Estonian Business School

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Estonian Business School
Established 1988 (1988)
Rector Arno Almann (Acting Rector)
Location Tallinn, Estonia
59°25′56″N 24°45′24″E / 59.43222°N 24.75667°E / 59.43222; 24.75667Coordinates: 59°25′56″N 24°45′24″E / 59.43222°N 24.75667°E / 59.43222; 24.75667

Estonian Business School is a private, higher-education institution situated in Tallinn, Estonia. EBS offers business-related higher education in bachelor-, master- and doctoral levels. Estonian Business School also has a high school part, named EBS Gümnaasium which offers high school education from 10th to 12th grade and a Management Training Centre (EBS Juhtimiskoolituse Keskus) that offers different trainings and development programs.


The Estonian Business School (EBS) was founded in 1988. The founders of the university were Professor Madis Habakuk (Estonia), Professor Marshall Fitzgerald (USA) and Ilmar Martens (Canada). It was the first higher-education institution in the Soviet Union that offered an English language-based business education. The need for the creation of a new business-oriented curriculum was imminent during those times, in the light of perestroika.


Building of EBS in Tallinn

Over the past 25 years EBS has grown into one of the largest private universities in the Baltic States, offering higher education in the fields of international business administration, entrepreneurship, management and leadership.

An increasing number of studies at EBS are conducted in English, offering an opportunity to build an international network of contacts. The mission of the school is to provide enterprising people with academic knowledge, practical skills and ethical values, which can be successfully implemented in international careers.

EBS has an international outlook, which means the school enjoys a growing reputation as a provider of excellent, practice-based and academically rigorous education to students from all parts of the world. The EBS Student Council and its International Club organise various programmes for international students both inside and outside the classroom, which make their stay especially memorable.

Approximately 1,500 students are currently studying at EBS, and the school has partnership contracts with over 70 universities in Europe, America, Australia, and Asia, enabling extensive exchange of students and lecturers. Since its foundation EBS has actively cooperated with partners, involving well-known local and international business executives and leading companies and universities in the teaching process as well as developing curricula.

All EBS Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programmes have been accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Estonia. EBS is internationally accredited by the Central and East Europe Management Development Association (CEEMAN). Eduniversal (University ranking which provides information on the best Business Schools) has awarded 4 palms to EBS, which places the school among the top 300 business schools in the world. In 2010, it reached position 141.[1]

Curricula at EBS stand out for their flexible organisation of studies, personal advisory services and the use of innovative teaching methods: e-learning solutions, real business cases, video-training and team-teaching are used in the study process. Leading practitioners share their experience with students alongside renowned EBS lecturers.

EBS has 4,500 alumni, among whom are top managers from international corporations, such as Statoil, Microsoft, SEB Bank, Price Waterhouse Coopers and Skype, top local business leaders, government ministers and heads of other state and private organisations. EBS graduates are closely linked to the school, participating in the development of company links and supporting current students with advice and scholarships.

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  1. ^ Eduniversal rankings, Eduniversal TOP business university rankings - 4 palms.

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