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.
The tuition fee for fee-paying students is 3,800 euros per year. Altogether 25 study places are available on the programme. On the basis of the admission results 5 best applicants (regardless of citizenship) will be given tuition waivers. Applicants do not have to apply for the tuition waiver separately, as they will be considered automatically for the competition.NB! Applicants who receive a fee-based study place offer and are not citizens of the member states of the EU, EEA or Switzerland and do not hold a long-term residence permit in any of these countries are required to pay half of the semester fee after they have been informed of the admission decision (offer) via DreamApply. The official admission letter (necessary for visa application) will only be issued once the University of Tartu has received this payment. The second half of the semester fee is to be paid after the studies have started, by 20 September.
Further information about the rules and conditions for tuition waivers as well as tuition fee payments is given here.
After graduation, the students have a wide range of possible career choices and opportunities. Thousands of School of Economics and Business Administration graduates work successfully in private businesses, hold important positions in public companies and institutions, or have continued in academic careers worldwide, incl. many outstanding business and political leaders, notably, Mr. Siim Kallas, former Vice-President of the European Commission.
After completion of the BBA degree, there are equal opportunities to continue at master's level. You can find the different master's programmes at the University of Tartu here.
Students have a chance to take part in extracurricular activities to further develop their skills. Idealab provides entrepreneurial programmes for students who seek opportunities to put their academic knowledge into practice. Idealab brings together students from different fields from all around South Estonia to solve wide range of problems, find working solutions, build prototypes and develop business models.
BBA students are often involved in the AIESEC network and participate in the annual Student Startup camp. Open lectures ranging from power of improvisation to policymaking in EU are held regularly by the university.
"Since the final years of high school, I started to see that a strong foundation of entrepreneurial and marketing skills and an understanding of business environments are rapidly gaining more significance in a modern, fast-paced world. Therefore, my burning desire to study business administration was kindled through the valuable opportunities it gives a student to acquire a detailed knowledge of business disciplines. The programme focuses on all major functional areas of business and integrates practical learning as part of the studies but simultaneously leads to many possibilities and career paths for future professional growth.
Having considered the curriculum of the Business Administration programme and an impeccable reputation of the University of Tartu, I was strongly convinced that my ambition to thrive intellectually will be even more fulfilled and encouraged during the next several years of studying on this programme."
Merey, International Student Ambassador from Kazakhstan
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