M.Sc. On Campus

Digital Transformation and Innovation

24 months
17146 CAD/year
5416 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Digital Transformation and Innovation from University of Ottawa is a multi-faculty collaboration between the Telfer School of Management, the Faculty of Arts, and the Faculty of Engineering to train highly qualified professionals to create, manage and research the profound change to our world that is happening as a result of electronic digital technology. 


Digital Transformation and Innovation from University of Ottawa  enables the collection and communication of huge amounts of data that transforms how business and society works. It also creates a new online environment where the experience of business and social interactions by individuals is being reinvented. Innovation is an important aspect of the program to emphasize the re-invention and creative design of user experiences in business and social interactions. 

Students at Digital Transformation and Innovation from University of Ottawa will:

  • Develop and demonstrate the ability to communicate with and integrate multi-disciplinary expertise related to digital transformation and innovation.
  • Develop and demonstrate the ability to lead, design and create applications of digital transformation and innovation using current and emerging tools, techniques and technology. 
  • Develop skills in management, technology, communications, information architecture, data science, UX design and gender / cultural awareness and demonstrate the ability to apply them in practice.
  • Develop and demonstrate the ability to assess, test and research digital transformation and innovation with sensitivity and awareness around ethics, equity, diversity, business and social impact. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Customer Experience Design and Relationship Management
  • Business Analytics and Business Intelligence
  • Business Technology Management (including IT Diffusion, Adoption and Consumerization)
  • Globalization, Governance, and Sustainability
  • Privacy and surveillance
  • Cultural, economic, political, and social impacts of innovation in digital networks and applications
  • Information governance and ethics
  • Applied Data Science
  • Digital Health
  • Cloud Computing
  • Internet of Things

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree with a specialization or a major (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline with a minimum admission average of 75% (B+).
  • Have completed a course in statistics; a course in management information systems or computing; and two advanced courses showing specialization in one of three disciplines: creative arts and humanities (online multi-media or communications); management (digital transformation management or strategy); technology (online application development or data science).
  • Identify at least one professor who is willing to supervise your research and thesis. We recommend that you contact potential thesis supervisors as soon as possible. 
  • Resume
  • Preference Form
  • 2 Recommendation letters
  • Transcripts 
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17146 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8573 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    5416 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2708 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /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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