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Bachelor of Business Administration is a 3-year full-time programme preparing students for successful entry to international or local labour market and further studies. The programme aims to develop a thorough understanding of an enterprise and its environment. It covers all major areas of business administration: business law, management, economic policy, accounting, finance, marketing, ethics, human resources, global economy, innovation and research methods.

Studies involve analysing real life cases, lectures by company representatives, group works, home assignments that engage several courses at once, company visits, drafting a business plan etc.

Students are also expected to complete an internship in companies. A wide-ranging curriculum enables students to continue after graduation on the path they prefer the most.

Why study business at the University of Tartu ?

  • The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 1.2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings).
  • The University of Tartu has been a forerunner of business education and research in Estonia for centuries.
  • Students can take part in IdeaLab, the university's initiative to encourage entrepreneurship, to develop their own startup ideas and develop business models.
  • Thousands of our alumni work successfully in private businesses, hold important positions in public companies and institutions, or have continued in academic careers worldwide.
  • Many outstanding business and political leaders have graduated from UT. Notably, Mr. Siim Kallas, former Vice-President of the European Commission; Andrus Ansip, current European Commissioner for Digital Single Market and Vice President of the European Commission and Mr. Andres Lipstok, former Governor of the Estonian Bank.
  • After graduation, the students have a wide range of possible career choices and opportunities.
  • Due to its geopolitical position the Estonian economy has always been very international and linked to global economic community.
  • Estonia is one of the most dynamic and innovative regions in the European Union known for its modern IT solutions and communication technologies.
  • Estonia is known as a good source of startups. Estonia’s Tech Alumni wall of fame include Skype, Transferwise, Pipedrive, Cloutex, Click & Grow, Grabcad, Erply, Fortumo, Lingvist and more.
  • Estonia is the most transparent and the least corrupt country in the CEE region and its economic freedom is regarded as one of the highest in the World and the best in the CEE region.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Programme structure:
  • Compulsory subjects (156 ECTS)
  • Elective subjects (12 ECTS)
  • Optional subjects (12 ECTS)
Total: 180 ECTS
Compulsory modules:
  • Obligatory Base Modules (48 ECTS): Fundamentals of Business and Economics Methodology
  • Narrow Field Modules (48 ECTS): Business Environment and Management
  • Specialisation Modules (48 ECTS): Finance and Accounting and Marketing and Management
  • Elective Modules (12 ECTS): the choice between the following courses: Public and Third Sector Marketing; Teams in Organization; International Marketing; Introduction to Studies; Developing Social Entreprise
  • Graduation Exam (10 ECTS): Graduation Exam, Bachelor Seminar and Research Paper
  • English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:


      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

    • Minimum required score:


      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    • Minimum required score:


      The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

    General Requirements

    • Completed secondary education (before the academic year starts)
    • English language proficiency

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      3800 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 3800 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
    • National

      3800 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 3800 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Tartu

    • 300 - 600 EUR/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    Tuition waivers are available for the best candidates.

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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