Executive MBA is an accelerator for leader development and company growth.

This is a unique programme that connects the best practitioners and the best regional lecturers, and provides the students with a possibility to discuss and share experiences with the owners as well as top leaders of other companies. International lecturers and top-level practitioners provide their insight on modern managerial approaches.

The main task of Executive MBA is forming leaders’ capabilities and practical development of companies. The study has been connected with solving business case-studies. The alumni have proven in practice that by the end of the programme their companies have made a leap of development and they themselves have become more capable leaders.

Executive MBA participants and alumni make up a unique network of people who can make their voices heard and decisions matter. Common studies strengthen their network in business as well as on the personal level, and contribute to the development of Estonian entrepreneurship and society.

Executive MBA is flexible. Module-based study enables to work full-time, apply the acquired knowledge and skills in practice, and to achieve results in real time.

The programme is in Estonian.

Jari Kukkoneniga

If you would like to get a deeper overview of the program and be sure if the program is for you, we offer you the opportunity to meet with the program’s lead lecturer Jari Kukkonen.

For a personal consultation with the program manager Jari Kukkonen, please send an e-mail to koolitus@ebs.ee.

We will find a suitable time for you to talk or meet Jari.

Contact us

Society and macro view on management

  • Introduction to Theories of Contemporary Society Prof. Marju Lauristin
  • Macroeconomics Meelis Kitsing, PhD
  • Business Law Risto Vahimets and Ellex Raidla Law Firm
  • Research Methods in Management Studies Anto Liivat

Organization and management

  • Executive Coaching Peep Aaviksoo
  • Managerial Psychology Prof. Aleksander Pulver
  • Strategic Leadership Anto Liivat
  • Self-Expression Skills in Management Margit Raid

Business management

  • Business Modeling and Service Design Marko Rillo, Ruth-Helene Melioranski
  • Strategic Management Jari Kukkonen
  • Investment Management Peeter Koppel
  • Corporate Governance Kristjan Kalda
  • Corporate Finance Aare Tammemäe, Valeria Kiisk and Redgate Capital
  • Finance and Management Accounting Andro Kullerkupp, Hele Hammer
  • Innovation and Change Management Anu Ruul
  • Price Management Richard Zinoecker, Toomas Tiivel
  • Strategic development of people and organizational culture Irene Metsis
  • Strategic Marketing Management Ants Lusti
  • Strategic Communication Aavo Kokk

Macro view to World Economy and Europe – company visits, lectures and seminars


Scientific research Methodology. Executive MBA practical research Theses

The leading lecturer of Executive MBA is Jari Kukkonen.


The lecturers of the programme include the best experts with academic knowledge of management and entrepreneurship in Estonia and the region.

  • Prof. Marju Lauristin, University of Tartu, Introduction to Modern Society Theories
  • Prof. Aleksander Pulver, Tallinn University, Management Psychology
  • Aare Tammemäe, Redgate Capital, Corporate Finance
  • Aavo Kokk, Strategic Communication
  • Andro Kullerkupp, Vertex Investment, Finance and Management Accounting
  • Anto Liivat, EBS, Strategic Leadership, Management Theory
  • Ants Lusti, Identity, Strategic Management of Marketing
  • Anu Ruul, Ruul Consulting, Innovatsion Strategic Management
  • Irene Metsis, FendaF, Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Kristjan Kalda, Baltcap, Corporate Governance
  • Margit Raid, Miski, Self-Expression Skills in Management
  • Marko Rillo, EBS, Business Modeling and Service Design
  • Meelis Kitsing PhD, EBS, Macroeconomics
  • Peep Aaviksoo, EBS, Executive Coaching
  • Peeter Koppel, SEB, Investment Management
  • Raul Parusk, USS Grupp, Innovatsiooni strateegiline juhtimine
  • Richard Zinoecker, Zinoecker Consulting, Strategic Price Management
  • Risto Vahimets, Ellex Raidla Law Firm, Business Law
  • Ruth-Helene Melioranski, Estonian Academy of Arts, TalTech, Business Modeling and Service Design
  • Toomas Tiivel, Blackberry, Strategic Price Management
  • Valeria Kiisk, Redgate Capital, Corporate Finance

Additionally, we involve the best thinkers and practitioners of the region. Among others, the following people have shared their knowledge and experience:

  • Prof. Maaja Vadi, University of Tartu
  • Aivo Adamson, Management Theory and Organisational Behaviour
  • Alar Kolk, PhD, European Innovation Academy, Stanford University, Business Modelling
  • Andres Rannamäe, AR-Portfolio, Strategic Management
  • Bo Henriksson, Former Head of ABB Estonia, Strategic Management
  • Erkki Raasuke, LHV Bank Chairman of the Board, Corporate Governance
  • Hardo Pajula, Economic Analyst, Macroeconomics
  • Heidi Kakko, Head of EstBan, Business Modelling
  • Hele Hammer, Telema, Finance and Management Accounting
  • Ilona Nurmela, PhD, Law Firm FORT Legal, Corporate Governance
  • Jan Palmer, Syntell AB, Chairman of the Board, Management Theory and Organisational Behaviour
  • Jüri Käo, NG Invest, Strategic Management
  • Kaja Kallas, Prime Minister, Business Law
  • Karsten Staehr, TalTech, Eesti Pank, Macroeconomics
  • Madis Müller, Eesti Pank, Macroeconomics
  • Marek Helm, Nortal, Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Mari Must, Ellex Raidla Law Firm, European Trademark and Design Commissioner
  • Mart Kikas, EBS, Strategic Management of Innovation
  • Mart Mägi, Statistics Estonia, Finance and Management Accounting
  • Monika Tamla, Government Office of Estonia, Self-Expression Skills in Management
  • Märten Ross, Deputy Secretary General for Ministry of Finance, Macroeconomics
  • Priit Karjus, Ajutrust, Strategic Management
  • Raul Rebane, Stratkom, Strategic Communication
  • Sten Reimann, Former Intelligence Battalion Commander of the Armed Forces, Management Theory and Organisational Behaviour
  • Taavi Veskimägi, Chairman of the Management Board in Elering, Management Theory and Organisational Behaviour
  • Taavi Rõivas, Macroeconomics
  • Tõnu Mertsina, Swedbank, Macroeconomics
  • Ville Jehe, entrepreneur, Chairman of the Board of Estonian Development Fund, Management Theory and Organisational Behaviour

Leading lecturers of subjects, among others:


Marju Lauristin

Richard Zinoecker

Richard Zinoecker

Peeter Koppel Executive MBA ebs

Peeter Koppel

How is teaching organised?

Executive MBA includes lectures, group works and individual works as well as company-based research.

The subjects are evaluated on the basis of independent and group works at the end of each subject with an individual pass-fail assignment that is based on some aspect of one’s company.

Executive MBA final thesis has an academic scope and the paper solves a practical management challenge of a company. Upon completion of the programme the student is eligible for 55 ECTS that can be transferred into further studies in case the participant is interested in applying for a master’s degree in EBS International Business Management.

Curriculum group: Business and Administration

Study language: Estonian

The program lasts for 1.5 years and includes lectures, group and individual works, and a company based research.

The study takes place in three-day modules, once a month from Thursday to Saturday (excl. July and August).

The next – 19th Executive MBA group starts in March 16, 2023.

Schedule of the Executive MBA 19th Group:

I module: 16.-18.03.2023
II module: 13.-15.04.2023
III module: 11.-13.05.2023
IV module: 08.-10.06.2023
V module: 14.-16.09.2023
VI module: 11.-13.10.2023*
VII module: 09.-11.11.2023
VIII module: 07.-09.12.2023
IX module: 11.-13.01.2024
X module: 08.-10.02.2024
XI module: 07.-09.03.2024
XII module: 04.-06.04.2024
XIII module: 09.-11.05.2024
XIV module: 06.-08.06.2024
XV module: 12.-14.09.2024

The defense of the final thesis takes place
in October 17-18, 2024.

The study takes place once a month from Thursday to Saturday (excluding July and August) as a three-day module.

Training days start at 9:30 and end at 16:45.

*Study trip to Austria.


The EBS Executive MBA program participation fee is 24,900 EUR + km.

The payment can be installed in four parts:

  • I payment: 5660 € + VAT
  • II payment: 5660 € + VAT
  • III payment: 5660 € + VAT
  • IV payment: 3420 € + VAT

*The schedule can be changed if agreed.

The preconditions of participating in Executive MBA are:

  • – having considerable experience in management;
  • – higher education;
  • – good conduct of English.

In order to apply for the programme please send your application to koolitus@ebs.ee or call +372 665 1323. After the registration we will make contact and speak about the admission documents and times.

In order to apply for the programme, we kindly ask you to present the following documents:

  • – copy of certificate of higher education;
  • – copy of diploma supplement;
  • – CV.

There are more than 200 owners and top-leaders of Estonian companies that have completed the programme.



EBS Executive Education

  • A. Lauteri 3, IV floor
    Tallinn 10114, Estonia
  • Phone: +372 665 1323
  • E-post: koolitus@ebs.ee



Jari Kukkonen

  • Executive MBA program manager
  • +372 50 66 670
  • jari.kukkonen@ebs.ee
Mare Tolli

Mare Tolli

  • Client relations manager
  • +372 53 09 6446
  • mare.tolli@ebs.ee
Katrin Ruben

Katrin Lepa-Ruben

  • Executive MBA program coordinator
  • + 372 58 19 0810
  • katrin.ruben@ebs.ee
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