MSc Behavioral and Organizational Psychology

Typ Master of Science
Kosten 794,88€
Sprache English (also in German)
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ALP Akademisches Lehrinstitut für Psychologie GmbH / MSc Behavioral and Organizational Psychology im Detail

The Master's program in Behavioral and Organizational Psychology is a one-year distance learning course offered in cooperation with the London Metropolitan University, which requires no attendance and can be started without a first degree (without a Bachelor's degree). It provides the basics of psychology, such as social psychology or industrial psychology, and deepens and expands existing knowledge. It is suitable for those who have already completed their first university degree and would like to develop further after several years of professional experience.


Main Programme Focus

 

The content and structure of the Master's programme support a practice-oriented understanding of Business Psychology. Starting from the introduction to the fundamentals about the programme, Business Psychology contents and competences are systematically imparted, whereby successive modules aim to analytically tie in with the knowledge acquired in the previous module so that they can be integrated for the understanding of the following module.

 

Depending on professional requirements and areas of responsibility, students develop a theoretical understanding and associated  skills in the field of Business Psychology.

 

Focus Areas

The content of the one-year Master's programme is based on the following seven focal points:

 

Foundations of Research in Business Psychology 

• Scientific research methods in Business Psychology

• Basics of scientific work

• Critical evaluation

 

Introduction to Business Psychology

• History and future directions of Business Psychology

• Career field and pathways in Business Psychology

• Theories and applications

 

Psychology of the Individual: Personality and Intelligence

• Concepts of personality and personality traits

• Concepts of intelligence and emotional intelligence

• Motivational theories and their application at work

 

Mental and Physical Well-Being at Work

• Work satisfaction and job-engagement

• Workload and work life balance

• Prevention and Interventions in healthy organizations (i.e. stress, bullying)

 

Psychology of Interpersonal Relations and Managing People

• Interpersonal relationships and group dynamics

• Communication and conflicts

• Leadership and managing people

 

Organizational Culture

• Definitions, characteristics, and functions of organizational culture

• Human resource management and personnel development

• Organizational development and change management

            

Entry Requirements

First degree (at least Bachelor) from a recognised German or comparable other foreign university
or

the equivalent of the first university degree is considered to be at least six years' relevant professional experience.

In addition, the following additional specializations are welcome: knowledge in the field of psychology, (e.g. clinical psychology, social psychology, business psychology), leadership, coaching, systemic counselling, conversation skills. 

All those interested, which do not have a first university degree, must take a written admission test and an entrance assessment by telephone.

Module

Organization and Human Resources Industrial Psychology Social Psychology Business Psychology Communication

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