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Become a Dr. in Professional Studies (Business Coaching)

Posted by WABC

At WABC, we are serious about remaining a leading international authority on business coaching. Being a leader means blending excellence and innovation, a mixture we've aimed for in developing our suite of professional degrees and designations exclusively for business coaches.

That same mixture is at the heart of our latest development, the Doctorate in Professional Studies (Business Coaching). This first-ever international doctoral degree for business coaches is now the highest rung on the ladder of lifelong learning and achievement in our emerging profession.

We are honored to offer this fully accredited doctorate through our UK-based partner Middlesex University, an international leader in developing work-based programs. The doctoral program is open to WABC Full Members who hold either the Chartered Business Coach™ (ChBC™) designation or the Master of Arts in Professional Development (Business Coaching) degree.

What Is the DProf in Business Coaching?

The Doctorate in Professional Studies (Business Coaching) is the professional equivalent of a PhD. It involves the same assessment methods and criteria as a PhD, and graduates of both programs can call themselves "Dr.," but there are some key distinctions. Unlike the PhD, the DProf in Business Coaching focuses on practice-related research. It places business coaches and their practice at the center of the research project, enabling candidates to undertake research that's unique to them and their work environment.

The DProf in Business Coaching is for advanced business coaches who bring the highest level of professionalism and critical analysis to their practice. Here are just five benefits of earning this superior degree:

  • It tells clients and the marketplace that you've attained the highest professional mastery in our field.
  • Because this doctorate is practice-based, what you learn will elevate your client service and your career.
  • You'll learn from the world's best minds in business coaching.
  • The degree's multidisciplinary approach to research will broaden your horizons and expand your career options.

Your research will influence organizations as well as business coaching overall, making you a recognized thought leader in our field.

What's Involved?

Earning the Doctorate in Professional Studies (Business Coaching) typically takes three to four years. In Stage 1 you critically reflect on your practice and design a work-based research project. In Stage 2 you conduct the project, complete a research report and go through an oral examination. If successful, you earn the degree as well as the title "Dr."

There are no residency requirements for the DProf in Business Coaching. You will be registered with Middlesex University as a work-based student and will enjoy the full privileges of student status.

Is It for You?

You can apply for the Doctorate in Professional Studies (Business Coaching) if you meet these requirements:

  • You're an advanced practitioner of business coaching (external or internal coaching or a combination of both) who is actively publishing in the field, developing practice for other coaches or working with senior managers and business leaders. Your CV must describe and document your experience and advanced practice.
  • You hold either WABC's ChBC™ designation or Master of Arts in Professional Development (Business Coaching) degree.
  • You're a Full Member of WABC in good standing and have maintained all the membership standards.

Interested?

Get more details. Read more about the Doctorate in Professional Studies (Business Coaching), or the ChBC and MA programs that are the first step towards it.

Get in touch. Contact us to discuss enrolling.

 

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