustainable Marketing

Leading Digitalisation and Navigating the Start-up Economy specialisation:

  • Data-Based Decision-Making and Leadership15 ECTS:
    • Process: Data-based decision-making
    • Leadership: Human characteristics, mindsets, behaviours
    • Strategies for data-based decision-making

Master thesis or Academic article 15 ECTS

The graduation module consists of a master’s thesis or an academic article for every student in the MA programme regardless of the specialisation track. The main objective of the graduation module is to bridge all the obtained knowledge and skills throughout the programme and to finalise the studies with an original research work

Career opportunities

Professional profile of graduates:

  • Top or mid-level managers and/or specialists in respective fields
  • Heads of departments and/or team leaders of international projects
  • Employment in the field of entrepreneurship that require the skills of individual work, teamwork, and leadership
  • Employment in the field of public administration that require the skills of individual work, teamwork, and leadership
  • Members of research teams in the field of management, business, economics, and other related social sciences
  • Doctoral students in the field of management and economics.

Opportunities for further education:

Doctoral studies

Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application deadline
1 Jun 2024, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
17 Aug 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application deadline
1 Jun 2024, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
17 Aug 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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