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Master's (MS) in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting

The Master of Science in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting (ECOC) is designed to address the growing demand for highly skilled and academically trained executive coaches and organizational consultants. Students will be prepared to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness through coaching leaders on goal-setting, presence, performance, and effective communication as well as consulting with leaders on organizational culture, systems and design. Leading academics and industry practitioners will bridge evidence-based science and applied practice to empower students to become more influential and strategic leadership development coaches and organizational consultants.

This 30-credit accelerated MS program can be completed entirely online, onsite or in a blended format. It is also aligned with the International Coach Federation (ICF) competency model and ethical standards.

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Critical Knowledge

At the NYU Master of Science in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting (ECOC) program, our academic goal is to produce:

  1. Evidence-based professional coaches with a grounding in social science methodology
  2. Educated consumers of the most current organizational development research and leading edge technology in the marketplace 
  3. Critical thinkers about the continued evolution of the practice of executive coaching and organizational consulting and the value we can bring to the human experience of work
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Who Should Consider Earning the MS in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting?

Applicants who have extensive professional experience, are in the midst of a career transition, or currently developing their coaching and consulting practice, will benefit from enrolling in the MS in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting program.

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Career and Job Opportunities

Our alumni now work with some of the top business coaching and consulting firms including:

  • Korn Ferry Consulting
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • EY
  • Bravely

Our students have had the opportunity to intern for some of the top coaching and consulting firms including:

  • Korn Ferry Consulting
  • Ezra
  • Bravely
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International Coaching Federation (ICF) Level 2 Accreditation Details

The NYU MS degree in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting is a 12 course, 30-credit program with a primary focus on educating and training executive coaches. The following is a list of International Coaching Federation (ICF)-aligned courses dedicated to educating and training the practice of professional coaching. The professional development program includes 180 instructor-led synchronous hours and 132 asynchronous learning hours solely focused on coaching content, practice, and experiential learning. The academic program also includes an additional 36 hours focused on research practices in coaching and training on the application of social science methodology in conducting coaching research (Research Process and Methods course).

ICF-aligned courses:

  • Immersion Fundamentals 
  • Science of Behavior and Change
  • Coaching Special Topics 
  • Coaching Practices
  • Coaching Mastery
  • Research Process & Methods
  • Capstone Coaching Practicum

Dates/locations of educational offerings: Available upon registration
Language(s) that are used: English
Delivery method: Blended with in-person and online synchronous option
Intended participants and pre-requisites for individuals to enroll:

  • Professionals seeking to add coaching skills to their repertoire
  • Those interested in pursuing a career in coaching
  • See additional admission criteria here.

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