Executive Coaching | Queens University of Charlotte

Certificate IN Executive Coaching

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McColl School of Business

On Campus Online Hybrid

The landscape of leading organizations is changing, and more companies are turning to coaches to increase their effectiveness and sustainability. To meet that demand, our Certificate in Executive Coaching takes an innovative approach to developing the skills students need to improve the performance and satisfaction of individuals and teams to achieve organizational goals.

This graduate-level certificate is one of only a few programs of its kind to be offered at higher education institutions in the US. It is built upon the International Coach Federation (ICF) competency model and the Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching (GSAEC) standards. It is also approved by the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) as a Board Certified Coach (BCC) program. 


The Certificate in Executive Coaching is a 15-credit-hour graduate certificate. It can be completed on its own or as part of the MS in Organization Development or Flexible MBA program.  

Required Courses

  • MBA 672/ODV 625 Introduction to Coaching Theories & Application
  • MBA 673/ODV 634 Advanced Coaching Theories
  • MBA 674/ODV 636 Coaching Practicum

Plus choose 2 of the following courses: 

  • MBA 600/ODV 600 Leadership Development
  • MBA 680/ODV 650 Contemporary Leadership: Theory & Application
  • MBA 681/ODV 605 Introduction to Organization Development
  • MBA 683/ODV 632 Conflict & Negotiation
  • MBA 684/ODV 657 Transformational Change
  • MBA 685/ODV 644 Management Consulting
  • MBA 686/ODV 620 Interpersonal & Group Dynamics
  • ODV 670 Applied Assessments & Measurements
  • Other approved MBA or ODV courses

Course Descriptions

MBA 672/ODV 625 Introduction to Coaching Theories and Application
This course examines organizational coaching and surveys the foundational disciplines on which the practice of organizational coaching is based, applicable theories and methods. Coaching will be explored as an intervention and developmental technology. Students are introduced to the practice of coaching and coaching conversation models as well as coaching-related skills including contracting, listening, questioning, designing actions, planning and goal setting, and managing progress and accountability. 
3 Credit Hours

MBA 673/ODV 634 Advanced Coaching Theories
A survey of advanced and contemporary theories in the study of organizational coaching and of the leading scholars who have made important contributions to the field. Topics will include formal and informal coaching relationships; internal and external practices; and advance coaching-related skill development. Students will develop coaching skills through in-class and out-of-class practice. 
(Prerequisite: MBA 672/ODV 625) 3 Credit Hours

MBA 674/ODV 636 Coaching Practicum
This course provides the opportunity for students to engage in applied coaching efforts in the field. Working independently with a client, students will provide an intensive coaching consultation. This applied field experience is a supervised practicum. 
(Prerequisites: MBA 672/ODV 625 and MBA 673/ODV 634) 3 Credit Hours

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Queens Flexible MBA allows you to tailor your experience by offering optional concentrations. Earn a concentration in Executive Coaching by completing the following courses to satisfy the elective requirements of the degree.

  • MBA 672 Introduction to Coaching Theories & Application
  • MBA 673 Advanced Coaching Theories
  • MBA 674 Coaching Practicum 

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For more information about earning a certificate or concentration, please contact the McColl School Graduate Admissions Office at mccollschool@queens.edu or 704-337-2224.

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