This is a unique programme in the whole world where learning is based on the modern and innovative business simulator principle. This programme is for you if you are interested in entrepreneurship, dream about becoming an entrepreneur or wish to implement a business idea which will make the world a better place. During your studies, you will experience all the development stages of a company and will be equipped with knowledge of responsible entrepreneurship, contemporary digital solutions, and team leadership.
Profile of the graduate
Once you graduate from this program, you are ready to be an entrepreneur. However, you will also be able to act as a leader of business projects or as a specialist in positions which require entrepreneurial skills. Most likely you will keep developing and managing the company which you started during your studies. You will have relevant knowledge and practical skills in all the areas needed for the successful running of a business – product development, marketing, management of people and processes, financing, and business law.
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.
Salaries for EBS alumni in business and management are higher than those for other Estonian universities’ graduates.
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.
We sincerely hope that you, too, will soon be an EBS alumnus!
Why choose this programme?
It offers a unique opportunity for a university degree while developing a business idea;
You will walk through all the development stages of a company and will be able to immediately implement your knowledge and experience as a team member. During the studies you will solve real-life challenges which start-ups and companies of impact face on a daily basis;
You will obtain the best possible knowledge and practical skills in key areas of entrepreneurship – product development, responsible entrepreneurship, team leadership, marketing, financing, digital solutions, and international business;
You will meet a number of top talent and will be guided by experts, managers, and entrepreneurs in their field;
Your personal development will be an integral part of the studies – you will introspectively analyse what you have experienced in one-on-one meetings with your mentor;
You will learn in small groups of students and your personal study consultant will be there to advise you. Thus, we will always be on top of your goals and support you every step of the way;
At EBS we focus, as much as possible, on learning from each other via group discussions, teamwork, practical studies, and „lessons from life“. This will ensure that upon graduation you will break through, will be entrepreneurial and successful in your area of business;
Your fellow students will be positive and ambitious initiators with cool ideas. This inspiring and motivating company of people and valuable network will remain with you for years to come;
You can take advantage of the mobility window which enables an international learning experience in a foreign top-tier university.
During three years you will experience the entrepreneurship process from the creation of the business idea until the selling of the business. You will be provided with knowledge and skills relevant for each development stage of a company in every lecture and seminar.
Development stages of a company: discovery of business opportunities and starting a company, company development and optimization of processes, expanding and internationalising the company, sale of and/or closing down the company.
This program will concentrate on seven specific areas (thematic streams): Entrepreneurship & Marketing, Finance & Economics, Law & Ethics, Sustainability & Green, Leadership & Team, Organisation & Network, and Individual & Transferrable (personal development of an entrepreneur).
Your studies will be supported by entrepreneurs, mentors, and experts.
Studies at EBS
Seminars take place at EBS campus from Tuesday to Thursday between 10.00 to 16.00 according to the timetable. According to the choice of elective courses, they can take place also on Mondays or Fridays between 8.30 to 17.15 according to the timetable.
Daytime study format includes more contact hours in the classroom, which helps to acquire knowledge more easily. At EBS we focus on peer-to-peer learning, so your studies will include group works and presentations, interactive seminars and classroom discussions.
During fifth semester, you will have the possibility to study in one of EBS partner universities for either one semester or one year. Of all universities in Estonia, EBS has the strongest network of partner universities – it includes some of the best business schools in Europe (EMLyon Business School, Università Bocconi, BI Norwegian Business School, Kedge Business School, Copenhagen Business School, Solbridge International School of Business and many more).
The Mobility Window is the semester intended for studying abroad. Studying abroad provides you with a unique experience and enables you to test yourself in a new academic and cultural environment, practice your language skills, make new friends, find possible future business partners, and gain a competitive advantage in the labour market.
Studying abroad during Mobility Window means that you can choose the business-related courses to your own liking and the credits will be transferred. You also have the possibility to complement your knowledge in areas that no university in Estonia covers.
When you study at an EBS partner university, you will only pay the EBS tuition fee. Additionally, if you choose mobility in one of the EU countries, EBS will pay to you the Erasmus+ scholarship.
Positive feedback of EBS students confirms that a semester abroad significantly broadens your worldview and provides you with new contacts as well as invaluable international university experience!
Exchange semester stories of our students can be found here:
Internship and Mentoring
Internship is an integral part of your studies. It will expose you to an organisation’s daily functioning and you will be able to implement your knowledge and skills in the place of internship. At EBS, internship is undertaken in two stages.
- During the Internship I you will become familiar with the organisation’s managerial- and decision-making processes;
- A mentor (EBS master student) will support you in choosing the internship place. Through mentoring, you will explore different opportunities for shaping your career path and discuss your future goals. As an experienced manager, your mentor will be your role model and advise you on taking the first steps towards your dream career.
Internship II provides you with the possibility to test your knowledge and skills even further – you will need to solve a managerial problem which has occurred in your place of internship;
- You will conduct a study and, based on it, you can suggest an organisational change;
- Internship II will support your preparation to write the bachelor thesis.
EBS internship program has positive feedback from both students and places of internship. The purpose of internship is to implement the knowledge acquired during your studies in real-life working situations and to support the students during their career planning.
Marge Täks, Head of the Department of Management, Senior Lecturer, PhD:
"Internship helps the students to better understand their strengths and find their passion. The students will also find out what they do not like or what does not suit them. This, in its turn, helps them make better future career choices. As a result of the internship, the brightest of our students have also found their first jobs."
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2023/2024
The start of admission round for the study year 2023/2024. Apply in DreamApply.
The application deadline for March admission interviews.
March admission interviews at EBS Tallinn campus or online.
- Holds a higher secondary education degree or an equivalent qualification;
- Holds sufficient proficiency in English (B2);
- Demonstrates their motivation, ambition and argumentation skills in a catchy application;
- Completes the admission interview at EBS.
More information about admission requirements and a detailed explanation of the admission process to EBS:
If you are excited about our program and wish to learn from and contribute to the 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 yourself.
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.
Financing your studies
The tuition fee for the study year 2023/2024:
- Autumn semester fee 2805 euros and spring semester fee 2992 euros;
- 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 25.
If you are not studying full-time, the tuition fee will be calculated based on the price of credit points (110 euros per credit point).
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.
Finnish students are eligible for financial assistance from Kela during their studies at EBS.
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/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 a partial or full refund of the tuition fee;
- the scholarship offers are announced on August 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.