Executive master

Consulting & coaching for change

Rethink and implement change

Are you passionate about change management and leadership? Are you prepared to think differently and share experiences, insights and best practices with like-minded peers from across the globe? If so, this intensive international program, run jointly by two of Europe’s leading business schools - HEC Paris and Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, will equip you with the skills and know-how to deal effectively and creatively with the human dimensions of change in organizations, and the challenges they pose. 

Increase your self-awareness and understanding of the organisations and wider environments in which you work

Take the time to reflect, analyse, learn and leverage change more effectively

Study in an intercultural environment with participants from around 15 different nationalities

Join the HEC Paris and Oxford Business Alumni networks as well as the Change Leaders Community.




Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

— George Bernard Shaw



The aim of the program is to enable you to:

Enhance your capacity for critical thinking and reflective practice

Broaden your repertoire and strengthen your ability to deploy a range of intervention approaches

Adapt your change leadership to different modes of change

Handle new or difficult situations creatively and with confidence

Academic Director(s)


Professor, HEC Paris

The faculty


Marc Thompson

Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford


Discover the program outline

Discover the program outline 


Program Content

Seven modules of 4.5 days run at either HEC Paris or in Oxford


Module 1

The Strategic Context of Change


Module 2

Coaching and Change: Psychological and Psychodynamic Perspectives


Module 3

Complexity, Social Systems and Change  


Module 4

Cognition, Learning and Change  


Module 5

Leading Change


Module 6

Narrative, Story-telling and Change Agency  


Module 7

Practicum in Consulting and Coaching for Change 


Professional Dissertation

To obtain the Specialized Master’s degree, you must successfully complete all coursework and 6 essays, participate in your learning team meetings and activities, submit your personal learning journey document and a 20-30,000 word dissertation. If you choose not to pursue the Specialized  Master’s degree you will receive a Consulting and Coaching for Change certificate from both schools upon completion of the programme. 


Our partner


For further information, please contact :

Miranda Petersen

Program Advisor

More than just two outstanding locations

The program is run at HEC Paris Le Château and on the campus of SAID Business School - University of Oxford. Both locations provide the perfect environment to take a step back, bond with your classmates, and develop your skills with hands-on training which you can apply as soon as you return to your company.





Find out more about the program

To register or for further information about the program, visit the Consulting and Coaching for Change website.