Insights into the updated Business Administration Programme

To meet the expectations of students and employers and to ensure the programme's continued popularity and relevance, EBS's Bachelor’s programme in Entrepreneurship and Business Administration has undergone significant changes. What specific updates have been implemented, and how will they impact students, today's and future entrepreneurs, and the business landscape in general? This article provides a comprehensive overview of the programme updates, which we hope will inspire entrepreneurs and leaders to take bold and informed steps in their careers and responsible business practices.

What exactly is changing?


Katri Kerem, EBS Head of the Entrepreneurship Bachelor Programme, Assistant Professor of Marketing, PhD:
The updates to the curriculum are based on extensive student feedback, recommendations from employers and alumni, and an analysis of best practices from the world's leading business schools. The goal of the updates was to enhance the curriculum content and diversify teaching and assessment methods. For example, we aimed to integrate topics related to digitalisation and sustainability more deeply into the curriculum. The updates offer students the opportunity to specialise in either start-up entrepreneurship or business development. The programme also provides valuable internship experiences, supported by mentoring and coaching sessions from graduate students. Additionally, new subjects have been added to the curriculum, such as human resource management, innovation management, corporate finance, and investment. There is also a greater emphasis on developing sales skills, which has become mandatory for all students. The updated curriculum includes a semester-long mobility window, allowing students to easily study at partner universities. During the mobility semester, students have the opportunity to study at a foreign university or at EBS, primarily through English-taught elective courses, which helps improve graduates' competitiveness in international markets.


The purpose of the updates

The planned updates and enhancements to the curriculum aim to better prepare students for entering and succeeding in the job market. The curriculum supports students' personal and professional development, offers more in-depth specialisation opportunities, and increases the proportion of practical courses and experiences. The curriculum also aims to keep focus and provide solutions for the contemporary challenges and expectations of employers.


Anto Liivat, Head of Bachelor’s and Specialist Master’s Programmes, lecturer:
The key faculty members of the Entrepreneurship and Business Administration programme are experienced lecturers, most of whom have practical experience in the business world. Additionally, several subjects are taught by successful business practitioners and experts, ensuring a balance between academic business education and practical skills. Regarding teaching methods, we place less emphasis on traditional lectures and prefer methods that reinforce learning through immediate application. Internships and elective courses offer opportunities to solve real problems and gain entrepreneurial experience.


Who is the programme for?

The programme is ideal for those interested in entrepreneurship who wish to develop their skills and knowledge to start or manage their own business or work in roles related to entrepreneurship. The updated curriculum is particularly suitable for those who value innovation, sustainability, and practical learning. Our curriculum is designed for anyone interested in entrepreneurship and eager to acquire comprehensive knowledge and practical skills to succeed in the business world. The curriculum can be completed through both daytime and session-based studies, providing the opportunity to obtain a bachelor's degree alongside work and/or without interrupting your career.


Future opportunities

Graduates of the programme can start their own business, continue developing an existing business, work in leadership positions in various companies, specialise in business consulting or innovation management. As a graduate of this programme, you can operate as a small business manager or entrepreneur, a business project developer, or a specialist in a position that requires entrepreneurial and economic knowledge. Graduates are valued for their comprehensive, up-to-date professional knowledge and practical skills. They are equipped with everything needed to start a successful career or make a career leap.


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