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Master of Business Coaching

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Master of Business Coaching



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3 years part-time

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Business

Intake Session(s):

Trimester 1

Delivery Mode:

On-campus (Face-to-face)

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The Master of Business Coaching has been designed to appeal to a broad range of people interested in business coaching including: those already working as business coaches without formal qualifications, internal business coaches working within companies, those working as individual or executive coaches who wish to strengthen their business understanding, consultants or counsellors who wish to develop their coaching skills, people undertaking a change of career, and managers who wish to develop coaching skills as part of their management approach.

The focus of the degree is to apply coaching methodologies to business contexts and develop skills such as effective questioning, listening, goal setting and giving feedback. Students will develop an understanding of the application of coaching to business strategy and planning, innovation, business improvement and change management, and undertake a coaching research project.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Master of Business Coaching will be able to:

  1. Analyse contemporary coaching-related theory and research and effectively translate knowledge into interpersonal processes and practices that support high quality coaching relationships.
  2. Critically evaluate the suitability of different measurement approaches in coaching contexts and utilise them to rigorously evaluate, and communicate, the impact of coaching services.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to manage the quality of your coaching practice via the analysis of self-assessment, self-reflection, service evaluation and/or feedback data collected.
  4. Conduct an ethical coaching research project, based on a critical analysis of previous research, appropriate methods for gathering and analysing data, and communicate its findings in both oral and written form.
  5. Formulate ethical responses to challenges encountered within the coaching process, such as dealing with client mental health issues, using an array of intrapersonal and interpersonal skills.


Course Structure

Candidates are required to complete ten (10) core subjects (72 credit points). 

Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
TBS 863 Introduction to Business Coaching 6 Trimester 1
TBS 864 Applied Coaching Skills 6 Annual
TBS 865 Applied Coaching Psychology 6 Trimester 2
TBS 965 Advanced Coaching Skills 6 Trimester 3
TBS 966 Coaching for Strategy 6 Trimester 1
TBS 967 Coaching for Innovation and Change 6 Trimester 2
TBS 987 Team Coaching 6 Annual
TBS 988 Cross-Cultural Coaching 6 Trimester 3
TBS 959 Coaching Portfolio 12 Not offered in 2015
TBS 960 Business Coaching Research Paper* 12 Not offered in 2015

* The pre-requisites for the subject TBS 960 Business Coaching Research Paper are TBS 863 Introduction to Business Coaching and TBS 864 Applied Coaching Skills.

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Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's articulation arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information 

Further information is available at:
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Last reviewed: 29 August, 2018