One-year MBA


Our innovative one-year MBA programme helps you earn a master's degree without interrupting your current career. This study program is suitable for you if you want to improve your management skills, take your company to a new level, or plan to move up the career ladder in a year. Our innovative MBA develops you into a leader who can initiate sustainable growth in a rapidly changing environment.

You can start studies twice a year: in August (in English) and in January (in Estonian).

Why choose this programme?

  • Master's degree within a year;
  • Core programme of our MBA helps you build a strong foundation in key areas of business - you will get a comprehensive overview of the responsible organisation and people management, a solid foundation in organisational economics and financial performance, learn how to navigate through the latest management tools, marketing, business process management and application of new technologies in business;
  • We will provide you with skills, tools, knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions in the challenging technology-driven global business setting. We work with real-life examples in a team-centred learning and teaching setting;
  • You will learn and grow with peers – you will study together with top specialists, managers and entrepreneurs from different fields. An inspiring and motivating network of like-minded people and valuable contacts will remain with you for years to come;
  • Faculty and students from different nationalities create a unique and diverse cultural space that broadens your worldview and encourages to think big;
  • The programme is taught by top-tier faculty and established industry professionals, who additionally to their academic background bring practical business experience to the classroom;
  • At EBS we focus, as much as possible, on learning from each other via group discussions, teamwork, practical studies, and „lessons from life“. This ensures that you have real solutions to challenges which you will face in your working life;
  • The time and money invested in MBA will earn you interest in the future.

How will your company benefit?

  • An employee or a manager, who is updating or acquiring new skills is a valuable asset for the company;
  • New knowledge, skills, and innovative methods create and strengthen competitive advantage of the company;
  • We bring together managers and top specialists from various fields, with whom we solve real business challenges in the classroom. Combining experiences and perspectives from different fields enriches the learning experience and helps to come up with innovative solutions;
  • Talent management and employee development play an important role in the company's value proposition.

Programme overview

Study year Programme  
I First year: Foundation in key areas of business  

Semester I


Studies start with master's bootcamp - you will meet your fellow course-mates and get to know them.

  • Graduation Capstone I: Coaching 2 ECTS

Core studies

  • Financial and Managerial Accounting 6 ECTS
  • Corporate Finance 6 ECTS
  • Strategic Management and Innovation 6 ECTS
  • Managing People and Organisations 6 ECTS
  • Leadership and Ethics 3 ECTS
  • Marketing and Sales 3 ECTS

Semester II


Core studies:

  • Managerial Economics 3 ECTS
  • Emerging Technologies for Business 6 ECTS
  • Operations and Project Management 6 

To complete the MBA programme, it is necessary to successfully pass the graduation module, which consists of five graduation capstones. The purpose of the composite examinations is to assess the student's ability to integrate the knowledge and skills acquired in the core subjects of the MBA programme.

The first year is summed up by completing the graduation module so that in the second year you can focus on improving your knowledge and skills in the chosen field.

Graduation Capstones:

  • Graduation Capstone II: Management Game (Dynama) 5 ECTS 
  • Graduation Capstone III: Theoretical Quiz on core studies 3 ECTS
  • Graduation Capstone IV: Case study exam 3 ECTS
  • Graduation Capstone V: Mentoring Practice 

Studies at EBS

Study format

Studies are in a session-based format, which allows to study without interrupting your professional life. Lectures and seminars take place every second week on Fridays and Saturdays between 10:00-17:15. As an exception some lectures can take place on Thursdays.


We have structured our master's program in such a way that active learning takes place in the classroom through discussions, group work and practical tasks. Group dynamics and communication are an integral part of learning, and that's why we put a lot of emphasis on it. In between meetings, you need to contribute to your studies by preparing for lectures or seminars.

Study group


Studies in English Studies in estonian

Study language



Start of studies

Bootcamp: 27.08-28.08.2023

First study session: 07-09.08.2023

Bootcamp & first study session

mid-January 2024


I semester: August 2024 - January 2025

II semester: January 2025-June 2025

I semester:  January 2024-June 2024

II semester: August 2024-January 2025

Admission interview

In English

In Estonian

Study format

Every second week

Fri-Sat 10.00-17.15

Every second week

Fri-Sat 10.00-17.15

Admission opens on

1 February 2024 and last until 8 July 2024 Admissions open on 1 October 2023 and lasts until 2 January 2024


Important dates


The start of the admission round for the study year 2024/2025 (English-speaking programme)


*Please note that application round for Estonian MBA programme will open on 1 October 2024






The application deadline in SAIS and DreamApply. Admission interviews take place at EBS Tallinn campus on March 21.





The application deadline for non-EU applicants in DreamApply for the study year 2024/2025.

The application deadline for EU, USA, Canada, Japan, Ukraine and Kazakhstan in DreamApply is June 1.

Admission information

Suitable candidate:

  • Non-business master's degree, 240 ECTS bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification;

  • Has 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;
  • Has 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;
  • Completes admission interview at EBS.


More information about admission requirements and a detailed explanation of the admission process to EBS:



Admission requirements information

information n about admission requirements for international applicants can be found here.

Information about the admission requirements for local applicants can be found here.

Frequently asked questions Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the admission process for international students.
Country-specific requirements

The specific requirements for international qualifications can be found here.

Requirements for International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate or GED qualifications. 

How to apply?

Step-by-step guide for international students here


If you are excited about our program and wish to learn from and contribute to EBS community then you are ready to apply. 

The application enables you to introduce yourself to the admission committee and give the first impression of you. 

International applicants



    Applicants from Estonia

Apply in SAIS

Online consultations

If you would like to receive more information about the admission process before applying, then sign-up for a personal online consultation. The online consultations take place twice a month.

We encourage you to register if:

  • You have questions about EBS application process that prevents you from applying;
  • You doubt whether your previous education and/or work experience is compatible with your chosen study programme;
  • You are choosing between several study programmes and want more information or support to make the right choice;
  • You want more information about the organisation of studies or the financing of studies.

Register for the consultation

Financing your studies

Tuition fee

The tuition fee for the study year 2024/2025:

  • First semester tuition fee is 4000 euros, second semester tuition fee is 4000 euros;
  • A processing fee of 35 euros applies when paying in two or four instalments.

Local students:

  • The tuition fee is paid by semester (every half year). You can pay the semester tuition fee in one, two or four instalments. 
  • A processing fee of 35 euros applies when paying in two or four instalments;
  • The first instalment of the tuition fee has to be paid by August 15.

EU residents:

  • The tuition fee is paid by semester (every half year). 
  • The tuition fee has to be paid latest by August 1;
  • You will receive an invoice with a personal deadline.

Non-EU residents:

  • The tuition fee is for the first study year is paid in one instalment (6600 euros);
  • The tuition fee has to be paid before your visa appointment with the Embassy;
  • You will receive an invoice with a personal deadline.

Study Investment

If you are a resident or a holder of a long-term residence permit in the Republic of Estonia you can pay in several instalments by using the Study Investment. 


In cooperation with banks, EBS offers you a study investment solutions, so you can better plan the future and cash flows. Study investment is a financial service. You sign an agreement with LHV or Inbank. The bank pays your tuition fee to EBS and you will make monthly payments to the bank.


An instalments contract can be signed at the EBS Office of Academic Affairs quickly and conveniently without visiting the bank.

Students from Finland are eligible for financial aid from Kela, including the study grant, housing supplement and loan guarantees.


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.


How to apply for the scholarship:

  • when applying for the scholarship you are given a case study to solve. This creative task will require you to demonstrate your management competencies as well as your ability to analyse information;
  • please find the case study here;
  • the length of the case study solution is maximum 1 A4;
  • to apply the solution has to be sent to by July 15;

Criteria for the scholarship:

  • when awarding the scholarship submitted application (in SAIS/DreamApply) and the results of the admission interview are also considered. 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;
  • the scholarships will be awarded by July 25.

Student Experience at EBS

To make your years at the university memorable and joyful, EBS Student Council organises many wonderful events for students. In the Student Council, you can have a say in topics related to university life and organise various entertainment events for EBSikas yourself. Great events and activities range from academic seminars to parties or community events like Haba Gala. Music lovers can sing in the EBS Chamber Choir.


For athletic students, sports day, golf competitions, winter swimming, etc. are organised by EBS Sports Club. Several regular sports trainings also take place on a weekly basis and the school is represented in sports competitions outside Estonia as well.


Our events are a meeting place for students, employees, partners and alumni.

Profile of the graduate

After completing this programme you will be an innovative leader with advanced management skills. You will have a holistic understanding of global business, strategic decision-making and how to lead teams through changes or complex business challenges. Our MBA offers diverse career paths depending on your goals, talents and interest. EBS MBA graduates are well-prepared for top-tier positions in today's competitive business landscape.


You will be appreciated for your in-depth specialised knowledge and your valuable network of contacts will help you make it in the world of business. You are an ambitious and entrepreneurial EBS alumnus whom home university, employer, and colleagues take pride in.  


Our alumni stories


EBS cares a lot about the success of its students, alumni, and their employers. We strive to make sure that our graduates do well, and we are genuinely happy about their success.


According to research:

Among EBS alumni

  • 15% create their own business;
  • 44% work in international companies;
  • 21% work in local companies;
  • 20% work abroad.

Of EBS alumni

  • 11% are entrepreneurs;

  • 35% are top- or middle managers;

  • 45% are top- or mid-level specialists.

Compared to Estonian average salaries, gross salaries for EBS alumni are:

  • above Estonian average for 85% of EBS alumni;

  • more than twice the average salary for 43% of EBS alumni;

  • Salaries for EBS alumni in business and management are higher than those for other Estonian universities’ graduates.


    We sincerely hope that you, too, will soon be one of the EBS alumni!