MM in the Field of Business Executive Coaching

Course Description:

A remarkable education in facilitating the need for sustained positive change through a process that will develop your self-awareness to transition into a successful career in Business Executive Coaching.


Course basics:

Duration:
2 Year ( Course work & Research)

Qualification:
Masters

Programme structure:
2 years

Study mode:
Full Time

Academic category:
Specialist degree


Core Courses:

Research Methodology, Psychological Acumen, Coaching Skills, Coaching Process, Business Acumen, Learning Theories, Leadership in Organisations, Organisational Development, Professional Practice & Ethics


The first of its kind in South Africa, the MMBEC is a unique opportunity for post-graduate students to further their own self-awareness, and apply this knowledge towards the learning and development of others.

The first of its kind in South Africa, the Master of Management in the field of Business Executive Coaching is a unique opportunity for post-graduate students to further their own self-awareness, and apply this knowledge towards the learning and development of others. Ideal for those looking to continue their learning, expand their current skill set, or even shift the trajectory of their career towards a more fulfilling line of work, the MMBEC is a degree designed to initiate both personal and professional change, with international applications through its strategic alignment with the Graduate School Alliance of Business and Executve Coaching (GSEAC) framework. The MMBEC offers an integration of theoretical knowledge underpinning coaching , the practical application of coaching skills which are evaluated and supported through supervision and the final component of a Research Report or dissertation which is part of a credible Master’s degree ie. your contribution to the academic literature through your own research. Students will have the benefit of a dedicated Research Supervisor and a Coach Supervisor during the process.


The Master of Management in the field of Business Executive Coaching is a full-time, one year block-release programme. The course comprises a set of nine core courses and a Research Report that must be completed and handed in over a maximum period of 14 months.

Full-time block release means that the student attends lectures on WBS campus for periods of +-9 days at a time spaced thorough the academic year ie blocks of lectures. The programme is designed to accommodate students who have a professional career but who would like to get their education behind them in the shortest time possible. By implication a Master’s degree is a big commitment that involves a lot of hard work and emotional resilience. If education and adding to the growing body of knowledge is something you value highly this degree will appeal to you. On the other hand you will have ‘suspend’ some of your free time and have the backing of your organisation, family and friends to remain focused for success.

Modules include: 

  • Research Methodology
  • Psychological acumen underpinning coaching
  • Coaching skills
  • The coaching process
  • Business acumen underpinning coaching
  • Learning theories
  • Leadership in organisations
  • Organisational development
  • Professional practice and ethics

  • Honours degree or post-graduate diploma (in exceptional circumstances, applicants with a bachelor’s degree and ten years’ relevant experience will be considered)
  • At least five years’ relevant working experience
  • Letter of motivation
  • Copies of all academic transcripts and degree certificate/s
  • SAQA evaluation certificate (for students whose prior degrees were not awarded by a South African university)
  • Proof of English language proficiency (for students who have not studied at tertiary level in English)
  • Non-refundable application fee of R1500
  • Management Part 3 Word Format (to be downloaded, completed and submitted)
  • Complete the on-line application form on the following link http://www.wits.ac.za/applications/portal/index 

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  • Motivation
    Coaching requires the resilience and curiosity to develop your own self-awareness, and the learning and development of others. These criteria will be assessed through a written motivation and a one page proposal of the research topic you plan to explore for your dissertation / research report. The university reserves the right to call applicants to a panel interview process.
  • Relevant Working Experience
    At least five years working experience in an appropriate field, namely Human Capital, Human Resources, Management, Business Consulting, Coaching, Leadership Development and a foundation course in coaching and some practical coaching experience.
  • Foreign Qualifications
    Applicants who have foreign qualifications need to send their qualification to the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) for evaluation. Go to saqa.org.za or email saqainfo@saqa.org.za. Alternatively, you can call: 012 431 5000 or the helpdesk on: 0860 103 188
  • International applicants
    For other requirements pertaining to international applicants, kindly contact Simphiwe Gobo at: simphiwe.goba@wits.ac.za and kindly contact Odette Pillay at the fees office for additional fees payable at: odette.pillay@wits.ac.za

 



Disclaimer: Cancellation of programmes by WBS

  • WBS is entitled to cancel or change the date of delivery of a programme without notice and for any reason without incurring any liability to individuals who have applied or are enrolled on the programme or any funders of such individuals (“participants” or “funders of participants”).
  • Without derogating from the aforesaid, and insofar as it possible, WBS will provide the participants or funders of the participants with 30 (thirty days) days written notice of any cancellation or changes in the dates of delivery of the programme. 
  • Insofar as the programme is cancelled or rescheduled prior to delivery of the programme then in that event the participants and funders of the participants will not be charged the full programme fees.

Master of Management in the Field of Innovation Studies

Course Description:

Long-term economic growth is being driven by technological innovation. Equip yourself to understand and manage the innovation process in ways that will lead to competitive firms and sustainable, human-centred development.


Course basics:

Duration:
1 Year (Block Release)

Qualification:
Masters

Programme structure:
1 year

Study mode:
Full Time

Academic category:
Specialist degree

Elective course streams:
Innovation in: Policy in Developing Countries, the Bio-based Economy, Energy Systems, Social Purposes, Global Sustainability, Organisational Development Issues, the Media & ICT Sectors, the Built Environment or Managing Innovation at the Firm Level


Core Courses:

Science, Technology, Innovation and Society, Strategic Management of Innovation, Research Methods in Innovation Policy and Management


By linking innovation and its impact on economic development and competitiveness in countries of the Global South, the WBS MM Innovation Studies provides one of the most unique offerings of its kind on the African continent

The WBS Master of Management in Innovation Studies (MM Innovation Studies) is an interdisciplinary, specialist programme that investigates innovation and its impact on firm profitability and economic growth, and how it can be shaped for the achievement of broader societal goals. The programme is designed for individuals with relevant undergraduate degrees such as business, economics, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and law who intend to pursue careers in specific areas of innovation management or innovation policy in business, academia, development institutions or other civil society organisations. It may also be attractive to mid-level career professionals who are working with agencies or firms, and who may be responsible for developing and executing innovation strategies and programmes at the local, regional, national or international levels. The programme draws on disciplinary traditions in management, economics, public policy, humanities, social science and natural sciences, and provides the essential breadth of knowledge which will enable graduates to skilfully engage in shaping innovation both for increased competitiveness and for socio-economic development.


The Master of Management in Innovation Studies is a full-time, one-year programme. It comprises three core courses, three elective courses and a research component. Teaching is provided on a block release basis to accommodate the needs of busy working professionals. The programme welcomes the registration of occasional students who can complete a selection of courses in the programme without fulfilling the requirements for the degree. 


  • First degree and post-graduate studies (preferably an honours degree but a first-class Bachelor’s degree with a recognised and accredited post-graduate degree or diploma is also recognised)
  • Post-university entrepreneurial or corporate or informal business experience an advantage but not a requirement
  • Acceptable WBS psychometric test score and interviews where necessary. For booking the Wits Admission Test, contact Helen Martins at TestBookings.wbs@wits.ac.za
  • Mathematics and English – a level of above-average competence equivalent to the requirements for the SA matriculation certificate
  • CV
  • Copies of all academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • SAQA evaluation certificate (for students whose prior degrees were not awarded by a South African university)
  • Proof of English language proficiency (for students who have not studied at tertiary level in English)
  • Non-refundable application fee

All applicants are required to submit the original certified copies of degree certificates and transcripts once accepted.

  • Bachelors or higher degree
  • A minimum of five years’ work experience post-bachelor’s degree or three years’ work experience post-master’s degree
  • Acceptable WBS psychometric test score and interviews where necessary. For booking the Wits Admission Test, contact Helen Martins at  testbookings.wbs@wits.ac.za
  • Copies of all academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • SAQA evaluation certificate (for students whose prior degrees were not awarded by a South African university)
  • Proof of English language proficiency (for students who have not studied at tertiary level in English)
  • Non-refundable application fee of R1500
  • Complete the on-line application form here
  • Management Part 3 (to be downloaded, completed and submitted) - Management Part 3 Word Format

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The MM Innovation Studies is a high intensity academic programme that is intended for a specialist group of students. It is aimed at those with an above average degree of motivation, intellectual curiosity and stamina.




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