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MAInternational Business Administration

Tuition fee €6,570 per year

Tallinn: I semester 3582€; II semester 2988€
NB! Non-EU applicants must pay a year tuition fee 6570€ in one part prior to the studies.

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.

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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.

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 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.

Programme structure

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

Spring semester
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

Fall semester
Elective module / Mobility window 27 ECTS
Total: 27 ECTS

Spring semester
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

Career opportunities

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.
Apply now! Fall semester 2022/23
Application start
Dec 1, 2021
Application deadline
1 Jun 2022 23:59:59
Europe/Tallinn time

Please send your documents to EBS by the requested deadline.

Studies commence
Aug 11, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2022/23
Application start
Dec 1, 2021
Application deadline
1 Jun 2022 23:59:59
Europe/Tallinn time

Please send your documents to EBS by the requested deadline.

Studies commence
Aug 11, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States