Master 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 Master 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 designed for anyone who wants to:

  • Develop a deep understanding of how major frontier technologies work, as well as their business, economic and social impacts.
  • Obtain the right skills to become future leaders and executives, being able to manage both people and machines, as well as business and technology staff.
  • 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.
  • Be able to hold different roles and career opportunities at the intersection of business and frontier technologies.

 

Scientific Director


Terence TSE - ESCP Europe

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.

 

Master in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership

at a glance

Duration

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

A Holistic Digital Industry Overview

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

Two Specialisation Tracks

Financial Services and Industry & Automation, including a Company Consultancy Project with an organisation in the selected area of specialisation

Digital Placement (internship / full-time job)

Minimum 4 months


Netexplo Certification

Online ’Digital Transformation Facilitator’ training programme

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Master in
Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
Curriculum

The Master in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership is specifically designed to provide students with a deep understanding of how frontier technologies work, as well as their business, economic and social impacts.

90 Total
ECTS credits for the
Master in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership

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
Workshops
  • Communication Skills
  • Social Media Technology
  • Change Management
TERM 2 – January-March (Specialisation term)
London Campus
Track 1: Financial Services
  • Financial Markets, Institutions & Regulations
  • Fintech
  • Company Consultancy Project
Track 2: Industry & Automation
  • Operations Strategy & Management in the Age of the “Connected Everything”
  • Automation, Robotics & Flexible Manufacturing Technologies
  • Company Consultancy Project
Netexplo Self-study Online Course
  • Both tracks: Online ‘Digital Transformation Facilitator‘ Training Programme
TERM 3 – April-June
Paris Campus
Cognitive Skills & Leadership
  • Social, Political & Ethical Dimensions in Digital Transformation
  • Leadership & Cultural and Emotional Intelligence
Digital Technologies
  • Business of Frontier Technologies II
  • Big Data & Business Analytics
Transformation Management
  • Digital Transformation & Business Strategy
  • Big Data & Business Analytics
Transformation Management
  • Management of Digital Transformation
Workshops
  • Entrepreneurs’ workshop
  • Makers’ workshop
  • Agile Management
TERM 4 – July-September
Anywhere in the World

Industry Research Report

TERM 5 – October-April (Professional Experience)
Anywhere in the World

Digital Placement (minimum 4 months)

Company Consultancy Project
Experiential learning

The Company Consultancy Project (CCP) is a key and integrated part of the programme, designed to provide students with an opportunity to apply everything they learn in a selected area of specialisation (Financial Services or Automation & Industry).

The CCP results in a series of recommendations that the company can implement to meet the strategic challenge at hand. The company sponsor receives a comprehensive written report and the conclusions of the project are presented to an academic jury.

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.

Professional Thesis
Writing and defending an Industry Research Report

Students are required to complete a Master thesis which, in some cases, may be completed in partnership with a sponsor organisation.

The thesis is an individual Industry Research Project for the Master degree and must be approximately 12,000 words. It is a theory/praxis-driven investigation into a relevant business or management issue. Each student conducts the thesis under the supervision of a faculty member.

Students are encouraged from the start of the programme to think about a topic for their thesis. Master theses are processed and managed jointly by the Programme Office team and the Programme Director.

# The master thesis requirement enables students to:

  • Develop skills in problem identification and formulation
  • Select appropriate research methods
  • Plan a complex piece of work
  • Collect and interpret relevant data
  • Carry out a critical analysis and formulate recommendations

Master in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership

at a glance

Duration

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

A Holistic Digital Industry Overview

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

Two Specialisation Tracks

Financial Services and Industry & Automation, including a Company Consultancy Project with an organisation in the selected area of specialisation

Digital Placement (internship / full-time job)

Minimum 4 months


Netexplo Certification

Online ’Digital Transformation Facilitator’ training programme

Netexplo logo, certification programme

Master in
Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
Admissions

Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in any discipline, preferably in Business, IT or Engineering
  • A minimum of 18 months of professional experience (this may include internships, voluntary work and part-time jobs)
  • 2 reference letters
  • Photocopy of passport or ID
  • Advanced English level: C1

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

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 Europe 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

5 December 2018
23 January 2019
13 March 2019
24 April 2019
5 June 2019
31 July 2019
21 August 2019

*Application deadlines are subject to change. Please contact the admissions team for the most recent dates. All interview will be arranged on an individual basis.

Master in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership

at a glance

Duration

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

A Holistic Digital Industry Overview

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

Two Specialisation Tracks

Financial Services and Industry & Automation, including a Company Consultancy Project with an organisation in the selected area of specialisation

Digital Placement (internship / full-time job)

Minimum 4 months


Netexplo Certification

Online ’Digital Transformation Facilitator’ training programme

Netexplo logo, certification programme

Master in
Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
Fees & Financials

  • Tuition fees for the programme are set at £20,700 (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.

Master in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership

at a glance

Duration

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

A Holistic Digital Industry Overview

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

Two Specialisation Tracks

Financial Services and Industry & Automation, including a Company Consultancy Project with an organisation in the selected area of specialisation

Digital Placement (internship / full-time job)

Minimum 4 months


Netexplo Certification

Online ’Digital Transformation Facilitator’ training programme

Netexplo logo, certification programme