International Business Administration BA in Tallinn

One of the world’s 122 best programmes in the field!


This highly recognised (EFMD-accredited)  programme is for you if you are dreaming of a managerial career in an international organisation, either in the private or public sector. You can either specialise in finance and accounting or in marketing and communication. Not only will you have a good knowledge of your specialisation but also intrapreneurial skills to take initiative and implement innovative ideas. 

The programme also supports your personal development by helping you to build a distinctive set of professional competencies. 

Studies take place at EBS Tallinn campus (Lauteri 3). 


International applicants

Apply in DreamApply



    Applicants from Estonia

Apply in SAIS

Why choose bachelor's at EBS?

Graduate profile

Graduates mostly start their careers as marketing or finance specialists and project managers at international companies or public organisations.  Many of them contribute to the growth of start-ups and technology companies in the global markets. Others help conventional industries meet the challenges of digitalisation and sustainable development. 


  • The salaries of EBS graduates in the field of business and management are higher in comparison with graduates from other Estonian universities.

Programme overview

Academic year 1: Preparing myself for a business career


Autumn semester: The contemporary organisation in its environment (30 ECTS)

Introduction to leadearship (12ECTS), Financial and Data Literacy (12ECTS), Professional Development track (6 ECTS) 

Spring semester: Challenges for the 21st-century organisations   (30 ECTS)

Introduction to Economic & Managerial Decision-Making (12 ECTS), Introduction to Responsible and Sustainable Business (12 ECTS), Professional Development track (6 ECTS)

Capstone (2 ECTS) : Internship ‘Organisation mapping’

Academic year 2: Developing professional knowledge and skills in my specialisation


Autumn semester: Core competencies in my specialisation (30 ECTS)

Research Design (3ECTS), Macroeconomics (3 ECTS), Specialisation in Finance and Accounting or Marketing and Communication (18 ECTS), Professional Development Track (6 ECTS)

Spring semester: Adding value to my specialisation (30 ECTS)

Research Design (6ECTS), Specialisation in Finance and Accounting or Marketing and Communication (18 ECTS), Professional Development Track (6 ECTS)

Capstone (4 ECTS): Problem-solving

Academic year 3: Developing managerial competencies

Autumn semester: Developing a distinctive set of professional competencies (30 ECTS) 

Mobility window or electives at EBS.


Spring semester: Improving Intrapreneurial Capabilities (24 ECTS)

Advanced Management Courses (12 ECTS), Business Simulation Dynama (6 ECTS), Bachelor's Thesis (6 ECTS)


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.

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



Key dates

The start of admission round for the study year 2023/2024.



The application deadline for non-EU applicants in DreamApply.


*Deadlines for applicants from Estonia and deadlines for applicants from Finland.


The application deadline for EU applicants and applicants from Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Canada, Japan, Kazakhstan.


*Deadlines for applicants from Estonia and deadlines for applicants from Finland.


Suitable candidate:

  • Holds a higher secondary education degree or an equivalent qualification;
  • Holds sufficient proficiency in English (B2);
  • Has sufficient skills in Mathematics;
  • Demonstrates their motivation, ambition and argumentation skills in a catchy application;
  • Completes the admission interview at EBS.


If you are excited about our program and wish to learn from and contribute to EBS community then you are ready to apply. Here you will find a detailed explanation of the admission process to EBS and admission requirements.



Admission information

All the admission information can be found here.
Requirements Here you will find a detailed explanation of programme specific requirements and frequently asked questions about the admission.
How to apply?

Find the step by step guide for applying here


The application enables you to introduce yourself to the admission committee and give the first impression of you. EBS is committed to creating an international learning environment and valuing students with different cultural backgrounds.  

International applicants:

Apply in DreamApply



   Estonian applicants:

Apply in SAIS

Tuition and Financing Options

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

Local students

The semester tuition fee for study year 2022/2023 for Estonian and Finnish students is the following:

  • Autumn semester fee 2805 euros; Spring semester fee 2992 euros.
  • Processing fee of 35 euros applies when paying in two instalments.
  • 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.

International students

  • EU residents can pay the tuition fee by semester. Processing fee of 35 euros applies when paying in two instalments.
  • Non-EU residents must pay tuition fee in full for the whole study year. 


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.