Master of Science in Digital Marketing & CRM Program

Empower your innovative mindset to boost digital and CRM strategies!

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    90 ECTS



The Master of Science in Digital Marketing & CRM outlines the management and marketing essentials needed to become efficient marketing managers.

The program is offered on a full-time basis and consists of 2 consecutive semesters of courses (September – May) followed by a professional experience (from June onwards). The curriculum is developed around core courses and specialized courses in both Digital Marketing and CRM.
In the light of the changes brought by internet, the program focuses on the fundamentals of doing business online helping students understand online consumer behavior, how to develop effective websites, how to optimize digital strategy and communication across various channels and how to integrate new innovation.

The program helps students use new digital information systems and manage databases correctly in order to improve customer relationships which will consequently enhance the decision-making process and benefit the company.

Course Content

The program is offered on a full-time basis and consists of 2 or 3 consecutive semesters of courses followed by a professional experience.


Marketing and Management Essentials


Offline and Online Marketing Research Methods & Online Panels


This class aims to help students conduct marketing/business research ethically and well to make better Marketing and business decisions. Marketing research is becoming increasingly important in the decision-making processes of firms in all industries. Most major marketing decisions made by large manufacturers and service firms are based, at least in part, on the results of marketing research. Only those managers with a solid understanding of research are able to use it effectively.

Brand Communications


The objectives of this course are to help students understand the strategic dimensions of brand management in a cross channel environment. At the end of the course, students should be able to manage a brand portfolio in coherence with the strategic objectives of the firm and its competitive position. Students should be able to understand:

Understand the importance of good marketing communications in branding;

Define and analyze both traditional and contemporary (i.e., modern) brand communication tools and strategies;

Apply the acquired insights to create appropriate and creative brand communication strategies in reaction to or in anticipation of internal or external factors that may influence the company;

To develop an integrated and creative marketing communication plan.

Innovative Project Management


The objectives of the course are to help students understand the importance of design thinking and agile philosophy when managing project in a digital environment. At the end of the course students should be able to:

To understand and apply the key design thinking and agile methodology principles.

To define in a macro manner the key steps and organization to deliver a digital project following these methodologies

To describe the benefits and why using these methodologies for digital topics

To recognize which tools/methods should be used at which step of their project life cycle to ensure design thinking and agile approach.

Business Ethics and Managerial Behavior


Understand the global context of business, key issues for business activity, as well as business’ social and environmental impact;

Develop a strategic, proactive vision that reflects social and environmental concerns while emphasizing competitive advantage, corporate value creation, innovation, and leadership;

Apply theory to practice by emphasizing how global businesses can potentially contribute to the creation of positive social change and to the development of a sustainable future;

Understand the importance of ethics in marketing;

Assess the legal implications of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for companies and marketers.

New trends and New Information Technologies


This course aims to highlight the most important emergent societal and technological trends and developments, and their potential applicability, usefulness or relevance. The objectives of the course are discuss the basics of technologies that support digital marketing, with a special focus on network architectures and their servers and clients, different kinds of connectivity, communication protocols and languages, and relevant developments in terms of hardware and software.

Career Program


Our Career Program helps participants to establish their professional career plan by working on their skills, personal strengths, and using networking tools to be prepared to meet recruiters’ expectations internationally.

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

Build a professional career plan;

Identify personal skills and accumulated experiences (e.g., Master experience);

Adapt professional tools (e.g., CV, LinkedIn) to the local market;

Develop an accurate representation of their professional profile;

Use personal networking to better identify professional opportunities;

Gain insight into techniques and tools to find a job or an internship in France or abroad;

Build self-awareness of personal vocations and interests.

Learn more about the Career Program

Digital Marketing


Consumer Behavior in a Digital World


This course covers basic concepts and research results from marketing and the social sciences. They are examined with the goal of enabling marketers to better understand online customers and meet their needs. The class aims to answer the emerging questions such as: what are online shoppers external (demographic, social interaction etc.) and internal (personality, motivation, emotion etc.) influences? How do people make online purchasing decision? How do they appreciate their shopping experience? What are the various online spending trends in different retail sectors?

Omni-Channel Distribution


Understand the actual consumer expectations and how omni-channel can influence their purchasing.

Understand the importance of managing the different channels in synergy and in coherence with the overall retailer and brand strategy.

Set the good combination of channels and implement gateways to improve the customer journey.

Identify creatives solutions that focus on Customer Experience (rather than technology).

Web Site Design & Development (UX, coding)


Website design & development theoretical concepts.

Create an E-commerce project with all the necessary steps (animated Mockups and specifications).

Understand all the E commerce standards and adapt them to their own E-commerce project.

Code pages with HTML and CSS.

Audit of the website ergonomy.

Web Store Development and Mobile Apps


Identify the main functionalities of a web store

Understand the process of web store development

Justify the technological choices (security of payment)

Create an ecommerce website using the open source solution Prestashop.

Understand all the ecommerce standards and adapt them to their own website.

Fully customize a Prestashop website (homepage, product page, listpage, checkout process) and be able to manage the orders.

Digital Marketing Strategy


This course provides an overview of the strategic particularities of digital marketing and helps to distinguish and understand the advantages of the various online communication channels. At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

Formulate and implement a successful digital marketing strategy.

Understand, analyze and select appropriate digital marketing tools for specific target segments.

Identify the challenging aspects of measuring the effectiveness of online marketing actions.

Search Engine Marketing


Recommend a basic SEO strategy.

Define, create, optimize and monitor a paid search strategy.

Understand the basics of attribution.

Understand the importance of search engine marketing (SEM) in the digital advertising activities.

Recommend a basic Search Engine Optimization Strategy (SEO).

Google certificates (Adwords Fundamentals , search advertising).

Direct & E-Mail Marketing


Understand the principles of direct marketing and new trends therein

Master the process of developing, following up and measuring a direct marketing campaign: copywriting, testing, measuring and optimizing

Master the complementarity of on-and offline channels for direct marketing

Understand the principles of targeting and segmentation and how both have been impacted by the Internet and the gathering of more customer information.

Data Marketing – Programmatic Advertising


Develop a solid understanding of why Marketers need to embrace the Data & Programmatic Advertising revolution.

Be able to craft powerful digital marketing strategies relying on Data & Programmatic Advertising.

Understand the key levers of a powerful data strategy in digital marketing: measurement, activation, collection, privacy.

Master the key concepts of Programmatic Advertising and how it fits into the online display ecosystem and how this is reshaping digital advertising as a whole.

Social Media Marketing


Understand the various forms of social media, online communities and viral marketing activations.

Master fundamentals and best practice of social media management and advertising with a POEM approach.

Integrate the transformational role of social media and influencers in marketing strategies and processes.

Define and manage social media campaigns, from the objectives’ definition to the KPIs measurement set-up to the end-to-end optimization changes.

Innovation Through Social Media and Gamification


Give an overview of the differences between ‘crowd-sourcing’, ‘co-creation’ and ‘collaboration with consumers’;

Understand the impact of ‘online’ and ‘social media’ on innovation management & consumer research;

Tell the story of the shift to emerging economies and show the impact on innovation and product management issues;

Be able to explain what ‘structural collaboration’ and ‘universal branding’ are about & how to use them in a day-to-day marketing management context;

Mobile Marketing


To understand the significance to consumers of their mobile device

To understand the importance of digital mobile company presence

To understand the benefits of different kinds of mobile apps and games, and understand the circumstances under which each kind is useful

To be able to situate and integrate a mobile strategy in an overall (digital) marketing strategy.

Online Reputation Management


Understand the concept of brand reputation and its impact on brand management and communication.

Understand challenges and opportunities of facilitated on-and offline WOM and its relation to brand image and brand reputation.

Understand the complexities related to managing the brand reputation across different channels.

Implement a process in order to successfully manage on-line reputation and to monitor it using software.

Understand the importance and the value added consequences of behaving ethically and understand the importance of managing a crisis properly to avoid impacting the brand reputation.

Clickstream and Web Analytics


Understand the concepts, opportunities and limitations and added value of web analytics for companies with a form of online presence

Master the functionalities of Google Analytics

Demonstrate understanding of and practical skills in SAS Web Analytics

Apply data mining tools (SAS Enterprise Miner) for advanced clickstream and web log analysis

Marketing Performance & ROI Optimisation


In order to evaluate in a concrete way their ability to evaluate the performance of online marketing campaign, students will use the simulation game SIMBOUND which allows students to evaluate the impact of actions after each decision making round.

Master the key marketing metrics to evaluate marketing performance online and offline: select them, set objective, prioritize and differentiate short term/ long term measurements.

Understand what Affiliate Marketing is about and how to use this technique to secure and optimise the ROI of your acquisition strategy.

Understand how to create a periodic dash board (periodicity, source, measure unity, mailing list, etc.) to track performance versus objectives

Know how to analyze the Return On Investment of marketing budget and decide on corrective actions

Customer Relationship Management


CRM and CSR in Business to Business


Explaining how CRM, sales and lead generation can collaborate effectively in B2B environments

Learning ways of integrating effectively B2B Marketing, sales and customer relations in a CRM system understanding key objectives and metrics.

Understanding ways of using activity-based CRM analytics to measure and optimize B2B activities.



This course will reflect the importance of CRM in marketing and business in general. The specific focus will be on the role of Internet technologies in supporting CRM; hence the name E-CRM. These Internet technologies are not all CRM software per se, but rather ad hoc tools that can be utilised together for powerful e-CRM.At the end of the course, students should be able to:

Master the key concepts of electronic/digital Customer Relationship Management.

Experience the main tools used to develop an efficient electronic/digital relationship management strategy.

Use customer data and transform data into actionable results in order to improve the electronic/digital customer relationships.

Distinguish the various communication channels of Internet marketing and understand their advantages and disadvantages.

Understand the importance and the value added consequences of behaving ethically.

CRM and Loyalty Programs


Course objectives:

Understand what is at stake and the key steps to develop efficiently customers’ loyalty

Organize a system to listen to the voice of the customer and be responsive to it

Carry out a satisfaction barometer, complete a satisfaction matrix and if needed understand what corrective actions could be taken

Know how to put in place a comprehensive customer loyalty program and measure its performance

Customer Service & Complaint Management


Master the key concepts of Customer service and complaint management and set up an efficient customer service system.

Apply these concepts of managing complaints in professional dilemmas with difficult customer situations.

Guide and set up a social complaint management system which allows the company to follow up complaints in a sustainable way without infringing GDPR.

Work together in a team to define evaluate CSCM strategies and define new ones, with peer evaluation possibilities and an ex-post evaluation of the work.

CRM and Sales


Course objectives:

Exploring the pathway to sales results: how CRM and sales can collaborate effectively driving sales performance.

Learning how to devise realistic and measurable CRM sales goals: Client Retention, Cross-Selling, Referral Tracking, On-Boarding and Key Account Management.

Learning how to better plan and execute effective sales campaigns through integrated CRM systems.

Understand how to use a SAAS solution such as Salesforce to reinvent global customer experience end sales performance.

Better plan and execute effective sales campaigns through integrated CRM systems.

Introduction to Analytical CRM


Nowadays, there is a tremendous increase in customer information which is available for the marketer. Indeed, companies are collecting different types of information from their customers like social media information, purchasing behaviour, complaining behaviour, socio-demographic information, etc. Consequently, knowing how to use this new information to improve customer relationships could be of high benefit for every marketer because better decisions could be based upon that. This course tries to fulfil the gap by reaching students new ways to interact with customers on a one-to-one basis. At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

Spot opportunities to transform customer data into actionable results.

Use customer data him- or herself to improve the customer relationships through predictive modeling.

Customer Intelligence 1: Descriptive Analytics


This course introduces students to the basic principles of descriptive analytics. This hands-on course introduces students how to describe, segment and visualize customer data in order to extract relevant business insights. At the end of the course, students should be able to:

Breakdown and propose innovative solutions for real-life business problems using descriptive analytical methods.

Run a basic descriptive analysis based on company’s transactional database while constructing expert knowledge.

Manage successfully customer relationships.

Customer Intelligence 2: Predictive Analytics


This course introduces students to the basic principles of predictive analytics. This hands-on course introduces students how to use past information to predict future customer information. A detailed overview of the course content is given below.

Understanding basic concepts and recognizing possible business applications

Explaining the predictive modeling approach: Sample, Explore, Modify, Model and Assess

Acknowledgment of the importance of data pre-processing

Introduction to the most popular predictive modeling applications

Understanding of the most popular evaluation metrics

At the end of the course, the student should be able to

spot opportunities to transform customer data into actionable predictive analysis.

use customer data him- or herself to improve the customer relationships through predictive modeling.

Data Analysis with Python (Course by Le Wagon)


This course will cover the basis of the Python programming language and will quickly dive into the daily tasks of a Data Analyst and give students the opportunity to learn from real-life datasets. At the end of the course students should be able to:

Write basic programs in python.

Conduct data exploration and visualization in python.

Scrape data using python.

Clean data using python.

Solve basic problems using maching learning techniques in python.

Hands-on experience


Internship or work experience, thesis, or consulting project

4-6 month internship or work experience, thesis, or consulting project anywhere in the world. Alternatively, students can opt for a consulting project or a thesis.

Entrepreneurship Addendum*


Additional semester to be taken after completion of the course work for the Master of Science degree. Fully experiential, students will gain a powerful skillset crucial to handle seeking to respond to real world contemporary challenges.

Consisting of five courses and one collaborative project, this semester is designed to be an immersive experience in entrepreneurship. With the help of cutting-edge materials and pedagogy, students learn about entrepreneurship in both a theoretical and practical sense. At the end of the semester, they will have experienced key elements of the entrepreneurial process, including ideation, customer development, and market validation. These skills are necessary for opening a startup or driving change in any organization.

The Entrepreneurship Addendum in details

French language classes

French language lessons

French language lessons for all levels are included in the program for international students. French is the mandatory choice for all non-French speaking students.

*optional additional semester

Zoom on… Clickstream and Web Analytics Course

The Clickstream and Web Analytics course gives students the opportunity to take the Google Analytics Certification, a recognized industry certification that will help students get the most out of digital analytics.

In addition to obtaining the Google Analytics certification, participants of the program will work in the Google Analytics accounts of international non-profit organizations in order to accumulate real-time experience by analyzing and reacting to the data these companies accumulate.

Students will be divided into groups and assigned an organization in order to analyze a significant amount of data before presenting their recommendations. Along the way, the students will be taught best practices for integrating analytics data into current marketing efforts, understanding key metrics and mastering advanced functionalities of Google Analytics in order to grasp the added value of web analytics for companies with an online presence.

Workshops and Corporate Events

Alongside the courses, the program includes various workshops and corporate events to further develop your personal and professional skills. These cover a range of topics, such as conflict management in cross-cultural environments and intercultural communication.
Our Career Program helps participants to establish their professional career plan by working on their skills, personal strengths, and using networking tools to be prepared to meet recruiters’ expectations internationally.

Discover the Career Program


During their internship, students are able to combine theories of management with hands-on experience and apply the cross-cultural skills they have developed at IÉSEG.

Customer Care Manager, CRM Intern, Digital Marketing Intern, Strategy Intern, Website Project Commissioner, Marketing Project Manager, Direct Marketing Specialist or Media Coordinator for example: the internship opportunities offered by the program at the end of the curriculum are multiple.

Some companies which hire our interns: Fiat Chrysler, Leroy Merlin, Nike, AXA, Universal Music, Philips, etc.

The internship can be undertaken in France or abroad. Most students have done their internships in France, in Europe or in Asia for example.


With 9000 collaborators and 42 countries covered worldwide, Lyreco is the European leader and the 3rd global leading actor in the distribution of products and services for the working environment. As a multi-specialist and an expert, Lyreco covers 4 fundamentals that make the working environment a strong lever of business performance: people efficiency, connected people, people safety, and people well-being in the workplace. Being a partner of the MSc in Digital Marketing & CRM helps Lyreco to collaborate and onboard new talents in line with its new requirements in terms of customer marketing and digital marketing skills. Through this partnership, Lyreco is able to propose to IÉSEG students and graduates diverse missions and jobs on a large geographic scale.

Stevy MATTON, Global Digital & Omnichannel Director

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