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.

International applicants

Apply in DreamApply



    Applicants from Estonia

Apply in SAIS

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.


SEMESTER  I          
      Principles of Economics 3 Niveditha Pankova
      Principles of Finance 6 Jenny Silfer
      English for Management and Marketing     3 Anu Lehing, Anne Lelumees, Jaan Rand, Ülle Raid, Inga Kaha
      Principles of Management  3 Ester Eomois
      Leader's Professional Identity 3 Ingrid Ermann, Henri Lindal
      Principles of Marketing      6 Riina Koris
      Mathematics for Business  6 Indrek Kaldo
      Computer Fundamentals for Business I 3 Viljo Kallas
SEMESTER II          
      Microeconomics 6 Alar Kein
      Financial Accounting 6 Aet Toots
      Managerial Accounting 3 Urmas Kaarlep
      English for Finance and Accounting 3 Anu Lehing, Anne Lelumees, Jaan Rand, Ülle Raid, Inga Kaha
      Human Capital Management in Modern Organizations 3 Piret Masso
      Internship: Applied Rotational Shadowing 2 Marge Sassi

Introduction to Statistics

3 Indrek Kaldo
      Communication and Presentation Skills 3 Anu Lehing
      Social Psychology 3 Pablo Veyrat
SEMESTER III          
      Mobility window (elective courses)
*Including specialisation 24 ECTS
SEMESTER IV          
      Macroeconomics 6 Niveditha Pankova
      English for Economics and Law 3 Anu Lehing, Anne Lelumees, Jaan Rand, Ülle Raid, Inga Kaha
      Law Encyclopedia 3 Aleksander Popov
      Project Management 3 Juko-Mart Kõlar
      Internship: Designing Managerial Intervention  4 Marge Sassi
      Research Design 3 Rauno Pello
      Qualitative Research Methods 3 Marge Sassi
      Sociology 3 Pablo Veyrat
      Optional 3  
SEMESTER V          
      International Business 3 Tiit Elenurm
      Business Planning 3 Pavel Prokushenkov
      Corporate Finance 6  
      Academic and Business Writing 3 Scott Abel
      Business Law 6 Aleksandr Popov
      Quantitative Research Methods 3 Renee Pesor
      Philosophy 3 Oliver Laas
      Optional 1,5  
SEMESTER VI          
      Strategic Management 3 Krishna Venkitachalam
      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  
      Final Exam  6  
      Bachelor Thesis  6  
Key dates


The start of admission round for the study year 2021/2022. Apply in DreamApply or SAIS.




The application deadline for non-EU applicants in DreamApply for the study year 2021/2022. 


*Deadlines for applicants from Estonia


The application deadline for EU applicants and applicants from Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, USA, Canada, Japan in DreamApply for the study year 2021/2022.


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 103, 10114, Tallinn, ESTONIA
    To whom: Liina Reimann, Admission and Student Experience Project Manager
  • An admission interview will be held by EBS representatives online via Teams 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.
  • The 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


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. 75%.

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 2021/2022 for Estonian and other EU citizens is the following:

  • Paying in one part the autumn semester fee is 2783€; the spring semester fee 2699€.
  • Paying in two parts the semester fee is 2783€+ 35€=2818 €/semester; spring semester 2734€.
  • The fee for one credit point is 100€ (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 5482€. The tuition fee can be paid only in one installment prior to the studies.



EBS awards the Scholarships to Bachelor, Master´s and Doctoral first-year students, whose previous academic achievements, study motivation, social engagement and ambition are considered particularly worth recognition.  EBS awards scholarships to the applicants, who enrich the learning experience of their fellow students.  


All the applicants, who have received the positive admission decision (conditional acceptance or acceptance) are considered for outstanding applicants scholarship.


Criteria for the scholarship:

  • the scholarship is awarded based on the submitted admission application (in SAIS/DreamApply) and the results of the admission interview. The evaluation criteria: motivation, ambition, argumentation.
  • the scholarship is awarded for one academic year and is the partial or full refund of the tuition fee.