Master MS Management for Digital Publishing

ESCP Europe Business School | Paris , France
The ESCP Europe Specialised Masters (MS) are professional-oriented programmes in specific management areas designed for postgraduates with a clear career goal and lead to a specialisation or double skill in response to corporate demand for highly qualified managers.



The Publishing Industry and Cultural Media sectors are developing rapidly with the arrival of digital technology: new reading materials and new practices, new key players, new funding and new sales channels. However, the social and cultural economic weight of print remains the largest factor for cultural expenditure in France.

The Specialised Master (MS) in Management for Digital Publishing at ESCP Europe, in partnership with ASFORED (Franceís leader in training for the publishing industry), responds to the needs of those excelling in this field.

It is geared towards participants from various backgrounds, from sciences to literacy, who are passionate about the written word and the broadcasting of knowledge. The graduates will gain knowledge at a managerial level in the sector of Management for the Publishing Industry.
The course content focuses on a cross-disciplinary and multi-skill approach, covering all aspects of the profession including: cultural, political, economical, graphical, technological, promotional, commercial and international dimensions.

The objective of the Master is to understand, to follow and to anticipate the main developments within the market; to provide high level professionals (BAC +5, or certain applicants with professional experience) with the skills to be able to :

  • Develop a strategic vision of the sectors in which they are interested,
  • Offer a global and innovative approach to management and content management,
  • Understand a global view of operations,
  • Contribute to the development, the future and the renovation of markets.

In partnership with ASFORED, this course benefits from a teaching approach that alternates between the teaching of essential managerial skills and practical sessions in harmony with the realities of working in the field, in France as well as internationally.

Participantsí profiles

ESCP Europe's Specialised Masters Programme welcomes applicants from varied disciplines who demonstrate open-mindedness and potential :

Specialised Masters students come from various countries and have different backgrounds: engineers, doctors, pharmacists, students of literature and law, etc.

Originating from 40 nationalities, they form a group of multicultural participants, which makes exchanging and working in groups all the more enriching.

Since its inception in 1991, the ESCP Europe Specialized Master in Management for Digital Publishing has graduated 322 students who are now part of the ESCP Europe 40,000-member alumni network.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 13th January,
Tuition fee
  • EUR 13900 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 13900 Year (EEA)

The fees for the academic year 2015/2016 are set at 13,900Ä (including costs of the international seminar - transport & accommodation - and the reference books).

Start date Thursday 10 September 2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content


Our programme targets your expertise

The objective of the programme is to understand, to follow and to anticipate the main developments within the publishing industry and the Cultural media markets.
Participants will to be able to:

  • Develop a strategic vision of the sectors in which they are interested.
  • Offer a global and innovative approach to management and content management
  • Understand a global view of operations
  • Contribute to the development, the future and the renovation of markets.

This full-time curriculum is spread over one year divided into 3 terms as follows :

  • 2 terms of intensive courses - September to December; January to March. An international seminar abroad is included
  • 1 term of professsionalisation from April to December : a company placement of at least 4 months and a professional thesis defended orally to a committee between early November and mid-December the year following the September intake.

Participants have to be proficient both in French and English.


The Specialised Master for the Publishing Industry brings together the well known and confirmed expertises of ESCP Europe and ASFORED and gives the participants a strong management experience applied to the digital publications or print markets.

The Specialised Masters for the Publishing Industry's degree is supported and highly recognised by the entire profession since its creation.
With Prestigious honorary patrons :
  • 2014 Vera Michalski-Hoffmann (Groupe Libella)
  • 2013 Marie Pic-Pâris Allavena (Groupe Eyrolles)
  • 2012 Jean Delas (L'école des loisirs)
  • 2011 Sylvie Marcé (Éditions Belin)
  • 2010 Teresa Cremisi (Groupe Flammarion)
  • 2009 Francis Esménard (Groupe Albin-Michel)
  • 2008 Vincent Montagne (Groupe Média-Participations)
  • 2007 Alain Kouck (Groupe Editis)
  • 2006 Arnaud Nourry (Groupe Hachette Livre)
  • 2005 Catherine Lucet (Éditions Nathan)
  • 2004 François Gèze (Éditions La Découverte)
  • 2003 Isabelle Jeuge-Maynard (Éditions Hachette)
  • 2002 Alain Gründ (Éditions Gründ)
  • 2001 Antoine Gallimard (Éditions Gallimard)
  • 2000 Anne Carrière (Éditions Anne Carrière)
  • 1999 Hervé de La Martinière (Groupe La Martinière)
  • 1998 Olivier Nora (Éditions Calmann-Levy)
  • 1997 Jean-Étienne Cohen-Seat (Éditions Hachette)
  • 1996 Bernard Fixot (Éditions Robert Laffont)
  • 1995 Claude Cherki (Éditions du Seuil)
  • 1994 Olivier Orban (Éditions Plon)
  • 1993 Pierre Marchand (Éditions Gallimard Jeunesse)
  • 1992 Odile Jacob (Éditions Odile Jacob)

English Language Requirements

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  • 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 without professional experience (less than 30% admitted)

Work Experience

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

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