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Master of Arts in Professional
Development (Business Coaching)

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The Master of Arts in Professional Development (Business Coaching) was a perfect solution for me. Having previously experienced the fantastic cooperation between WABC and Middlesex University, I was ready for more work-based development, and I was not disappointed. The resulting combination of this MA degree and the earlier Chartered Business Coach qualification has been essential in my recent development. My learning was self-paced throughout as the flexible design allowed me to schedule all aspects to suit my business and other activities. The primary benefit for my clients and customers is the extended critical thinking and reflective capacity I can offer, specifically related to my model of practice and relational agreements. I recommend the program to anyone seeking high professional and ethical standards, quality and challenging advisers and, not least, research methodology to suit today's business environment.
—Stephen A. Parker, Denmark

After earning WABC's Chartered Business Coach (ChBC) designation, I decided to supplement the experience with the Master of Arts in Professional Development (Business Coaching). As previously, I was drawn to this program because it is rigorously externally assessed. It was a challenging experience, taking a practical work-based business coaching project and fitting it into the rigors of academic approaches and standards. I am proud to have completed a master-level qualification specifically in my work area of business coaching. The MA program means I can offer my organizational clients more rigorous evaluation methods and a more accurate representation of what business coaching does and doesn't do. It is a particularly appropriate fit with my membership in WABC as it allowed me to focus my research round WABC's excellent definition of business coaching. This created sharper focus, given coaching can be a very broad discipline.
—Kate Lidbetter, United Kingdom

The Master of Arts in Professional Development (Business Coaching) offered through a collaborative effort between WABC, the Professional Development Foundation (PDF) and Middlesex University was a truly exceptional experience. The flexible design allowed me to complete the program within my own schedule parameters, while also providing a truly challenging, constructive, and professional learning environment. Designing my research project around real-world business applications enhanced the development experience, while also delivering a product of value to the organization and future client applications. I highly recommend this program if you’re looking for a master's level experience that offers flexibility, challenge, and professional credentials.
—Paul Fisher, United States
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