Master of Science (MSc) in Digital Project Management & Consulting | ESCP Europe

Master of Science (MSc) in
Digital Project Management & Consulting
Lead strategic initiatives in a global and digital environment

Objectives of the programme

Due to the competitive international business environment, companies invest in recruiting talented people trained as consulting strategists or as international business projects managers, to lead strategic initiatives in a global and digital environment. The programme prepares you for careers as strategists or project managers within a firm or as consultants, by developing your professional skills and networking.

This international programme includes three terms of intensive courses in Madrid and Berlin campuses and one term of professionalization to complete the master thesis and a company internship. The programme is designed to be the first step in a successful and international professional career.

 

Key aspects of the programme

  • A postgraduate programme accredited by the French Conférence des Grandes Écoles*
  • A multicampus programme that brings together leading professional perspectives and intercultural experiences
  • An International Seminar in Sillicon Valley, San Francisco
  • A “learning by doing” programme to develop your professional skills, network and career
  • A personalized experience with a world-class faculty, professionals and staff members

*ESCP Europe declares that the MSc in Digital Business Project Management & Consulting is a private ESCP Europe diploma. This Master does not lead to an official diploma in Spain (law 84/2004 BOCM)

 

Participants’ background

  • Management: 44%
  • Engineering: 16%
  • Finance: 8%
  • Law: 8%
  • Other: 24%

15

nationalities

52%
women

48%
men


 

Teresa Ko CHEN – MSc in Digital Business Project Management & Consulting - ESCP EuropeThe MSc offered a truly unique learning environment where both critical and creative thinking were fostered. My classmates and I were challenged every day to see problems from different angles and find innovative solutions. Above all, what I think added most value were the tailored workshops, interactive classes, international consulting projects but, especially, my professors and classmates who with their diverse backgrounds and nationalities made the experience at ESCP Europe even more remarkable.”
Teresa Ko CHEN
Associate at The Boston Consulting Group
Class of 2014

 

Learning by doing

Our teaching principle combines a management curriculum and a seminar in Silicon Valley with real business cases, live case studies and the Digital International Consulting Project (ICP). This combination enhances students’ development experience through a hands-on approach with our partner companies.

 

Scientific Director


Almudena CAÑIBANO - ESCP Europe

Almudena CAÑIBANO

Assistant Professor in Department of Management

PhD in Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour, London School of Economics and Political Science
Research areas: Innovative work organization systems, Flexible working practices, Human resource management

Executive Director


Diana PÉREZ-ARECHAEDERRA - ESCP Europe

Diana PÉREZ-ARECHAEDERRA

Senior Teaching Fellow

PhD in Social Psychology and Anthropology of Organizations by the University of Salamanca
Research areas: Organizational beahvior, Organizational justice & wellbeing in organizations, Customer experience, Methods and mesurement.

About the ESCP Europe MSc

The choice of a Full-Time MSc corresponds to a professional project and gives young graduates and young managers a combination of high-value skills sought by recruiters.
This programme provides academic expertise and presentation of the best professional practices. Our goal is to train experts who will be rapidly able to progress in a globalized world. Choosing a "Full-Time Intensive" format allows, at the end of a short and dense tuition, to have an immediate access to decision-making leadership positions.

 

Master of Science (MSc) in
Digital Business Project Management & Consulting
Curriculum

 

Our programme targets your expertise

The MSc in Digital Business Project Management & Consulting (90 ECTS) will train you to manage projects in an international business context

The programme makes significant use of inductive teaching methods and interactive activities (project simulations, case studies, business plan development, etc.). This guarantees the skills acquisition needed to work in multidisciplinary, international and multicultural teams. The programme offers you the option to acquire a specialization in Project Management or in Business Consulting.

This full-time program takes place over 9 months (15 months including internship and thesis) and is divided into three terms. You have to be proficient in English to follow these courses.

Within the Master, you can enroll for a training course and exam to obtain either Project Manager Professional certification (PMP®) or the Certificate Associate in Project Management (CAPM ®) awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).
CAPM®, PMP® and PMI® are brands of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

A one-year full-time programme

The programme begins in October and is organised as follow:

Course Modules
9 months of theory classes, study of expertise, and practical cases

The courses address both theory and real-life applications with a practical approach to project management. They are taught from October to July by ESCP Europe Faculty and successful professionals.

Term 1
Oct-Dec – Madrid
  • Project Management in Practice
  • Strategy & Corporate Vision
  • Consulting Methods
  • Organizational Design
  • Human Resource Management
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Digital Business Transformation
  • Agile Project Management
  • Effective Communication & Cross Cultural Management
  • Master Thesis Preparation
  • Quantitative and Analytical Methods
  • Everis Workshop
  • Live Case Study Telecom company
Project Management Track
  • Agile & Lean Organisation
Business Consulting Track
  • Succeeding at Consulting Recruitment Process
Term 2
Jan-Apr – Madrid
  • Digital & Strategic Portfolio Management
  • Business Game
  • Advance Finance for Project Management
  • Digital Customer Experience
  • Digital Consulting Project
  • International Study Seminar:
    San Francisco and Silicon Valley
Project Management Track
  • Live Case Study
  • PMP® Certification by PMI®
Business Consulting Track
  • Live Case Study
  • Consulting Business Cases
Electives
  • Total Leadership
  • Live Case Study with Travel Company
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Live Case Study Energy Company
  • Sustainable Project Management
  • Live Case Study with Fast Moving Consumer Good Company
Term 3
May-Jun – Berlin
  • Supply Chain Management & Industry 4.0
  • Entrepreneurship & Business planning
  • Analytics
  • Innovation & Technology Management
  • International Business Strategy
  • Digital Customer Relationship Management

 

Term 4
professionalization
Jul-Dec

International Study Seminar
A trip to San Francisco and Silicon Valley (U.S.)

The aim of the international seminar is to enable you to immerse yourself in a new economic, to study in our academic partner institutions, to strengthen your capacity to adapt to different contexts, to attend lectures and visit companies. The international trip to San Francisco and Silicon Valley (U.S.) is a great opportunity for you to get in contact with top notch companies in the area like:

  • Google (and Youtube)
  • AirBnB
  • Electronic Arts
  • The Great Place to Work
  • DDM Advertising Agency
  • Gyro Communication Agency
  • Organge FAB
  • Sony
  • Startups
Note : Company visits change each year.

Professional mission
A professional mission in the form of an in-company internship of at least 4 months.

From mid-April to end December, you must complete an in-company internship of at least 4 months (though often lasting for 7-8 months). ESCP Europe assists you in locating internship opportunities and networking with companies.
The internship is an opportunity for practical application of the theoretical concepts learned from courses, with an eye to establishing a career. In many cases, corporate employers consider the internship as a trial period for a permanent position.  

The Corporate Relations Department

The Company Relations Department is dedicated to gather placement offers from many companies. The department also organises a series of fairs involving firms, giving you many opportunities to make contact.

Professional thesis
Writing and defending a professional thesis

The thesis is an applied research project in consultation with an academic advisor based on a professionally-oriented topic.
It is a chance for you to synthesise learned material through analysis of a particular corporate issue by using clear, detailed argumentation. The thesis marks the culmination of the degree and is orally presented to a committee at the end of the programme. It represents 30 of the total of 90 ECTS credits earned over the year.

Here are a few examples of thesis topics:
  • “Mergers & acquisitions in B2B: Key success factors in the integration phase”
  • “Fair trade: a French-US comparison of sustainable growth of two large organisations: Artisans du Monde and Ten Thousand Villagers”
Marta JUNCO – MSc in Digital Business Project Management & Consulting

Testimonial

Marta JUNCO
Auchan Retail España
Class of 2016

 

I studied the MSc in Digital Project Management & Consulting, and, even though I chose to go on with the Project Management track, the whole master taught me how to think in a broader way, tackling every part of any issue and being able to give better solutions to any problem, making the difference.

 

Master of Science (MSc) in
Digital Business Project Management & Consulting
Careers

 

Placement Report

Job Survey conducted among graduates from the class of 2016.

82%

are currently working
less than 3 months after graduation

67%

Work outside of
their country of origin

Salary

€35,000 average annual salary

Sectors

22%

Agribusiness/Energy

22%

Finance/Bank/Insurance

11%

Consulting

11%

Tourism

34%

Other

Career opportunities

  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Supply Chain Executive
  • Business Consultant
  • Strategy Consultant
  • Business Development
  • Manager
  • Digital Project Manager

Industries Hiring

Consulting – Fast Moving Consumer – Goods – Information Technology – Banking – Energy – Insurance – E-commerce

Mélanie ROUDAUT – MSc in Digital Business Project Management & Consulting - ESCP Europe

Testimonial

Mélanie ROUDAUT
Junior Consultant in Project Management at MI-GSO (Renault)
Class of 2016

 

ESCP Europe gave me the opportunity to learn how to work within multicultural teams and to deal with business cases I had no previous knowledge about. It enabled me to enhance my adaptability and open-mindedness which is essential in a fast moving and international business world. It also enabled me to know the company I am currently working for through a case study.

 

Master of Science (MSc) in
Digital Business Project Management & Consulting
Admissions

 

Requirements

  • A Bachelor or Master degree in any field of study
    Minimum 180 ECTS
  • Advanced English level: C1
    • TOEFL IBT: 100
    • TOEFL written: 600
    • TOEFL computer based: 250
    • IELTS: 7
  • 12 months of professional experience is recommended

Procedure

Applications are examined in the order of their arrival; they must be submitted as early as possible. We have rolling admissions. After the application package has been reviewed by the Admission Committee, the candidate will be notified whether he/she will be invited for the admission exam and individual interview.

Step 1: Application form

Applications are made online. Please ensure that you take plenty of time with this form and answer all the questions therein as fully and thoughtfully as possible.

The main elements of the application include:
  • Detailed professional experience
  • Personal statements (cover letter)
  • 2 letters of reference (online form available in the application) - at least one has to be from a professional experience
  • An updated CV
  • English language test result (if applicable)
  • Copies of passport and university transcripts and degrees.

Please ensure that all required supporting documents are scanned and uploaded during the online application process.

Please note: you will still need to bring the originals to your admission interview. For full details of the application requirements, please see the online application. An application fee of €130 is required to cover processing of the application.

Step 2: Personal Interview & Exams

Students holding a TAGE-MAGE or a GMAT score and a TOEFL or a TOEIC listening and reading score or IELTS score (taken within the last two years) do not take the ESCP Europe written tests and must submit a copy of the results of these tests in their application file.

Candidates living outside of France and wishing to take the TAGE MAGE must apply through the FNEGE - Fondation nationale pour l'enseignement de la gestion des entreprises - to take this test.

Students not holding the standardized tests have to take the ESCP Europe entrance tests (SHL Test).

Candidates whose written application and admission exam are accepted will be invited for an individual interview, which plays an essential role in assessing the abilities and motivation for joining the program. Interviews take place from February to September each year.

Step 3: Confirmation

Admission decisions are sent out by email and post within two weeks of the Admissions interview. 
From the moment of the notification, students have a maximum of 10 days to pay the registration fees and thus, confirm their place.

 

Admission Calendar

 

Rolling admissions

From October

Admission Sessions

From February to September

 

Specialised Master® in
Digital Business Project Management & Consulting
Fees & Financial

 

Application Fees

  • A payment of €130 for application fees payable to CCIP ESCP Europe.
    Please note that this is non-refundable.

Fees

The fees for the academic year 2019/2020 are set at €19,250 (for all students, both EU and non-EU).

Information on the payment methods for both the programme fees and application fee can be found in our online application form.

The programme tuition fees include:

  • In-class modules at ESCP Europe Madrid and Berlin campus
  • A tutor guided International Consultancy Project
  • Learning materials
  • Career orientation & workshops
  • International Seminar travel and accommodation expenses

Fees do not include:

Travel, accommodation and living costs for sessions in Madrid and Berlin are not included, nor meals or extra expenses during the International Seminar. 

Loans & Bursaries

A programme such as the MSc in Digital Business Project Management & Consulting is perhaps the most significant investment that you will make in your professional life and your future. Below are some options to help fund your time at ESCP Europe.

BBVA

Offers two loan options for ESCP Europe students

Option 1: Master and Courses Loan
  • Loan holder: student or parent
  • Maximum amount: up to € 75,000
  • Interest rate: Euribor + 4%
  • Repayment period: up to 8 years
  • Fixed Opening Commission: 1,50%
Option 2: Master Blue Loan
  • Loan holder: student or parent
  • Maximum amount: up to € 50,000
  • Interest rate: First 6 months (Euribor + 0%), rest period (Euribor + 6%)
  • Repayment period: up to 10 years
  • Total lack of capital and interests: up to 24 months

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Banco Sabadell

Highlights of the ESCP Europe´s agreement with Banco Sabadell offers two ways of financing our degrees:

  • Tuition loan. Interest-free, short-term loan of up to 18,000€, to be repaid in 12 months
  • Loan. Long-term loan  to be repaid in a maximum of 10 years following the loan applications.

Bank Sabadell reserves the right to refuse the loan if, at the time of submission of the loan application, any circumstances pertaining the person(s) applying for the loan come to light that could alter the decision regarding whether to grant the loan.

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FUNED-CONACYT Scholarship

Provide complementary financial aid and scholarships for Mexican students who wish to pursue their master ́s degree abroad in top ranked universities. 
Students obtain: FUNED Financing + CONACYT Scholarship + ESCP Europe Scholarship. 

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Fundación Carolina

Postgraduate scholarships aimed at training in Spain national graduates of a Latin American country, member of the Ibero-American Community of Nations, or of Portugal, with academic or professional capacity supported by an outstanding curriculum.

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Important

Any decisions regarding the loan itself are made by the banks in question and ESCP Europe does not have any say over or responsibility for their final decision. 
Conditions and requirements set by each bank and/or institution; students are responsible to go over this directly with them. ESCP Europe does not guarantee that the loans will be granted.