Postgraduate MA

Executive & Business Coaching (Top-Up)

Executive & Business Coaching (Top-Up)

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    City Campus
  • Attendance


    Part-Time
  • Duration


    12 Months
  • Start date


    20 Jan 2020

Explore the key management concepts, theories and models used in coaching and mentoring through an in-depth research project.

You will learn to critique and enhance your professional coaching skills through reflexive practice and action learning. You will also hone your understanding of coaching practices to develop your personal coaching profile. You might already be a practising business coach seeking to enhance your coaching methodology and skills, an executive who wants to add coaching to your consultancy portfolio or a human resources director. You will learn to use your skill set and experience as a catalyst for positive change in the workplace.

Your supervisor will help you develop your research skills as you carry out an evidence-based research project on a topic linked to your professional practice, expertise or interests. Areas you might choose to focus on include ontological coaching, team coaching or developmental coaching.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.

The course is aimed at practicing business coaches seeking to enhance their coaching methodology and skills, HR Directors and training consultants, those with line management responsibility, executives who wish to add coaching to their consultancy portfolio and aspiring coaches from related backgrounds, such as counselling, psychotherapy, teaching and business psychology.

The award has many benefits including full advanced standing and module exemption given to prior professional and academic coaching qualifications; assessment by professional 'personal' reflective assignment; assessments are directly applied to your working environment thereby enabling you to apply and crucially evaluate your coaching skills and improve your professional practice.

Professor Jeff Gold is a renowned expert in the field of Organisational Learning and is a founding member of the Northern Leadership Academy. He has published widely including key texts such as Leadership and Management Development, Strategies for Action, Human Resource Development and Human Resource Management.
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