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Strategy and Digital Business, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Based on a strong cooperation between practice partners and our world-class faculty, you will acquire competencies in core areas like strategy, complex problem solving and decision making.

Also, you will focus on two fields, which we believe are crucial for being competitive in the future: Digital literacy and the ability to code as well an in depths understanding of the Chinese market.

Studying in the European entrepreneurial powerhouses Berlin and Paris, you will gain comprehensive theoretical and practical insights, which will equip you for a career in the world of strategy, consulting and digital business creation.

Get ready for the job market in a digital world

The requirements of the job market are changing quickly. Companies are becoming more digital and increasingly work in an agile way. This is not only true for start-ups. Today, some of the largest companies in the world like Facebook, Google or Tencent are digital companies. This requires a new set of skills from graduates, which you will learn in this master programme. You will learn how to code, how to manage agile projects, how digital marketing is done and how you can use design thinking to come up with new products or services. The goal of the program is not to make you a full scale programmer or digital marketer. However, as a business graduate, you will be able to communicate and understand the specialists in the company and can directly work with them on projects.

Expand your critical thinking skills

Complex problem solving skills and critical strategic thinking are crucial skills to be able to make sense of the increasingly complex and dynamic world, we work in. As part of the Master in Strategy and Digital Business programme, you will learn how to structure and solve complex problems and get a broad overview about major technological trends such as Blockchain or Virtual Reality. Also, you will discuss which effects these technologies will have on specific industries and how to best react to them from a strategic point of view.

Understand the Chinese market

China has developed into a technological powerhouse. Many highly innovative companies have originated there. At the same time, it is one of the most quickly growing markets in the world. Getting an understanding of the culture and market dynamics in China is thus very important. This is why learning a basic level of Mandarin is a mandatory part of the programme. In addition, you will learn how to do business in China and how this dynamic market will develop in the future

Learn from academia and practice

The Master in Strategy and Digital Business at ESCP Europe Business School is based on a close collaboration between academia and practice. This ensures that you get a balanced picture of research-based insights and foundational knowledge in the respective domains, while at the same time learn first-hand from the practitioners who implement these concepts in companies and start-ups. This involves co-teaching of courses by executives, fireside chats and applied projects with corporate partners that allow you to directly apply what you have learned in a real-world scenario.

The purpose of the Master in Strategy and Digital Business programme is to equip students with the strategic, digital and entrepreneurial skills for the job market of today and tomorrow.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Strategic Management
  • International Strategy
  • Global Entrepreneurship
  • Managing Emerging Technologies
  • Problem Solving and Communication
  • Intercultural Management
  • Hackathon
  • Business Plan Writing
  • Doing Business with China
  • Start-up School
  • TED Talk Seminar

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Application deadlines: June 6, June 27
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree of a state-approved higher education institution in any discipline with a minimum of 180 ECTS (300 ECTS will be needed to award the Master degree)
  • Fluency in English. Candidates without documentary proof can pass a language test during the interview session
  • Pre-experience (no job experience required; if given, maximum two years)

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    12250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Application fee: 130 EUR

Living costs

  • Berlin, Germany

    836 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Paris, France

    1195 - 1780 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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