Master in Digital Marketing, Transformation & Design Thinking
The Master in Digital Marketing, Transformation & Design Thinking program in Barcelona provides a comprehensive understanding of digital marketing techniques and strategies as well as a thorough grounding in digital transformation and design thinking which will prepare them for a successful career in this rapidly evolving field.
The Master in Digital Marketing, Transformation & Design Thinking (60 ECTS) is a one-year, three-term, full-time degree with start dates in October, January and March.
Students of the Master in Digital Marketing, Transformation & Design Thinking program in Barcelona provides students with the skills and knowledge to implement effective digital marketing campaigns and a comprehensive understanding of digital business models and digital transformation strategies.
During this program, students will:
- Learn how to design effective digital marketing campaigns.
- Develop design thinking and other ideation techniques for innovative and creative concepts.
- Understand how to redesign businesses and products driven by new technologies and apply digital transformation strategies.
- A master’s degree from EU Business School Switzerland that is internationally accredited by ACBSP, IACBE, IQA and certified by eduQua
- A university master’s degree awarded by Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), (título propio), a state-recognized university in Spain
- Digital Marketing Strategies3 CH / 4 ECTS
Digital technologies have changed how marketing departments operate and perform workflow processes today. The rapid changes in these technologies, often as a result of shorter lifecycles, means that marketers face a constant proliferation of social media channels and new ways of understanding what motivates consumers to visit, click, and buy, all of which can be measured by digital planning tools. Students will learn the essential elements required employ a successful digital marketing strategy and discover how that strategy fits into an overall marketing plan. This course provides the necessary knowledge for developing strategic digital marketing plans and campaigns.
- Marketing Web Analytics & Metrics3 CH / 4 ECTS
Effective data analysis is key to business success in the contemporary world. It allows companies to better understand their customers’ interests and habits in order to fulfill their needs, particularly when performing online transactions. This course will examine how to gather and analyze data to optimize digital campaigns and explain the role of web analytics within the digital marketing landscape. Students explore the consumer journey and learn to apply web analytics tools and technologies to monitor performance of web-based marketing activities.
- Automation, Search Engine & Conversion3 CH / 4 ECTS
Positioning on search engines is an important consideration for company or brand visibility. From generating keywords to developing targeted content that can lead to findability via optimized search results, companies compete for better visibility according to their potential customers’ requirements. This course provides an introduction to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for marketing and includes the latest techniques for evaluating Search Engine Marketing activities, helping students understand how to successfully promote products through search engine channels.
- Social Media Marketing & Advertising Strategies3 CH / 4 ECTS
Social media has disrupted communication channels and created challenges for marketing in the digital age. Control of the brand has shifted from the company to the consumer and brands now require a new approach. With this increasing emphasis on integrated social media strategies, there is an irrefutable need for marketing professionals and organizations to have end‐to‐end social media expertise. In this course, students will learn how to manage their brand on social media and how to create a social media & advertising strategy.
- Masterclass I1 CH / 2 ECTS
This masterclass, the first of three held throughout the year, will be dedicated to the acquisition of specific practical skills relating to digital marketing.
- Ideation & Brainstorming Techniques3 CH / 4 ECTS
How do you keep coming up with new ideas that will keep your audience engaged and employees motivated? This course will provide an introduction to ideation techniques and the goals of the idea development process, cover various brainstorming and idea generation techniques, and provide an insight in other solution design methods. It is designed to develop students’ critical thinking, engagement and collaboration skills.
- Design Thinking3 CH / 4 ECTS
Design thinking is a method that applies creativity to come up with novel solutions to tough problems. The process involved being immersed in a problem space, thinking creatively around pain points and opportunity areas, then iteratively prototyping totally new solutions. It focuses on listening, user empathy, whole brain thinking, collaboration and experimentation. Design thinking can be applied within any team and in any field, from architecture and design to healthcare and product development. Everything is a result of design thinking, and its techniques and tools can also be applied to problems in the nonprofit and public sectors.
- Leadership & Entrepreneurial Thinking3 CH / 4 ECTS
Nowadays, it is impossible to be a leader without thinking innovative, without the capability to lead organizations in an ever-changing context, where organizations have undefined and dynamic profiles. This course introduces students to the key issues of becoming an effective leader and applying entrepreneurial thinking to ensure organizational success. The course creates the framework for examining and developing students’ own personal leadership attributes.
- UX & HCD3 CH / 4 ECTS
User Experience (UX) is a human-first or user-centered approach to interface design. The user- centered design technique puts companies more in touch with users’ needs, allowing them to develop solutions that really work for the audience. This course will explain the user-centered approach to UX design and usability and will provide tools required to create user-friendly products and services. Students will learn to examine user needs and behavior and how they relate to UX design.
- Masterclass II1 CH / 2 ECTS
This masterclass, the second of three held throughout the year, will be dedicated to the acquisition of specific practical skills relating to design thinking.
- Digital Transformation Strategy3 CH / 4 ECTS
All global leaders believe that digitalization is a value-added approach, and this course reveals how to digitally transform business models and compete in today’s economy. In this course, students will explore the role of digitalization as the main business drivers of the 21st century, focusing on how to get started with digitalization and how to handle digital transformation and its new strategic framework. They will employ analyses and practical case studies to demonstrate how to unleash the potential offered by the digital transformation, and how to achieve the most critical success factors in the new digital marketplace.
- Digital Business Models3 CH / 4 ECTS
As digital business evolution continues with the rapid advance of technologies and business models, an in-depth understanding of digital business models, services and consumer behaviors proves more valuable than ever before for successful digital business development and management. This course addresses important questions such as: What are the key current digital business models? How are they changing or disrupting business? Which models will prove most effective for which kinds of businesses? How can each be pursued most effectively? What combinations of the pure models tend to be particularly effective and which tend to be in conflict?
- Digital Startups3 CH / 4 ECTS
This course provides a practical approach to building a startup starting from an original idea, all the way to launching a real startup. It provides all necessary methods, tools and knowledge to craft a startup from the ground up and to grow early-stage companies. This course also offers tools and techniques to leverage social media platforms for startups launch and development. Students will learn financing models, growth, exit and optimizations strategies.
- New Tech3 CH / 4 ECTS
New technologies are changing the way businesses are operating and provide strong competitive advantages to the companies understanding and embracing tech trends. This course provides an introduction for managers to the world of new technologies, artificial intelligence, big data and virtual reality, and provides a foundation that will help create value and develop a competitive edge for companies. The course is also designed to develop skills to manage digital business models and integrate technology-driven innovations in these models.
- Masterclass III1 CH / 2 ECTS
This masterclass, the third and final of three held throughout the year, will be dedicated to the acquisition of specific practical skills relating to digital transformation.
- Final Project4 CH / 6 ECTS
Students will also be required to submit a final project (6 ECTS/4CH) at the end of their studies and to attend field trips, company visits and fairs as part of the experiential learning method.
Graduates of the Master in Digital Marketing, Transformation & Design Thinking program can go onto become successful leaders in a range of areas including:
- Digital marketing
- Digital business transformation
- Entrepreneurship & new venture creation
- Marketing management
Some of our courses are available across all four of our campuses. Choose the perfect location for you.
Our experienced academic department is comprised of entrepreneurs, consultants and business leaders to provide students with the perfect educational balance between classroom theory and real life experiential learning.
Our admissions process is quick and straightforward and our admissions department is here to help guide you through the process