Business Administration Specialist

Duration of programme:
2 years
Study Load:
120 ECVET credit points
Type of programme:
Level 5 vocational education, initial vocational training (EstQF, level 5)
Programme format:
Part-time programme. Lessons take place in the evenings from Monday to Thursday from 17:15 to 20:30 and are suitable for an employed person.

These studies also take place in Russian (in the Russian-speaking group, 60% of the studies take place in Estonian).

As a business administration specialist, you can see the big picture.

At the Tallinn School of Economics, you will learn to understand the business procedures of various enterprises. You will become a precise and analytical specialist who can see where something can be improved. You will learn the nature of economic accounting, but you will be able to organise marketing campaigns or prepare major purchase or procurement activities with similar ease.

After completing school, you will be involved in an enterprise’s management processes and will be supporting them – regardless of what the enterprise does. You will become a specialist or a first-line manager. You will have the opportunity to specialise on a narrowed field of an enterprise’s activities: marketing, sales work, the process of production or services, customer service, or purchase process. Your everyday work will be the arrangement of activities and resource use, the planning and implementation of marketing activities, the organisation of sales work, economic accounting, customer service, etc.

Modules of the programme:

  1. Career planning and entrepreneurship (5 ECVET)
  2. Supporting company management (32 ECVET, incl. practical training 10 ECVET)
  3. Accounting (20 ECVET, incl. practical training 6 ECVET)
  4. Organisation of marketing and sales (27 ECVET, incl. practical training 7 ECVET)
  5. Specialization module (27 ECVET, incl. practical training 7 ECVET)

Students have to choose one module from

  • Supporting the production and service process
  • Organisation of customer service
  • Preparation and implementation of purchasing operations


  • Professional  Russian
  • Professional  Finnish

A quarter of the study time is spent on practice training in a work environment.

Requirements for admission

The admission is based on an interview to get to know the applicants, their suitability for the profession and learning motivation.

1 ECTS corresponds to 26 hours of student work, including contact learning, independent work, practical training and e-learning and, as well as a learning test.