One year MBA

MBA in Management 1- year programme 


Our innovative 1-year MBA programme helps you to grow professionally and personally independent of where you stand in your career and your life. We will help you find balance among professional, educational and personal goals. 

  • Build a strong foundation in key areas of business
  • Learn and grow with peers
  • Navigate through the latest management tools

Earn your MBA without interrupting your professional life. You can choose a slower pace or find an accelerated option to best suit your personal and professional needs.




Click here for a 2-year MBA programme with specializations


Fall semester  Spring semester 


Organisational Economics & Financial Performance (15 ECTS):

  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Corporate Finance


Responsible Leadership & Interpersonal Skills (15 ECTS):

  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Project Management
  • Emerging Technologies for Business
  • Marketing and Sales


Managing the Organisation (15 ECTS):

  • Strategic Management and Innovation
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Operations Management


Graduation Capstones (15 ECTS):

  • Speciality Labs
  • Management Game
  • Theoretical Quiz
  • Case Study


If you are excited about our program and wish to learn from and contribute to EBS community then you are ready to apply. We have gathered everything you need for a painless application process here.



Suitable candidate should

  • Hold a non-business master's degree, 240 ECTS bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification
  • Have at least 3 years of management or team-lead experience. We value both people and process management experience. Show us that in your submitted CV
  • Master sufficient proficiency in English (B2). We offer some courses both in English and Estonian but we expect you to be ready to study in English.
  • Demonstrate their drive in a catchy application

Tuition and financing solutions

Tuition fee is 3100 EUR per semester and 6200 EUR for the full 1-year program.

  • EU residents can pay the tuition fee either by semester or divide it up to two installments per semester (35 EUR processing fee applies for installments)
  • Non-EU residents must pay the tuition fee in full for the whole 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 Study investment


All the candidates, who have received the positive admission decision, hence acceptance letter from EBS, can apply for a scholarship. In order to apply, you need to write an official application letter to the Scholarship Committee. The mission of the Scholarship Committee is to review and award scholarships. The Scholarship Committee makes the decision based on the applicants’ previous experience. Suitable candidates have an entrepreneurial mindset, excellent grades and experiences outside the classroom.


In the application letter the candidate should mention: 

  • Why do they want to study at EBS and which program did they apply for?
  • How are they planning to use the knowledge they gain here and which goals have they set for themselves?
  • What kind of value will they bring to the classroom and to the studies here? 

In EBS, the scholarship gives a discount on the tuition fee. Depending on the decision of the admission committee it can give a  25%, 50%, 75% discount of the tuition fee.

Scholarships are awarded once a year in August. Please send your application to by the 10th of July. 


Important dates
1st of

Application round for the study year 2020/2021 opens.

Studies start in Autumn 2020.

1st of
The application deadline for non-EU applicants in DreamApply for the study year 2020/2021. 
1st of
The application deadline in DreamApply for study year 2020/2021 for applicants from EU/EAA countries, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, USA, Canada, and Japan.

Academic Calendar


There may be changes in the lecture dates. 

Module Module name and subject ECTS Head of module / Responsible lecturer


  Organisational Economics & Financial Performance  15  

Managerial Economics

In order to effectively manage a business, your business decisions have to be informed, confident and based on strong economic data. By applying problem-based approach with real-life cases we shall provide a solid understanding of the operation of markets and macro-economic environment so that you can gain a thorough understanding of your market and manage to design and analyse your strategies accordingly.

3 Meelis Kitsing

Financial and Managerial Accounting

The course will give experience of solving practical problems on the areas of short- and long-term decision making, cost-volume-profit analyses, pricing and budgetary planning. It will guide you and give you practical experience how to read and analyse financial statements and make decisions based on the analyses.

6 Urmas Kaarlep

Corporate Finance

This course gives you the tools to make corporate investment decisions, analyse the relationship between risk and return, and effectively manage capital structure - all within the modern financial and economic market environment. Students will attain a thorough understanding of firm-level financial management, including effective capital raising, corporate compensation matters, and general governance concerns.

6 John P. Broussard
II Managing the Organization 15  

Strategic Management and Innovation

In this course, you will master the art of strategic thinking by obtaining skills to think differently, utilizing new business networks, and consistently developing an ability to innovate strategically. Course will explore the rapidly evolving world of business strategy by focusing on ever-growing importance of user experience, design, and innovation in creating and modifying competitive advantage. 

6 Marko Rillo

Managing People and Organisations

All individuals have an intuitive understanding of how organizations work, but this understanding could differ substantially depending on the specific perspective of organization theory applied. Although organization theory could be characterized as a systematic and methodical approach to knowledge creation, one needs to recognize that in reality there are multiple organization theories which emphasize different descriptions of reality and thus, different practices. This course concentrates on explaining the origin, existence, functionality, and the transformation of organizations as complex systems. By doing so, we see how organization theory is influencing organizational practice including managing people and organizational processes. That is this course aims to answer the questions: How to organize? 

6 Mike Franz Wahl

Operations Management

This course provides a general introduction to operations management with a focus on industry-leading technology-based solutions. We will cover management skills such as Lean, Six Sigma, and Business Process Management and how businesses are leveraging the latest technologies in business operations in both production and service-based operations. Covered topics on operational applications such as enterprise resources planning, business intelligence, supply chain management, and business process management, provide the students with the tools to navigate a 21st-century business.


3 Sami Soinio



III Responsible Leadership & Interpersonal Skills 15  

Leadership and Ethics

This course will challenge you to think critically about leaders, sources of authority for decision-making, and the challenges and opportunities involved in shaping organizational culture and motivating people. Course will provide analytical frameworks to explore ethical decisions and strategies, discover the diversity of viewpoints and approaches, and map cognitive perils that affect ethical leadership.

3 Jukka Mäkinen

Project Management

This course helps to develop the necessary competencies to prepare, manage and evaluate projects with specific aims and helps to understand the issues related to efficient project team management. Participants are introduced with project management theories and data visualization tools.  By applying project management principles into practice and solving real-life problems relevant in project context in teams, the process guides learners into finding an individual approach to preparing and running a project as a project manager, and the team leader.

3 Marge Täks

Emerging Technologies for Business

The course examines technology as a crucial aspect of business operations and is divided into two parts. The first part focuses on technology projects and investment planning, which includes analysis of financial returns of such projects and their impact on business productivity and the bottom line. The second part of the course focuses on unearthing the connections between technology and product design, development, their strategic management and deployment; marketing and positioning within the external environment. The course enables the student to understand the disruptive yet transformative impact of information technology (IT) on an organization’s overall objectives. Course participants will learn how to integrate IT as a key driver for business process change and continuous improvements. Participants will develop an in-depth understanding of how technology can have a push-effect on an organization’s processes and of the factors, such as organizational desire for change, and corporate culture, that must be in sync to facilitate such an effect, as well as the strategic role that IT leaders must play across functions to effectuate this change. 

3 Andrew Sai

Marketing and Sales

The course equips students with up to date frameworks and fundamental tools necessary for designing, implementing and managing a successful marketing strategy and sales process. It is a dynamic course that looks at marketing and sales in a constantly evolving context, teaching participants how to stay informed, adapt to changes and work strategically. 

The focus of the course is on a customer orientation, customer journey, branding, market segmentation and positioning, measurement and the marketing mix variables of product, price and distribution. Students acquire the skills for creating, communicating, and delivering value to customers with customized products and services. Sales will be looked at as an integrated aspect of this process.

Consolidating the knowledge in the area of marketing and sales helps students to stay on top of changing marketing dynamics and promotes a mindset that encourages to look at challenges as opportunities. As a result, graduates will be able to develop and execute solid marketing and sales strategies that drive brand success.

3 Katri Kerem


IV Graduation Capstones  15  


Speciality Labs




Management Game




Theoretical Quiz




Case Study