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MSc 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 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:


1

Develop a deep understanding of how major frontier technologies work, as well as their business, economic, and social impacts.

2

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.

3

Gain a competitive edge in the digitalisation or digital transformation environments.

4

Manage digital business processes and acquire the knowledge and skills needed to support digital transformation initiatives.

5

Develop new thinking and insights into how to lead and thrive in the digital era.

Career Opportunities

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: 

  • Consulting
  • Project Management
  • Digital Business Strategy
  • Business/Market Analysis
  • Innovation
  • Technology Management
  • Change Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Start-Ups
  • Product Management

Scientific Director


Terence TSE - ESCP

Terence TSE

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.
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MSc in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
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Duration

9 months of full-time studies plus 9 months of professional development

A Holistic Digital Technology Industry Overview

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

Two Specialisation Tracks

Financial Services and Industry & Automation

Company Consultancy Project

12-week-long project during term 2 in London

Digital Placement
(internship / full-time job)

Minimum 4 months

Accreditation

This programme is accredited as a Master of Sciences (MSc) by the French Conférence des Grandes Écoles and holds 90 ECTS

 

Company Partners

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MSc in
Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
Curriculum

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.

Digital Technologies

Get a thorough understanding of digital technologies and what impact frontier technologies have on different business operations.

Transformation Management

Obtain the critical business survival kit by examining the various management tools and techniques in running transformation programmes

Professional Development

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:

Course Modules
September - June : 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 (September to March) and Paris (April to June), followed by 9 months of professional experience (July to April) that be completed anywhere in the world.
Throughout the programme you will study the following subjects:

Core Management
  • Economics*
  • Quantitative Methods*
  • Accounting & Finance*
  • Marketing*
  • Leadership*
  • Strategy*
  • Ethics: Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance

*These six modules are compulsory only for candidates with 180 ECTS. They run in an online format between July and September prior to the London terms. Candidates may obtain partial or full exemption from attending these modules based on their previous working experience. Unfortunately, we are unable exempt candidates based on their previous undergraduate studies.


Cognitive Skills & Leadership
  • Megatrends: Understanding How the Future Unfolds 
  • Leadership & Cultural and Emotional Intelligence 
  • Creative Thinking 
  • Social, Political and Ethical Dimensions in Digital Transformation
Digital Technologies
  • Business of Frontier Technologies 1 (Artificial Intelligence, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain) 
  • Industry 4.0 
  • Big Data & Business Analytics 
  • Business of Frontier Technologies 2 (AI, Machine Learning, 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing, Robotics, Internet of Things, Blockchain) 
Transformation Management
  • Digital Transformation & Business Strategy 
  • Change Management 
  • Management in the Era of Digital Transformation 
  • Management of the Digital Transformation Process 
  • Project Management 
Specialisation tracks

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 
  • Fintech 
Track 2: Industry & Automation
  • Operations Strategy and Management in the fourth industrial revolution 
  • Automation, Robotics and Flexible Manufacturing Technologies
Professional Development
  • Company Consultancy Project (12 weeks) 
  • NetExplo Self-study Online Certificate (6h) 
  • Trading Room (3h) 
Professional Experience
  • Industry Research Report 
  • Digital Placement (in-company internship / direct employment) – minimum 4 months 
Workshops*
  • 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

Company Consultancy Projects
Experiential learning

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.

Professional Mission
Digital placement in the form of an in-company internship or direct employment of at least 4 months.

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.

Industry Research Report
A practical consulting, think-tank format industry report, focusing on a specific area of digital transformation

Students on the MSc in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership programme are required to complete an industry research report which, in some cases, may be completed in partnership with a sponsor organisation.

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.

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MSc in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
at a glance

Duration

9 months of full-time studies plus 9 months of professional development

A Holistic Digital Technology Industry Overview

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

Two Specialisation Tracks

Financial Services and Industry & Automation

Company Consultancy Project

12-week-long project during term 2 in London

Digital Placement
(internship / full-time job)

Minimum 4 months

Accreditation

This programme is accredited as a Master of Sciences (MSc) by the French Conférence des Grandes Écoles and holds 90 ECTS

 

Company Partners

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Dassault Systemes Logo
Bouygues Construction United Kingdom Logo

MSc in
Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
Admissions

Requirements

  • Bachelor degree or Masters in any discipline:
    • Minimum 240 ECTS (equivalent to 4 years of full-time study at a higher education level)
    • Candidates with 180 ECTS* (equivalent to a 3-year full-time degree) are more likely to be considered if they also have significant work experience (3-7 years after graduation) and/or excellent academic performance
  • A minimum of 18 months of professional experience (can include internships), preferably in areas related to technology, strategy, finance, marketing 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

*Due to accreditation regulations, students starting with 180 ECTS may 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 additional 30 ECTS is €3,000.

Admissions for the 2021/22 Academic Year

Online applications for September 2021 intake are now open, and you can begin yours here. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

 

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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 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.

Application Deadlines**

19 November 2020
21 January 2021
8 March 2021
19 April 2021
17 May 2021
14 June 2021***
12 July 2021
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.
***This is the last deadline available to candidates with less that 240 ECTS (equivalent to 4 years of full-time study at a higher education level)
****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.

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MSc in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
at a glance

Duration

9 months of full-time studies plus 9 months of professional development

A Holistic Digital Technology Industry Overview

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

Two Specialisation Tracks

Financial Services and Industry & Automation

Company Consultancy Project

12-week-long project during term 2 in London

Digital Placement
(internship / full-time job)

Minimum 4 months

Accreditation

This programme is accredited as a Master of Sciences (MSc) by the French Conférence des Grandes Écoles and holds 90 ECTS

 

Company Partners

Pretiosum Ventures Logo
Dassault Systemes Logo
Bouygues Construction United Kingdom Logo

MSc in
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 living 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 year to year.

Payment of Fees
Students have an option to pay tuition fees in one instalment or split their payments into three instalments. Those who choose to pay in one instalment make the payment up to two weeks prior to the start of the course, and are also eligible for an Early Settlement Discount (ESD) of 2.5%.

ESCP Scholarships

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.

Application deadlines

  • Round 1: Sunday, 28 February 2021 Extended to Monday, 15th March 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

For more information, 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.

 

LOANS & BURSARIES

Students from Spain are eligible to apply for additional financial aid to support their studies via BBVA.

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MSc in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
at a glance

Duration

9 months of full-time studies plus 9 months of professional development

A Holistic Digital Technology Industry Overview

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

Two Specialisation Tracks

Financial Services and Industry & Automation

Company Consultancy Project

12-week-long project during term 2 in London

Digital Placement
(internship / full-time job)

Minimum 4 months

Accreditation

This programme is accredited as a Master of Sciences (MSc) by the French Conférence des Grandes Écoles and holds 90 ECTS

 

Company Partners

Pretiosum Ventures Logo
Dassault Systemes Logo
Bouygues Construction United Kingdom Logo

MSc in
Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
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MSc in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership
at a glance

Duration

9 months of full-time studies plus 9 months of professional development

A Holistic Digital Technology Industry Overview

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

Two Specialisation Tracks

Financial Services and Industry & Automation

Company Consultancy Project

12-week-long project during term 2 in London

Digital Placement
(internship / full-time job)

Minimum 4 months

Accreditation

This programme is accredited as a Master of Sciences (MSc) by the French Conférence des Grandes Écoles and holds 90 ECTS

 

Company Partners

Pretiosum Ventures Logo
Dassault Systemes Logo
Bouygues Construction United Kingdom Logo