MSC IN DIGITAL BUSINESS
ICD BELONGS TO THE IGS GROUP, a leading education group in France representing more than 66,000 graduates, 13,200 students per year and 140 programs in different fields: Business, Computer Sciences, Human Resource Management, Real Estate, Journalism, Finance and Strategy.
Since 1980, ICD has been developing significant expertise in International Business Development and Marketing. All the programs at the Bachelor’s and Master’s level focus on this area of expertise. We are a school “for business” and not only “of business”.
ICD is a school with a strong international focus, with campuses in Dublin and Shanghai, a bilingual Franco-Chinese study track since 2005, a bilingual Franco-German track, an Intercultural Management semester, programs taught in English, 85 partner universities worldwide and 15 dual degrees.
THREE CORE VALUES:
Humanism, Entrepreneurship and Professionalism. ICD’s programs give students the benefit of broad cultural awareness and a Humanities-focused education throughout their studies. Dedicated workshops and cultural conferences held yearly, cultural partnerships with the Comédie Française, an abundance of association work, a week of cultural diversity activities, a week of sustainable development activities, a mandatory Arts, Culture and Sports unit, which teaches and promotes educational projects throughout the IGS Group’s Schools, as well as a full week each year devoted to student artistic productions, are all part of the dynamic cultural life that encourages students to embrace the idea of humanism, learn «good conduct» principles and develop a sense of human relationships and tolerance towards others.
Individualized educational support with small-sized groups. The study atmosphere at ICD is quiet and group oriented.» Small-sized groups ensure a high level of interaction in the classroom and constructive cooperation among international students. The faculty works closely with students to offer a rich learning experience.
Dean of ICD Paris
An MSc is the globally-recognized graduate degree for students who want to embrace international careers and get high-level expertise in the field of their choice. Length is 18 months including 2 semesters of courses and 4 to 6 months of internship.
ICD offers MSc programmes in business development and marketing related areas with the objective to provide international companies with highly specialized executives. The programmes are taught entirely in English by both academics and professionals, all with extensive experience in business development and marketing.
Embarking on the Msc journey at ICD will drive you through an intensive, multi-facets, learning experience:
• Share your passion and expertise with our international faculty and students from many countries,
• Participate in interactive and innovative courses combining up-to-date theoretical practices, live cases, challenges and hackathons, companies visits,
• Conduct a personal research project and write your professional thesis,
• Sharpen your professional skills and knowledge by doing a 4- to 6-months internship,
• Learn French and Discover European and French business culture,
• And also, enjoy the Paris experience through an extensive business, cultural and recreational program of activities organized by the MSc team.
The MSc in Digital Business welcomes recent graduates in any discipline or professionals wanting to develop core skills in Digital Business or gain cutting-edge practical knowledge in specific technical fields, such as digital marketing and business analytics. This is an ideal program for students wishing to add cutting-edge digital knowledge to their engineering, scientific or general business background. The professors share first-hand experience from working and living around the world.
A Unique MSc in Digital Business
• Focus on strong technical skills in web, mobile and data analytics development
• Covers BtoC and BtoB environments and addresses cutting-edge strategies like phygital marketing, in-store digital approaches and business analytics using the latest available technologies
• A simultaneous focus on soft skills and intercultural dimensions for digital business development capabilities
• The ICD atmosphere: experiential learning in small-sized groups, considerable art and cultural awareness
DIGITAL IMMERSION WEEK
The Digital Immersion Week is a unique opportunity to increase your knowledge and skills on digital marketing and business. Students will go on company visits, talk with business experts and get an overview of how business is done in these international companies. This week includes meetings with various types of companies developing or adopting new digital techniques.
• Company Visits
• Cultural Immersion
• Meet entrepreneurs
• Networking opportunities
The Digital bootcamp simulates a real business environment and allows students to run their own digital businesses and compete against each other in order to gain market share. Students are able to practice their digital busines decision-making skills, improve their understanding and knowledge of the complexity business operations in a dynamic and competitive environment.
Fundamentals of Digital Business
Fundamentals of Digital Marketing
Digital and Phygital stategies
Setting-up web & mobile strategies
Digitalizing customer-experience and customer relationships management
Measuring digital business performance
User Experience Management
SEO and SMO
Web and google analytics
Social Media Analytics
Digital solutions development
Web and Mobile development
Statistics and data analysis
For data to business actions
ICD maintains close relations with its network of 3 500 partner companies and potential recruiters. Companies are involved in the school’s strategic board and in the scientific committee. They also contribute the design of curricula. C-level executives come and teach in our programs, collaborate with the faculty through research chairs. Companies also provide internships to students. In 2017, more than 5 000 international internship offers were collected from 1 400 different companies.
ICD’S COMMITMENT TO CAREERS-ORIENTED LEARNING
Our students can spend up to 2 years of their studies abroad on international exchange programmes or on our own foreign campuses.
Each year our students build their work experience through compulsory internships lasting at least 2 months. At the end of the 5-year Masters programme, you will have cumulated up to 2 years of professional experience. We organize a wide range of courses taught via practice cases and by executive speakers.
Research and Teaching
Over 100 professors offer our students an innovative learning environment, reflecting their academic excellence and practical knowledge of business.
We actively encourage our students to take risks, be creative, and to be efficient & responsible managers as part of their commitment to the future.
The Msc in Digital Business leads to careers combining sales and marketing skills with new technologies including web and mobile development. Professionals in these fields are in high demand with companies worldwide in order to manage digital business and digital marketing campaigns in BtoC and BtoB environments: mobile project managers, traffic managers, web analysts, digital project managers, data analysts, e-business analysis.
According to our last placement survey:
• 63% of Master’s students found employment before completing their program
• 92% found employment within 6 months of completing their program