Masters in Executive Coaching

Our two-year part-time Masters in Executive Coaching is a flexible program ideal for the busy professional. It has been designed in recognition that executive coaching is now an established profession within the field of individual and organizational development. The program draws on theories from complexity science, sociology and psychology to come to a distinct understanding of organizations and hence the role of both coaches and clients.

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The Masters in Executive Coaching focuses on helping participants integrate theory, research and skills from existing coaching practice, organization development, and psychotherapy. The course is intended to develop reflective practitioners who are able to critique their own work and continuously develop as coaching professionals.

The course is delivered by progression through three stages, but students do not have to commit to the full degree until the end of the second stage - The PG Diploma in Executive Coaching.

The first stage - the PG Certificate in Executive Coaching - has a number of start dates during the year. After completing the PG Certificate, the second stage PG Diploma enables you to become an Ashridge Accredited Coach.

Stage 1 - PG Certificate in Executive Coaching

Participants can choose to focus their Certificate on either:

  • Individual Coaching for Organization Consultants or
  • Team Coaching for Organization Consultants

Both options consist of 10 days of workshops. This first stage also requires a personal reflection journal to be maintained.

Please contact: for a complete list of workshop dates

Stage 2 - PG Diploma in Executive Coaching

The second stage consists of an individual coaching accreditation assessment - a half-day preparation workshop and a one-day practicum. The Postgraduate Diploma is quality awarded by the EMCC at Senior Practitioner Level.

Stage 3 - Masters (MSc) in Executive Coaching

The third and final stage consists of your enquiry into the coaching profession, workshops, dedicated supervision and a final dissertation.

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Dates & Fees

Duration: 2 years, part-time

Location: Ashridge House

Start dates: several throughout the year for stage 1 PG Certificate. Please contact us for specific dates at

Study options: The PG Certificate allows for two options of focus:

  1. Option 1 - Individual Coaching
  2. Option 2 - Team Coaching


  1. PG Certificate: £ 8,900
  2. PG Certificate + PG Diploma: £ 12,300
  3. Full Masters: £ 23,175

All fees are excluding VAT


Application process

The application process will require the candidate to:

  • Submit a completed application form or online application
  • Provide details of two referees
  • Attend a face-to-face interview at Ashridge or a Skype interview

Entry requirements

  • An undergraduate or master 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 organizational consulting or coaching role
  • Proficiency in English


Applications are open - as this is a highly popular program with a waiting list, please ensure you submit your application at your earliest convenience

Please apply here


Jacqul Crompton

From the first year of discovery, confusion, and illumination, to the second year of challenge, deepening insight, despair and ultimately triumph, it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life

Jacqul Crompton

Director and Executive Coach, Courvello Coaching and Consulting Ltd


Billy Desmond

Erik de Haan


Ann Knights

Ann Knights

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

Guy Lubitsh

Guy Lubitsh

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

Suzanne Parsons

Susanne Parsons


Charlotte Sills

Charlotte Sills

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

Simon Cavicchia

Simon Cavicchia

Judith Bell

Judith Bell

David Birch

David Birch

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



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