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The Star Wars! Ken Põldis

What will EBS be like in 2028? Seven EBSters try to take a peek at the future and predict what life will look like in EBS in ten years.

Head of EBS student representation in the academic year 2018/2019, Ken Põldis

1. Which academic methods are used in EBS?
EBS continues as the leading business school in Estonia, making traditional academic methods available all over the world. We are well recognised by our online seminars.

2. In which countries has EBS established a campus and why?
EBS has a campus in Helsinki where we are able to compete via engagement of students. We intend to open the next campus in Stockholm or Oslo, so that EBS would be recognised all over Scandinavia.

3. What is the official working and studying language of EBS?
As an internationally recognised school, EBS’ official language is English.

4. Which TOP3 nations are represented among the students of EBS?
The Republic of Estonia is recognised as an e-country. We are thus fuelling interest in Asia. Estonians and Finns continue to make up a bulk of our students, with Japanese and Chinese students ranking third among the dominant nations.

5. Who among the EBSians has the makings of becoming a president and in which country?
Surely, there are potential presidential candidates among the EBSians, but I would not dare to name a specific person. Indeed, it is quite possible for an EBSian to become the next President of the Republic of Estonia, or the one after that.

Ken Põldis, head of EBS student representation in the academic year 2018/2019.

6. What is the most popular study programme among the admitted students and why?
International Business Administration is the most popular study programme, and can also be completed via the Internet. Online courses are much more convenient in the present-day world. Students value the opportunity to study wherever it is more convenient. Canvas is used for daily tests and homework.

7. Where and how will EBS celebrate its 40th birthday?
The traditional jubilee gala will be held in the great hall of EBS. We will celebrate our birthday in the new building, inviting all people associated with EBS. A prominent EBSian will host the evening.

8. What is the currency of the tuition fee?
Tuition fee is calculated based on the exchange rate of the US dollar. EBS accepts all electronic transfers.

9. Is there a therapist in EBS?
Indeed, EBS has a therapist or counsellor, charged with the task of assisting students and helping them solve any problems.

10. What is EBS famous for and why?
EBS is famous for its students – our students are highly valued on the labour market and have access to all areas. EBSians can always be trusted.

11. Is there a babywatch in EBS? Please elaborate.
There is no actual babywatch in EBS. But we have created an opportunity to pursue an education which suits the needs of all students. Students always have the option of taking children to school with them.

12. Is there a master’s thesis requirement for acquiring the master’s degree?
The precondition for the master’s degree is work experience and continual study process. We have replaced the master’s thesis with a two-day, oral case study, where the chair assesses the student’s competence. In the master’s programme, the key to success lies in individuality combined with teamwork.

13. Which new traditions have been rooted in EBS?
The alumni week – the school is managed, students educated and the school building administrated by EBS alumni. This helps to keep the school fresh and allow staff members to collect new ideas.

14. Has EBS admitted the first robot student yet?
We have yet to admit a robot student, but robots are helping us maintain the school.

15. How do students keep themselves attentive during the examination period?
EBS no longer uses examination periods. We have a constant study process, with the student’s development assessed on a lecture-by-lecture basis.