MSc in
Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
Become a future digital leader ready to tackle any business challenges related to digital transformation & frontier technologies.

Programme Objectives

The ability to embrace digital transformation and put it to work is becoming ever more important. In a fast-changing marketplace characterised by the drive towards the Industry 4.0, digital transformation demands a new way of working and not just new technology. Just as essential as technological know-how is leadership.

The MSc in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership is specifically designed to help participants prepare for key roles in the management of business innovation, allowing them to meet the increasingly important yet complex business challenges related to digital transformation and frontier technologies.

Taking a non-traditional business education approach while maintaining academic rigour, this degree is well positioned to help you attain a deep understanding of the business impact of technologies, preparing you to hit the ground running in the digital transformation and technology setting when you graduate.

WHO IS THIS PROGRAMME FOR?

This master programme is the right choice if you want to:

  • Develop a deep understanding of how major frontier technologies work, as well as their business, economic, and social impacts.
  • Get the right mix of business intelligence and digital skill sets to become future leaders and executives, being able to manage both people and machines.
  • Gain a competitive edge in the digitalisation or digital transformation environments.
  • Manage digital business processes and acquire the knowledge and skills needed to support digital transformation initiatives.
  • Develop new thinking and insights into how to lead and thrive in the digital era.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This programme is driven by employment trends and will suit individuals who are looking to enter strategic and holistic roles related to technologies across many industries. 

The programme would be suitable for anyone considering a career in: 

  • Digital Transformation
  • Consulting
  • Project Management
  • Digital Strategy
  • Business/Market Analysis
  • Innovation
  • Technology Management
  • Change Management
  • Entrepreneurship 

 

Scientific Director


Terence TSE - ESCP

Terence TSE

Associate Professor of Finance

Dr Terence Tse is the co-founder of Nexus FrontierTech, an artificial intelligence studio. In 2017, he authored a bestselling book ‘Understanding How the Future Unfolds: Using DRIVE to Harness the Power of Today’s Megatrends’, as well as ‘Corporate Finance: The Basics’. He was then nominated for the Thinkers50, the most prestigious award in business thought leadership. Key areas of expertise: Corporate Finance, Mega Trends & Artificial Intelligence-Driven Solutions.

 

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MSc in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
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Duration

12 months of studies plus 4-6 months for Digital Placement completion

A Holistic Digital Technology Industry Overview

Providing participants with key skills and knowledge across the following new technology landscapes: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, 3D Printing, Internet of Things, Social Media, Blockchain and Robotics

Two Specialisation Tracks

Financial Services and Industry & Automation

Company Consultancy Project

12-week-long project during term 2 in London

Digital Placement (internship / full-time job)

Minimum 4 months

 

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MSc in
Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
Curriculum

The skills, knowledge and mindset acquired during the programme will prepare you to enter fast-changing business environments with the essential competencies in managing and leading digital transformation.
The MSc in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership curriculum is designed to fulfil four main objectives:

Cognitive skills & Leadership

Develop the key skills and competencies required for the future of work in the digital era, where certain human qualities play an increasingly important role.

Digital Technologies

Get a thorough understanding of digital technologies and what impact frontier technologies have on different business operations.

Transformation Management

Obtain the critical business survival kit by examining the various management tools and techniques in running transformation programmes

Professional Development

Get practical experience in managing real-life digital transformation projects.

A one-year, full-time programme

The programme begins in September and is organised as follows:

Course Modules

TERM 1 – September-December
London Campus
Cognitive Skills & Leadership
  • Megatrends: Understanding How the Future Unfolds
  • Creative Thinking
Digital Technologies
  • Business of Frontier Technologies I
  • Industry 4.0
Transformation Management
  • Digital Transformation & Business Strategy
  • Change Management
Professional Development 
  • Seminar in Marketing
  • Seminar in Financial Management
  • Workshops*
  • Company Visits & Conferences
  • Optional French Language Classes (Beginner/Intermediate)

*Workshop examples include: Personal Transformation; Social Media Technology; Growth Hacking; Customer Experience; Gamification in Workplace; Agile Management; Running Workshops. All workshops are subject to change year on year. 

TERM 2 – January-March (Specialisation term)
London Campus
Cognitive Skills & Leadership
  • Megatrends: Understanding How the Future Unfolds II
  • Leadership & Cultural and Emotional Intelligence
Digital Technologies
  • Big Data & Business Analytics
  • NetExplo online 'Digital Transformation Facilitator' Certification
Professional Development

*Workshop examples include: Personal Transformation; Social Media Technology; Growth Hacking; Customer Experience; Gamification in Workplace; Agile Management; Running Workshops. All workshops are subject to change year on year. 

+ A choice of one specialisation track
  • Track 1: Financial Services
    • Financial Markets, Institutions & Regulations
    • Fintech
  • Track 2: Industry & Automation
    • Operations Strategy & Management in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
    • Automation, Robotics & Flexible Manufacturing Technologies
TERM 3 – April-June
Paris Campus
Cognitive Skills & Leadership
  • Social, Political & Ethical Dimensions in Digital Transformation
Digital Technologies
  • Business of Frontier Technologies II
Transformation Management
  • Management in the Era of Digital Transformation
  • Management of the Digital Transformation Processes
  • Project Management
Professional Development
  • Workshops*
  • Dassault Systemes Campus visit
  • Career Development Sessions
  • L'Oreal 'Big Picture' Project (upon selection, limited spaces)
*Workshop examples include: Personal Transformation; Social Media Technology; Growth Hacking; Customer Experience; Gamification in Workplace; Agile Management; Running Workshops. All workshops are subject to change year on year. 
TERM 4-5 – July-September
Anywhere in the World

Industry Research Report
Digital Placement (internship / direct employment)

  • Minimum 4 months

Company Consultancy Project
Experiential learning

The Company Consultancy Project is one of the key elements of the programme. It will enable you to work hands-on, addressing digital- related business problem for a real company.

These 12-week-long projects provide you with collaborative and intercultural work experience on a case provided by a company. In groups of 4-5, teams are expected to perform an in-depth analysis and make recommendations for actions that can realistically be implemented by the company.

You will learn how to approach an issue with a critical mindset, manage the expectations of the client and your team members, as well as how to react swiftly in unexpected situations with a creative and open-minded attitude. Throughout the project, your team will be guided by a tutor to ensure quality and timely delivery of results.

Professional Mission
Digital Placement in the form of an in-company internship or direct employment of at least 4 months.

From October to April students must complete their Digital Placements - an in-company internship or a direct employment of 4-6 months.

The Digital Placement is an opportunity for students to apply their leadership and management skills in practice, as well as deepen the understanding digital technologies, transformation management and business strategy by doing.

Industry Research Report
A practical consulting, think-tank format industry report, focusing on a specific area of digital transformation

Students on the MSc in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership programme are required to complete a industry research report which, in some cases, may be completed in partnership with a sponsor organisation.

This is an individual piece of work that is required for a successful completion of this master degree. The report should resemble a consulting report on a specific area of digital transformation, ranging from changes to the nature of workplaces to the development and implications of a specific technology in a specific industry or company. You are free to choose your topic.

The report is presented to and assessed by an academic jury, including a member of Faculty. Each report is supervised and guided by a member of Faculty or an expert in the relevant field.

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MSc in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
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Duration

12 months of studies plus 4-6 months for Digital Placement completion

A Holistic Digital Technology Industry Overview

Providing participants with key skills and knowledge across the following new technology landscapes: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, 3D Printing, Internet of Things, Social Media, Blockchain and Robotics

Two Specialisation Tracks

Financial Services and Industry & Automation

Company Consultancy Project

12-week-long project during term 2 in London

Digital Placement (internship / full-time job)

Minimum 4 months

 

Company Partners

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MSc in
Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
Admissions

IMPORTANT

The 2020/21 academic year will start on 28th September. Classes will be delivered on campus and/or online in accordance with national government recommendations. Admitted candidates will receive further information by email.

The admission teams are working hard to maintain admission exam schedules as originally planned, in light of the special circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the time-being, candidates are advised to remain focused and proceed as normal. We are doing everything possible to minimise the impact the current circumstances will have, while continuing to maintain the highest health standards.

Our teams will remain available to reply to your questions, and will be in touch as soon as new information becomes available.

Requirements

  • Bachelor degree or Masters in any discipline (preferably 240 ECTS)
  • A minimum of 18 months of professional experience (including internships), preferably in areas related to technology, business or management
  • 2 reference letters
  • Motivation letter
  • Photocopy of passport or ID
  • Advanced English level: C1

If you are unable to submit some of the required documents on time due to COVID-19, please get in touch with our recruitment team to find a convenient solution.

FLUENCY IN ENGLISH

For non-native English speakers, we require the following minimum scores:

  • TOEFL IBT: 100
  • TOEFL written: 600
  • TOEFL computer based: 250
  • IELTS: 7

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Procedure

STEP 1: APPLICATION FORM

Applications are treated on a first-come, first-served basis.

As places on the course are limited, we therefore advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

Applications are made online. The following supporting documents must be submitted with your online application:

  • A copy of your previous transcripts from all degrees to date*
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Photocopy of your passport or ID
  • Language test certificates (if applicable)
  • Two reference letters

*We will only accept original documents in ESCP campus languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish, German or Polish).

STEP 2: ADMISSION TESTS AND INTERVIEWS

If your application has been successful, you will be invited to attend the second stage of the process - the admissions interview. During this, candidates must convince the selection committee of his/her abilities and motivation.

Admission tests and interviews will operate with rolling deadlines between November and August for the September intake.

Results will be posted to candidates within approximately three weeks.

STEP 3: CONFIRMATION

Applicants who are offered a place must confirm their acceptance in writing by the deadline indicated in the offer letter. A non-refundable deposit of £3,000 is required to secure a place on the programme once admission has been granted. This first deposit is deductible from the first instalment of the overall programme fees.

Application Deadlines*

20 November 2019
24 January 2020
6 March 2020
17 April 2020
17 May 2020
14 June 2020
12 July 2020
5 August 2020
1 September 2020**

*Application deadlines are subject to change. Please contact the admissions team for the most recent dates. All interviews will be arranged on an individual basis.
**Due to the time required to attain a Short Term Study Visa, this deadline is available to EU candidates only.

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MSc in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
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Duration

12 months of studies plus 4-6 months for Digital Placement completion

A Holistic Digital Technology Industry Overview

Providing participants with key skills and knowledge across the following new technology landscapes: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, 3D Printing, Internet of Things, Social Media, Blockchain and Robotics

Two Specialisation Tracks

Financial Services and Industry & Automation

Company Consultancy Project

12-week-long project during term 2 in London

Digital Placement (internship / full-time job)

Minimum 4 months

 

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MSc in
Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
Fees & Financials

  • Tuition fees for the programme are set at £21,500 (all students, EU and non-EU). Travel and accommodation costs are not covered by the fees.
  • There is an application fee of 130 for all applicants. Please note that the application fee is non-refundable.

Tuition fees may be subject to change.
For more information on the payment methods, please contact the admissions team.

ESCP Scholarships

The MSc in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership programme offers a variety of scholarships to support student journeys to becoming digital leaders of tomorrow. Currently we offer four scholarship categories, all worth up to £5,000:

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, you must be admitted to the programme and meet the individual category requirements outlined in each application form.

All candidates are advised to apply within 4 weeks of receiving their offer.

Although it is possible to apply for several scholarship categories, we strongly recommend focusing your effort on one (maximum two) applications. In cases of multiple successful applications, please be aware that the cumulative amount awarded will be capped at £5,000.

If you have any further questions regarding the scholarships, please contact our admissions team.

FUNED-CONACYT Scholarship for Mexican students

FUNED-CONACYT provide a 20% tuition fee scholarship for Mexican students who wish to pursue their master degree abroad in top-ranked universities. Please note that this scholarship cannot be cumulative with ESCP Scholarships.

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MSc in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
at a glance

Duration

12 months of studies plus 4-6 months for Digital Placement completion

A Holistic Digital Technology Industry Overview

Providing participants with key skills and knowledge across the following new technology landscapes: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, 3D Printing, Internet of Things, Social Media, Blockchain and Robotics

Two Specialisation Tracks

Financial Services and Industry & Automation

Company Consultancy Project

12-week-long project during term 2 in London

Digital Placement (internship / full-time job)

Minimum 4 months

 

Company Partners

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Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
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MSc in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
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Duration

12 months of studies plus 4-6 months for Digital Placement completion

A Holistic Digital Technology Industry Overview

Providing participants with key skills and knowledge across the following new technology landscapes: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, 3D Printing, Internet of Things, Social Media, Blockchain and Robotics

Two Specialisation Tracks

Financial Services and Industry & Automation

Company Consultancy Project

12-week-long project during term 2 in London

Digital Placement (internship / full-time job)

Minimum 4 months

 

Company Partners

Dassault Systemes Logo
Bouygues Construction United Kingdom Logo