WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$9,405 for the full programme
Final Award:Master of Management (MM)
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce, Law & Management
Campus:West Campus
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020
Programme Overview

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 Executive Coaching (GSEAC) framework.

The MMBEC offers 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.

Admission Requirements
  • 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 R200
Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $12
Application Fees for International Students: $12

  • 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 prior to making WBS application. Go to or email 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: and kindly contact Odette Pillay at the fees office for additional fees payable at:
Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $9,405
Tuition Fees for International Students: $9,405

*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay the same annual tuition fees as South Africans plus an International Registration Fee (IRF). The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
*Students sponsored by the Government of Rwanda will be treated as and pay the same amount as SADC students.
*Students from all other countries (Non-SADC) will pay the same amount as South African Students
*Diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa & International Wits employees and their dependents will pay South African tuition fees + International Registration Fee (IRF).

Relevant Contact

Wits Business School
Admissions Office