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Executive Coaching Graduate Certificate

What You’ll Study

More companies are turning to coaches to increase their effectiveness and sustainability. To meet that demand, the McColl School’s Executive Coaching Graduate Certificate will teach you to improve and reinforce the performance of others that applies to a range of coaching clients. The three-course sequence provides you with the resources and opportunities to practice and develop your coaching skills while receiving individual customized feedback and support. You will learn both theory and practical skills, enabling you to provide high-impact coaching. You will also be equipped to apply your coaching skillset to direct reports, peers, managers, and executives. This certificate provides value to coach practitioners and leaders who use coaching skills in their roles. If you’d like to advance in your career as a coach, this is the program for you! 

This graduate-level certificate is one of only a few programs of its kind to be offered at higher education institutions in the United States. 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 can be completed on its own or as part of the MS in Talent in Organization Development or MBA program. 

Program Highlights

Number of credits: 9 credit hours 

Number of courses needed to graduate: 3 

Average Completion Time: 3 semesters 

Cost per credit: $1,265 

Flexible Program: Online 

Highlighted Courses

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

Program Contact

Greg Berka, Ph.D.

Director, MS in Talent and Organizational Development
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior

Alvan Makoundi-Tchibinda

Graduate Recruiter

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The McColl School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) which is the gold standard for business schools. Fewer than six percent of business schools worldwide have obtained AACSB accreditation. 

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