Apply now and you may be eligible for a scholarship of up to 30% for international and European students!

The GISMA MSc Leadership for Digital Transformation 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.

This programme focuses on how to lead this process and guide your organisation into the future from an international perspective. 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.

This programme is awarded by GISMA Business School.

 

Our study guarantee: start your studies online or on campus

As an educational institution, we want to ensure that our students can start studying with us no matter the circumstance and we want to give you every chance to progress with your education and build a successful career. At GISMA we want to assure you that there will be an option for you to study and start your programme on time regardless of whether the campus is open or closed. We also want to assure you that you will still be able to study in the case where the campus is open but, due to health concerns or travel restrictions, you are unable to attend the classes in person on time.

With this in mind, all of our students will have the option to start their studies online. Students will learn in a hybrid format, which is a live learning experience and allows for interaction with the tutor, as well as the ability to work in student groups. Students will then have the option to complete the programme on-campus in Germany as soon as possible.

 

Accreditations and rankings

GISMA Business School is state recognised. It also benefits from AMBA accreditation, which was awarded for the Global MBA and is an honour shared by only 6 business school in Germany and 2% of all business schools worldwide. The prestigious AMBA accreditation represents innovation and excellence in education.

GISMA Business School also has a long history of working with partner universities in Europe and has been trusted to deliver 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.


Programme structure

 

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 and Sustainability

  • Project Management
  • CSR, Diversity and Ethics

Study abroad or Internship or Business Project

Digital competencies

  • Innovation Management and Digital Transformation
  • 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

Your future career

As a manager leading digitisation in any international organisation, you will prepare yourself for the leadership of a company in transition. As a consultant, you will be in the pole position to bring businesses to the next (digitised) level.

Our dedicated Career Centre will help students fulfil their career goals through a variety of specialised services and establishes long-lasting relationships with alumni and employers.


Fees and funding

Please contact a programme consultant for more details on how to apply.

1-year programme

Tuition fee - € 13,000 / Year

International fee - €15,500 / Year

 

2-year programme

Tuition fee - € 11,000 / Year

International fee - €12,500 / Year

Apply now and you may be eligible for a scholarship of up to 30% for international and European students!

 

2-year online programme

Online fee - € 4,750 / year

A discount of up to 20% is available for the online programme.

 

Flexible payment plan

GISMA offers flexible payment plans that allow you to spread the costs of your programme fees in up to six instalments. A refundable* deposit of €2,000 is required to secure your place, and the remainder of the tuition fee is to be paid after the start of programme in accordance with your payment schedule.

You will be eligible for a discount of 5% off the total fee if the payment of the entire tuition fee is completed before the first instalment due date.

Payments are accepted by bank transfer, or via one of our payment partners – Transfermate and Stripe. If you have any queries regarding payment options, please speak to a programme consultant.

*Terms and conditions apply.

A specific payment plan for you can be agreed with GISMA and only the deposit is the fixed amount that is required. Should you be granted a scholarship, the tuition fee schedule will be adjusted accordingly.

 

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant 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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  • Full-time
  • Berlin-Potsdam | Online
  • 12 or 24 months
  • Sept 2021 | Jan, Apr, Jun, Sept 2022
  • € 13,000 per year
  • € 15500 International students

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Recognised


GISMA Business School is state recognised

Top 2


Germany has the 2nd best unemployment rate in Europe at 3.4%*

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€45,000


Chance to earn €45,000**, the average graduate salary in Germany

**Business Insider

40+


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