Executive Doctorate In Organizational Change

The Executive Doctorate in Organizational Change is aimed at those who wish to work beyond the confines of conventional leadership as they develop radical new ways of contributing to the wider environment in which our organizations operate. Not only will participants develop their thought leadership as they offer unique contributions to the field of knowledge, they will also pursue innovative new practices and ways of working in organizations and institutions.

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While maintaining the highest academic standards, the program takes a fundamentally pragmatic approach that is rooted in the lived experience of professional practice. Program content is immediately applicable back to your workplace and you are encouraged to share your personal experiences with fellow participants in a collegiate learning environment.

The program is designed in three modules, which provide a progressive pathway through inquiries that combine, at each stage, an increasing depth of understanding about the construction and use of knowledge as well as its application in a particular field of practice.

  • Module 1: Engaging in Inquiry, Spring 2020
  • Module 2: Developing Inquiries and Presenting Experience, Summer 2020 - December 2021
  • Module 3: Testing Propositions and Formulating Practical Implications, Jan 2021 - Oct 2022

You will develop the discipline and skill of reflective writing through practical assignments as you progress inquiry, and the development of the final thesis is an opportunity for an extended practical inquiry with the support of your supervisor and cohort peers.

Dates & Fees

Length: 4+years

Location: Ashridge

This program leads to the Ashridge Doctorate in Professional Studies in Organizational Change.

Next start date: January 2020

Funding support: Yes

Deadline: Due to a limited number of spaces remaining, please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible, and no later than October 2019

Application process:

  • Attendance at an Open Day, where you will meet the faculty and other prospective participants. To register for an Open Day, please email:
  • admissions@ashridge.hult.edu
  • An interview with a member of staff to discuss your application, and determine your ability to meet the challenges of this highly demanding program
  • The successful completion of an Acceptance Paper

Entry requirements:

  • An undergraduate or master degree, or equivalent academic award
  • Minimum of five years' experience in an organizational change, management or leadership role
  • Proficiency in English

Fees: £42,000+VAT


Jill Hughes

"This was a profound developmental experience that gave me the insight and courage to confront my practice as an organizational consultant and inspired me to create new ways of working with clients and colleagues that had deep relational integrity at the heart of our relationships. It is my hope that my story, with all its turns and twists, may have wider relevance for others in organizational consulting"

Jill Hughes

Director, Jill Hughes Consulting Ltd.


kate McArdle

Kate McArdle

BSc, PhD

Geoff Mead

Geoff Mead

BA, DipPG (Gestalt), MBA, PhD

Megan Reitz

Megan Reitz

MA (Cantab), MSc, MRes, PhD

Steve Marshall

Steve Marshall

BA (Hons), MBA, MSc, DProf

Kerrie Fleming

Gill Coleman

BA (Hons), CQSW, MSc, PhD

Kerrie Fleming

Kerrie Fleming

B.Comm, MBS, PhD

Kerrie Fleming

Margaret Gearty

B.A.I, MSc, MSc, PhD

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