International Business Administration BA in Tallinn

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This highly recognised (EPAS accreditation) programme is for you if you are interested in economics and business, looking to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work as a manager at an international company or in the public sector. You can either specialise in finance and accounting or in marketing and communication, and will acquire very good business English skills along the way. Studies take place at EBS Tallinn campus (Lauteri 3). 


You can also choose to expand your knowledge by selecting the Game Management module in addition to your chosen specialisation.


If you want to understand the role of data in business decisions and how it relates to technology innovation, have a look at our business technology subjects.


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Why choose International Business Administration study programme in Tallinn?

  • The study programme has the highest level of international recognition, namely the EPAS accreditation. 
  • Lecturers, who are also specialists in their field help students acquire broad knowledge regarding economics and business and to find solutions to the most common management challenges. 
  • You will create a social network of like minded people, together with whom you can put to use what you have learned and make your dreams a reality.
  • Strong contacts with corporate world.
  • Modern teaching methods are supported by the cloud-based e-learning platform Canvas, which is used by many of the top universities around the world.
  • Studying takes place in small study groups (up to 35 students) depending on the goal of the lecture. You are advised by your personal study consultant.
  • You can either spend the fall semester of the second academic year abroad (mobilitiy window) in one of EBS’s 60 partner universities worldwide or specialise in the direction of finance and accounting or in the direction of marketing and communication.  EBS has the strongest network of partner universities among Estonia's universities, which include many of Europe’s best business schools (EMLyon Business School, Università Bocconi, BI Norwegian Business School, Kedge Business School, Copenhagen Business School, and many others).
  • The opportunity to acquire a double degree at Lancaster School of Management selected as Great Britain’s University of the Year (The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2018).

Graduate profile

Graduates of this programme often work as marketing or finance specialists and project managers at medium-sized companies or in the public sector organisations. Research shows that the salary of EBS graduates in the field of business and management is higher in comparison with graduates from other universities. 

Double Degree from UK

All EBS International Business Administration students are eligible to acquire a double degree from EBS and Lancaster University Management School. Students participating in the double degree programme will study for the first two years at EBS and the next two years at Lancaster University in the UK. The prerequisite for graduation is defending one’s final thesis. The foreign university degree is valid together with the degree from EBS. 


Please contact EBS' International Office ( if you wish to pursue a double degree.

Main requirements: 

  • The required GPA is 4.0. 
  • The students will study for the first two years at EBS' International Business Administration programme and the next two years at Lancaster University, in the UK. 
  • The students will join the LUMS' BSc Business Management degree. Information on this course (including entry requirements) can be found on the following webpage

About LUMS: 

  • The Times and Sunday Times newspapers in Great Britain named Lancaster University as the University of the Year 2018, and Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) has all of the most important international accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA).
  • Studies at LUMS are closely tied to the university's high-level research activity.
  • The universtiy has a strong alumni movement and a highly-rated campus.

Read the presentation about studying at Lancaster University by Matthew Pitts




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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.


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.


  Principles of Economics 3  
  English for Management and Marketing     3 Anu Lehing, Anne Lelumees
  Principles of Management  3 Ester Eomois
  Principles of Marketing      6 Riina Koris
  Mathematics for Business  6 Indrek Kaldo
  Computer Fundamentals for Business I 3 Viljo Kallas
  Leader's Professional identity 3 Ingrid Ermann
  Philosophy  3 Oliver Laas
  Sociology 3 Pablo Veyrat
  Microeconomics 6 Alar Kein
  Financial Accounting 6 Aet Toots
  Human Resource Management 3 Piret Masso
  English for Finance and Accounting 3 Aet Toots

Introduction to Statistics

3 Indrek Kaldo
  Communication and Presentation Skills 3 Anu Lehing
  Social Psychology 3 Pablo Veyrat
  Optional 3  
  Mobility window (elective courses) 30  
  Business Planning 3 Pavel Prokushenkov
  Macroeconomics 6 Lauri Luiker
  Managerial Accounting 3 Urmas Kaarlep
  English for Economics and Law 3 Jaan Rand
  Law Encyclopedia 3 Aleksander Popov
  Project Management 3 Marge Sassi, Juko-Mart Kõlar
  Research Design 3 Karmo Kroos
  Qualitative Research Methods 3 Kaire Põder
  Internship 6 John Paul Broussard, Ester Eomois, Riina Koris
  International Business 3 Tiit Elenurm
  Corporate Finance 6 John Paul Broussard
  Academic and Business Writing 3 Jaan Rand
  Business Law 6 Luis Felipe Mohando
  Quantitative Research Methods 3 Kaire Põder
  Optional 9  
  Strategic Management 3 Mike Franz Wahl, Marko Rillo
  Business Simulation DYNAMA 4,5 Anto Liivat, Peeter Kross
  Business Ethics 3 Mari Kooskora

Public Relations and Media Communication

6 Richard Scott Abel
  Optional 3  
  Bachelor Thesis or Final Exam 6  


Key dates


The application deadline for the August interviews. Apply in DreamApply or SAIS.



The admission interviews take place at EBS.

Written entrance exams take place the day before the interviews (August 4, 2020).



Admission process

  • Apply through  Dream Apply Student Admission Platform.
    *Non-EU citizens need to pay the application fee (120€) once they have received the invoice through Dream Apply system. Application documents will be processed only after the application fee is received.
  • Send your educational documents to EBS to the following address: Admissions and Studies Office, Lauteri street 3, room 115, 10114, Tallinn, ESTONIA
    To whom: Liina Reimann, Admission Specialist
  • An admission interview will be held by EBS representatives via Skype or at the office.
  • Acceptance
    Once the student has sent all necessary documents for applying, has obtained the required level of English of and has successfully passed the entrance process (incl. interview) the Admission Committee will decide upon the student's admission.

    *If you are a non-EU citizen, apply for temporary residence permit for studies in Estonia. 

  • Tuition fee payment
    After being accepted the student will be issued the tuition fee invoice for one academic year.
  • Signing of the study contract
    When the student has arrived in Estonia and to EBS, then the study contract is signed between the student and the university.


Contact us

Liina Reimann

Phone: +372 665 1340


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For entering the International Business Administration programme which is instructed in English applicants have to submit results of an internationally recognized test of English on a required level of B2 as follows:

  • TOEFL iBT score 87
  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing Service) 5.5 with 5.5 or above in each band.
  • Cambridge test - FCE, CAE, CPE

The internationally recognized test of English may be replaced by: 

  • Completion of previous educational level in a country where the English language is spoken as mother-tongue. EBS waves requirement only for the following countries: USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand.
  • Completion of the previous level of education taught fully in English in EU/EEA member states. Please note that the transcript of record must include that studies were conducted fully in English.
  • A graduation certificate from an International Baccalaureate School with English result minimum 5
  • Other countries have to present an internationally recognized language test even if the student studied previously in the English language.
  • Oral and written entrance test in English at EBS score min. 70%.

High school mathematics results will be taken into consideration. See assumed knowledge of mathematics HERE


Fees and Financing Options

The tuition fee is paid by semesters or every half year. If the student is not studying fulltime, the tuition fee will be calculated based on the price of credit points. 

For EU citizens - daytime studies

The semester tuition fee for study year 2020/2021 for Estonian and other EU citizens is the following:

  • Paying in one part the autumn semester fee is 2530€; the spring semester fee 2300€.
  • Paying in two parts the semester fee is 2530€+ 35€=2565 €/semester; spring semester 2335€.
  • The fee for one credit point is 95 € (tuition fee is calculated on basis of ECTS point when a student studies part-time or would like to transfer some courses from another university and therefore does not need to take the whole/nominal program).
  • If you are a resident or a holder of a long-term residence permit in the Republic of Estonia you can pay in several installments by using the Study Investment.

Study Investment


For non-EU citizens

  • The tuition fee for the first study year (2 semesters) is 4600 €. The tuition fee can be paid only in one installment prior to the studies.



All the candidates, who have received the positive admission decision, hence acceptance letter from EBS, can apply for a scholarship. In order to apply, you need to write an official application letter to the Scholarship Committee. The mission of the Scholarship Committee is to review and award scholarships.

The Scholarship Committee makes the decision based on the applicants’ previous experience. Suitable candidates have an entrepreneurial mindset, excellent grades, and experiences outside the classroom.


In the application letter the candidate should mention: 

  • Why do they want to study at EBS and which program did they apply for?
  • How are they planning to use the knowledge they gain here and which goals have they set for themselves?
  • What kind of value will they bring to the classroom and to the studies here?

In EBS, the scholarship gives a discount on the tuition fee. Depending on the decision of the admission committee it can give a  25%, 50%, 75% discount of the tuition fee.

Scholarships are awarded once a year in August. Please send your application to by the 10th of July. EBS and our Student Council also offer different scholarships to outstanding students after the first year of studies.