Established in 1988, EBS is the oldest privately owned business university located in Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland. With more than 1500 students, EBS’s goal is to provide enterprising people with academic knowledge, skills and values for its successful implementation.
In its 25 years EBS has grown into one of the biggest private universities in the Baltic countries, teaching entrepreneurship and business administration at Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral levels. EBS has over 70 partner universities in Europe, America, Australia and Asia, enabling a wide exchange of both students and lecturers. In 2011 EBS opened a branch in Helsinki.
Facts about EBS:
- EBS in numbers: 1500 students, over 4000 alumni, 100 faculty, 70 partner universities across the world
- Estonian Business School Group AS education concern involves in addition to the university EBS High School, founded in 1997 and EBS Executive Training Centre, founded in 1993
- According to a study by Statistics Estonia, EBS graduates earn higher monthly income than the graduates of other Estonian universities
- EBS is ranked among Top 300 business schools in the world by Eduniversal
- In 2016 EBS English-language Bachelor’s level International Business Administration study programme became the first in Estonia to receive EPAS accreditation, which is among the highest level recognition business schools can receive. EPAS accreditation is awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
- Over 30% of EBS’s student body are international students
- EBS was the first foreign university to open a branch in Finland, where currently study about 300 students
- EBS is currently only private university in Estonia
- EBS Founder Professor Madis Habakuk received the Lifetime Award on Estonian Entrepreneurship Awards 2013
EBS in numbers
- Students: 1 405 (February 2017), lecturers: 148 (February 2017), 20% of which are foreign faculties, alumnis: 4 511 (February 2017)
- Count of foreign students / percentage: 30% from all of the students, 422 exchange students, representing 33 different countries. Passport mixture is the most colourful in doctoral studies, where 18 exchange students come from 12 different countries.
- Almost 26% of EBS students are from Finland (both students in Tallinn and Helsinki)