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

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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)*

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. This specialisation prepares you for careers as strategists or project managers within a firm or as consultants, by developing your professional skills and networking.

This specialisation includes three terms of intensive courses in Madrid and Berlin campuses and one term of professionalisation to complete the master thesis and a company internship. The specialisation is designed to be the first step in a successful and international professional career.

 

Key aspects of the MSc

  • A specialisation of the Master Degree (DEAMIE)*. Upon graduation students will obtain ta French Master degree (Diplôme d'Études Avancées en Management International des Entreprises (DEAMIE)) and the MSc in Digital Project Management & Consulting diploma. 
  • 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

 

 

Class Profile 2021

  • Management: 30%
  • Economics: 18%
  • Master Degree: 11%
  • Engineering: 4%
  • Project management: 4%
  • Other: 33%

13

unique nationalities

2.3

years*

average work experience

67%
women

33%
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, 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

Petros CHAMAKIOTIS

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


Javier BARBERO - ESCP

Javier BARBERO

Adjunct Professor


Research areas: 

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 a degree in line with the current French educational system (pending of the Madrid Autonomous Region authorization according to the RD 640/2021)

 

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

Our programme targets your expertise

The MSc in Digital Project Management & Consulting specialisation (90 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.

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®).
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 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 & 4
Oct-Apr: Madrid campus| May-Jun: Berlin campus

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.

Students will also take a compulsory seminar on Ethics, Enviromental, Social & Corporate Governance.

Term 2
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 3
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
Electives
  • 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 4
May-Jun – Berlin
  • Supply Chain Management & Industry 4.0
  • Entrepreneurship & Business planning
  • Analytics
  • Innovation & Technology Management
  • International Business Strategy
  • Digital Customer Relationship Management

 

Term 5
professionalization
Jul-Dec

INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR- TERM 4
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.

PROFESSIONAL MISSION- TERM 5
Jul-Dec: A professional mission 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.

PROFESSIONAL THESIS -TERM 5
Jul-Dec: 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 17 of the total of 90 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 90 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.

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 2019.

 

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

€41,769 average annual salary

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.

 

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: 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  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€

Procedure

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:
  • A copy of a Master/or Bachelor diploma obtained OR a certificate of enrolment for current Bachelor studies.
  • A 2- year university transcript of you Master or Bachelor degree
  • 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
  • A copy of your TOEFL or TOEIC listening and reading score or IELTS score (taken with in the last two years)*
  • A copy of your passport 

Optional:

  • 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

Now Closed


Admissions for the Academic year 2022-2023 will open in November 2021. If you would like to receive an email informing you of the exact date the application process will open, please complete the form below. Please take into account that the earlier you apply, the better your chances of getting a place on this, one of our most sought-after and competitive programmes.

Complete the form

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

Application
Sessions
Application
Deadline
Admission
Session
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.

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

Fees

  • Tuition fees for the academic year 2022/2023 are set at €21,200 (for all students, both 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 this is non-refundable.
     
  • Candidates entering the programme with less than 240 ECTS will also be required to attend an additional online semester with a supplement fee of €3,000

 Early bird scholarship: Candidates admitted and confirmed by December 22nd are eligible for a 20% scholarship. This will be deducted from your tuition fee.

Information on the payment methods for both the programme fees and application fee can be found in our online application form.

The specialisation 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. 

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 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, 2022.

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

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.

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