How curious are you about wanting to understand more about what it means – and takes – to be a coach in the ever changing world of work? Perhaps you are thinking of expanding your skill set in line with your philosophy of continuous learning? What would it mean to you if you made a strategic career change to explore the possibility of more meaningful work? If some of these questions resonate with you, we encourage you to think about what the possibility of successfully completing the Master in the field of Management in Business and Executive Coaching at the Wits Business School, could do for you both personally and professionally.
Why do the MM in the field of Business Executive Coaching at WBS?
Institutional track record
The Wits Business School is an academic institution firmly rooted in research and theoretical frameworks but is also very aware of the application and business viability of such knowledge being integrated successfully by its students.
The strategic alliances underpinning the programme design and future recognition
The MM in the field of Business Executive Coaching is the first coaching degree in South Africa to be designed and aligned with the Graduate School Alliance of Business and Executive Coaching (GSEAC) framework. This is particularly significant in view of the current international debate around professional standards. As a result the MMBEC has the advantage of being aligned to the most recent trends and critical developments in the field of Executive and Organisational education for coaches. This impacts how your degree is recognised internationally and its alignment to other bodies monitoring coaching competencies in the future.
January Intake now open and close on 31 October
Application Checklist

  1. Motivational letter
  2. Certified copy of matric certificate
  3. Certified copy of all academic transcripts
  4. SAQA evaluation certificate (students whose prior degrees were not awarded by a South African University).
  5. Proof of English language proficiency (students who have not studied at tertiary level in English).
  6. Non-refundable application fee of R200
  7. Complete the on-line application form here
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Admission Requirements
Applications to the MM in the field Business Executive Coaching are processed through the Student Enrolment Centre at Wits. Enquiries regarding the status of your application may be addressed to the Wits Business School Academic Enquiries Office on telephone number +27 (0)11 717-3691.
The Wits Business School Academic Enquiries Office is unable to obtain missing documents on an applicant’s behalf.
Please ensure that all information uploaded is correct and that you have included everything required on the checklist. In order to be considered by the Admissions Committee, your application form and the other required documentation (including the transcript and other supporting documents) must reach the Student Enrolment Centre.
First Degree and Honours or equivalent
An honours degree or post graduate diploma is a non-negotiable prerequisite for the MM in the field of Business Executive Coaching. Only in exceptional circumstances, applicants with a bachelor’s degree and ten years working experience in the relevant field will be considered.
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.
The University reserves the right to call prospective students in for assessments and tests to assist in the selection process.
Please note: WBS processes applications for admissions on a continuous basis in the order of receipt thereof.
Contact Details:
Programme Director:  Beth Norden
Programme Manager:  Edgar (Mokoena) Ramaema
Tel: 011 717  3691