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

Objectives

The specialisation in Digital Project Management & Consulting is part of the Master Degree (DEAMIE)*

In the era of hybrid working and virtual teams, companies around the world are on the lookout for talented graduates, often trained as consulting strategists or global project managers, to lead strategic initiatives in a challenging, constantly changing and unusuallycompetitive global working environment. The MSc in Digital Project Management & Consulting equips students with the required tools for a successful career in a competitive, global and largely reconfigured workplace in which digital technologies play a central role.

Our teaching philosophy, “learning-by-doing”, combines a management curriculum and an international seminar with real business cases, live case studies and the Digital Consulting Project (DCP). This combination enhances students’ development experience through a hands-on approach with our partner companies. This international specialisation comprises three terms of intensive courses at the Madrid and Berlin campuses and one term of professional experience to complete the master thesis and a company internship. The MSc is designed to be the first step toward a successful and international professional management career. 

Key aspects of the MSc

  • A university-level specialisation leading to an official Master degree in France, Diplôme d’Etudes Avancé en Management International des Entreprises (DEAMIE), and an ESCP diploma, the MSc in Digital Project Management & Consulting
  • A multicampus programme that brings together leading professional perspectives and intercultural experiences
  • An International Seminar
  • A “learning by doing” approach focused on your professional skills, network and international career development 
  • A personalised experience involving research-oriented faculty, practitioner–academics, and cross-disciplinary professionals

 

Class Profile 2023

  • Business & Administration: 63%
  • Finance & Economy: 16%
  • Science Engineering: 13%
  • Humanity & Arts: 8%

18

nationalities

25 years old

average age

71%

women

29%

men


Teresa Ko CHEN – MSc in Digital Business Project Management & Consulting - ESCPThe 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, digital consulting projects but, especially, my professors and classmates who with their diverse backgrounds and nationalities made the experience at ESCP 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 International Seminar with real business cases, live case studies and the Digital International Consulting Project (DCP). This combination enhances students’ development experience through a hands-on approach with our partner companies.

Scientific Director


Petros Chamakiotis - ESCP

Petros CHAMAKIOTIS

Associate Professor in Department of Management

PhD in Management (Information Systems) from the University of Bath
Research areas: Connectivity, digital health, digital platforms, hybrid working, online collaboration, online communities, virtual teams

Executive Director


Javier BARBERO - ESCP

Javier BARBERO

Adjunct Professor

MSc in Aerospace Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM)
Research areas: Data Science, Design Thinking, Entrepreneurship, Dron Operations and Proptech

About the Master Degree (DEAMIE)*

« Diplôme d'Études Avancées en Management International des Entreprises » (DEAMIE)
Joining this full-time Master of Science corresponds to the determination to pursue a defined professional project and gives young graduates and young executives 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 globalised world.
Students will obtain 1 degree: the French Master degree (DEAMIE) and 1 diploma: MSc in Digital Project Management & Consulting. 

*This is a university level specialisation leading to an official degree in France.

ESCP is a Premier Authorized Training Partner by Project Management Institute (PMI®)
ESCP is an Authorized Training Partner by Project Management Institute (PMI)

2023 Class profile

38 participants 18 nationalities

71% female 29% male Average age: 25

43.5% Council 13% IT & Digital 4,3%Hospitality

4,3% E-commerce 34,8 Others

All academic backgrounds are welcome!

 

Within the specialisation, 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).

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

Our programme targets your expertise

The MSc in Digital Project Management & Consulting specialisation (180 ECTS) will train you to manage projects in an international business context

The specialisation 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 MSc offers you the option to acquire a specialisation 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 four terms. You have to be proficient in English to follow these courses.

NOTE: ESCP is committed to delivering the curriculum as is, unless external circumstances (such as the COVID-19 pandemic) are in the way, in which case(s) we will develop alternatives to deliver the programmes’s learning objectives.
 

A full-time programme

The programme begins in October and is organised as follow:

Core Courses - Term 1
Jul-Sep: Candidates with < 240 ECTS previous degree (or equivalent)

These six modules are compulsory only for candidates with less than 240ECTS (or equivalent)

They run in an online format between July and September prior to the campus terms. Candidates may be exempted from attending these modules based on their previous working experience (3 years required). See Admission Tab for more information.

Core Management
  • Economics                                                        
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Statistics for Management
  • Leadership

Course Modules - Terms 2 & 3
Oct-Dec: Madrid campus| Jan- June: Madrid & Berlin campus

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

Term 2
Oct-Dec – Madrid
Core Courses
  • Project Management in Practice
  • Leading Virtual Projects
  • Consulting Methods
  • Digital Business Transformation
Management & Functional Areas
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Organisational Design
Case Studies & Workshops
  • Live Case Study: Telecom Company
 
Skills Development
  • Data Analytics
  • Consulting: The Skills You Need to Get Hired
Project Management Track
  • Human Resource Management
  • Project Management Tools
Consulting Track
  • Negotiation
  • Quantitative and Analytical Methods
Term 3
Jan-June – Madrid, Online & Berlin
Core Courses
  • Sustainability Management
  • Research Methodology Seminar
  • Digital Portfolio Management
  • Agile Project Management
  • Case Studies in International Management
  • Competing in the Era of Digital Platforms
 
Management and Functional Areas
  • Robots and AI in Business
 
Skills Development
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Master Thesis Lab
Case Studies and Workshops
  • Digital Consulting Project
  • Digital Talks
  • Project Management Business Game
  • Applied AI Workshop
  • Live Case Study: Blockchain
  • International Study Seminar
Project Management Track
  • Live Case Study: Project Management
Consulting Track
  • Live Case Study: Consulting Firm
Elective
  • Advanced Finance for Project Management
  • CAPM or PMP Certification by PMI
  • Machine Learning
  • Creativity & Design Thinking
Berlin (June)
  • Supply Chain Management & Industry 4.0
  • Digital Entrepreneurship & Business Planning
  • introduction to Data Science
Term 4
Jul-Dec - All over the World
professionalisation

International Seminar: Term 3
Mar-Apr: Meet and network with professionals in the field

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 seminar 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.

"Even though the International Seminar usually takes place in Silicon Valley, ESCP reserves the right to change the destination due to force majeure reasons or for an improvement in the academic results ensuring standards in quality and attractiveness as well”.

The possible obtaining of the necessary permits to obtain the corresponding visa for the country of destination of the International Seminar will be the sole responsibility of the student, and a negative result will not give rise to any claim against ESCP. Obtaining and/or arranging for such permits shall be at the student's own risk.

Profesionnal Mission - Term 4
Jul-Dec: A professional experience of 4 months minimum anywhere in the world

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 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.

Master Thesis - Term 4
Jul-Dec: Writing and defending a Master 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 17 of the total of 120 ECTS credits earned over the year.

During this time, students will also participate in a mandatory Research Seminar held by an ESCP professor. This seminar represents 3 ECTS credits of the total 120 earned over this academic 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”

Learn The Spanish Language
Spanish immersion course

As an international business school, ESCP Madrid campus welcomes students from all over the world and invites them to get familiarized with our Spanish culture by learning Spanish before starting the MSc programme.

We believe that the more Spanish the students speak, the easier they will find it to integrate into Spanish society and the more they will get out of their stay in Madrid. So, unless the students are a native or advanced Spanish speaker, we strongly recommend that they take this opportunity to work on their Spanish before they start the Master programme.

Students do not need to speak Spanish to enrol in the MSc programme as all courses are offered in English.However, some knowledge of Spanish can be useful to enjoy the full ESCP learning experience, become professionally bicultural and optimize networking with Spanish and Latin America students and alumni. This is why ESCP Madrid campus offers a Spanish Immersion course which is included in the tuition fee.

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.

Note: The information contained herein is subject to change.

ESCP is a Premier Authorized Training Partner by Project Management Institute (PMI®)
ESCP is an Authorized Training Partner by Project Management Institute (PMI)

2023 Class profile

38 participants 18 nationalities

71% female 29% male Average age: 25

43.5% Council 13% IT & Digital 4,3%Hospitality

4,3% E-commerce 34,8 Others

All academic backgrounds are welcome!

 

Within the specialisation, 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).

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

Placement Report

Job Survey conducted among graduates from the Digital Project Management & Consulting specialisation class of 2021.

 

100% 
are employed

55%

were employed
before graduation

45%

were employed 3 to 6 months
after graduation

73%

have a job
with an international dimension

Salary

€41,861 average starting annual salary

€6,392.86 average annual bonus

Sectors

45%

Consulting

18%

Real Estate

10%

Information Technology
(Excluding service providers)

9%

Automobile/Rail/Main Transport/Aeronautics

18%

Other

Career opportunities

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

Companies Hiring

Spectrum – Everis – Wavestone – Siemens Healthineers – PwC – NESTLE – Steiner SA....

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

Testimonial

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

 

ESCP 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.

 

ESCP is a Premier Authorized Training Partner by Project Management Institute (PMI®)
ESCP is an Authorized Training Partner by Project Management Institute (PMI)

2023 Class profile

38 participants 18 nationalities

71% female 29% male Average age: 25

43.5% Council 13% IT & Digital 4,3%Hospitality

4,3% E-commerce 34,8 Others

All academic backgrounds are welcome!

 

Within the specialisation, 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).

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

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor or Master degree in any discipline;
    Minimum 240ECTS previously acquired at Higher Education Institutions;
    or
    Minimum 180 ECTS for some candidates who add value to the group. We will only consider under this derogation students from prestigious institutions and/or excellent academic performance and/or first professional experience.
  • Advanced English level *: C1
    • TOEFL IBT: 95
    • TOEFL written: 600
    • TOEFL computer based: 250
    • IELTS: 7
    • TOEIC: 945
    • Cambridge: C1 level
  • 12 months of professional experience is recommended

Note: Due to accreditation regulations, students starting with less than 240 ECTS need to obtain an additional 30 ECTS at ESCP Business School. The school will offer additional course options for those students. The corresponding fee for these ECTS is 3,200€

*If your bachelor’s degree was taught entirely in English, you do not need to take an English exam, but send a certificate from your university stating that your bachelor’s was taught entirely in English.

Procedure

Applications are examined in the order of their arrival; they must be submitted as early as possible. We have rolling admissions and limited seats available in each programme. After the application package has been reviewed by the Admission Committee, the candidate will be notified whether he/she will be invited for the final 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:
  • A copy of a Bachelor or Master diploma OR certificate of enrollment for current Bachelor studies. (English or Spanish)
  • A copy of your grade transcripts covering all years of university study or the years done so far. (English or Spanish)
  • Copy of passport
  • An updated CV in English
  • Motivational letter in English
  • Two recommendation letters (English or Spanish). At least one must come from a professional background.
  • Official English certificate (if applicable). Exemptions may be granted if you have studied fully in English for three or more years. If your studies were not in an English-speaking country, please apply with a medium of instruction confirmation letter from your university to be considered for exemption.

Optional:

  • If you do not have an official English certificate obtained within the last 2 years, you will be invited to take the ESCP English Proficiency Test, which is completely online.

Remember that you need to submit all the required documents, including English test results, before the application deadline, so if you need to take the ESCP English test, make sure you send your application well before the application deadline to have enough time to complete it.

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

Please note: for full details of the application requirements, please see the online application. An application fee of €130 is required to cover the processing of the application.

Step 2: Personal Interview & Exam

Students holding an official English score (taken within the last two years) are waived to take the ESCP English Proficiency test and must submit a copy of the result of these tests in their application file.

Candidates whose written application is 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 November 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

NOW CLOSED

Due to the high demand for this programme and the large number of applications received from strong candidates, all slots have been filled for the Academic Year 2024-2025.

Admissions for the Academic year 2025-2026 will open in October 2024. If you would like to receive an email informing you of the exact date the application process will open, please complete the form below.

Register

Please take into account that the earlier you apply, the better your chances of getting a place on this programme, one of our most sought-after and competitive programmes.

 

Application
Sessions
Application
Deadline
Interview
Dates
November 19 Nov 2023 30 Nov 2023
January 7 Jan 2024 22-29 Jan 2024
February 4 Feb 2024 22 Feb 2024
March 3 Mar 2024 19 Mar 2024
April 7 Apr 2024 25 Apr 2024
May 5 May 2024 14 May 2024
June 26 May 2024 6 Jun 2024
July * 16 Jun 2024 4 Jul 2024
September * 26 Aug 2024 5 Sep 2024

(*) only available for candidates with at least 4 years of previous studies or more (minimum 240 ECTS or equivalent). Due to the time required to obtain the Student visa, these admission sessions are only available for European students or those who have a European passport.

ESCP is a Premier Authorized Training Partner by Project Management Institute (PMI®)
ESCP is an Authorized Training Partner by Project Management Institute (PMI)

2023 Class profile

38 participants 18 nationalities

71% female 29% male Average age: 25

43.5% Council 13% IT & Digital 4,3%Hospitality

4,3% E-commerce 34,8 Others

All academic backgrounds are welcome!

 

Within the specialisation, 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).

Master of Science (MSc)
Digital Project Management & Consulting Specialisation
Fees & Financial

Fees

  • Application fee: €130
  • Tuition fee: €23,500*
  • Term 1 (for candidates with less than 240 ECTS credits): €3,200

 Early bird scholarship: Candidates admitted and confirmed by June 15 2024 are eligible for a 5% scholarship. This will be deducted from your tuition fee.

* Service fee & travel and accommodation costs of the international seminar are included (mandatory seminar). Other travel and accommodation expenses are not included.

Scholarships

ESCP has been committed to recognizing and enabling the most talented international students to pursue their studies and invest in their future career.

The MSc programmes offer 30 partial scholarships of €3,000 over the tuition fees based on financial needs and academic merits.

In order to apply for a scholarship, you must be admitted and enrolled in the program first and you can’t apply for more than one partial scholarship.

The scholarship of €3,000 is compatible with the early bird scholarship, if applicable, and will be deducted from your tuition fees.

Eligibility: Scholarships are open to all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality or background who have been admitted and enrolled to one of our MSc programmes and are able to demonstrate academic merits and/or financial needs.

Process: The candidates who have been admitted and enrolled to one of our MSc programmes and are interested in a partial scholarship must complete a scholarship form (that will be sent by the Student Service Department when the process is open) and send the following documents *:

  1. A personal statement outlining in detail why they should be awarded our scholarship. The scholarship request can be in any format (video, essay, art, etc.), but it clearly needs to outline your academic achievements and/or current financial situation.
  2. Last three payslips. If you are currently unemployed or you are not the person financing the program, you will need to send the last three payslips of the person who will be financing the program.
  3. Annual income tax return from the past two years from the person financing the program.
  4. Updated CV.
  5. Official university transcripts.
  6. Any other official documents certifying your academic excellence or other merits.

* All documents must be sent in English or Spanish. If the original is not in any of these two languages, you must send a sworn translation.

Deadline: Results from this scholarship will be announced in the middle of June by email from the Student Service Department, and the deadline to apply is on 2 June 2024.

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.

BBVA

Offers two loan options for ESCP 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

More information

Banco Sabadell

Highlights of the ESCP´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.

More information

FUNED Financing 

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 + ESCP Scholarship

More information

COLFUTURO

This Scholarship-Loan Program, reserved to talented Colombian students, finances the costs of graduate studies around the world up to a maximum of US$25,000 per year and for a maximum two year stay abroad.
Students obtain: Colfuturo Scholarship-financing + ESCP Scholarship

More information

ICETEX 

ICETEX promotes the educational and cultural development of Colombia, particularly through educational credits up to US$25,000. 
Students obtain: ICETEX Financing + ESCP Scholarship

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IFARHU

Scholarships and loans for Panamanian students who wish to pursue their master ́s degree abroad in top ranked universities. 
Students obtain: IFARHU + ESCP Scholarship

More information

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.

More information

Important

Any decisions regarding the loan itself are made by the banks in question and ESCP 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 does not guarantee that the loans will be granted.

Note: The information contained herein is subject to change.

ESCP is a Premier Authorized Training Partner by Project Management Institute (PMI®)
ESCP is an Authorized Training Partner by Project Management Institute (PMI)

2023 Class profile

38 participants 18 nationalities

71% female 29% male Average age: 25

43.5% Council 13% IT & Digital 4,3%Hospitality

4,3% E-commerce 34,8 Others

All academic backgrounds are welcome!

 

Within the specialisation, 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).

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