The Doctor of Professional Coaching (DPC) is specifically formulated as an applied and practical study for the working coaching professional. The DPC program is designed to address the critical dimensions of effective leadership and coaching at an advanced level. The unique program combines a pragmatic management and coaching approach with the academic rigour of a doctoral degree. The program provides a platform that enables the participant to develop as effective leaders and coaches by examining their personal skills, beliefs and value-sets as they relate to those with whom they interact. Participants will develop insight and skills to mature into more effective coaches, leaders and managers through rigorous doctoral level research and application.
Applied & Practical
The program employs a blended learning methodology that includes one-to-one coaching, practical workplace application, applied leadership scholarship and individual reflection. Success in the program is defined as higher performance as a leader and coach in the real world of the participant’s existing workplace. The program covers material considered to be essential to applied leadership. Contemporary themes covered include: Ethics and Social Responsibility, Leadership, Change, Sustainability, Congruency, Personal Psychology, Group Dynamics and Spirituality. The program is uniquely designed for the working professional who wishes to immediately apply the knowledge of the program back to their working environment. The program includes the following courses:
Year 1 – Courses
- Social Issues In Management
- Leadership Of The Self
- Spirituality & Coaching
- Group Dynamics
Year 2 – Courses
- Theories of Coaching & Counselling
- Authentic Leadership
- Mixed Research Methods
- Research Proposal Perfecting Module
Year 3 – Courses
- Thesis Writing Focused on the Integration of Theory to an Applied Coaching Issue
The art of coaching is a profound exploration and a skill to develop. Facilitating the success of others promotes significant personal growth. The effects are tangible and fulfilling as they ripple out into endeavors of the workplace, the home and various activities. Monarch Business School proudly encourages individuals to evolve and bring their best to business and to their life. The benefits enjoyed are both shared by the individual and by the community, and that is very satisfying.
Professor Paul Stewart – Academic Coach
Monarch Business School is the first distance-learning business school to achieve triple accreditation by the International Standards Association (9001, 14001, 18001). Monarch Business School is a member of EFMD-The Premiere European Accreditaiton Agency, ACBSP-the Association For Collegiate Business Schools & Programs, CEEMAN-The Central and Eastern European Management Association and ACUNS-The Academic Council of the United Nations System. See our accreditation page.
Evaluation is concluded through the submission of papers and case studies. There are no examinations within the program. Candidates will complete a thesis of approximately 125 to 150 pages or 50,000 to 60,000 words.
Dual Degree (MPC / DPC)
Participants completing the course work portion of the program along with 50% of the Doctoral manuscript to the equivalency level of a Master degree will receive the Master of Professional Coaching degree.
Flexible Course Based Design
Students have full flexibility as to when they wish to start each course and may take longer than the standard 12 weeks. The program may be completed up to 60 months.
Leadership Capacity Building
Through exceptional teaching and real world applications the DPC program develops coaches ready to take a leadership role within their organizations.
The program is capped with the completion of a professional manuscript of between 125 to 150 pages focused on a domain within leadership or coaching. Candidates will complete an in-depth study of a managerial problem within leadership and provide real world applied solutions.
Program Start Date
The program has rolling admission and may be started at any time.
- Standard Duration = 3 Years
- Candidates may extend the program up to 6 years, extension fees apply at the same rate.
The program is completed online using the Monarch Learning Management System. During the program the Candidate should attend at least one workshop on sight at the school in order to design the research. The dissertation/manuscript must be defended at the school at the end of the program.
Program Open To
- Graduates from accredited Bachelor & Master programs with +5 Years Management Experience;
- Candidates with a professional coaching designation and +5 years coaching experience may be admitted to the program on the discretion of the Dean.
The DPC program follows the same tuition schedule as the Doctor of Leadership program. Tuition is levied on a quarterly basis in advance. All candidates may terminate a program upon 3 months written notice to the administration.