The study programme is intended for someone who is interested in economics and business, someone looking to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work as a manager at an international company or in the public sector and provides the opportunity to continue studies in Master’s study. By completing the study programme you can specialise in finance and accounting or in the direction of marketing and communication, and will acquire very good English business language skills along the way.
In addition to the subjects in the area of specialisation you can also choose to expand your knowledge by selecting the English language Game Management module.
Why the International Business Administration study programme?
- The study programme has a highest level of international recognition, i.e. EPAS accreditation.
- Lectrurers, who are also specialists in their field, help students to acquire broad knowledge regarding economics and business and to find solutions to the most common management challenges.
- You will create a social network of people, together with whom you can put to use what you have learned and make your dreams a reality.
- 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 (20 - 50 students) depending on the goal of the lecture and each student is advised in study organisation related questions by a personal study consultant.
- During the fall semester of the second academic year the student is able to study elective courses of their choosing at one of EBS’s 60 partner universities (mobility window) 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 universities in Estonia, 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).
For the most part, graduates of the programme work as marketing and finance specialists and first level project managers at medium sized companies or public bodies. The salary of EBS graduates in the field of business and management is, in comparison with graduates from other universities, higher.
Double Degree from UK
All 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 UK. The prerequisite for graduation is defending one’s final paper. The foreign university degree is valid together with the EBS degree.
To apply for the double degree, please notify EBS' International Office (email@example.com).
- 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 UK.
- The students will join LUMS' BSc Business Management degree. Information on this course (including entry requirements) can be found on the following webpage.
- 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 school’s high-level research activity.
- The school has a strong alumni movement and a highly-rated university campus.
Finance and accounting
When completing the specialisation, you will acquire the necessary initial financial knowledge for a financial specialist and 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
Upon completing the direction 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 the organisation of advertising;
- consumer behaviour and pricing;
- cross-cultural communication and business behaviour.
The application round for non-EU candidates for study year 2020/2021 will be opened in January 2020. Exact dates of the application round will be announced in September 2019.
Start of studies.
- 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 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.
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 to Estonia and to EBS, then the study contract is signed between the student and the university.
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 (International English Language Testing Service) 5.5
- Cambridge test - FCE, CAE, CPE
The internationally recognized test of English may be replaced by:
- Completion of previous educational level in a country where English language is spoken as mother-tongue. EBS waves requirement only for following countries: USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand.
- Completion of 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 internationally recognized language test even, if the student studied previously in 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
|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|
|Development of Study Skills||1,5||Sigrid Lainevee|
|Financial Accounting||6||Aet Toots|
|Human Resource Management||3||Piret Masso|
|English for Finance and Accounting||3||Aet Toots|
Introduction to Statistics
|Communication and Presentation Skills||3||Anu Lehing|
|Social Psychology||3||Pablo Veyrat|
|Mobility window (elective courses)||30|
|Business Planning||3||Pavel Prokushenkov|
|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||Karmo Kroos|
|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|
|Bachelor Thesis or Final Exam||6|
*Find the programme for the session-based studies here.