Degree Qualifications

Our degree programs are designed to meet the needs of executives in charge of driving innovation and leading change.

Ashridge's Executive Degree Programs

Through our longstanding heritage and award-winning expertise in customizing executive education for our global network, we were able to design highly relevant degree programs that meet the needs of executives in charge of driving innovation and leading change in today’s complex, uncertain and fast-changing world.  

Our part-time, blended or online qualifications are designed to help you take your career to the next level. Our strength lies in translating our ground-breaking research into actionable insights to help you perform at the highest level and drive the future of your organization. 

Apart from delivering high-quality executive degree programs for individuals, we are able to work collaboratively with your organization to design and deliver fully accredited, customized qualifications tailored to your organizational needs. 

To learn more, download our Executive Programs Brochure

Organizational Change

As organizations worldwide face the need to respond to ever more diverse and challenging issues, managers and executives must develop new ways of working with complex and uncertain situations in the pursuit of purposes and outcomes that are actionable, ethical and resilient.

Ashridge has been offering Organizational Change programs for over 20 years. Grounded in our cutting-edge research, our Masters and Doctorate programs have been developed by experienced change practitioners to meet the needs of modern change experts, challenging the way we think about strategy, innovation, and change.

Executive Masters in Leading Change

This program is created by experienced change experts for change agents, consultants, entrepreneurs, strategists and innovators facing volatile disruption, and looking to acquire new skills to lead change. This Masters will change your mindset on global systems and trends, and equip you with tools to intervene in complex, interconnected systems, lead change and innovation initiatives in the workplace, and effectively engage stakeholders.

Executive Doctorate in Organizational Change

In a world where the demand for managerial qualifications is well served, this innovative program of advanced study and inquiry meets the growing need for a reputable advanced qualification in the practice of organizational change, intervention, and leadership. It is aimed at those who wish to work beyond the confines of conventional leadership as they develop radical new ways of contributing to the wider environment in which our organizations operate. 

Coaching and Supervision

Our faculty is made up of experienced organizational development consultants, accredited executive coaches, and qualified psychotherapists.

Designed for those who wish to add greater value as consultants, lead their organization through change, or become more insightful executive coaches, our coaching qualifications offer an integrated perspective on the coaching profession and provide participants with invaluable insights and practical solutions. We conduct pioneering research, focusing on issues that affect leaders and organizations today. By grounding our research in everyday practice, we ensure that our curriculum is always relevant to the prevailing business climate.

Masters in Executive Coaching 

This two-year Masters degree is a pathway to becoming a fully accredited executive coach. It focuses on helping participants to integrate theory, research and skills from existing coaching practice, organization development, and psychotherapy. The program intends to develop reflective practitioners who are able to critique their own work and continuously develop as coaching professionals.

For Module 1 of the Masters, participants can choose one of two options: Coaching for Organization Consultants or Team Coaching for Consultants. Both modules are Open Programs and can be counted towards the Masters for those who wish to continue their studies.

Postgraduate Diploma in Organizational Supervision

As with all of our coaching and change programs, this program takes a broadly humanistic relational perspective. It develops theoretical knowledge of the psychological underpinnings of supervision as well as a critical evaluation of supervision models and theories. The program is a natural follow-on from the Masters in Executive Coaching and the Masters in Leading Change. 

This program equips coaches with the skills, credibility, and confidence to build their status as a senior practitioner and supervisor of coaches and consultants.

Management and Leadership

Ashridge's management degrees have been chosen by experienced business executives for more than 30 years for their direct relevance to strategic business. Grounded in the extensive, cutting-edge research we carry out in collaboration with leading organizations, our management and leadership degrees make an immediate impact, giving you a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of management and equipping you with the knowledge and skills to progress your career, and develop as a leader.

Executive Masters in Leadership & Management

This program is ideal for working professionals who are looking to stretch themselves and improve in management practices using a fresh, flexible, self-directed learning approach. Delivered mainly online and studied in your own time, this degree will make a real impact on you and your organization from day one.

*For eligible candidates, this program can be fully funded through the UK Apprenticeship Levy.

Masters in Leadership (GenerationQ)
Developed by Ashridge and funded by The Health Foundation, GenerationQ is a prestigious, stimulating and highly relevant part-time leadership program that
aims to develop skilled and effective clinical and nonclinical leaders for quality improvement in the Health sector across the UK.

Degree Apprenticeships

The introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in April 2017 has caused a shakeup in workplace learning and development in the UK. It is now 'leveling the playing field', allowing all organizations access to game-changing executive education for their future leaders and managers.

As an employer, whether you are an apprenticeship levy payer or not, your greatest asset is your workforce. The apprenticeship scheme provides an enormous opportunity for professional growth for employees while allowing employers to accelerate the development of the people and skills needed in their organization to succeed in today’s complex, uncertain and fast-changing world. 

Degree Apprenticeships, at Bachelors and Masters levels, are revolutionizing how people learn at work. Ashridge has been at the forefront of innovation in management development for almost 60 years, and we are proud to be once more leading the way in this new and exciting field. Our programs are designed to reflect what managers and leaders need to know today to work better, more efficiently, and more effectively. I hope you’ll join us on this exciting journey into the future of leadership and management.

Programs are delivered through a blend of virtual classes and face-to-face residentials at Ashridge. We aim to ensure that your organization gets the most out the Apprenticeship Levy, whether you are a levy payer or not, by providing an outstanding experience to our students and creating real, immediate and long-lasting impact at an individual and company level.

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Executive Masters in Leadership & Management 

An innovative program designed for working professionals who are looking to stretch themselves, using a fresh, flexible, self-directed learning approach. Delivered online, and complemented with face-to-face Masterclasses, this degree focuses on immediate practical application and will enable you to demonstrate insight and knowledge to your employer while you are studying, enabling you to make a real impact from day one. 

Successful participants will gain an internationally recognized (UK & US) MSc in Leadership & Management degree from one of the leading triple-accredited business schools in the world.

Executive MBA 

Building on 35 years’ experience of running one of the world's leading MBA programs, this degree prepares experienced managers (and functional specialists) for and accelerates their progression into strategic management and leadership roles. 

Delivered virtually and through extensive face-to-face residential workshops at Ashridge, this degree in leadership excellence focuses on the development of the strategic leadership skills of those responsible for the overall performance and long-term sustainability of their organizations.

Corporate Qualifications

Ashridge's customized qualifications are designed to make an immediate, measurable and positive impact in the workplace. Participants focus on practical assignments based on current projects and challenges your organization is facing. This increases participants’ skill-sets, deepens their understanding of the organization, and enhances the stickiness of learning.  Enhanced organizational capability means money saved on external consultants. Investment in staff is motivating. It increases loyalty, retention rates and helps businesses remain competitive. 

We have previously customized the following qualifications for our clients: 

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