Professional doctorates and school accreditation


There are a few threads on here about DBA vs Phd.

However I was specifically thinking of applying for the Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring at Oxford Brookes.

One thing putting me off is no AACSB accreditation, only AMBA. However on the plus side, two of the faculty there seem to be responsible for a lot of current literature on the subject. I work as an independent consultant /exec coach, and so am looking for additional credibility.

I would be hoping to get it done in 3 years not 5 given my other post graduate qualifications. The main advantage over a traditional Phd is time to completion.
There are a few threads on here about DBA vs Phd.

However I was specifically thinking of applying for the Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring at Oxford Brookes.

One thing putting me off is no AACSB accreditation, only AMBA. However on the plus side, two of the faculty there seem to be responsible for a lot of current literature on the subject. I work as an independent consultant /exec coach, and so am looking for additional credibility.

I would be hoping to get it done in 3 years not 5 given my other post graduate qualifications. The main advantage over a traditional Phd is time to completion.
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Duncan
As long as you don't want to teach in AACSB schools then it may not matter.
As long as you don't want to teach in AACSB schools then it may not matter.
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Hi Duncan
Thanks for that.
Do you see the faculty and the fact that they have an actual coaching foundation as a plus point?

EDIT: I could do a DBA at an accredited school, with a coaching and mentoring thesis, but it could well take longer. I already have a triple crown school management MSc.

[Edited by mrbrightside on Jan 15, 2018]

Hi Duncan
Thanks for that.
Do you see the faculty and the fact that they have an actual coaching foundation as a plus point?

EDIT: I could do a DBA at an accredited school, with a coaching and mentoring thesis, but it could well take longer. I already have a triple crown school management MSc.
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Duncan
Disclosure: I have qualified as a business psychologist and am a certified coach. No, I think the doctorate is about using practice to contribute to theory. How experienced they are in the field, or how widely used their materials are by practitioners, is not what makes academic researchers great. Not in finance, or HR or any field. What matters is the ability to contribute to the theoretical debate in the best journals. Maybe those people also do that, but that is the qualification.
Disclosure: I have qualified as a business psychologist and am a certified coach. No, I think the doctorate is about using practice to contribute to theory. How experienced they are in the field, or how widely used their materials are by practitioners, is not what makes academic researchers great. Not in finance, or HR or any field. What matters is the ability to contribute to the theoretical debate in the best journals. Maybe those people also do that, but that is the qualification.
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Disclosure: I have qualified as a business psychologist and am a certified coach.


Slightly off topic question if I may.

How do you see your university careers advice fit in with your coaching certification. Given you are effectively acting as a consultant it probably doesn’t fit any classical coaching definition.

I only ask because There are similarities with my own practice - although I am not providing advice about careers/ courses.
[quote]Disclosure: I have qualified as a business psychologist and am a certified coach.[/quote]

Slightly off topic question if I may.

How do you see your university careers advice fit in with your coaching certification. Given you are effectively acting as a consultant it probably doesn’t fit any classical coaching definition.

I only ask because There are similarities with my own practice - although I am not providing advice about careers/ courses.
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Duncan
Almost invariably, the coaching clients are very different from the MBA applicants. What I'm doing with applicants is not coaching, since I am giving advice. There are some clients who I worked with on MBA selection and then, maybe a year or three later, they come back for coaching. It's very different.
Almost invariably, the coaching clients are very different from the MBA applicants. What I'm doing with applicants is not coaching, since I am giving advice. There are some clients who I worked with on MBA selection and then, maybe a year or three later, they come back for coaching. It's very different.
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