|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
International business studies (JACS N120)
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MA (Master of Arts in Social Sciences)|
|Tuition fee||€6,570 per year
Tallinn: I semester 3582€; II semester 2988€
|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, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan) are exempt from the application fee.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Please note! If you have Bachelor degree in another field than Business Administration or Economics you need to fulfill the prerequisite subjects of the program:
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 Admission and Study Department
For more detailed info please visit: ebs.ee/en/international-business-administration-ma
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 frequently asked questions section: www.ebs.ee/en/frequently-asked-questions
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
The master programme in International Business Administration provides students with a unique opportunity to combine general business knowledge with in depth expertise in the field of specialisation (finance, marketing or management and leadership). We strongly believe that a solid understanding of all business functions enables the graduates to take up managerial and specialist positions with better preparation. The graduates are not only experts in their field of specialisation but are also able to discuss strategic business issues within all the departments of a company.
Our teaching philosophy values interactive classes, practical assignments and involving real-life company cases in the study process. While there are a few traditional lectures in some courses, most of the student learning occurs through teamwork, discussions and hands-on activities. Group dynamics and peer to peer interaction are a vital component of the learning experience of our students and the aim of our faculty is to facilitate these.
Estonian Business School has fully implemented the learning management system Canvas which has been titled the best educational LMS by the PC Magazine in 2017. Canvas is a one-stop modern and user-friendly hub to all course-related content giving the students superior experience of blended learning.
Most of the faculty teaching in the program are internationally renowned specialists 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.
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 for candidates who have a different bachelor degree. In addition, it is sometimes possible to take some preparatory courses. For details, please contact the admissions specialist.
We look for strong candidates who want to continue studies straight after obtaining the bachelor degree as well as students who have been working after their studies. Most of our students have some work experience that makes class discussions more relevant to specific practical scenarios.
Although it is a full-time program the studies are organized so that it is possible to continue (part-time) work during the studies.
Learning outcomes of the program:
- General business competencies with in-depth knowledge in the selected field of specialization
- Ability to integrate and critically apply a broad range of management theories in a complex international environment
- Awareness of the societal background, opportunities and limitations, as well as awareness of the influence of one’s actions to the society
- High ethical standards and professional integrity
- Knowledge of business research methods and experience in applying them in different contexts
- Superb critical thinking and decision making skills to be an effective leader in a constantly changing environment
- Competence to communicate convincingly in different media, for different audiences and in various situations
- Proactive attitude to lifelong learning
Short description of the curriculum structure:
Academic year 1
*Fall semester *
Coaching 3 ECTS
Global Economics and Politics 6 ECTS
Managerial Decision Making and Finance 6 ECTS
Strategic Management 3 ECTS
Specialisation module 15 ECTS (nanodegree I)
Total: 33 ECTS
Academic Writing 3 ECTS
Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis Methods 6 ECTS
Research Design 6 ECTS
Specialisation module 15 ECTS (nanodegree II)
Total: 30 ECT
Academic year 2
Elective module / Mobility window 27 ECTS
Total: 27 ECTS
Specialisation module 15 ECTS (nanodegree III)
Master´s Thesis 15 ECTS
Total: 30 ECTS
For more detailed info please visit: www.ebs.ee/en/international-business-administration-ma
After graduation you can find a job as:
- Manager with skills in economics and management in private or public sector organizations;
- Developer or leader of business projects;
- Head of international relations in Estonia as well as other countries;
- Marketing manager.