Coaching, Organisation Consulting, Supervision (COS)part time degree programmes for professionals

  • Master of Arts


  • 6 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Kassel


Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study
  • Coaching
  • Supervision
  • Business Consultancy
Target group

Graduates with professional experience, see admission requirements


Coaching, Organisation Consulting and Supervision (COS) is a growth market in view of the increasing complexity of organisations and multiple decision-making requirements. However, there is a gap between the high demand and the large number of offers on the one hand and the professional standards and methodological assurance of the consulting services on the other. The Master's degree programme in Coaching, Organisational Consulting, Supervision, which is carried out at UNIKIMS, the Management School of the University of Kassel, addresses this disparity with scientifically sound content and sets new standards in the academic training of consultants. The career-integrated continuing education course, which begins in the winter semester, is subject to fees. It was developed specifically for people who are interested in a career as a coach, supervisor, organisational consultant or manager. The admission requirements include, among other things, a passed Bachelor's examination and proof of three years' professional training. In six semesters, the students complete seven modules, including six with graded examinations, complete an accompanying practical module, write a master's thesis, acquire 120 credits and complete their studies with an oral colloquium. In order to meet the special needs of working students, classroom phases alternate with homework and self-study in an e-learning environment based on mutual exchange. The students are trained with extensive practical components and taking into account current scientific findings in the formats supervision (individual, team and group supervision), coaching (individual and group coaching) and organisational consulting. Against a psychodynamic backdrop, they acquire competencies in, among other things, self-reflection and the focus on their own personality, based on which they obtain advice according to a coherent theory-practice concept and its specific application in their day-to-day work. Graduates are awarded the academic degree of Master of Arts, which entitles them to continue with a doctorate.

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Proof of an initial professionally qualifying degree awarded with a standard study period of at least 6 semesters and at least 3 years of professional experience and at least 30 sessions of supervision or coaching and at least 300 hours of further or advanced training (group leadership/consultancy/dynamics, project management, leadership experience, etc.)\; conditions may be set.

Lecture period

16.10.2023 - 09.02.2024

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2023/2024)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    by October Registration for the information event:

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students Registration for the information event:

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union Registration for the information event:

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union Registration for the information event:

Tuition fee


2,700.00 EUR / semester

Fees (Link)

Tuition fee: EUR 17,400 (EUR 2,900 per semester) plus student semester contribution. For students of the Management School of the University of Kassel (UNIKIMS), the semester fee is approximately 140.00 euros. For you, the amounts for the semester ticket, the bicycle rental system and the culture ticket are not applicable.

Languages of instruction

Main language


DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service