MPhil Management Coaching 2021

Management Coaching


Acquire credentials to support the growth of others through coaching

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In our uncertain and rapidly changing world, it is now more important than ever to stay the course, upskill and adapt. This USB programme is designed to help you turn challenges into opportunity – to reinvent yourself, rethink your business ventures and help rebuild the economy. Most importantly, this programme is your opportunity to keep learning.

Why Management Coaching?

USB’s internationally accredited MPhil in Management Coaching programme is designed to give you the coaching credentials you need to grow the talent of others, transfer knowledge, build relationships, enhance performance and facilitate cultural transformation in organisations. The programme will help you discover what drives you as a coach, and assist in developing your authentic coaching style. Moreover, the two-year course has a strong ethical underpinning, which will help you become a values-driven, responsible leader in youri ndustry.
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What stands out?



Enjoy a flexible
learning format
(see Programme
Structure below)

International Study

Acquire the
credentials to put up
your own coaching

Rich collaborative

Become skilled
in talent


Learn how to
work in multicultural

What will you gain?

Establish your credentials: Expand your knowledge and prepare to set up your own coaching practice.

Find your own signature presence: Become exposed to the various frameworks that will help you develop style of coaching authentic to you.

Develop human capital: Support the growth of teams, managers and leaders.

Harness the strengths of your team: Learn to lead with a positive mindset and propel the organisation forward.

Operate in multicultural environments: The programme adheres to international best practice taking into account the diversity, traditions and multicultural environments of South Africa and Africa.

Who should apply?

  • Leaders, managers, human capital development experts and learning facilitators in all industries
  • Experienced practicing coaches who want to solidify their theoretical base and earn a respected qualificaiton to take their coaching to the next level
  • Those who support and facilitate growth, performance, relationship-building and teamwork
  • Those working with the human aspects of transferring knowledge, talent development and organisational effectiveness
  • Those who want to help bring about a more ethical and responsible society, since the effects of professional coaching are both transformative and sustainable
  • Those aspiring to senior management positions
  • Those who want to prepare for a career change

Programme structure

The 2-year MPhil in Management Coaching programme is delivered through a combination of on-campus classes and Blended Learning classes. In between classes, you need to do formative assessments, essays and assignments, practical coaching, and a final research assignment.

Phase 1

Year 1:


Attend an on-campus
block at start of
Year 1 followed
by weekly blended
learning (online)

Phase 2

Year 2:


1 on-campus block
at start of Year 2.

Phase 3

Year 3:

Research and


Triad practice, supervision and coaching:

Complete 40 hours of coaching and receive 20 hours of (self-funded) coaching. Supervision days can be attended in person or via online linkup. 

Blended learning:

Attend class from

anywhere in the


The blended learning format allows you to join the class either via an internet-linked device, or on campus. Online classes are delivered synchronously with on-campus classes.

USB’s high-tech classrooms allow the lecturers to see, in real time, the faces of all the online students portrayed onto a screen or class room wall. This virtual environment enables you to actively participate in classroom discussions – whether you are logging in from an airport in Europe, a boardroom in Africa or your office at home.