Top 78

The Esdes master is in Top 78 from Master in management 2023 ranking


semesters at Esdes, including 1 possible exchange at a partner university, or a double degree with 1 or 2 semesters abroad

Top 3

MDB Program is ranked Top 3 in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region and Top 10 in France, according to Eduniversal ranking

Master / Marketing & Digital Business

Full-time study

Esdes Business School
Brand manager program / marketing manager program / customer relationship program

Manage the tools and skills of marketing and digital communication for companies evolving in an international context, in B2C and in B2B.


French version

Download the detailed course list for the Master Marketing & Digital Business

Master / Marketing & Digital Business
Study in France

Studying at Master’s level allows you to choose your specialization path, to become an expert in your chosen field. The MasterClasses chosen each semester offer advanced teaching to strengthen this expertise and clarify your professional project.

The Digital and Marketing Business specialization is full-time and 100% in English.


  • Provide students with a critical mindset on marketing activities
  • Gain solid experience in marketing strategy (theory) and its implementation (practice) in a digital environment.
  • Master digital marketing and communication tools and skills
  • Understand the digital transformation of business data and evolving marketplaces



    • A program structured around the main activities of a typical marketing agency, a consulting company or a marketing department. 
    • Experience the reality of the business world throughout the two years with projects carried out for companies, in the context of different courses, and two 6-month internships
    • Real life projects with local and international companies
    • Project management skills involving skills and theory from multiple courses



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Students having completed the Marketing and Digital Business specialization are “Certified Digital Marketing Associates”. They have access to a set of online courses, templates, databases, news … in short, content relevant to their career. They are also recognized as true digital marketing professionals and thus accelerate their professional integration.




Degree: Master in Management

Duration: 2 years

Professional experience during the program: Consultancy project and 6-month internship

Good to know:  100% of Students are Certified by the Digital marketing institute. 


EFMD accredited

The Grande Ecole Program has been EFMD accredited since March 2020 and AACSB Accredited since November 2021

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The Master in Management has achieved the highest state recognition (« Grade de Master »).

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The program also has a RNCP title which assures a high quality training.

(RNCP n°36271 : see more)

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Replay – “Meet the digital pioneers webinar” – May 2021 – Esdes


  • To master and apply the knowledge and skills required for functioning effectively in a specialized field of business.
  • To adopt ethical, social and responsible behavior by engaging in activities that impact society
  • To manage operations  in companies or organizations within an international context
  • To contribute to the collective performance of the group by being  an effective team member.
  • To work efficiently with people from different cultures and operate successfully in various environments.
  • To develop professional hindsight to solve problems and make subsequent decisions.
  • To acquire communication skills in order to engage with a wide range of audiences in at least two different languages.
  • To contribute the digital transformation of organizations through their development of a digital mindset and expertise.



  • Ideal for students who want to study business in France and wish to follow a program taught in English.
  • A balanced mix of academic and professional learning
  • Acquire a solid and lasting foundation for an evolutionary career
  • 2 years to become an expert in one of our 5 specializations
  • Develop your managerial skills and reveal your leadership potential
  • Benefit from an individualized path: MasterClasses, professionalization, internationalization
  • It is possible to obtain a double Master’s Degree during the final year at one of our partner universities

Specialization Courses – Semester 7&8

Module title Teaching hours

(exams included)



Digital Marketing Strategy 24 3 7
Desktop Publishing (Beginner) 24 3 7
Data Analytics 24 3 7
Excel Reporting and Analysis 24 3 7
Digital Event Management 24 3 7
Digital Project Management 24 3 7
Financing Digital Ventures 24 3 8
Search Engine Marketing (SEM) 24 3 8
Video Communication 24 3 8
Desktop Publishing Advanced 24 3 8
Marketing Automation Plaforms 24 3 8
Common Modules
Data Management 24 3 7
Responsible Management 24 3 7
Managing Cultural Diversity 24 3 8
Strategy: choices and implementation 24 3 8
Choice of 4 Masterclasses

* To be chosen within a list of available Masterclasses

72 8  

7 & 8

Foreign language (French for non-French speakers, English, German, Spanish or Italian) 24 2 7 & 8
Career Project (PEP’S) 15 2 7 & 8
Program events 24   7 & 8
Internship Master 1 3 8


Specialization Courses– Semester 9&10

Module title Teaching hours

(exams included)



UX Design 24 3 9
Data Driven Marketing 24 3 9
Web Design Programming 24 3 9
Markstrat Online (Business Game) 24 3 9
Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies 24 3 9
Programmatic Advertising 24 3 9
Common modules 
Research Methodology 24 3 9
Choice of 2 Masterclasses

* To be chosen within a list of available Masterclasses

36 4 9
Business Strategy Game 24 3 9
Career Project (PEP’S) 8 1 9
Foreign language (French for non-French speakers, English, German, Spanish or Italian) 12 1 9
Program events 12 9
Professional thesis and Grand Oral 20 10
Internship Master 2 10 10

Download the detailed course list


The candidate must currently be finishing or have already completed their third year of a bachelor degree (equivalent to 180 ECTS credits).

After receiving the application, including supporting documents, the admissions board will review the complete file. Candidates will then be invited for a personal interview by Teams or Zoom.

After the interview, the final admission results will be communicated by email.

Applications are evaluated as follows:

Admission for Master’s degree Weighting
Application form 10
English test 4
Interview 6


Native English speakers or candidates who have been studying in English for at least two years will be exempt from the English test requirement. In this case, applications are evaluated as follows:

Admission for Master’s degree Weighting
Application form 10
Personal interview 10


Documents required for your application:

  • Completed application form
  • Transcripts of your Higher Education studies
  • Transcripts of baccalaureate or equivalent high school diploma
  • Two academic and / or professional recommendation letters
  • Official English test results (TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, CAMBRIDGE EasySPEAKing*…), native English speaking students are exempt.
  • Cover letter
  • Résumé / CV
  • Copy of passport (photograph page)
  • ID photo
  • Application fees: €50 (non-refundable).

*Easy Speaking: realize this official English exam with ESDES. If you wish to pass this test, (50€ fees), please inform us in your application form.

Fees per year 

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Early bird: international students from outside the EU, applicants for the 2024 start of the school year – annual preferential rate of 10% applicable subject to receipt of the completed registration file and registration fees paid before February 28.
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Benefits of training

100% taught in english

100% DMI certification (Digital Marketing Institute)

Real life projects with local and international companies

Head of program

Franck Giroudon

Head of Marketing & Digital Business program

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Franck Giroudon

Head of Marketing & Digital Business program

A graduate of EM Grenoble, Franck Giroudon is head of Marketing and Digital Business specialization 100% in English. He has over 20 years of professional experience in marketing and business development in the field of new technologies. During his career, he has held managerial and general management positions in international groups and startups.

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