Estonian Business School
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|Rector||Arno Almann (Acting Rector)|
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), Professor Rein Peterson (Canada) 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.
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.
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.