International Business Administration BA

General information

Study period:
 3 years
Volume of studies: 180 ECTS
Form of study: daytime studies in English, evening studies in Estonian
Study language: English 
Degree awarded: Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences 

Double Diploma Partner: Lancaster University Management School

The programme is accredited by EFMD with EPAS accreditation.

The International Business Administration programme is designed for people interested in economics and business who wish to acquire professional knowledge and skills to work in an international company or in the public sector. In addition to knowledge of economics and business, the programme also provides very good Business English language skills and an opportunity to specialize in marketing and communication or finance and accounting.

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Our English-language Bachelor’s-level International Business Administration study programme has become the first in Estonia to receive EPAS accreditation – among the highest-level recognition a business programme can receive. Read more HERE.

The programme is recognised by the CFA Institute meaning that our finance courses are taught in accordance with the requirements of CFA Level 1. Topics in the accounting courses are covered in line with the equivalent topics in the ACCA examinations.

One can study International Business Administration in daytime or evening format. Daytime studies are conducted in English and evening studies in Estonian. During the first academic year students gain basic knowledge in the fields of business and management; the second and third academic year will additionally include subjects related to the selected specialization. 

Students interested in exchange studies have an opportunity to choose from a wide list of partner universities

The structure of the curriculum consists of:

  • Core subjects - 61,5 ECTS
  • Special subjects (Major) - 96 ECTS
    Marketing and Communication (24 ECTS)
    Finance and accounting (24 ECTS)
  • Internship - 7,5 ECTS
  • Optional courses - 7,5 ECTS
  • Final exam or thesis - 7,5 ECTS


The curricula of International Business Administration can be found here

The structure of the programme as well as information about each course could be found from EBS Study Information System.

Which comes first, sales or marketing? What does it depend on? What is the relationship between success and reputation? By specializing in Marketing and Communication at EBS, you will receive thorough and practical answers to those as well as many other questions. A balanced focus on theory and practice will ensure that the bachelor students gain knowledge in marketing with the aim of implementing the knowledge in their everyday work.

Specialization in Marketing and Communication offers you the following subjects:

  • Public Relations and Media Communication
  • Advertising
  • Marketing and Public Opinion Research
  • Services Marketing
  • Event Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Sales Management

An overview of personal finance and financing of start-ups, investment management and risk analysis, and principles in corporate finance and taxation. All entrepreneurs need knowledge of and all companies specialists in finance. The specialization in Finance and Accounting provides an overview of the basic knowledge which is of critical importance to all entrepreneurs running small enterprises and financial specialists in larger companies.

The specialization in Finance and Accounting provides an overview of:

  • Personal Finance and Financing of Start-ups
  • Investment Management and Risk Analysis
  • Corporate Finance and Taxation
  • Financial Reporting

Double Degree from UK

Two degrees from two universities –Estonian Business School (EBS) and Lancaster University Management School (LUMS), plus experience of two countries - Estonia and United Kingdom - will give you many advantages and will be a great stepping stone for your future career.

First two study years you will spend at EBS studying the same curriculum as your EBS schoolmates (in some cases additional mathematics and statistics classes are required for the double degree programme). After completing the second year at EBS and having successfully passed LUMS admission interview you will transfer to Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) in the UK for another two years.


Corporate partners


EBS corporate partner for the International Business Administration Programme is Estonian Service Industry Association which unites knowledge intensive, creative and service enterprises. Over 120 members of the Association in the fields of intelligent business help EBS train the kind of specialists whom such enterprises need.


Additional information