Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
Become a future digital leader ready to tackle any business challenges related to digital transformation & frontier technologies.
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 an ideal platform for those interested in working in digital transformation and technology projects and settings, in both corporate and startup scenarios, including financial services, consulting, FMCG, manufacturing, marketing and other professional services affected by digital transformation.
The programme 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.
You should consider joining this degree if you want to immerse yourself in a highly practical learning environment. Taking a non-traditional business education approach while maintaining academic rigour, this degree incorporates many hands-on, real-life projects to ensure you are ready to hit the ground running in the digital transformation and technology setting when you graduate.
Through a combination of company consultancy projects, practical seminars and interactive lectures, you will learn about the business of AI, Big Data, 3D Printing, IoT, Social Media, Blockchain and Robotics; as well as the processes linked to these technologies, such as automation, business analytics, project management, financing and more.
The programme will also enable you with the key skills and competencies required to thrive in the future job market such as creative thinking, leadership, emotional intelligence, complex problem-solving, critical thinking, interpersonal and communication skills, and personal brand cultivation, ensuring you stand out from the crowd in the increasingly competitive job market.
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.
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:
- Project Management
- Digital Business Strategy
- Business/Market Analysis
- Technology Management
- Change Management
- Entrepreneurship and Start-Ups
- Product Management
Professor of Entrepreneurship
Dr Terence Tse is the co-founder and Executive Director of Nexus FrontierTech, a London-based scale-up specialising in modernising data-intensive processes through AI solutions. In addition, Terence holds the role of Co-Chair for the Start-Up Lab of the French Chamber of Great Britain. He is also a Research Associate at the University College London Centre for Blockchain Technologies.
Terence is the co-author of The AI Republic: Building the Nexus Between Humans and Intelligent Automation, an international best seller on Amazon. He also co-wrote the best seller Understanding How the Future Unfolds: Using DRIVE to Harness the Power of Today's Megatrends. The framework contained therein was nominated for the CK Prahalad Breakthrough Idea Award by Thinkers50, the most prestigious award in business thought leadership.
Key areas of expertise: Corporate Finance, Mega Trends & Artificial Intelligence-Driven Solutions.
Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
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.
Get a thorough understanding of digital technologies and what impact frontier technologies have on different business operations.
Obtain the critical business survival kit by examining the various management tools and techniques in running transformation programmes
Get practical experience in managing real-life digital transformation projects.
An 18-month, full-time programme
The programme begins in September and is organised as follows:
September - July : London (6 months) and Paris (3 months)
Students on the MSc in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership programme have 9 months of full-time, on-campus study in London (term 1 & 2, Sept-Mar) and Paris (term 3, Apr-Jun), followed by 9 months of professional experience (term 4-5, Jul-Apr) that be completed anywhere in the world.
Throughout the programme you will study the following subject:
Cognitive Skills & Leadership
- Megatrends: Understanding How the Future Unfolds [Term 1]
- Leadership & Cultural and Emotional Intelligence [Term 1]
- Creative Thinking [Term 2]
- Social, Political and Ethical Dimensions in Digital Transformation [Term 3]
- Business of Frontier Technologies 1 (Artificial Intelligence, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain) [Term 1]
- Industry 4.0 [Term 1]
- Big Data & Business Analytics [Term 2]
- Business of Frontier Technologies 2 (AI, Machine Learning, 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing, Robotics, Internet of Things, Blockchain) [Term 3]
- Digital Transformation & Business Strategy [Term 1]
- Change Management [Term 1]
- Management in the Era of Digital Transformation [Term 3]
- Management of the Digital Transformation Process [Term 3]
- Project Management [Term 3]
You will also be able to choose one specialisation track to deepen your understanding of the effect digital transformation has on certain industries, the economy and the society at large.
Track 1: Financial Services
- Financial Markets, Institutions & Regulations [Term 2]
- Fintech [Term 2]
Track 2: Industry & Automation
- Operations Strategy and Management in the fourth industrial revolution [Term 2]
- Automation, Robotics and Flexible Manufacturing Technologies [Term 2]
- Company Consultancy Project (12 weeks) [Term 1-2]
- NetExplo Self-study Online Certificate (6h) [Term 2]
- Trading Room (3h) [Term 2]
- Industry Research Report [Terms 4-5]
- Digital Placement (in-company internship / direct employment) – minimum 4 months [Terms 4-5]
- Marketing (6h)
- Personal Transformation (18h)
- Financial Management (6h)
- Social Media Technology (6h)
- Communication Skills (3h)
- Coding (20h)
- Agile Management (6h)
*Workshops are subject to annual change
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.
From July to April students must complete their Digital Placements - an in-company internship or a direct employment of minimum 4 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.
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.
Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
- 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
- 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 Academic: 7
- PTE Academic: 69
- Cambridge English C1/C2 (CAE/CPE): 185
- Duolingo: 125
Admissions for the 2021/22 Academic Year
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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, which is typically two weeks. A non-refundable 10& deposit of £2,185 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.
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|21 January 2021|
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|19 April 2021|
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|14 June 2021|
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|6 August 2021**|
*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 Standard Visitor Visa (former Short Term Study Visa), this deadline is only available to those candidates who are not required to apply in advance for this visa. Please click here for more information.
Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
Fees & Financials
- The September 2021 intake tuition fees for the programme are set at £21,850 (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.
- Candidates who apply by 21st January 2021 are eligible for an Early Bird Discount of £2,000.
Tuition fees may be subject to change.
For more information on the payment methods, please contact the admissions team.
Every year, the MSc in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership programme offers several Access Opportunity scholarships to support our student journeys to becoming digital leaders of tomorrow.
- Value: Up to £5,000
- Eligibility criteria: The scholarship is open to all self-funding applicants for the September 2021 intake of the MSc in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership programme.
How to apply
Once offered a place to study on the programme, you will have several weeks to submit an application form outlining your current financial situation and how obtaining our Access Opportunity Scholarship will help you in your intended career path.
- Round 1: Sunday, 28 February 2021
Available to everyone who applied between 10 October 2020 and 21 January 2021
- Round 2: Sunday, 16 May 2021
Available to everyone who applied between 22 January and 19 April 2021
- Round 3: Sunday, 1 August 2021
Available to everyone who applied between 18 April and 14 June 2021
- Round 4: Sunday, 12 September 2021
Available to everyone who applied between 15 June and 6 August 2021
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.