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Managing Digital Transformation & Innovation Advanced Master [by SMIB]

Become managers in digital transformation

The Advanced Master Managing Digital Transformation & Innovation by SMIB in brief


Its purpose

The objective of the ‘Managing Digital Transformation & Innovation’ track as part of the Advanced Master Strategy & Management of International Business in partnership with the ESSEC Business School is to turn students into specialized international leaders with a spirit of innovation. The curriculum helps them becoming simultaneously strategists, negotiators and managers well-trained to lead 360° digital transformation processes within companies, from client-data to a real digital business model, and including digital novelties within supply-chain or service production. The program is sharp, and enables the future graduates to acquire both soft and hard skills so they can lead digital transformation within companies, be they MNCs or SMEs.

Our 3 guarantees

1. Providing a curriculum and learning path based on excellence by a prestigious business school

2. Cutting-edge content revised on a yearly basis to match the rapid-evolving environment. Immersion within content through learning-by-doing pedagogy

3. Open doors for various careers:

– international leaders in a multicultural and international context

– Digital transformation strategic or operational consultant

– Digital manager

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Practical details


The Advanced Master Managing Digital Transformation & Innovation by SMIB takes place in Cergy, in Paris suburb, on ESSEC largest and historical Campus.

Course length

The Advanced Master Managing Digital Transformation & Innovation by SMIB program lasts 12 months, with 2 semesters of full time courses followed by a professional mission of at least 4 months.

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This Advanced Master entitles students to 75 ECTS (European Credits Transfer System)


The Advanced Masters Managing Digital Transformation & Innovation by SMIB includes 2 parts: academic and professional.

2 semesters of courses dedicated to strategy, management, digital transformation, innovation, team management and leadership.

Program language: 100% in English.

Example of Topics covered:

  • Disruptive Business Models
  • Responsible Leadership and Societal Business Practices
  • Design Thinking
  • Public Speaking
  • Leading Strategic Innovation & Managing Change in Service Economy
  • Geopolitics
  • Blue Ocean Strategy

1 professional mission of 4 to 6 months

1 professional thesis defended in front of a jury

Contact details and useful information

At the Foundation

Sophie CHAZELLE – Deputy Managing Director, Groupe Renault Corporate Foundation



Anne-Flore MAMAN LARRAUFIE, Ph.D. – Academic Director MS SMIB


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