MBA Business Innovation

Estonian Business School (EBS)

Program Description

MBA Business Innovation

Estonian Business School (EBS)

Business Innovation MBA is a programme created to foster innovation. During the programme student teams take on real-life business cases and following lean start-up methodology, go through all phases of business innovation from verifying customer need, developing a business model and eventually creating a prototype. The core of the programme is to provide a rapid development of an idea into a sustainable business case. The programme is aimed at high achieving flying working professionals who need to develop the practical and entrepreneurial skills that are required of leaders in the global marketplace. The new programme offers a learning-by-doing format, where students focus on developing real-life business projects with international and multi-disciplinary teams, while being supported by classroom teaching as well as experienced business mentors and coaches.


The programme is provided at four stages over 24 months – Boot Camp, Business Innovation Semester, Business Development Year and Master Thesis. Throughout the programme, students work on real-life projects derived from the demand industry or initiated by the students themselves. The programme starts with a Boot Camp - an intensive crash course where the students test out their own ideas. After the Boot Camp students continue with a Business Innovation Semester, where they develop their own or industry projects by identifying the customer needs and demonstrating a viable business model. The hands-on team work and experience of the Business Innovation Semester prepares students for the Business Development Year. The Business Devepopment Year begins with matching innovation projects with student teams. Teams are formed on the basis of competencies and skills, aimed to ensure the best fit to each team member and the project. Students will take an active entrepreneurial role and responsibility in developing the business idea further with the goal to verify the customer need and execute a viable business. The aim is that the teams rapidly identify the potential of the idea while being supported by classroom teaching, and assistance of experienced mentors and coaches. Teaching and mentoring is tailored to support the needs of the project and team development.

Programme is suitable for:

- Team Leaders, Project Managers, Middle Managers, Product Owners who want faster advancement in their career or want to create a change within their work environment. - Specialists in technology, design, sales, marketing or product development who want to be more efficient in their work. - Individuals who want to drive projects in companies or found a start-up. - High achieving individuals from various education backrounds are accepted. Preferred are students with previous education in engineering, economics, business or law. The admission process goes through several stages, where eligibility and suitability to the programme is reviewed. The steps include case interview and admissions interview. For international students the admission deadline is the 15th of May.

Entry Requirements

1) Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Economics or equivalent.* 2) An internationally recognized test of English language which is correspondent to the established European framework for the levels of language skills on the level of B2 (higher intermediate) as a minimum, including the following: - TOEFL iBT score 87-109 (EBS code 6744) - TOEIC score 785-944 - IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) 5.5 - 6.5 - BEC (Business English Certificate) Vantage - Cambridge test- FCE (First Certificate in English) 3) In addition an interview will be held by the representatives of EBS (can be done via Skype). * For queries about the eligibility of previous academic degrees, please contact the EBS Admission and Study Department.

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Last updated September 13, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
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EU applicants 01.07.2016 for non-EU applicants 18.04.2016
Start date Sept. 2017
Estonia Tallinn
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EU applicants 01.07.2016 for non-EU applicants 18.04.2016
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Duration 2 years
Price - 12000€ per 2 years