Master in HR & Digital Transformation Management

Master in HR & Digital Transformation Management

Entry level
3 years of post-secondary study

Diploma awarded
State-recognized Master’s degree (5 years post-secondary, RNCP level 7*)

Length
2 years, starting in September

Language of instruction
French/English

Format
Work-study, 2 days in school/3 days in company

Tuition fees
€11 865 per year

Presentation

The Masters Cycle of the Master in Management – Grande Ecole program comprises a two-year curriculum officially recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and is awarded with a Master’s-level diploma (5 years of post-secondary studies – Level 7*). It benefits from being delivered by a triple crown internationally accredited school (AACSB, AMBA and EFMD).

The HR & Digital Transformation Management specialization can be accessed via parallel admissions in the fourth year of studies (Master 1).

This program is designed to train HR professionals capable of taking meaningful, ethical, and responsible decisions and actions.

Beyond the core skills required for positions in HR, the program also provides training in digital and the profound changes that digital affects within the working world and organizations.

*The level 6 (NSF 313) "Diplôme en management général et international" awarded by PSB Paris School of Business is RNCP registered under the reference number 36785 by the Director General of France compétences as of 01/09/2022.

Aim of the specialization

The main objective of this specialization is to meet the needs of future HR professionals and managers wishing to run and enhance HR processes by incorporating human, digital and behavioral challenges into the equation in order to render a company’s strategies operational.

Strenghts of the program

A program like no other

A multi-disciplinary approach is adopted by covering topics from several perspectives: Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, Ethics), Management Sciences (Strategy, Organizational Theory, HR Management), Law, etc.

Digital the core of the program

Digital transformation is intentionally treated as a social, cultural and anthropological issue and not as an exclusively technological one.

Our patners

Part of the course is conducted by HR professionals from major corporations (Renault, EDF, Total, BNP Paribas, France Télévisions, RATP, Conforama), associations (Good Planet foundation), start-ups and consultants (Accenture, EY, Entreprise&Personnel, D-Sides). In addition, active professionals contribute to conferences, thereby enabling students to discover the various professions and latest challenges.

Students can prepare for certifications delivered by leading HR representatives (Monster and AssessFirst).

Master in HR & Digital Transformation Management

Skill objectives

For successful completion of their Masters, students must validate the five following skillsets.

If students do not validate all the skillsets required for obtaining the professional certificate but successfully complete all skills related to one of the sets, each of the skillsets concerned will have been definitively validated.

  1. Devising a departmental/organizational strategy
  2. Planning, optimizing, and managing the budget and coordination of z department and/or organization’s financial affairs
  3. Managing a transformation and/or innovation project in a national and/or international context
  4. Managing individual staff and teams
  5. Implementing an HR management strategy

This program cannot be combined with another training program.

However, partial certification with another program is possible (see the RNCP diploma file).

In addition, prior professional experience may be validated with credits upon request, which must be submitted by email to: vae@ggeedu.fr

For further information on the validation of prior experience at PSB, please visit the following page.

A word from the Head of Specialization

Jean-Max KOSKIEVIC

"Thanks to the broad array of teaching profiles (researchers, professionals, consultants, etc.) and the complementary nature of the content delivered, students are given a comprehensive overview of the HR profession. They take on board the knowledge and practices required to carry out this essential activity, thereby ensuring that the skills obtained in class from their training match perfectly the expectations of their future employers."

Jean-Max KOSKIEVIC
Head of specialization

2280

Work-study contracts signed per year

15

Specializations 100% in work-study mode

3000

Corporates partners

18846

Alumni

*Paris Business School figures 2023

Academic content

    The Master begins with a core course semester, followed by an introductory semester that includes professional preparation for HR positions, and then two semesters (Master 2) dedicated to the specialization.

    Teaching is divided along three main axes:

    • Understanding the end results, challenges, and strategies behind working in HR within a company (recruitment, training, assessment, payment etc.) (Master 1).
    • Perfecting comprehension of the social and sociological aspects of the HR profession (Master 2 semester 1).
    • Devising an integrated HR policy and steering large-scale HR processes (employer branding, CSR and QWL, management control) (Master 2 semester 2).

    Total class time is 511hrs for the fourth year and 504hrs for the fifth.

    Teaching format

    Over the course of their time at Paris School of Business, students receive a varied teaching approach in order to nurture their creativity and adaptability.

    Teaching formats :

    • Groupwork
    • Theory classes
    • Professional simulation exercises
    • Inverted classes
    • Business Games
    • Common-theme projects
    • Workshops

    Assessment methodology

    Successful completion of the five required blocks delivers the intended Master in Management – Grande Ecole program diploma and the associated level 7 RNCP certificate.

    The skill validation frame of reference is based upon written and oral assessment methods, including the following:

    Case studies :

    • Professional simulation exercises
    • Roleplay exercises
    • Individual and group projects
    • Professional placement report

    Current academic year: 2023-2024

    Admissions 

    The admissions procedure for entry onto a Master’s-level Paris School of Business program comprises analysis of an application dossier, an English test and a one-to-one interview.

     

    1. Comprehensive application dossier analysis

     Application dossier

     ID photo

     Copy of ID

     Photocopies of diplomas obtained and reports from Baccalaureate (end-of-secondary) level onwards (officially certified and translated into French for non-French documents)

     CV

     Covering letter

     French test results obtained (TCF, DELF/DALF) if French is not the native language.

     Supporting statement from a teacher, head of institution, or an employer (not mandatory but strongly recommended)

     €100, covering admin fees (€50 for French state scholarships upon presentation of a definitive scholarship allocation for the year in progress)


    2. English test

     English test results obtained (IELTS/TOEFL TOEIC) in last 2 years for applicants to have already taken a test.

    If you are not in a position to provide this official grade, you will receive a link to an online test.

    Minimum level required for applicants to programs in English:

    à 1st-3rd years : IELTS 5.5/TOEFL 70

    à 4th year : IELTS 6 / TOEFL 80


    3. Individual interview

     The aim of this interview is to assess your degree of motivation and open-mindedness, as well as to evaluate the complementarity of your personality, your knowledge and the teaching delivered at Paris School of Business.

    It is also designed to assess your ability to imagine/construct an idea and suggest an original solution to an issue.

    Personalized support


    We offer personalized support for people suffering from disabilities as well as for sportspeople, artists, and entrepreneurs.

    To find out more, consult our specially dedicated page.

    2022 Results Indicators


    86%

    of graduating students are in full employment


    82%

    found a job within six months following graduation


    €40 350

    average salary


    89%

    of students have found employment in line with their level of studies



    96%

    of Masters in Management – Grande Ecole students graduated

    Apprenticeship contract break rate: 3%

    Rate of break from studies in progress: 2.52%

    Specific indicators are calculated by ministries in charge of professional training programs and State Education. Available at: inserjeunes.education.gouv.fr/diffusion/accueil

    Following successful completion of the HR & Digital Transformation Management specialization, graduates can aspire to a wide range of positions, such as the following:

      In small or large-size companies:

        • Generalist Head of HR
        • Specialist Head of HR

              In consulting firms:

              • Management & Organization Consultant
              • HR Consultant
              • The school does not offer any track beyond graduation from this program.

                Tuition fees

                This training program costs €11,865 per year and will be covered in their entirety by your host company since you will be registered on a work-study contract.

                In addition, as an employee of the company you will receive a salary.

                  

                Contact

                For any questions regarding the HR & Digital Transformation Management specialization, please contact the Admissions service.

                Céline Renault

                Head of Master in Management – Grande Ecole program admissions

                admission@psbedu.paris

                Testimony

                Nathanaël MIRIC
                Human Ressources Support, ATOS Group

                I joined Paris School of Business following previous studies in Sciences. For the fourth year here at PSB, I opted for the HR & Digital Transformation specialization. The training program was very enriching, both professionally and personally speaking, providing me with a global perspective on the corporate world, an understanding of managerial challenges, and a clearer view of what to expect from the working world.

                I am now working in HR Support for the ATOS Group in work-study mode. My path through Paris School of Business has helped me understand the corporate world and its different hierarchical levels, meet and dialogue with professionals, and gain a clear view of my own operational ability.

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