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Online MBA: Executive Coaching Concentration

Program Overview

Be a Leader with a Coaching Mindset.

In the Executive Coaching concentration with Queens University of Charlotte, you can develop the skills you need to help organizational leaders reach their goals, improve performance, and create sustainable management policies that drive successful outcomes.

Build a career helping organizations reach their full potential with skills like active listening, powerful questioning, planning and goal setting, and maintaining accountability.

In the Executive Coaching concentration with Queens University of Charlotte, you can develop the skills you need to help organizational leaders reach their goals, improve performance, and create sustainable management policies that drive successful outcomes.

Build a career helping organizations reach their full potential with skills like active listening, powerful questioning, planning and goal setting, and maintaining accountability.

Program Highlights

2.5

avg. years to complete

39

total credit hours

$1,165

per credit hour

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Unique and Rigorous

This concentration is one of only a few programs of its kind to be offered by a higher education institution in the U.S.—carefully constructed to give you relevant, practical skills to take back to work immediately and make an impact.

Career Outlook: Become the Difference Maker

As the landscape of leading organizations changes, more and more companies are turning to coaches to increase their effectiveness and sustainability.

Whether or not you want to become an Executive Coach, this specialization gives you the skills to become a more effective leader who can develop your organization’s most important resource: its people.

Executive Coach

$98,264/YEAR

As an Executive Coach, you’d support your client’s path to effective leadership.1 Companies that hire executive coaches see tremendous benefits, with one reporting an average $7.90 return for every dollar spent.2 ROI that high comes with a higher salary, and 43% of Executive Coaches report earning $300–$500/hour while 14% earn more than $500/hour.3

Management Consultant

$87,235/year

As a Management Consultant, you’d advise your clients on improving a specific aspect of their business. That might include marketing, productivity, finances, strategy, data analysis, and more. You’d ensure your clients are meeting their benchmarks and improving their performance.4

Other titles you may qualify for:

  • Executive/Leadership Coach
  • Talent Management Director
  • Program Director
  • Leadership Development Consultant
  • HR Manager
  • Director or Learning & Readiness
EXPLORE CAREERS

Curriculum

Get an education that meets the field of executive coaching’s highest standards while earning a master’s-level credential in business with foundational courses in strategic planning, organizational development, and team management. Note: Electives required to complete this concentration are on-campus only.

Course Spotlight: MBA 672 Introduction to Coaching Theories

Discover the foundations of organizational coaching with conversation models and coaching-related skills such as planning and goal setting, designing actions, and managing progress and accountability.

Course Spotlight: MBA 674 Coaching Practicum

Apply your coaching efforts in the field as you work independently with a client and provide an intensive coaching consultation. This is a supervised practicum.

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Course Spotlight: MBA 673 Advanced Coaching: Theories & Application

Explore advanced and contemporary theories in organizational coaching, as well as achievements of the field’s leading scholars. You’ll develop your coaching skills through in-class and out-of-class practice.

More Concentration Options

Flexible MBA: Finance

Prepare for financial management roles across industries, including insurance, manufacturing, and government institutions.

Flexible MBA: Healthcare Management

Lead the administrative side of patient-centered care, from budgeting and scheduling to human resources.

Flexible MBA: Leadership and Change

Understand your approach to leadership and examine the human dynamics of organizational change.

Flexible MBA: Cybersecurity Management

In the online MBA with Cybersecurity Management concentration from Queens University of Charlotte, you will examine how information systems are developed and used in organizations to achieve business success and competitive advantage.

Flexible MBA: Global Business Management

In the online MBA with Global Business Management concentration from Queens University of Charlotte, you will gain business skills and insights that are applicable to global challenges in diverse organizations.

Frequently Asked Questions

As you explore the MBA with Queens University, our dedicated staff is here to ensure your decision-making is stress-free and enjoyable. If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-313-2356.

You can complete the Master of Business Administration program in approximately two years if you take two courses per semester, which is considered full-time.

You can also take longer to complete the program if needed. Select students may opt to take on more courses at once, completing the program on a shorter timeline, depending on concentration.

The number of management occupations is projected to grow by 7% between 2018 and 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That amounts to more than 700,000 new jobs for qualified candidates. The median annual wage for these positions is the highest of all major occupational groups, sitting at $104,240.

Management is just the beginning when you have your MBA. You can also tailor your degree to your career aspirations with our four concentrations: Executive CoachingFinanceHealthcare Management, and Leadership & Change.

Explore your career opportunities on our Career Outlook page.

No work experience is necessary to apply, but you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Official GMAT/GRE scores are also required, though you may be eligible for the GMAT/GRE waiver if you have relevant full-time work experience.

See the Admission Requirements page for more information.

The estimated tuition for this program is $41,940 to $45,435 depending on your chosen concentration.

Please note this amount doesn’t include other costs you might incur, such as textbooks, school supplies, personal expenses, and loan fees.

Find more details about tuition, scholarships, and financial aid options on our MBA Tuition page.

If you take two courses per semester, that would be considered full-time. You can also study on a part-time basis if you prefer.

The Queens MBA program includes 36 credit hours of foundation, core, flexible core, and elective courses. You’ll explore coursework in leadership development, strategic planning, organizational development and international business. The foundation and core courses are mandatory for all MBA students, but your electives and flexible core courses may vary.

Outside of the curriculum, we also offer an optional, immersive two-day experience on the Queens campus in Charlotte, N.C. where you’ll get insights into leadership and personal learning style.

You also have the opportunity to benefit from mentorship, executive coaching, an unmatched business network, and a special leadership challenge in the mountains of Western North Carolina

See the curriculum page for more information.

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Sources:

  1. Payscale (n.d.). Executive Coach Salary. Retrieved September 12, 2019, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Executive_Coach/Salary.
  2. Monte Wyatt (n.d.). Business Coaching Statistics. Retrieved on September 12, 2019, from https://www.montewyatt.com/services/business-coaching-statistics/.
  3. Sherpa Coaching (2017). Info 2017: Executive Coaching Survey. (Rep.) Retrieved on September 12, 2019, from http://www.sherpacoaching.com/pdf%20files/2017_Executive_Coaching_Survey_FINAL.pdf.
  4. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Personal Financial Advisors. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved September 12, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/personal-financial-advisors.htm.