The paper evaluates ongoing efforts in the reform of international business and economics education at Tartu University in the newly independent republic of Estonia. Contested issues include the needed upgrading and allocation of existing staff and research resources in the context of a national, institutional and departmental division of labor. The reform of international business education at TU, as guided by their new strategic plan, depends, in part, on the effective integration of technically qualified foreign experts, well versed in market economics but often poorly informed on Estonian history, conditions and language, with ethnic Estonian faculty and administrators, entrepreneurs and politicians who were themselves trained in the technically narrow and ideologically constrained world of Marxism-Leninism. Despite the constraints, it is probable that the academic center for international commerce in Estonia will be Tartu University. [Article copies available from The Ha-worth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-342-9678.]