MS in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting


The Human Capital Management department successfully launched its new MS in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting in Fall 2020. This graduate program is designed to address the growing demand for highly skilled and academically trained executive coaching and organizational consulting professionals. 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 executive coaches and organizational consultants.

This 30-credit accelerated 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. Full-time students can complete the degree within one year, while part-time students can complete the degree in two to three years.

Core Curriculum

Residency: Core Curriculum: Fundamentals

The ECOC Experience

Our core mission is to produce world class executive coaches and organizational consultants through a meticulously designed end-to-end experience that includes an initial five-day immersion program along with a blend of on-line proprietary courses and cohort gatherings. Throughout the program students will experience a powerful and very personal story arc as they develop their own self-knowledge along with the knowledge and skills needed to begin their journey as executive coaches and organizational consultants working with world-class organizations. Our aim is to provide a high-touch environment where students will be exposed to the most current and innovative research and technology around leader and organizational effectiveness, human performance, and behavior change. The NYU ECOC program will be:

  • A Cohort Model: We believe learning extends far beyond the classroom. The ECOC program starts every Fall Semester with an in-tact cohort of students designed to build bonds and establish a collaborative learning environment where students can practice with each other and learn from a diverse set of perspectives.
  • Team Taught: The program will be team taught by a dynamic mix of core full-time NYU faculty and adjunct faculty from industry. To ensure students are exposed to a variety of healthy perspectives you can expect frequent appearances from outside experts and industry thought leaders both inside and outside of the classroom.  
  • High Touch: We will make sure to provide personal check-ins and frequent touch points (one-on-ones, group immersion sessions, events and social experiences) to allow for continuous dialogue between students and faculty. 

The NYU Advantage

  • The NYU Brand
    • Our global reputation and reach as a world class university with 13 global sites
    • Our research resources and thought leadership within SPS and across the university
    • Our partnerships and connections with industry leaders and employers of choice  
  • Our Deep Dive
    • A deep dive into foundational content (Science of Behavior and Change) that basic training programs do not provide
    • PhD trained full-time university faculty
    • Highly experienced and credentialed adjunct faculty from industry leading firms    
  • An Unparalleled Student Experience
    • Exposure to thought leaders and major employers of coaches and consultants
    • Direct access to the latest coaching and consulting research and technology
    • Cutting edge remote and online learning technology
    • Courses co-designed by subject matter experts and professionally trained instructional designers
    • A student cohort model of experienced professionals designed to foster deep engagement, collaborative learning, and long-term bonding


Visit the Admissions Deadlines page to view the application deadlines.

Admissions Criteria

The NYU SPS Admissions team carefully weighs each component of your application during the admissions review process to evaluate your ability to benefit from and contribute to the dynamic learning environment and the challenging curriculum that the NYU School of Professional Studies offers.


The NYU SPS Admissions team is here to help you navigate the admissions process and ensure that all of your questions and/or concerns are addressed. Call or email to set up a Zoom or Skype appointment.

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Bravely Scholarship for Executive Coaching

Thanks to a generous gift from Bravely, the leading platform providing on-demand professional coaching for employees, the NYU School of Professional Studies Division of Programs in Business, Human Capital Management Department will be able to advance its mission of leading the way in furthering diversity in professional and executive coaching. The gift will support a scholarship award of $7,500 for one incoming student in the MS in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting (ECOC) program who has a passion for and commitment to increasing diversity in the field of coaching and furthering equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace. Applicants from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Financing Your Education

Click the link below to find important information regarding the federal aid process, NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) department and divisional scholarships, private loans, and the NYU payment plans.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? Find answers to the most commonly asked questions prospective ECOC students pose.