College Degrees

Leadership Development & Coaching Master's

The term ‘executive coaching’ might be a relatively newer introduction to the world of corporate business, but it comes from very traditional thinking, with deep roots in psychology, human behavior, and business organization – ideas that have existed for centuries. A master degree in leadership development and coaching is commonly earned as a master of science in psychology. Although the nature of the work extends to a corporate environment and practical business structure, the conceptual developmental product of professionals in the field is primarily based on human interaction and psychology. Because of this, much of the concentration coursework is focused on psychology and behavioral principles. These principles are then applied to business structures, demonstrating how crucial effective organization is in the workplace. With this expansive knowledge of human behavior, students may be able to develop strong leadership techniques within themselves, understanding from a scientific point of view what the best methods are for organization in any given work environment.

Leadership coaches most commonly work as consultants for firms that specialize in business organization. Companies hire these firms when they need help organizing themselves to undertake significant project developments. A leadership coach might also be used to facilitate a company restructuring, helping managers and executives lead their teams in times of transition.

Example Courses

  • Theory and Practice of Psychological Coaching
  • Psychology of Leadership
  • Psychology of Leadership

Potential Industries

  • Consulting
  • Human Resources
  • Education

Colleges Offering Degree

  • Capella University
  • Liberty University
  • Walden University

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