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Master of Management in the field of Business and Executive Coaching - www.wbs.ac.za
Master of Management
in the field of Business
and Executive Coaching
                   www.wbs.ac.za
Master of Management in the field of Business and Executive Coaching - www.wbs.ac.za
MESSAGE FROM THE PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
    Are you curious about what it means – and         qualifications. The Master of Management in
    takes – to be a coach in the ever changing        the field of Business and Executive Coaching
    world of work? Are you ready to take the          programme offers students the opportunity
    brave first step towards a strategic career       and the environment, guided and supported
    change? Are you wondering about the               by a diverse faculty and experienced business
    possibility of more meaningful work? Or           people, to study while they continue with their
    perhaps you are thinking of expanding             careers. In addition, as many past students
    your skill set in line with your philosophy of    attest, sharing experiences with your fellow
    continuous learning?                              students is of immense value.

    If one (or more) of these questions resonate      After successfully completing the programme,
    with you, I encourage you to think about doing    Master of Management in the field of
    your Master of Management in Business             Business and Executive Coaching graduates
    and Executive Coaching degree at the Wits         will have learned to ground their practice
    Business School. It could be just what you        in solid theoretical, empirically-tested and
    are looking for to open your world and gain       applied models. They will have a thorough
    fulfilment, both personally and professionally.   understanding of the disciplines underlying
                                                      effective coaching; the practical skills to apply
                                                      this knowledge in organisations; and have
                                                      contributed to the academic body of literature
                                                      in the field. This will equip them to make
                                                      strategic coaching decisions that will impact
                                                      their organisations and careers.

                                                      In the course of the programme, students
                                                      are required to build a portfolio of evidence
                                                      around their skills, experiences and self-
                                                      reflections. This process is guided by an
                                                      integrated approach of supervision, self-
                                                      directed peer learning and the development
                                                      of their unique ‘coaching voice’. This
                                                      combination leads to an exciting, rigorous,
    The Master of Management in the field of          and very personal learning journey.
    Business and Executive Coaching (MMBEC)
    is the first coaching degree in South Africa to   We are excited about being able to offer
    be aligned with the Graduate School Alliance      you this postgraduate degree through an
    for Education in Coaching (GSAEC). This is        internationally accredited business school,
    particularly significant in view of the current   and we look forward to welcoming you on
    international debate around professional          the programme.
    standards in executive coaching. The WBS
    Master of Management in the field of Business
                                                                             Beth Norden
    and Executive Coaching offers the student the
                                                                             Programme Director
    most recent trends and critical developments
    in the field of executive and organisational
    education for professional coaches.

    Educators have realised that postgraduate
    students benefit from continuing with
    their careers while embarking on further

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PROGRAMME CONTENT
  The Master of Management in the field of Business and Executive Coaching has been developed
  to meet the needs of both the coaching fraternity and high-performance organisations, while
  maintaining high academic standards.

  The programme is an integrated learning and development process, based on the following
  areas of focus:

  1 COURSE WORK

  Course work consists of various modules,
  offering the student an excellent foundation
  combining scholarly literature as well as
  practical exposure. The classroom content is
  highly interactive and focuses on developing
  the student’s self-awareness and coaching
  competencies.

  Content includes best practice, trends
  and case studies, as well as leading guest
  speakers. Students are assessed through
  individual and syndicate assignments,
  and exams.

  THE CORE FOCUS AREAS ARE:

  [1]   PSYCHOLOGICAL ACUMEN UNDERPINNING COACHING:
        The WBS Master of Management in the field of Business and Executive Coaching supports the
        notion that the most successful business and executive coaches have an understanding of both
        psychological theory and business principles. This module therefore discusses the development
        of the various psychological theories that underpin the practice of coaching. The focus is on
        exploring human behaviour through the most relevant theories and gaining an understanding
        of what is in their realm of competence and training, and what is not. As a result the module
        differentiates coaching from psychotherapy and counselling. The module will equip the student
        with a comprehensive knowledge base from which to work ethically and professionally with
        human beings.

  [2]   COACHING SKILLS
        The skills of business and executive coaching are taught in this course. Relationship skills such
        as developing trust, leveraging the coaching relationship through structures and support, and
        action and results, are all part of this module, and the importance of organisational context
        is emphasised. The course supports students to become professional business and executive
        coaches and encompasses leadership and management coaching. Students start practicing
        their coaching skills facilitated by a small group supervisor.

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[3]   THE COACHING PROCESS
          An understanding of the practical process of coaching is necessary so that students are
          exposed to the practice of business and executive coaching, and they are equipped to operate
          in a professional and effective manner. Students are taught the process of business and
          executive coaching occurs. They are exposed to skills, processes and interventions including:
          entry contracting, assessment and feedback, goal setting and planning, facilitating change and
          development, outcome evaluation and termination, ending and long-term planning. Students
          will continue to apply their coaching skills and competence, again facilitated and supported by
          a small group supervisor.

    [4]   RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
          In this course, students are briefly exposed to the philosophy of science and an understanding
          of the scientific method. Qualitative and quantitative approaches to research are contrasted
          and the methods of research and design explored for both paradigms. Students are given
          guidance in writing their research proposals and reports/ dissertations. The outcome of the
          module will be the ability to conceptualise the research and place it in the broader context of
          research literature i.e. discuss how their findings add to the body of knowledge. During this
          process, the student will learn how to conduct and write a literature review, access databases,
          apply academic referencing protocols, select the appropriate research methodology for their
          research, analyse the data and make recommendations. All these aspects are underpinned by
          a knowledge of how to conduct ethical research.

    [5]   BUSINESS ACUMEN UNDERPINNING COACHING
          Wits Business School prides itself on its business knowledge and places coaching firmly within
          a business and organisational development context. Students study topics like Marketing;
          Basic Principles of Finance and Accounting; Operations Design and Management; and Human
          Resource Management. This module will equip the student with a grounded experience of
          business principles.

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[6]   LEARNING THEORIES
      Coaching is about growth and learning
      and, as such, students need to
      understand that adult learning has
      specific characteristics and challenges;
      notably, adults learn best when actively
      engaged in the process. The course
      explores different bodies of knowledge
      of various learning theories. Students
      will gain an understanding of aspects
      of cognitive processes and learning
      styles, internal motivators, as well as
      expectancy theory. The latest aspects of
      neuroscience will be looked at, including
      understanding memory, awareness,
      mapping and predicting, dilemma
      models and brain synthesis. The process
      of action learning and self-directed
      learning being incorporated into the
      coaching relationship, will be explored
      in-depth.

[7]   LEADERSHIP IN ORGANISATIONS
      Increasingly, organisations are pro-
      actively developing their future leaders
      and coaching is viewed as a primary
      tool for that development. The course
      syllabus exposes students to various
      theories of leadership and the practice
      of leadership within organisations by
      examining concepts of both the 20th
      and 21st centuries. Students gain
      an understanding of how effective
      leadership impacts individuals and
      organisations. They will practice applying
      these leadership theories to a variety of
      coaching situations.

[8]   ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      The field of organisational development
      assists the coaching process, by
      providing insight into human systems
      and their functions. These include typical   Students will be exposed to the following
      systems found at work, community             theories of organisational development:
      systems and larger systems in general.       Culture, Appreciative Enquiry,
      As the context for Business and              Communication in Organisations, Change
      Executive Coaching is the organisation, a    Management and Resilience. This will
      thorough knowledge and understanding         equip students with an understanding of
      of the systems theories that underpin        the working environment within which
      organisations is fundamental.                their coaching clients operate.

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[9]   PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND ETHICS
          This course provides an understanding of the frameworks within the practice of Business and
          Executive Coaching at a professional level. The syllabus covers practice management, ethics
          and standards of practice that support the professional development of the coach and their
          practice. Practice in this instance refers to the actual exercising of the occupation of being a
          coach. Areas explored include understanding the value proposition offered as an executive
          coach. This module creates awareness of the necessity of ongoing professional development
          as well as the exploration of ethics and values incorporated into a code of practice.

    [10] DEVELOPMENT OF SELF-AWARENESS
         Much of the success of business and executive coaching is determined by awareness of the
         personal relationships that exist between the coach, the coaching client, and the custodians of
         the coaching process within the organisation. As such, the coach must be constantly aware of
         how their own value system, biases and world view can consciously or unconsciously impact
         on their professional working relationships. Successful coaches are typically focused on self-
         improvement, personal reflection and their own development. The Master of Management
         in the field of Business and Executive Coaching supports this development, which often
         takes maturity, courage and resilience, through self-directed personal growth sessions and
         feedback through supervision and course work.

    2 RESEARCH

    Wits Business School prides itself on its focus on research excellence, and expects a high standard
    from its students in this area. During the second year of study, students are expected to work on
    their research proposals and the planning process. Students submit their research reports at the
    end of the second year. During the research process, students receive supervision from faculty who
    have knowledge and experience in coaching. As this is a Master’s degree, a high standard of scholarly
    academic research is expected in order to contribute to the growing body of knowledge in the field.

    3 PERSON GROWTH THROUGH REFLECTION AND SELF-AWARENESS

    Much of the success of business and                    Successful coaches are typically open
    executive coaching is determined by                    to feedback and willing to focus on self-
    awareness (and importance) of the personal             improvement, personal reflection and
    relationships that exist between the coach,            their own development. The Master of
    the coaching client, and the custodians of the         Management in the field of Business and
    coaching process within the organisation.              Executive Coaching degree programme
    Coaches must be constantly aware of how                supports this development, which often
    their own value system, biases and world               takes maturity, courage and resilience,
    view can consciously or unconsciously impact           through self-directed personal growth
    on their professional working relationships.           sessions and feedback through supervision
                                                           and course work.

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4 SUPERVISED PRACTICAL COACHING

The Master of Management in the field of Business and Executive Coaching exposes students to
both the theory and practice of coaching – it is a practically based scholarly degree. At the end of the
programme, students will hand in a portfolio of evidence documenting how they gained 50 hours of
practical coaching experience and how this process facilitated their competence, self-reflection and
confidence as a coach.

Throughout the two-year programme, students will receive supervision on their practical coaching
skills and their individual approach.

Based on the GSAEC’s academic standards, the WBS Master of Management in the field of
Business and Executive Coaching makes clear distinctions between:

•   The knowledge and theory that assist the practice of executive coaching;

•   The core coaching competencies, and

•   The coaching process.

Based on international scholarly standards of academic research, the student is expected to:

•   Select a coaching related topic of their choice to research, and

•   Make a contribution to the academic literature.

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WHY WITS BUSINESS SCHOOL?
    The Wits Business School is the Graduate School of Business Administration at Wits University,
    part of the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management (CLM). As one of the highest rated research
    universities in the world, Wits has a rich history in human rights advocacy and maintains a robust
    presence in South Africa’s civil society. The university is in the vanguard of a burgeoning and globally-
    engaged Africa, one that seeks solutions to challenges that impact no only Africa, but the world.

        QUALITY OF FACULTY                                      ALUMNI NETWORK

    WBS boasts the highest number of PhDs                   WBS is proud of its extensive network of
    of any business school in South Africa. Our             alumni around the world, many of our
    lecturers are known for their outstanding               graduates hold senior management positions
    teaching abilities, as well as their business           in organisations both locally and abroad.
    and research experience. Our faculty prides             Our active Alumni Office arranges several
    itself on its diversity, as well as its local and       networking events for alumni, with guest
    international management expertise.                     speakers, throughout the year.

        CASE CENTRE                                             PUBLIC DISCOURSE

    WBS was the first business school in South              Hosting a number of topical events every
    Africa to establish its own Case Centre,                year, WBS is continually building on its
    which has developed well over 200 case                  reputation as a centre for discourse, debate
    studies, most of which focus on South African           and discussion. Our public lectures attract
    organisations. The case method enriches                 this country’s foremost thought leaders,
    the learning experience by bringing real-life           academics, businesspeople and experts in
    scenarios into the classroom.                           their field, who lead panel discussions on
                                                            business-relevant issues facing South Africa
                                                            and the rest of the continent.
         ACCREDITATIONS

    WBS is accredited by the London based                       LOCATION
    Association of MBAs (AMBA), is a founding
    member of the South African Business                    WBS is situated on its own beautiful campus
    School Association (SABSA) and a member of              in Parktown, Johannesburg with easy access
    the Association of African Business Schools             to highways.
    (AABS). We are also proud to be the only
    African business school to be a member of
    the Programme in International Management
    (PIM), a network of 60 leading business
    schools around the world.

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FACILITIES, RESOURCES AND SERVICES
          FOOD AND COFFEE                                                      ICT FACILITIES

      Our on-site canteen serves a wide variety                           WBS has a well-equipped computer laboratory
      of delicious meals and snacks, including                            and Wi-Fi is available throughout the campus.
      home-made cakes and cappuccinos to fuel                             Students have access to our e-learning
      the academic debate! Opposite the School                            platform, Sakai and there are numerous
      is ‘Mike’s Kitchen’ restaurant, a historical                        printers available for students’ use.
      landmark and popular meeting place for
      students and business people.

           LIBRARY

  Our comfortable and well-stocked library, known as the WBS Management Library, holds over 15 000
  volumes of books and collections and subscribes to over 200 database journals. The library not only
  services the day-to-day research and information needs of students, but also acts as a management
  research archival repository for Wits University, holding a reserve of over 45 years of MBA and other
  management discipline research theses.

APPLICATION PROCESS
  •      Only online applications are accepted. Please go to www.wbs.ac.za and click on online
         applications on the top right hand corner.
  •      Please ensure that all information is correct and that you have uploaded everything on the
         checklist (below).
         Deadline for applications 2018: 30 September, 2017

             CHECKLIST

             Online application form

             Management Part III form (https://www.wits.ac.za/capture/form/PartIII.do)

             Letter of motivation

             Copy of degree certificates

             Copies of your academic transcripts (for graduates of universities other than Wits)

             Proof of English language proficiency (for students who have not studied tertiary level English)

             Non-refundable application fee of R 1 500

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REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION:

        First Degree or Honours Equivalent                                  Relevant Working Experience
        An Honours degree, or postgraduate                                  At least five years’ working experience in
        diploma, is a prerequisite for the Master of                        appropriate field, namely, Human Capital,
        Management in the field of Business and                             Human Resources, Management, Business
        Executive Coaching. Only in exceptional                             Consulting, Coaching and Leadership
        circumstances will a student with a Bachelor’s                      Development, as well as a foundation course
        degree and ten years’ working experience in                         in coaching and some practical coaching
        a relevant field will be considered.                                experience.

        Written Motivation                                                  Assessments
        Coaching requires both resilience and                               The University reserves the right to call
        curiosity in order to develop your own self-                        prospective students in for assessments and
        awareness, and to facilitate the learning and                       tests to assist in the selection process.
        development of others. These criteria will be
        assessed through a written motivation and                           Acceptance of Offer Fee
        a one page proposal of the research topic                           Students will be charged a fee of R1 500
        you plan to explore for your dissertation /                         upon being accepted. Your place will only
        research report. The University reserves the                        be secured once this fee has been paid. This
        right to call applicants to a Panel Interview                       amount is non-refundable and will be offset
        process.                                                            against the registration fee payable in your
                                                                            first year.

                  INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

            Students whose prior degrees were not awarded by a South African university must
            submit a South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) evaluation certificate.
            (Note: this process can take up to three months to finalise.)

    R   FEES:

        Fees for the The Master of Management in the field of Business and Executive Coaching for
        2017 are quoted as:
        R144 920.00*
        *Please note:
         Fee is subject to review in January 2018.

        IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION:

        Applications/Enquiries:
        +27 (0)861 000 927
        applications2017.wbs@wits.ac.za

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TESTIMONIALS
     The Master of Management in the field of Business and Executive Coaching is one of
     the best personal and business investments I have ever made in my life. The Master of
     Management in the field of Business and Executive Coaching equipped me with both the
     academic rigour and confidence to practice as a business and executive coach. Through
     this course, I met the most wonderful and helpful classmates. Our faculty members were
     amazingly knowledgeable and every module took me to the next level as a coach. Thanks
     to the Master of Management in the field of Business and Executive Coaching, I am now
     practicing as a qualified, skilled and well-informed business and executive coach. I also
     forever cherish the relationships I established with the 17 executives I interviewed for my
     research report because those are definitely my prospective future coaching clients.

     - Thsidi Anya, Master of Management in the field of Business and Executive Coaching (2016)

     Having spent my career in HR and leadership development I decided to focus on
     business and executive coaching in the next phase of my career. I knew that the Master
     of Management in the field of Business and Executive Coaching would provide me with
     a depth of understanding of coaching. What I did not appreciate was how much more I
     would learn about organisational and leadership development. The programme is not for
     the “faint hearted” as the academic modules are intense and include both assignments and
     exams. The research is also challenging. What stood out for me was the camaraderie of the
     students on the programme which supported us all through the tough parts of the course,
     and the overwhelming sense of achievement at the end. I now feel fully equipped to start
     on my learning journey as a coach.

     - Liz Warren, Master of Management in the field of Business and Executive Coaching (2016)

     The Master of Management in the field of Business and Executive Coaching provided
     me with a broad and solid theoretical foundation to support the field of coaching. The
     interaction with fellow cohorts was invigorating and together we were able to practice
     our coaching skills on one another. An unexpected positive outcome of the course was
     the great relationships built within the cohort. I have gained good knowledge, skills, and a
     network of wonderful people.

     - Gerlind Smith, Master of Management in the field of Business and Executive Coaching (2016)

     When I enrolled for the Master of Management in the field of Business and Executive
     Coaching I was already an internal coach within my organisation; however I needed a
     course that would provide a comprehensive and all-inclusive approach to coaching. The
     Master of Management in the field of Business and Executive Coaching provided me with
     more than what I expected: the structure and content of the modules were interlinked
     and the process of discovery was exciting in that I was be able to choose my areas of
     development. I can now say with confidence that I am now a Business and Executive coach!

     - Mxolisi Scwebu, Master of Management in the field of Business and Executive Coaching (2016)

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