Digital Transformation
18 months
Full Time
On Campus
October 2023
Milan, Italy - Reading, UK
Tuition Fee
€ 18500
Professional Experience
Less than 3 years

Tel: +39 02 2399 2820


With digital technologies, the whole world really is your oyster. It’s well known that internationalisation is one of the most effective ways to expand your company, but it does involve a few challenges. On the plus side, internationalisation leads to plenty of opportunities like increased sales and productivity growth, but you also need to deal with more difficult issues like market choice, entry mode strategy, financial support, business planning, coordination of the foreign units, management of human resources and management of cultural and institutional diversity.


Digital transformation can help you tackle these challenges, since technology provides both direct and indirect support to internationalisation. Our Master in International Business and Digital Transformation is a unique pathway for managers who want to upgrade their theoretical and practical knowledge of international business and digital technologies to become the innovators and digital transformers that companies need. With this programme, you’ll get all the skills you need to help your company design and manage successful international growth using digital technologies. So what are you waiting for? Sign up and learn the tools to shift your business into the future by becoming a Digital Multinational Enterprise (DMNE).



Our International Master in International Business and Digital Transformation is a pathway for young professionals to upskill and become the innovators and digital transformers of tomorrow.

We’ve brought together the complementary knowhow of two prestigious universities, Henley Business School and POLIMI GSoM. Henley has an outstanding tradition in the international business field, and POLIMI GSoM can count on high-quality applied knowledge and practitioner-oriented expertise in innovation and digital technologies.

On top of that, with this programme you’ll be able to put theory into practice. Our course mixes theoretical and practical lectures, letting you directly apply your skills in real contexts through your final project work.

  • 18 months: (1 term in Reading, UK + 1 term in Milan, Italy + 1 term of final project work/thesis)
  • 100% in English
    Joint programme with Henley Business School


  1. 87% of companies think digital will disrupt their industry, but only 44% are prepared for a potential digital disruption
  2. 80% of companies say their digital transformation efforts involve multiple business units or the entire company
  3. digital tools help companies find new markets – Digital Multinational Enterprises (DMNEs) make 70% of their sales abroad
  4. internationalisation and digitalisation can help firms boost their global competitiveness
  5. DMNEs have increased their assets by 65% and their operating revenues and employees by 30%, against a flat trend for other MNEs
  6. With us you’ll also boost your soft skills for professional development

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Our Master in International Business and Digital Transformation is for you if you have a background in Management & Economics, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and Social Sciences. We’ve targeted it to those of you who want to get the professional expertise, approaches and tools to help your company design and manage international growth by taking advantage of digital technologies.

You are an ideal candidate if you:

  • are aiming to develop comprehensive understanding and a holistic view of international business in the digital era
  • hold a bachelor’s/undergraduate degree (180 ECTS) or recognised equivalent from an accredited institution. See Henley’s country and region-specific information and entry requirements
  • have an English proficiency certificate such as IELTS (or equivalent) with a 6.5 overall and with no section below 6.0. This is only necessary if you are a non-native speaker. 

Our International Master in International Business and Digital Transformation is an 18-month International Master programme offered by POLIMI GSoM and Henley Business School. The course gives you a comprehensive understanding and a holistic view of the international business environment in the digital era.

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.


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


  • International and Digital Business Developer
  • Chief International and Digital Officer
  • Digital Export Manager
  • Project Manager for the International and Digital Expansion of the firm

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

International Business and Digital Consultant

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 deadline. 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 already available at the time of the application)
  • copy of your passport or ID
  • digital picture
  • letter of reference 
  • motivation letter
  • Financial Aid Essay (if you’re applying for one of our tuition fee reductions)
  • English proficiency certificate: IELTS, 6.5 with no component below 6.0 in any sub-skills (if already available at the time of the application)
  • 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.

The programme costs €18,500. These costs cover the entire length of our programme, but they do not include living and travel expenses.

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

Applicants 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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