Those are garbage, meaningless phrases that every novice job seeker puts on their resume. They're more likely to get your resume trash-binned than they are to get your friend an actual interview.
Your friend might as well be telling them that they know how to count to 10 and can ride the bus by themselves.
Humor aside. As you said, find a more constructive ...
My BS is in Industrial engineering
Mine too! And I am a coder as well! And doing a MS as well!
Now to answer the question. I would not list the MS on the CV. You have not completed yet any classes, so nothing to gain. But you can loose interview opportunities.
List your skills (be generous here - even 1 semester course is a skill if you can defend it on an ...