Master of Science (MSc) in Strategy and Digital Business | ESCP Europe

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Master of Science (MSc) in
Strategy and Digital Business
Lead a digital business in a globalized world

Objectives of the programme

Right now, most businesses are going through a profound and wrenching change in how and what they sell. Often called the digital transformation, this tectonic shift in the sources of economic value may be the most significant economic event of our time. This degree will give you the tools and insights you need to play an important role in this changing world.

The Master in Strategy and Digital Business offers a unique mix of theoretical insights and practical experience in digital business. The two-year, full-time programme equips you with the digital skills you need, including programming, to understand this new economic landscape.

By the time you graduate, you will gain the three skills experts say will be most in demand in the job market in 2020: strategic thinking, complex problem solving, and decision making.  

Students at ESCP Europe - Berlin campus

Quantitative thinkers welcome here

If you have a degree in economics, social or natural sciences, or engineering, and an interest in strategy and entrepreneurship, the Master in Strategy and Digital Business is the right programme for you.

Careers

Since the 1960s, computing power has doubled roughly every two years, and there is still no end in sight. Today, as machines learn to talk to each other and with us, that process continues. Changes that were once felt only within technology companies are now touching almost every organization in the world. Yet as powerful as the machines have become, they still need to be led. The Master in Strategy and Digital Business is designed to train you to be a leader in this exciting new epoch.

 

European Academic Director


Philip MEISSNER - ESCP Europe Faculty

Prof. Dr. Philip MEISSNER

Professor in Department of Management

PhD in Business Administration
German Academic Qualification for Ph.D. Supervisor
He heads the Chair of Strategic Management and Decision Making.
Research areas: Behavioral Strategy and Scenario-based Planning

About ESCP Europe's 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.

 

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Master of Science (MSc) in
Strategy and Digital Business
Curriculum

Develop core competencies for our digital age

The Master in Strategy and Digital Business (120 ECTS) will give you the background you need to manage a 21st century business.

In the Strategy and Digital Business programme, students learn both the theory and practice of technology management, strategic thinking, complex problem solving, and decision making. Through a combination of classroom study and field work, you will acquire the skills and insights you need to be a leader in this exciting time.

In the first term, you’ll study strategy and management. You’ll even participate in a hackathon and learn first-hand why they have become such a powerful tool for digital businesses. In your second term, you’ll study in Paris, learning how to do business with China, which is rapidly emerging as a core competency in our digital age.

A two-year full-time programme

The programme begins in September and is organised as follow:

Course Modules

You have to be proficient in English to follow these courses.

Strategy
  • Strategic Management
  • International Management
Advanced Strategy
  • International Marketing
  • International Strategic Innovation
  • Financial Decision Making
Coding
  • Foundations of Coding
  • Hackathon
Disruptive Skills
  • Doing Business with China
  • Start-up School
  • TED Talk Seminar
  • Business Plan Writing
Entrepreneurial Knowledge
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
Foundations of Management
  • Global Entrepreneurship
  • Managing Emerging Technologies
  • Problem Solving and Communication
  • Intercultural Management
Electives
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Design Thinking
  • Digital Marketing
  • Ethics of AI
Research
Skills

Company Consultancy Projects
Experiential learning

You will accomplish a Company Consultancy Project during the MSc in Strategy and Digital Business, which allows you to put into practice the concepts acquired in the classroom. The projects provide students with collaborative and intercultural work experience on a case provided by a company.

In groups of 4-5, students are expected to perform an in-depth analysis and make recommendations for actions that can realistically be implemented by the company.
At the heart of the programme, the Company Consultancy Projects are a key element of the programme that enables students to get to know a sector or a specific function. They require significant commitment and focus from the students.

Through the Company Consultancy Project, students learn how to work efficiently as a team, and hone their skills in:

  • Project planning and management
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Development of hypotheses and recommendations
  • Customer service
  • Public speaking and presentations

Throughout the project, tutoring is provided by an ESCP Europe professor.


Students learn how to approach an issue with a critical mindset, and how to react swiftly in unexpected situations with a creative and open-minded attitude.
 

Professional mission
A professional mission in the form of an in-company internship of at least 3 months.

From May to July of the second year, students must complete an in-company internship of at least 3 months. The internship is an opportunity for practical application of the theoretical concepts learned from courses, with an eye to establishing a career.

The Corporate Relations Department

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

Professional thesis
Writing and defending a professional thesis

Starting in February of the second year, you must draft a professional thesis in consultation with an ESCP Europe Professor, which is based on the course Research Methods (term 4). The topic chosen is approved beforehand by an academic advisor. The thesis is defended orally to a committee between June and July. This individual applied research project is an essential part of the programme since it leads to in-depth analysis. It represents 20 of the total of 120 ECTS credits earned over the two years.

 

 

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Master of Science (MSc) in
Strategy and Digital Business
Admissions

 

Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS
  • A university background preferably in economics; interest in strategy and entrepreneurship
  • Fluency in English: TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS scores or English test on campus
  • Work experience not required (if given, maximum 2 years)

 

Procedure

Step 1: Application form

Applications are made online. After having created your account, please choose "Master - Master of Sciences" in the "Admission" section.

Admission process

To apply for the Master in Strategy and Digital Business Programme you have to submit the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation (half page)
  • Photocopy of passport or identity card
  • Your resume (curriculum vitae)
  • Transcripts of records of all years of higher education (certified copies) and current weighted average mark and/or expected final grade
  • Bachelor degree - if you hold it already - original or certified copy

Optional:

  • The score on a standardized English language test, dated no later than 2 years ago
  • GMAT score (only mandatory for the online application process - see below)

Step 2: Personal Interview

Tests and personal interview at the Berlin Campus

Candidates who meet the requirements will be invited to the admission test at the Berlin Campus. The test consists of:

  • Online verbal and numerical logic test (you will find more information and examples here)
  • Individual interview
  • English test: written, oral
    Applicants whose first language is English or who provide the result of a standardized language test not older than two years are exempt - TOEFL written 600; TOEFL IBT 100; TOEFL computer based 250; IELTS 7

​In exceptional circumstances, e.g. for students living outside of Europe, we offer an online interview:
Applicants will be tested in the same fields. Therefore - in addition to a video interview with the applicant - we require a GMAT test result* and the score of a standardized English language test (if English is not the first language).
*should you not be able to provide a GMAT result in time please contact us.

Step 3: Confirmation

Candidates will be admitted on rolling base.

 

Admission Calendar

Admission intakes are now open for the academic year in September 2019. For more information on the next application deadlines and admission days, please contact Theresa Voigt, Programme Manager for the Master in Strategy and Digital Business.

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Master of Science (MSc) in
Strategy and Digital Business
Fees & Financial

 

Application Fees

  • The application fees are set at €130.

Fees

A payment of €24,500 is due for the two-year programme. For applications that are submitted before 31 March 2019 we grant an early bird discount.

The fees are invoiced in four instalments and are due as follows:

  • First instalment: four weeks after admission
  • Second instalment: 1 Sep 2019
  • Third instalment: 1 Jan 2020
  • Fourth instalment: 1 Jun 2020

Funding and Scholarships

Please contact us for information about financing your studies.

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Master of Science (MSc) in International Sales Management (Sales 4.0)

Learning about sales as well as general marketing and management techniques in a globalized, multipolar and digitalized world...

icone-entry-level-2
MSc (Master of Sciences)
2 years
icone-training-1
Full-time
English

Berlin

Paris