Digitalisation: lead the business into the next stage. The Leadership for Digital Transformation programme from GISMA Business Schoo provides you with all of the essential tools and practical skills to pursue a career in leading transformation projects and change agendas for the digital economy.
Digitalisation is changing business models, technologies, and the value proposition of organisations. This means that there is a need for redefining and restructuring efficiency and customer value propositions.
It opens up careers in multiple sectors, including business, government and consulting, as no part of society is immune to these challenging circumstances. In addition, the 2-year programme includes big data, cyber security, or cloud computing know-how, directly provided by renowned digital companies such as Amazon or Alibaba.
Accreditations and rankings
GISMA Business School also has a long history of working with partner universities in Europe and has successfully delivered partner programmes accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and EPAS.
Who is the programme for?
The programme is for aspiring managers and consultants who want to prepare themselves to take on senior leadership roles in the digitisation process related to all business functions and drive change in their organisations This postgraduate degree is perfect for graduates in business management or a similar undergraduate business programme as well as graduates of closely related disciplines such as economics, psychology, law, or other social sciences. This programme may also complement a prior undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, computer engineering or closely related sciences.
Business and/or management experience after the first academic degree is not necessary but highly desirable.
What will you learn?
You will learn to approach digital transformation from a multi-perspective, integrating technological, social and economic aspects. By combining digital transformation and leadership, you will be able to shape and lead change processes. The program imparts fundamental knowledge of the subject area, including business administration, economics, technology, innovation management, entrepreneurship, data control organization design, and cognitive psychology & leadership
Why choose this programme?
Leading the digitalisation from a broader perspective (business, technology, and society) is the focus of this programme. It will be supported by insights of the bigger picture of the organisation and management, as well as communication skills on “how to change”.
How will you study?
GISMA Business School supports flexible and individual learning by applying a systematic hybrid learning scheme. You will spend part of your lectures in class at our Berlin-Potsdam campus.
These face-to-face phases are complemented by e-learning sessions. You will work on cases, reflect on readings, take part in online discussions, and participate in group exercises and projects.
This variety of learning methods is part of our unique teaching strategy, which includes student-centred pedagogy, project-based learning, collaborative learning, and personalised coaching.
You can start working on your master thesis after you have earned two thirds of the total programme credits. The thesis takes three months in the 1-year programme and six months in the 2-year programme.
AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and EPAS
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Leadership and Decision Making
- HR Management and Organization Design
- Cognitive Psychology & Leadership
- Management of People in Cross Cultural Environments
- Behavioural Competencies in Virtual Teams
- Emotional Agility in International Business
- CEO Decision Making & Case Studies
- Project Management
- CSR, Diversity and Ethics
- Digital competencies
- Innovation Management and Digital Transformation
- T.I.M.E. in a Digital World
- Digital Marketing and Analytics
- Cybersecurity and Digital Risk Management
- Electives in Cloud Computing, Big Data and Cyber Security from Amazon, Alibaba and Co.
- Scientific and Methods Competence
- Research Methods and Scientific Work
- Master Thesis
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesManagement, Organisation & Leadership Human Resource Management Technology Management View 17 other Masters in Human Resource Management in Germany
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor’s degree in relevant scientific discipline
- English proficiency: B2 (IELTS 6.0) or equivalent
- For non-standard entry routes please seek clarification on requirements with our admissions team.
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International15500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15500 EUR per year during 12 months.
National13000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13000 EUR per year during 12 months.
- Tuition fee - € 13,000 / Year
- International fee - €15,500 / Year
- Tuition fee - € 11,000 / Year
- International fee - €12,500 / Year
Living costs for Berlin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.