Digital Transformation
12 months
Full Time
On Campus
September 2022
Tuition Fee
€ 18500
€ 9500 (POLIMI MSc Alumni)
Professional Experience
Less than 3 years

Tel: +39 02 2399 2820


With digital technologies, the whole world really is your oyster. Nowadays, digital technologies and innovations are changing processes, operations, business models and entire organisations. In fact, they often have such a radical impact that it leads to cross-industry “Digital Disruption”.
For us, Digital Transformation isn’t just a mash-up of different technologies, but a major phenomenon with deep strategic and managerial implications for all companies, no matter what the industry.
That’s why we have created a Master which will give you strategic, entrepreneurial and organisational approaches, together with methods and a tailored “toolbox” so that you can navigate major digital trends and lead Digital Innovation in both public and private organisations. We’re talking about trends such as Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Blockchain, Big Data & Analytics, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, eCommerce, Mobile & Omnichannel Communication, Digital Manufacturing & Industry 4.0.


Four international Master programmes come under the heading of Digital Transformation:

The above courses comprise modules of a collective-interest nature, during which students will together study topics relevant to the overall theme; after this they diverge, each offering modules specific to the relevant subject area.

Our International Master in Digital Innovation and New Business Design at POLIMI GSoM uses a practice-oriented and action-learning approach characterised by our close links with companies sharing their field experience on Digital Innovation projects. This gives you a chance to increase your awareness of the wide spectrum of entrepreneurial and strategic opportunities that come from digital technologies, covering both well-established corporations as well as startups.

  • 1 year: 9 months in class + 3-month project
  • 100% in English
  • In partnership with , Cisco, IBM, , , Oracle, and TIM


  1. 87% of companies think digital will disrupt their industry, but only 44% are prepared for a potential digital disruption
    CEOs and senior executives said digital transformation risk was their top concern in 2019
  2. About 40% of companies have dedicated digital transformation teams in place
  3. 80% of companies say their digital transformation efforts involve multiple business units or the entire company
  4. 55% of digitally maturing companies say they need new leaders in order to succeed in a digital environment
  5. We also work on your soft skills for professional development

Our ideal candidate is someone who wants to gain the professional expertise, approaches and tools to interpret and govern Digital Transformation from a strategic and managerial perspective. You should want to learn how to lead Digital Innovation in both public and private organisations.

Please note that we’ve designed this programme for recent graduates with ideally no more than 3 years of work experience. If you have more experience, you might also like to take a look at our International MBA programmes.

Our International Master in Digital Innovation and New Business Design is a 12-month International Master programme created by us at POLIMI GSoM.If you join the iMDT course, you’ll learn how to manage digital innovation projects from a strategic, entrepreneurial and organisational perspective, as well as from a technological perspective. We focus on developing the roles of Innovation Specialist or Consultant in Innovation and Transformation. These people will be able to introduce and/or manage new products-services, organisational innovations and business models that take advantage of digital technologies, and will do so to generate advantages for businesses, industries and societies.

To participate fully in classes and company visits, your presence on campus is highly recommended, especially from January 2023 onwards; in cases of visa delays, travel barriers or other specific issues, it would be possible to continue attending classes online.

We teach this Master entirely in English.

Please note that we’ve designed this programme for recent graduates with ideally no more than 3 years of work experience. If you have more experience, you might also like to take a look at our International MBA programmes.


Digital transformation, accelerated by cloud and AI, and coupled with human ingenuity, creates value for every industry and every function. (L. Galimberti, Applied Intelligence Lead at Accenture)

  • 97 mn new roles may emerge.
    One of the leading positions is the Digital Transformation Specialist.
    (World Economic Forum, 2020)
  • 43% is the Digital Skill Rate required: new technical profiles related to Big Data, AI, IoT, Cloud computing, Blockchain technologies are increasingly wanted. (Digital4)
  • 133 mn new job opportunities: the WEF estimates that technology, digital and automation will lead to the creation of new job opportunities globally in the next 3 years. (Sole24Ore)
  • 80% of companies say their digital transformation efforts involve multiple business units or the entire company. (McKinsey)
  • $11.5 tn in GDP growth over the next decade could be added to the labour market demand for emerging professions and skills to meet the needs of the new technological era.(World Economic Forum, 2020)
  • 95% of executives surveyed say digital transformation has become more important over the past two years, with 84% agreeing that new business opportunities are emerging. (Harvard Business Review)

Recruiters agree the pandemic is driving demand for workers who digitally transform businesses. (P. Clark, Financial Times)
Technology and data science skills are increasingly critical for in-demand business careers. (Coursera’s Global Skills Index)


Our Master gets you ready for a variety of different roles, including:


  • (Digital) Innovation Specialist
  • Innovation/Tech Strategist
  • Digital Leader/Expert
  • Digital Innovation Manager
  • Business Innovator
  • Business Intelligence Manager
  • Project Manager/Process Owner
    of innovation-related projects in established or newcomer corporations.

Entry level jobs (e.g. Analyst, Manager, Senior Manager) will depend on your previous work experience and academic background.


  • Digital Innovation/Transformation/Tech Consultant
  • Project Manager/Process Owner
    of innovation-related projects in consulting firms, system integrators, IT providers.

Entry level jobs (e.g. Analyst, Manager, Senior Manager) will depend on your previous work experience and academic background.

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Please note that we process applications on a rolling basis, which means that they may close even before the deadlines. Our limited number of seats available in the class means the sooner you apply, the better.

If you are a non-EU candidate, we recommend that you apply at least 3 months before the programme starts, to leave enough time for a Statement of Comparability of your degree and to apply for your student visa.


Fill in the form at and upload these documents:

  • your CV in English
  • university transcripts/mark sheets
  • bachelor’s/master’s degree (if you have one)
  • copy of your passport or ID
  • digital picture
  • letter of reference (optional)
  • motivation letter
  • Financial Aid Essay (if you’re applying for one of our tuition fee reductions)
  • English proficiency certificate: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or equivalent (if you have one)
  • Pay the Application Fee (EUR €100)


We will let you know if you have been selected for a Motivational Interview in English, which we will do online.


We will send you an e-mail with our final decision on your application, and if the result is positive, you will also receive scholarship information (if you applied for one).


After you receive our email and the admission contract, we kindly ask you to confirm your participation in the programme by paying the first instalment of EUR €2,500. Please remember that you need to pay the amount due within 15 days of receiving the offer. You can ask for a short extension if you are applying for a loan, an external scholarship or for any other valid reason.

You can pay also via Flywire a platform that allows you to make education payments in your own currency, using local payment methods from the safety and convenience of your home, with ith real-time tracking and 24×7 multilingual support.

The programme costs €18,500. These costs cover the entire length of our programme, but they do not include living and travel expenses. If you’ve done a Master of Science programme at Politecnico di Milano in or after 2019, your tuition fee is €9,500.

We at POLIMI GSoM have partnered with Flywire to accept payments from international students worldwide. 

Applicants for the 2022 intake of the International Junior Specialising Masters can apply for fee reductions. These are given out on a first-come, first-served basis, so it’s a good idea to apply early. If you’d like financial aid, you need to request it when you submit your application form – please note that late requests for financial aid won’t be considered.

Please note that we don’t offer full scholarships, and that the DSU and other scholarships offered by Politecnico di Milano and the Italian Government cannot be used for POLIMI GSoM’s programmes.

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