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MSEC Curriculum

The McColl Master of Science in Executive Coaching, the only degree of its kind in the nation, is a 36-credit hour program designed for working professionals interested in designing and leading organizational change.

Alex Chinn “I enrolled in the MSEC program because I wanted to propel my career. I am trying to round out my professional toolbox. With a background in finance, this is a great complement. It has helped me connect with people. I’m very much looking at the world from a different perspective. It’s not just about the numbers.”
-  Alex Chinn, MSEC (’14)

Grounded in the behavioral and management sciences, the MSEC program provides students with an understanding of the dynamics of culture change in organizations. The MSEC Program focuses on the following attributes needed to successfully intervene and support individuals and teams:

  • Collecting, analyzing, interpreting data and providing feedback
  • Improving productivity, performance, and satisfaction to achieve business results
  • Designing, implementing, and evaluating organizational change
  • Evaluating outcomes and performance to manage strategic efforts
  • Building and maintaining key partnerships with stakeholders

The MSEC is a low residency program, tailored to working professionals

  • Students participate in a cohort group designed to complete the program of study in twenty-four months.
  • Classes typically meet six times per year, for three to four consecutive days.

The program is built upon the International Coach Federation (ICF) competency model and the Graduate School Alliance for Executive Coaching (GSAEC) standards.

The program is also approved by the Center for Credentialing & Education as a Board Certified Coach (BCC) program. The Master of Science in Executive Coaching provides a graduate program experience for individuals from a wide geographic area by offering a blended learning experience consisting of hybrid (online and face-to-face) classes.

The MSEC program operates on the cohort model. Students enter as part of a class that takes the same courses together during the entire MSEC program. This learning format offers students invaluable advantages. Students live the experience of working extensively as members of a large group and smaller teams. The cohort meets twice each term (typically in May, August, and January) during the program. With support from faculty and other university resources, professionals sharpen use of self and their awareness of group dynamics, work independently and in groups, learn in classroom-in person and virtually. Cohort members become life-long friends, colleagues, and advisors. 

Cohort 3 Residency Session Information

Term Residency Session Residency Dates Courses
Fall 2014 1 A  TBD MSEC 605: Coaching Theories and Practice
3 credit hours
Fall 2014 1 B TBD MSEC 610: Human Development and Leadership 
3 credit hours
Spring 2015 2 A TBD MSEC 620: Interpersonal and Cross Cultural Communication 
3 credit hours
Spring 2015 2 B TBD MSEC 615: Understanding and Applying Research 
3 credit hours
Summer 2015 3 A TBD MSEC 630: Advanced Coaching Theories and Practice 3 credit hours
Summer 2015 3 B TBD MSEC 625: Applied Assessments and Measurement 
3 credit hours
Fall 2015 4 A TBD MSEC 635: Group and Team Dynamics 
3 credit hours
Fall 2015 4 B TBD MSEC 645: Executive Coaching Practium 
3 credit hours
Spring 2016 5 A TBD MSEC 640: Business Acumen 
3 credit hours
Spring 2016 5 B TBD MSEC 650: Practice Development and Management 
3 credit hours
Summer 2016 6 A TBD MSEC 675: Capstone in Executive Coaching
6 credit hours
Summer 2016 6 B TBD MSEC 675: Capstone in Executive Coaching (cont.)
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