Master's in Executive Coaching

Coaches work in complex and sensitive social and political environments that require the use of a rare combination of skills, knowledge, personal qualities and concern for professional ethics.

The aim of our flagship qualification is to support you and enable you to develop yourself as an executive coach to the full extent of your potential. The programme is designed to adapt to your personal strengths and coaching philosophy, to help you become the best coach you can be for a large variety of clients.

At a glance

  • Part-time (two years)

  • Study at Ashridge House or Live Online

  • Two alternative streams: Individual Coaching or Team Coaching

  • 2 face-face and 2 live online intakes per year

Programme Overview

We have designed this coaching qualification so you can fit studying in with your life. It's a flexible, three-stage programme with a qualification at each stage.

We draw from experience and research in therapy, counselling and relational coaching to bring you the best and latest thinking about coaching effectiveness. We also invite some of the greatest thinkers and practitioners in the field into the second year of the programme, to complement our skills and experience in working with personal and organisational change in a business context.

Stage 1

Postgraduate Certificate in Executive Coaching

This module comprises 10 days of workshops (face-to-face or online) and a personal reflective journey. This can be completed as a standalone qualification.


  • Individual Coaching (five, two-day workshops)

  • Team Coaching (four workshops over 10 days)

Stage 2

Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Coaching

This consists of an individual coaching accreditation assessment - a half-day preparation workshop and a one-day practicum which includes live coaching. You will achieve Ashridge Accredited Executive Coach status upon successful completion of this assessment. The European Mentoring & Coaching Council recognises this achievement with a European Individual Award (EIA) at Senior Practitioner Level.

Stage 3

Masters in Executive Coaching

The purpose of this final year is to further develop your coaching style towards a mindful and relational presence. It is designed around 4 workshops which include guest presentations from leaders in the field and integrate different theoretical models and frameworks.

Course content and dates subject to change

    Virtual Delivery

    Online Masters in Executive Coaching

    Today's workplace requires successful relationships to be hybrid. Executive coaches are increasingly working online.

    With this in mind, we are now providing the option to complete the Masters in Executive Coaching online. The teaching may be online, but you will experience a highly practical and relational learning environment, providing a safe space for personal and professional transformation.

    Ashridge Coaching Philosophy

    At Ashridge we see coaching as a relational practice. While we take it as read that serving our clients is the primary task of a coaching relationship, we have a particular perspective on the nature of this relationship. We take the view that the relationship between coach and client is at the heart of effective coaching and is, therefore, the central vehicle for learning and change. We see this as a mutual and co-creating relationship rather than a remedial contract to solve a problem.

    Our Coaching Faculty

    Many of our coaching faculty are qualified psychotherapists as well as practicing executive coaches. As well as teaching on the online Masters in Executive Coaching they research coaching practice, author books and contribute to academic journals.

    Erik de Haan

    Programme Director

    MA, MSc, PHD

    Ann Knights

    BA (Hons), MSc, MCIPD, DipM, ATT

    Guy Lubitsh

    BSc (Hons), MSc, MA, C.Psychol, D.Occ.Psych

    Charlotte Sills

    MA, MSc, PGCE, Teaching/Supervising Transactional Analyst (ITAA)

    Simon Cavicchia

    MA (Oxon), MSc (Organisational Change), MSc (Gestalt Psychotherapy), Dip. Supervision

    Judith Bell

    BA(Hons), DipClinPsych, DPsych, AFBPsS

    Dorothee Stoffels

    Dorothee Stoffels

    BA/DipS, MSc, MA

    David Birch

    BA (Hons), PGCE, MSc, PG Cert Supervision

    Fees & admissions

    You can apply for a range of merit-based scholarships that reward your achievements and potential. So, whether you’re an active humanitarian, a driven entrepreneur, or an aspiring leader—there could be a scholarship for you at Hult.

    How to apply

    The application process will require the candidate to:

    • Submit a completed application form or online application

    • Provide details of two referees

    • Attend a virtual interview

    Entry requirements

    • An undergraduate or master's degree, or equivalent academic award, or if you are a mature individual without an academic qualification, evidence of appropriate conceptual and study skills

    • Minimum of three years' experience in an organisational consulting or coaching role

    • Proficiency in English

    Program fees

    Master's in Executive Coaching23,175 GBP
    Postgraduate Certificate + Diploma (inc. accreditation)12,300 GBP
    Postgraduate Certificate8,900 GBP

    Intake Dates

    Start Dates
    23rd May 2022 - Face to Face (Ashridge House)
    10th October 2022 - Virtual (Live Online)
    12th January 2023 - Face to Face (Ashridge House)
    • All fees are excluding VAT

    Contact Us

    Request a call back from our admissions officer, Caroline Monfort. Or you can contact her directly on +44 (0)1442 902204

    Application Portal

    To apply for any of our qualification programmes, you will need to create an account in our application portal, Full Fabric. Log in and start your application.

    Upcoming Events

    We host webinars, special interest groups and conferences throughout the year. These are fantastic opportunities for networking and professional development.