In today’s digital world, tech is everywhere—in every industry, in every function, in companies small to large. Our role is to adapt and thrive, or we'll fade into the crowd. Organizations that rely on their legacy, history or brand recognition are facing a great threat: nimble, tech-savvy businesses led by innovative minds. The Master in Digital Business and Innovation gives you the tools to drive adaptation and elicit change in the new, digital economy. Learn to lead, find your strengths, pursue your purpose and become the next best you.
*The 2024-2025 Spring intake starts on April 22nd.
This is a University Private Degree from IE Universidad*, and taught in IE Business School. More information on what earning a University Private Degree from IE Universidad entails.
*IE Universidad is a University officially recognized by the Spanish education authorities, allowed to grant both University Official Degrees (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees), which are specifically regulated and accredited by Spanish Ministry of Education and University Private Degrees (Master), that are specifically designed by the University towards the professional application of their studies and the constant update of higher education, preserving the educational standards of excellence of IE. Both types of degrees are equally backed by the rigor and prestige of IE University.
At IE Business School, we’ve knocked down the silos between business and tech. We believe that anyone who wants to be part of building the digital future of business needs to spend time in the trenches getting a good, solid grounding in digital knowledge and skills – in digital platforms and ecosystems, AI, IoT, blockchain, robotics... in all the key technologies that are changing what it means to do business. And beyond fluency in the tech itself, the successful business transformer must also learn how these digital technologies can be used to drive innovation and transform any business -- function by function, in any sector.
This master is designed for students driven to become digital business transformers. Whether your background is in business, social and natural sciences, engineering, or mathematics, you come out of this program a leader in technology strategy, digital transformation, and tech-based innovation. Numbers and analytics shouldn’t scare you, but the most important prerequisites for success in the program are an innovative way of thinking and the drive to become a master in digital business technology.
In most top schools, business and tech education happen in silos. Management students touch on IT and digital, but don’t get the deeper knowledge and hands-on tech experience necessary to jumpstart a real tech-centered career. And likewise, tech students in computer science and engineering don’t learn the fundamentals of business innovation. This is why we have handcrafted the Master in Digital Business & Innovation.
It's a unique program designed to train professionals who are both business-savvy tech experts and at the same time tech-savvy business innovators. Are you ready?
The global digital transformation market will grow exponentially, reaching an estimated value of $127 billion by 2026.
Experts predict that investments in digital transformation will more than double worldwide by 2025.
94% of executives believe that the balance between hiring and reskilling to retain talent should be equal or tip toward reskilling. Tech support is the key to employee retention.
IE Business School’s Master in Digital Business & Innovation bridges the gap between tech and business and equips students for tomorrow’s workplace. Learn more from the Vice Dean of Tech Programs at IE Business School, Manuel López Martín de Blas, about this ever-evolving program.
In today’s ever-changing business world, our graduates need to be able to hit the ground running. That’s why our international faculty is made up of experts with the knowledge and real-world experience you need to guide you on your path.
Made up of executives, entrepreneurs and academics, many of IE Business School’s professors hold senior positions in organizations from startups to multinationals, and are hands-on inside the companies, projects and initiatives that are spearheading how the business world is evolving. We leverage this intellectual diversity and wealth of perspectives to create a program that is both ambitious and challenging—using the most advanced educational methods and resources to teach you the mindsets, skills and tools you need for the real world of work, as well as guide you to discover who you are today.
Whatever your educational journey looks like, our faculty have the experience and expertise to help you get the most out of it and help you unlock your full potential. Discover your impact, discover your passion, discover the next best you.
Professional with more than 25 years consultancy experience in Pharma, Hi Tech, Chemical, Retail and FMCG industries, with a primary focus on business strategy and digital transformation, digital marketing, global operations in different domains and IT-ERP consulting.
“I think MDBI it’s a mix between the creative and the technical side. So, we focus a lot on the business aspects, but also on tech. For example, we’re doing a lot of coding and hard skills, but also learning soft skills.”
“I feel like IE University is doing a great job at giving you the skill set of putting you into a group and then learning as you go.”
“Even if you don’t have a technical background, the classes in this program will equip you with a range of new tech skills.”
“This program offers a global community brimming with diverse cultures and ways of thinking.”
The Master in Digital Business and Innovation goes beyond the knowledge necessary to succeed in today’s tech-driven world—it’s uniquely designed to offer you the personalized guidance to unleash your full potential. This program takes you on a journey of self-discovery while focusing on the areas that will help you become an impactful person and professional. Learn the digital ecosystem and the skills to push digital transformation while simultaneously defining exactly who you are and who you want to be. Diving into your ambitions, talents, gaps and strengths, we will help guide you, challenge you and allow you to experiment while finding the next best you.
Where do you want to take your skills? Your dream career is within reach with the Master in Digital Business and Innovation. The unique, personalized program teaches you to drive digital transformation in today’s fast-paced environment, allowing you to land your perfect role. Work alongside seasoned professionals from various backgrounds and learn from professors with up-to-date insight from the industry. Take the digital economy by storm with theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience from your time in the program.
What you do matters. Being a game-changer in the digital world requires a skill set that stands out from the rest. As a tech-savvy leader with an innovative mindset, you will be capable of driving adaptation and eliciting lasting change. The Master in Digital Business and Innovation is designed with you in mind. Maximize your potential, create an impact and become a leader of tomorrow.
Today’s most successful companies are led by leaders with purpose. Driving a positive impact and working toward a better future will help motivate you throughout your career. In the Master in Digital Business and Innovation, we give you the space to discover, define and align your purpose to your career, allowing you to thrive alongside tomorrow’s go-getters.
Madrid is one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, exploding with music, art, history and gastronomy. In this city that never sleeps, you can find whatever suits your interests and journey toward self-discovery—everything from alternative culture hubs to some of the world’s most spectacular museums. Whether you're on our central campus, exploring one of the city’s iconic neighborhoods or enjoying a cold drink and some tapas on a sunny terrace, you'll always feel at home in Madrid.
Madrid’s energy fuels movement. One of the world’s greenest cities, it contains massive central parks ideal for walking, running and cycling. Just north of the city, you’ll find a stunning mountain range where you can hike, climb and even ski in the winter. Rather watch sports? Madrid is famous for its world-class teams and tournaments. Venturing further, in just a two-hour train ride, you can access nine incredible UN World Heritage Sites. Want to go further still? Madrid is an ideal base to explore a variety of other destinations in Europe.
Madrid is a multicultural city that prides itself on openness. Discrimination due to gender, sexual orientation, religion or race is not tolerated. Instead, the city celebrates the diversity of its residents. Head to the neighborhoods of Lavapiés or Malasaña to experience the city’s rich cosmopolitan influences and enjoy food and culture from all corners of the world. Or check out stylish Chueca to explore the heart of the city’s vibrant LGBTQ+ community. No matter who you are, you’ll fit right in.
Madrid is one of the most popular cities in Europe for Gen Z travelers and one of the most student-friendly cities in Spain. Offering an affordable public transport network, cool underground culture and fabulous nightlife, Spain’s capital is also home to international companies of stature, including Google, Microsoft and Apple, creating a myriad of opportunities for professional experience.
Madrid is in a league of its own and provides the perfect backdrop to round off a unique educational experience.
Customize your education based on your specific interests and passions through a Dual Degree to give your career a multidisciplinary boost to spearhead change in the new world of work. The combination of this program with a Master’s in Management (if you have 0-2 years of experience) or an International MBA (if you have 3 or more years of experience) will position you on the threshold of two exciting worlds; acquiring a broader skillset and a competitive differentiation with a sharp focus. Select your dual degree based on your years of experience:
The Master in Digital Business and Innovation at IE Business School focuses on bridging the gap between business and technology by preparing you to succeed in the new digital economy.
The program's rigorous curriculum includes classes in digital foundations, strategy and value proposition; digital business models; emerging tech; innovation; business analytics; digital transformation; digital marketing and more, alongside specialized electives and career-building certifications.
IE Business School’s Master in Digital Business and Innovation is a full-time program delivered in an in-person format in the heart of Madrid.
Apart from deepening your business acumen, the Master in Digital Business and Innovation imparts valuable critical thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as the practical competencies to lead, develop, manage and implement innovative digital solutions.
The Master in Digital Business and Innovation at IE Business School is a comprehensive program that you can complete in only 11 months.
As you get closer to the end of your Master in Digital Business and Innovation at IE Business School, you’ll get a chance to complete a Capstone Project that involves conceiving a viable business concept, conducting market research, blueprinting a go-to-market strategy and validating your results with real stakeholders.