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

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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
  • 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 declares that the MSc in Digital Project Management & Consulting is a private ESCP 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%






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, international 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 (ICP). This combination enhances students’ development experience through a hands-on approach with our partner companies.


Scientific Director

Petros Chamakiotis - ESCP


Assosiate Professor in Department of Management

PhD in Management (Information Systems) from the University of Bath
Research areas: new ways of (digital/virtual) working, the role of technology in emergencies, management of ubiquitous connectivity, the social value of digital (health) platforms and online (health) communities.

Executive Director



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 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 Project Management & Consulting


Our programme targets your expertise

The MSc in Digital 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.


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 September 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 Septmber to June by ESCP 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
  • Sustainable Project Management
Business Consulting Track
  • Quantitative and Analytical Methods
  • Negotiation
Term 2
Jan-Apr – Madrid
  • Digital & Strategic Portfolio Management
  • Business Game
  • Advance Finance for Project Management
  • Robots & AI in Business
  • Digital Consulting Project
  • International Study Seminar
Project Management Track
  • Project Management Tools
Business Consulting Track
  • Consulting Live Case Study
  • 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

International Study Seminar
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.

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 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


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.

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


Placement Report

Job Survey conducted among graduates from the class of 2016.


are currently working
less than 3 months after graduation


Work outside of
their country of origin


€35,000 average annual salary












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


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.


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


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.


  • A Bachelor or Master degree in any discipline;
    Minimum 240ECTS previously acquired at Higher Education Institutions;
    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: 100
    • TOEFL written: 600
    • TOEFL computer based: 250
    • IELTS: 7
    • TOEIC: 800
  • 12 months of professional experience is recommended

Note: Due to accreditation regulations, students starting with 180 ECTS will probably 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 3,000€


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)- In English
  • 2 letters of reference (online form available in the application) - at least one has to be from a professional experience - In Spanish or English
  • An updated CV
  • English language test result (if applicable)
  • Copies of passport and university transcripts and degrees.


  • If you do not have an official English certificate (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC), obtained within the last 2 years, you will be invited to take the ESCP English Proficiency Test, which is completely online.
  • GMAT, GRE or TAGE MAGE score. In case you have not taken any of these exams before, you will be invited to complete the ESCP Numerical and Verbal test (SHL) during the admission process (Online)

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 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 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 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

We have admission sessions every month as is indicated below *:

January 10 Jan 2021 28 Jan 2021
February 7 Feb 2021 25 Feb 2021
March 7 Mar 2021 18 & 19
Mar 2021
April 4 Apr 2021 15 Apr 2021
May 9 May 2021 20 May 2021
June 13 Jun 2021 24 Jun 2021
July 4 Jul 2021 9 Jul 2021
September 29 Aug 2021 9 Sep2021

(*)We'll have admissions per month only if we have slots available.

Specialised Master in
Digital Project Management & Consulting
Fees & Financial


Application Fees

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


  • The fees for the academic year 2021/2022 are set at €20,350 (for all students, both EU and non-EU).
  • Students with 180 ECTS must take additional 30 ECTS, due to our external accreditations. The corresponding fee for these ECTS is 3,000€.

 Early bird scholarship: €1,000 discount for candidates admitted and confirmed before June 30th, 2021

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 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. 


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 20 partial scholarships of 3000€ over the tuition fees based on financial needs and academic merits. Every student, who has been admitted and enrolled in the programme, will be able to apply for only one partial scholarship.

Scholarship of 3000€ will be deducted from 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 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 should complete a scholarship form (that will be sent by the Student Service department when you have confirmed your enrolment in the programme), send a personal statement outlining why you should be awarded our scholarship and include evidence that can support it. The scholarship’s request or personal statement can be in any format (video, essay, art, etc.), but it clearly needs to outline your academic achievements or your current financial situation.

Deadline: Results from this scholarship are announced at the beginning of July by email from the Student Service Department and the deadline to apply is on June 30th, 2021.

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.


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.

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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

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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.

More information


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.

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