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Executive Master in
Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership
Are you ready to develop your entrepreneurial leadership skills?

 

The influence of digital technologies and the way they are changing business, society and our personal lives are omnipresent. We observe a democratization of competition and a constant need for change.

Digital innovation or Industry 4.0 have become synonymous with the transformation of industry structures and the way we interact. We observe that boundaries between industries are changing and innovation opportunities may come from unforeseen sectors or technological breakthroughs. Big data analytics, cloud technologies and digital platforms allow constant innovative ways and opportunities and confront everyone with fundamental change and a democratisation of competition. Even if the term “digitisation” will likely change, the realities behind it are very real and will stay.

This transformation requires a mindset and skill set to shape and leverage this change. We at ESCP Europe believe that the world needs entrepreneurial leaders at every level of any kind of organisation in our society. It is our target to prepare them for this fundamental change and equip them with the tools and an open mindset to confront the challenges and to leverage new opportunities.

The Executive Master in Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership is an experiental journey and intensive immersion into digital innovation and entrepreneurship to shape and drive the digital transformation currently taking place.

Take-home values of the programme

  • An opportunity-centered mindset for capitalizing on and executing ideas.
  • Tangible advancement on a venture through discovery and concrete application of the innovation and entrepreneurship toolbox (conceptual and experiential learning).
  • Mastery of key entrepreneurial methods; e.g. lean startup; design thinking; effectuation; bricolage and bootstrapping; pivoting and disruption.
  • Social media savvy & mastery of the digital toolbox
  • Experience a maximum diversity of tutors, mentors and participants, from arts, design, science and business worlds (tandem learning & teaching).
  • Experience and become part of the Jean-Baptiste Say Institute: an innovative and experiental pedagogy, a program of incubation (Blue Factory) and a strong foothold in the local entrepreneurial ecosystems.
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  • A solid network between leading corporations and the start up scene in Germany, Europe and beyond. Easy access to media and financing partners for deal flow acceleration.
  • A personal network for life: coaching, mentoring, business opportunities, access to events, homecomings.
  • Radical personal and leadership growth

 
 

Victor THOMA - Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership - ESCP Europe

Victor THOMA
Project Manager Innovation Lab,
ERGO Digital Ventures GmbH

The programme helps innovation managers like me to work more as an entrepreneur in their company…”

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… and to become faster in their projects. Getting to know the latest tools and methods, the EMDIEL prepares oneself systematically for being an entrepreneur. The modules abroad enable me to explore innovation beyond my regional borders.”

 
 

We foster a diversity of backgrounds

Our Executive Master Programme welcomes participants from diverse educational backgrounds with a minimum of three years of professional experience.

It allows the participants to learn from each other, build a lifelong network and understand the power of open innovation and knowledge, coconstruction in teams and organisations.

This could be

Intrapreneurs
Internal venture project managers and talents within a company having an interest in/ responsibility for innovation and new business creation.

Entrepreneurs, …
… family business successors and internal venture project managers seeking to launch or grow businesses.

Specialists…
… seeking to re-orient: engineers, scientists, medical doctors; professional services (banking, consulting, advisory, law etc.); designers, media specialists

 

For more information download the brochure

 

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The Jean-Baptiste Say Institute for Entrepreneurship developed the Executive Master of Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership. Together with a network of experts, we created an agile and inspiring learning environment that allows participants to develop entrepreneurial leadership capabilities and to shape digital innovation opportunities.

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Executive Master in
Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership
Curriculum
Experience an intense immersion into the digital and entrepreneurship universe

Five modules at three ESCP European locations and two global immersions starting in April will lead you through the sometimes unconventional digital innovation and entrepreneurial tools and methods to open your entrepreneurial mind and shape your leadership capabilities.

Module 1:  Essentials and Advances in Digital Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Duration: 10 days plus 3 days incubation in Blue Factory
Location: Berlin

 

Courses

  • Introduction to digital entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Types of and entry forms to innovation & entrepreneurship
  • Technological fundamentals of digital innovation

Additional Features

  • Meet your mentor
  • Project incubation and acceleration
  • Pitch-training and event
  • Introduction to 3D-printing & prototyping

 

Valérie-Esther PENDA - Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership - ESCP Europe

Valérie-Esther PENDA
Senior Legal Counsel Digital Law,
SoLocal Group (France)

Create and dare like a child but produce and present yourself like a pro!…”

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… This is something very helpful I learned during the first module in Berlin and it is on my mind every day. The Improbable art thinking workshop with Sylvain Bureau got me quickly into the game, the real game of the entrepreneurial world where everything is about thinking out of the box, changing paradigms and transforming reality — this is what makes you a successful entrepreneur!

And Berlin wouldn’t be Berlin without all the brilliant participants from different countries and the great teachers. We talked, argued, worked hard, laughed, shared and most of all we elevated each other
.”

Module 2:  International Entrepreneurship
Duration: 1 week
Location: Shanghai

 

Courses

  • International entrepreneurship strategies & doing business in China
  • Business model validation & beta testing in China

Additional Features

  • Meet Shanghai-based start-ups and successful entrepreneurs
  • Introduction to Chinese business culture
Yahya WARRAK - Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership - ESCP Europe

Yahya WARRAK
Director Digital Payments & Labs (Middle East & Africa),
Mastercard (United Arab Emirates)

I had read a lot about China before the EMDIEL, but when I traveled there during the Shanghai module, I had a completely different experience…”

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… I was able to see things that I wasn’t able to read about. Traveling to Shanghai gave me access to the fastest-growing areas in the world and made me understand Asia better. I was able to test out ideas with both professors and classmates and get feedback. This advanced my decision-making skills which I am able to apply in my current job.”

Module 3:  The Business of Society - Implications of Digital Transformation
Duration: 1 week plus 1 week incubation in Blue Factory
Location: Paris/London

 

Courses

  • Business of society: Prototyping for entrepreneurs
  • Business modelling: Novel opportunities and challenges through digital transformation
  • Soft skills for entrepreneurs: Stakeholder management and event creation
  • Research methods

Additional Features

  • Introduction to coding and design
  • Project incubation and acceleration
  • Become a part of ESCP Europe’s network of entrepreneurs in Paris

 

Jan-Malte VOGELSMEIER - Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership - ESCP Europe

Jan-Malte VOGELSMEIER
Head of Global Project Management Office,
arvato, Bertelsmann (Germany)

Nolan Bushnell describes Entrepreneurship by saying: the true entrepreneur is a ‘doer’ not a dreamer…”

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… Throughout our module in Paris we learned what that means in practice: Each of us started with nothing but an idea on a blank sheet of paper and just a few days later we exposed, pitched and defended our ideas in public. The ESCP Europe network of entrepreneurs and professionals co-facilitated our “doing” with tools while insights into start-ups from Paris framed our entrepreneurial mindsets.”

 

Luis SCHLIESSKE - Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership - ESCP Europe

Luis SCHLIESSKE
Venture Building & Consulting,
Konfid.io (Germany)

In London, we got incredibly valuable insights into business models around scale-ups.…”

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… Knowing everything about how well your start-up's business model fits to scale, and how to scale up, is the pinnacle that separates successful start-ups from the graveyard of great ideas with business models that were not fit for scaling.”

Module 4:  The World’s Most Powerful Venture Community
Duration: 1 week
Location: Silicon Valley

 

Courses

  • Entrepreneurial finance and execution
  • Entrepreneurial ecosystems

Additional Features

  • Silicon Valley @ work: take a glance at the world’s most powerful venture community
  • Visits to leading innovation companies
  • Hackathon to boost your project

 

Lennart PAUL - Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership - ESCP Europe

Lennart PAUL
Founder, warenausgang.com,
Partner, eTribes Connect GmbH (Germany)

It is an amazing opportunity to meet with so many high-profile VCs and Entrepreneurs…”

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… Those people have already pushed some boundaries and to learn from them first hand is a unique chance to enhance yourself.”

Module 5:  Venture Growth, Execution and Leadership
Duration: 1 week plus 1 week incubation in Blue Factory
Location: Berlin

 

Courses

  • Driving, managing growth, and value creation
  • Scale up of entrepreneurial ventures
  • Trends and challenges in digital innovation and entrepreneurial leadership

Additional Features

  • Stakeholder & community management
  • Project incubation and acceleration
  • Final project pitch

 
 

Samy BEN JAZIA - Executive Master in International Business - ESCP Europe

Samy BEN JAZIA
Brand and Communication Manager South Europe,
Essity PH

Hard thinking and hard practicing in an inspiring global approach reflect the essence of EMDIEL.…”

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This innovative programme makes you experience the process and the ups and downs of what entrepreneurship is made of. It is a journey that will troubleshoot ideas and challenge the beliefs to be stronger in the intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship approaches. A joyful moment!

 

Pedagogic Approach


Our pedagogy centers on leveraging the entrepreneurial leadership paradigm in order to address challenges and opportunities originating from digital technology and innovation. To this end, we combine different methods of teaching and learning.

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Mix of new and traditional teaching methods from different disciplines

The pedagogy combines the analytical, conceptual and collaborative exigencies needed to develop a societal intelligence and a very strong and pragmatic operationality.  

Tandem Approach

At any given moment a pedagogic team composed of academic faculty, professionals and/or other specialists will co-construct state-of-the art learnings together with participants (tandem approach).

Mentoring

Individual and leadership development are a key element of our program; experienced mentors help participants to raise self awareness and foster their projects.

Diversity

An integral element of the pedagogy setting the ground for a lifelong network.

International Studies

2 global immersions to discover international entrepreneurship strategies and catch a glance of the world´s most powerful venture community.

Projects

Participants will think, design, develop and launch a start up and/or innovation venture in small teams (Entrepreneurial/Innovation Venture). The start-up creation comprises three-steps: 

- Subversive Thinking:

Creation of an artwork to challenge the status quo and sensitize you to the subversive nature of entrepreneurial activity.

- Community Building:

Building a value creating event from scratch which your community will attend and derive value and pleasure from.

- Business Modelling:

Development of a sustainable business model.

Incubation in the Blue Factory after each module in Berlin and Paris and a network of partners and mentors provide additional infrastructure and coaching to set-up the venture. All ventures pitch before a large panel of investors, entrepreneurs, corporate innovators and other stakeholder.

For more information download the brochure

 

Jean-Baptiste SAY Institute Logo

The Jean-Baptiste Say Institute for Entrepreneurship developed the Executive Master of Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership. Together with a network of experts, we created an agile and inspiring learning environment that allows participants to develop entrepreneurial leadership capabilities and to shape digital innovation opportunities.

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Executive Master in
Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership
Alumni

Testimonials

Florian MOCK - Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership - ESCP Europe

Florian MOCK
Manager,
BearingPoint GmbH

The EMDIEL is truly hands-on. We are really getting things done…”

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I think the output we deliver every day is amazing. Even after six years consulting experience, focusing on digitalization, I am amazed by the amount of insights and learnings that I am taking with me each day in this Master.”

Laura WERITZ - Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership - ESCP Europe

Laura WERITZ
Brand Consultant,
Sasserath Munzinger Plus

Innovation and change management are key issues for many of our clients — from young start-ups to traditional corporates…”

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To foster innovation and at the same time maintain a consistent and strong brand identity is one of the big challenges. Acquiring a profound knowledge in this field within the scope of the master programme is really helpful for my everyday work as a brand consultant.”

Oliver NEUMANN - Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership - ESCP Europe

Oliver NEUMANN
Co-Founder,
OptioPay GmbH / Cargo One GmbH

The EMDIEL connects business leaders and specialists around the globe in a single executive programme…”

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It offers an enriching first-hand insight into the daily challenges of founders in various settings. The programme provides a forum for exchange and puts my hands-on experience as a founder in a context with the academic framework. All in all, the EMDIEL makes me more resourceful and creates a strong relationship across continents.”

Hilary KLASSEN - Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership - ESCP Europe

Hilary KLASSEN
Founder & CEO,
Quahog

After working several years internationally with large companies and start-ups, a classical MBA seemed outdated…”

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This is an innovative, future-orientated programme where co-creation and international experiences are paramount, coupled with some of the best professors in entrepreneurship who push us to think differently and creatively to constantly produce and learn. It is the trailblazer for how Master’s programmes should be both grounded in academics and reality, customized to the participant’s interests..”

 

For more information download the brochure

 

Jean-Baptiste SAY Institute Logo

The Jean-Baptiste Say Institute for Entrepreneurship developed the Executive Master of Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership. Together with a network of experts, we created an agile and inspiring learning environment that allows participants to develop entrepreneurial leadership capabilities and to shape digital innovation opportunities.

Know more


 

Executive Master in
Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership
Admissions

 

We welcome participants from diverse educational backgrounds

  • Graduate degree in any discipline (Bachelor or higher; minimum of 210 ECTS)
  • Business administration knowledge recommended
  • 3 years professional work experience
  • Proficiency in English

The admission process requires the following supporting documents:

  • completed ESCP Europe application form
  • A one-page letter of motivation including a short description of a project idea or question you would like to work on or develop during the master program
  • A recent CV
  • Copies of all diplomas and degree awards; with full grade transcripts
  • Two reference letters of selected persons with professional and/or academic context

Candidates whose application has been successful will be invited to a personal interview.

Admission calendar

The next intake for the programme is in April, 2019.
Please apply by November 30th, 2018.

 

For more information download the brochure

 

Jean-Baptiste SAY Institute Logo

The Jean-Baptiste Say Institute for Entrepreneurship developed the Executive Master of Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership. Together with a network of experts, we created an agile and inspiring learning environment that allows participants to develop entrepreneurial leadership capabilities and to shape digital innovation opportunities.

Know more


 

Executive Master in
Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership
Fees & Financing

 

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are set at €28.900 for the 2018/19 academic year. This includes breaks and evening activities. Travel costs and lodging are born by the participants.

 

Scholarship and generation contract

We provide scholarships for e.g. women, entrepreneurs or NGO/Non-for-profit Organisations taking part in the program and committing time, know-how and resources to build an active and inspiring community around our Master.

 

For more information download the brochure

 

Jean-Baptiste SAY Institute Logo

The Jean-Baptiste Say Institute for Entrepreneurship developed the Executive Master of Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership. Together with a network of experts, we created an agile and inspiring learning environment that allows participants to develop entrepreneurial leadership capabilities and to shape digital innovation opportunities.

Know more