UT Dallas School of Management is offering an online Executive and Professional Coaching Program. As reported on http://som.utdallas.edu/executiveProfessionalCoaching/ UTD’s Master of Science degree with concentration in Organizational Behavior and Coaching focuses on the description and explanation of how people behave in organizations. The courses are designed to close the gap between what is known about why individuals and groups behave as they do and how they can be influenced for performance and developmental purposes.

Included in the curriculum is a broad study of executive and professional coaching theory and practices. Students learn a practical set of coaching tools, techniques and models and how to use themselves as instruments of individual and group change and growth.

The curriculum draws on a wide range of disciplines, including economics, data analysis, and organization theory. Students are expected to develop competence in the basic areas of management plus master concepts and methods for analyzing and predicting individual, group, and organizational behavior.

The entire curriculum is delivered online using state‐of‐the‐art distance learning methodologies intended to offer flexibility and convenience for busy professionals.

TARGET AUDIENCE:
• Professionals interested in business and executive coaching as a profession or as part of leadership development
• Internal or external coaches wanting to upgrade their skills and increase their knowledge of business processes
• Professionals who seek to improve their abilities to manage organizational change and employee development

CURRICULUM
DEGREE: Master of Science in Management and Administrative Sciences

MINIMUM REQUIRED CREDIT HOURS: 37

1. EXECUTIVE AND PROFESSIONAL COACHING CERTIFICATE COURSES
(15 credit hours, required. Students progress lockstep as a cohort class.)
OB 6350 Introduction to Executive and Professional Coaching (3 credit hours)
MAS 6201.EC1 Coaching Practice Lab, Part 1 (2 credit hours)
MAS 6201.Ec2 Coaching Practice Lab, Part 2 (2 credit hours)
OB 6351 Coaching in Business or Organizational Settings (3 credit hours)
OB 6352 Advanced Coaching Models and Methods (3 credit hours)
OB 6353 Coaching Practicum (2 credit hours)

2. BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CORE COURSES
(13 credit hours, required.)
AIM 6201 Financial Accounting (2 credit hours)
MECO 6303 Business Economics (3 credit hours)
MIS 6204 Information Technology and Management Information Systems (2 credit hours)
OPRE 6301 Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business (3 credit hours)
OB 6301 Introduction to Organizational Behavior (3 credit hours)

3. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION ELECTIVES
(9 credit hours minimum required from the following courses.)
OB 6331 Power and Politics (3 credit hours)
OB 6332 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (3 credit hours)
MAS 6V02 Capstone Project (3 credit hours)

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
The following are brief summaries of the content of courses included in the Executive and Professional Coaching Degree Program.

Certificate Courses:
OB 6350 Introduction to Executive and Professional Coaching (3 credit hours) Topics of this class include: the solution focused coaching model, ethics and standards, the core competencies f coaching, and basic coaching techniques and practices. It also addresses the role of personal style in oaching and how to adjust coaching behavior to fit the coaching requirements of clients.

MAS 6V02. EC1 Coaching Practice Lab, Part 1 (2 credit hours) This class requires students to apply and practice the theory and techniques discussed in OB 6350.

OB 6351 Coaching in the Business or Organizational Settings (3 credit hours) This class prepares coaches to work with individuals and teams in a corporate or business environment. Topics include: 1) coaching and organizational behavior theories and models that facilitate client change ithin an organizational setting; 2) coaching executives with an emphasis on achieving business results; 3) oaching methods for teams and groups; and 4) coaching clients through career transitions.

AS 6V02. EC2 Coaching Practice Lab, Part 2 (2 credit hours) his class requires students to apply and practice the theory and techniques discussed in OB 6351.

OB 6352 Advanced Coaching Models and Methods (3 credit hours) This course provides students with advanced principles and practices for coaching individuals within the corporate setting. Topics include appreciative inquiry models and techniques, a survey of evidence‐based oaching models, the use of language to promote change, research practices, the basics of clinical diagnosis nd how to respond as a coach when clients display clinical symptoms.

OB 6253 Coaching Practicum (2 credit hours) Individual sessions with a supervising coach and small‐group supervised sessions. For the individual sessions, students will be required to submit recordings for review and feedback by an assigned supervising coach. Plus students will complete a review of the core competencies and ethical standards of coaching in reparation for a comprehensive examination that tests both written and oral mastery of executive and rofessional coaching.

Additional Graduate Courses Required for the MS Degree Plan:
AIM 6201 Financial Accounting (2 credit hours) Students will explore the role of financial accounting information in the economy an how accounting nformation found in financial statements and annual reports is used in decision‐making by investors, nalysts, creditors and managers.

MECO 6303 Business Economics/Business Analysis (3 credit hours) The course deals with fundamental aspects of economic analysis. It is not assumed that you have prior knowledge of economics. It is assumed that you have had a calculus course and are at least familiar with basic differentiation. The emphasis will be on fundamental aspects of economic analysis. The background gained n this course will prepare you for additional Economics courses and provide you tools for use in other isciplines such as Finance and Marketing.

MIS 6204 Information Technology and MIS Fundamentals (2 credit hours) Necessary background to understand the role of information technology and Management Information Systems in today’s business environment. Topics include: strategic role of information, organization of
information, information decision making requirements, telecommunications and networking, managing information resources, distributed processing, and current information systems/technology issues.

OB 6331 Power and Politics in Organizations (3 credit hours) Political processes and the development and use of power in organizations including the role of power in decision making, sources of power, conditions for the use of power, assessing power in organizations; olitical strategies and tactics; political language and symbols, and applications to budgeting, careers and rganizational structure.

OB 6301 Introduction to Organizational Behavior (3 credit hours) The study of human behavior in organizations. Emphasizes theoretical concepts and practical methods for understanding, analyzing, and predicting individual, group, and organizational behavior. Topics include work otivation, group dynamics, decision making, conflict and negotiation, leadership, power, and organizational ulture. Ethical and international considerations are also addressed.

OB 6332 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (3 credit ours) This course explores the theories, processes, and practical techniques of negotiation so that students can
successfully negotiate and resolve disputes in a variety of situations including interpersonal, group, and international settings. Practical skills are developed through the use of simulations and exercises.

OPRE 6301 Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business (3 credit hours) Introduction to statistical and probabilistic methods and theory applicable to situations faced by managers. opics include: data presentation and summarization, regression analysis, confidence intervals, hypothesis esting, and One Way ANOVA

MAS 6302 Capstone Project (3 credit hours) Course develops student’s knowledge of coaching and organizational behavior through appropriate developmental work experiences.

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