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MSEC 605 Coaching Theories and Practice
This course examines organizational coaching and surveys the foundational disciplines on which the practice of organizational coaching is based, applicable theories and methods. Coaching is explored as an intervention and developmental technology. Students are introduced to the practice of coaching and coaching conversation models as well as coaching-related skills including contracting, listening, questioning, designing actions, planning and goal setting, and managing progress and accountability. Students will develop coaching skills through in-class and out-of-class practice. 3 hrs

MSEC 610 Human Development and Leadership
The primary objective of this course is to provide a contextual overview of human development and leadership from historical, intercultural, personal, and practitioner perspectives. The focus will be on human development and leadership theory and practice including adult development and learning, value clarification and ethical decision-making, career development and leadership. The course design is experiential and integrative, building on key knowledge, skills, and competencies by facilitating the development of the students' own leadership philosophy, style, and demonstrated effectiveness. The course is grounded in the importance of self-awareness in facilitating personal and professional development. 3 hrs  

MSEC 615 Understanding and Applying Research
This course serves as an introduction to graduate study in Executive Coaching and provides students with a foundation for scholarly research. This course introduces students to applied research methods, statistics, quantitative and qualitative analyses. Special focus is given to research methods utilized in the social sciences, the philosophy of research, issues in applied and action research, problem formulation, research design, sampling theory, data collection methods, data analysis, the interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data, the organization and presentation of research findings, and report writing. Emphasis is given to evaluating, interpreting, and analyzing published research. 3 hrs  

MSEC 620 Interpersonal and Cross Cultural Communication
This course focuses on the study and application of communication theory in the context of interpersonal interactions-one-on-one, groups, teams as well as in-person, and mediated. Topics to be covered include language usage, nonverbal communication, listening, and conflict management. This course examines the role of communication in creating and maintaining stereotypical differences based on sex, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and position or role in interpersonal relationships in organizational settings. In addition, this course designed to assist  students in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to establish rapport and achieving other responses they desire in interactions with people from different cultures and identity groups. 3 hrs

MSEC 625 Applied Assessments and Measurement
This course prepares the student to plan, implement, and/or evaluate the results of an assessment for an executive and team coaching interventions. It introduces the variety of assessment methods that are commonly used to understand the leader and the system in which the leader works from a historical, normative, and social perspective. Methods of structured interviews, standardized surveys, 360-degree feedback instruments and interviews, and other organizational assessments are introduced and applied. This course studies administration, scoring, and interpretation of commonly used instruments for the executive and team coaching assessment with emphasis on interviewing, techniques, multi-rater assessments as well as personality, behavioral, cognitive and inventories. Issues to be considered include test design and construction, validity and reliability, criteria for choosing a test, face-to-face versus online administration, cross-cultural and translation factors, ethics, and legality. 3 hrs

MSEC 630 Advanced Coaching Theories and Practice
A survey of advanced and contemporary theories in the study of organizational coaching and of the leading scholars who have made important contributions to the field. Topics will include formal and informal coaching relationships; internal and external practices; ethical considerations, and advance coaching-related skill development. Students will develop coaching skills through in-class and out-of-class practice. 3 hrs

MSEC 635 Group and Team Dynamics
This course focuses on the form, process, and function of small groups, with particular emphasis on work teams in the contemporary organization. A variety of theories and models are explored in the context of coaching. 3 hrs

MSEC 640  Business Acumen
This course provides the student with an overview of essential principals and practices of business by introducing students to financial management, economics, and operations management. This course introduces the "language of business" by providing the basic concepts, principles and analytical techniques. 3 hrs

MSEC 645 Executive Coaching Practicum
This course provides the opportunity for students to engage in applied coaching efforts in the field. Working independently with clients, students will provide an intensive coaching consultation. This applied field experience is a supervised practicum. 3 hrs

MSEC 650 Practice Development and Management
This course introduces the concepts, methods, skills, and attitudes required for effective consultation in organizations, both from an internal and external role. Beyond a mere knowledge base, the course is designed to develop skills in dialogue and consulting, with a particular emphasis on attitude development through the application of the Action Research and Process Consultation models in an ethical context. Additional focus is on issues of practice development and management such as client identification, marketing, partnering, contracting, and client relationship management. 3 hrs

MSEC 675 Capstone in Executive Coaching
The capstone course is the culmination of the program. The research and writing intensive course requires, through applied research, the integration of the major theories and principles from each of the preceding courses so that the student creates a defining perspective of the entire program of study. The preparation of an integrative project based on an applied field experience is required. 6 hrs

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