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Executive Certificate in Digital Transformation

Lead the Digital Transformation of your organization

  • Language


  • Duration

    6 weeks x 4

  • Intakes

    Join with any certificate

  • Format

    100% online

  • Eligible for CPF

    Eligible for CPF

  • Application deadlines:  See deadlines for certificates 
  • Recognition: Official Certificate 32 ECTS credits
  • All courses eligible for CPF :  Flexible financing option

Study at your own pace and in total flexibility:

Based on a modular approach, our certified professional programme is composed of 4 executive certificates. Combine them into your own pattern and study at your own pace from anywhere in the world.

Join the executive certificates on any intake date

Gain an Official Certificate and 32 ECTS credits. You can choose any 4 modules out of the 6 available:

  • Big Data & Artificial Intelligence for Business
  • Design Thinking & Agile Methods
  • Digital Business Models – from Design to Responsible Governance
  • Driving Digital Change – People & Processes
  • Leading with Data-Driven Strategies & Analytics
  • Innovative Brand and Digital Marketing Strategies


Teaching methods


  • 100% online lectures

  • Teamwork (top-level peer learning)

  • Individual academic coach

Follow-up & evaluation

  • Self-assessment

  • Evaluation & feedback

  • Video projects

  • Activity files & materials



English: minimum TOEIC SCORE 785 or B2 on the Common European Framework of reference

Candidates must have some notion of digital technologies.

Perfect for middle and top managers who need a flexible and integrated solution to take their mastery of digital transformation to the next level.

Julien Malaurent

Associate Professor in the IDS department

Serves as Academic Director for the (online) Executive Master in Digital Transformation.

In charge, jointly with Prof. Guillaume Chevillon, of the Metalab.

Thomas Kude

Associate Professor of Information Systems at ESSEC Business School.

In his research, he is interested in the development and application of information systems at various levels of analysis.

Sen Chai

Associate professor in the Management Department of ESSEC Business School, Sen Chai studies the entire developmental course of creative innovations from idea conception to commercialization, with the goal of helping managers and policymakers avoid failures, better support innovation and increase their organization’s chances of creating and financing commercially successful ideas.

Hugues Bouthinion-Dumas

Ph.D in Law. Dr Hugues Bouthinon-Dumas is an associate professor in ESSEC’s Public and Private Policy department. His research topics cover fields such as company law, corporate governance and regulation of markets.

Emily Metais-Wiersch

Business Strategy and Change Management Consultant

Christophe Derumez

Entrepreneur, Researcher at ESSEC Change Management department

Carole DeratCarole Derat

"Adopt the appropriate mindset to address a digital transformation"

Carole Derat

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If you wish to register, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit the course webpage that interests you.

  2. Click on the ‘Apply’ button.

  3. After submitting your application, one of our advisors will contact you by telephone to assist you in completing the registration process.

  4. Once you receive a confirmation message and return the required forms, you may consider scheduling an appointment for an interview with your advisor


For a certificate course, your application and project will be evaluated during this interview. During the interview, the advisor will also give you details about the course’s content and how it is run and will start the registration process if the decision is made to move forward.

For international students : no Visa is required to apply because the certificates are online only.



We require B2 level (785 TOEIC points). If you have not taken a test, you must be able to provide proof that you have a good command of business English. It is important that you are able to both understand written and video lessons and take part in working groups and master classes.



One certificate course will provide 8 ECTS credits. By completing the 4 certificates from the Certified Professional Programme, it will provide 32 ECTS credits in total.



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You have completed a degree, certification or short program? You are now part of the ESSEC Executive community!
Take advantage of networking, mentoring and continuous learning opportunities to advance your career in an ever-changing world.





WBR ONL - July 24


Hear firsthand from our distinguished alumni about their transformative experiences in the ESSEC ONLINE Executive Master in Digital Transformation program.

12:00 - 12:45 | Online