Management for Digital Publishing, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English, French
The Specialised Master in Management for Digital Publishing, in partnership with ASFORED (the French national publishers union), is a gateway to management positions in publishing. Instruction is cross-disciplinary and touches on all dimensions of the profession including: cultural, legal, economic, graphic, technical, advertising, sales and international aspects.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


In partnership with the ASFORED.

Studies at Paris campus.

Scientific Director:Prof. Marie-Pierre Fenoll-Trousseau

Objectives of the programme

Train students for all the activities in the editing world from written media to digital media. Classes take place on two different sites: ESCP Europe and ASFORED.

Career opportunities

Sales Representative, Publisher, Editorial Project Manager Assistant, Community Manager/Webmaster, Task-force Director, Paper and Digital Manager, Assignments of Rights manager, Publishing Manager in companies, museums, Marketing Manager, etc.

International seminar

Last year the class went to Bologna and Venice, Italy.

Class Profile

    • Literature/Philosophy: 44%
    • Business: 17%
    • Humanities/ Social sciences: 17%
    • Political science: 9%
    • Law: 9%
    • Other fields: 4%

4% international students

83% women, 17% men

Language requirement

  • French and English


  • 1 year (Start in September)

Job Survey

  • 34K€ is the average salary after the MS.
  • Less than 3 months after graduation 75% are employed.
  • 67% have a job with an international dimension.

In which sector:

    • Media/Publishing/Arts/Culture: 78%
    • Communication/Advertising: 11%
    • Tourisme/Entertainement: 11%

How to apply:

  • Online application
  • TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS scores
  • Personal interview if eligible


Triple accredited: EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB

Programme Structure

Following a logic of digital and print publishing, classes are taught by both teachers and professionals from the Publishing industry.

A combination of theory classes and of live practical cases:

    • Editorial Management
    • Corporate Management for Publishing Companies
    • Digital Creation
    • Artistic Direction
    • Publishing Finance, Accounting and Management Control
    • Publishing Legislation, Literature and Art Intellectual Property Rights
    • Graphic chain and Digital Production
    • Marketing, Brand Politics and Communication
    • Publishing Markets, Diffusion and Distribution
    • Company visits

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

  • Holders of a first Master's degree.
  • Holders of a Bachelor degree (240 ECTS) : with a minimum of 3 years professional experience
  • Holders of a Bachelor degree (240 ECTS) without professional experience (less than 30% admitted)

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 14200 International
  • EUR 14200 EU/EEA

The fees for the academic year 2017/2018 are set at 14,200€ (including costs of the international seminar - transport & accommodation - and the reference books).

The fees are invoiced either:

  • in one instalment at the beginning of the academic year
  • ESCP Europe also offers the direct debit option: in that case 6 monthly instalments will be paid from November to April.

Applicants who are offered a place must confirm their acceptance and pay a non-refundable deposit of 2,000€ for tuition fees.


Scholarships, depending on both financial need and merit, will be granted to the students in the Specialised Master® programmes.

Only students who fulfill the two following criteria will be eligible:
  • students who were granted a scholarship (level 2 to over) based on financial need in the last two years;
  • students who are admitted on the first list in the ESCP Europe Specialised Master®’s selection

The amount of the scholarship is 10% of the tuition fees and will be deducted from these fees. Students will be informed of the amount of their scholarship in September.

ESCP Europe Foundation scholarships, available to all students, are merit-based. The amount of the award is 2000€. There are 10 scholarships available.

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