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Bachelor
Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Tap into the psychology that makes businesses and employees tick and create fruitful relationships that sustain success.

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Studies designed to fit your schedule and match your ambitions: cutting-edge and 100% online! Study anytime, from anywhere, and earn your degree on your own terms.

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Overview

Start your online B.Sc. Industrial and Organizational Psychology with IU

Have you ever wondered what makes people buy a certain product and their brand loyalty? Or which motivational methods provide the most benefits to employee and company alike? Business and psychology are closely linked. Economic factors are best understood and companies most at their most successful through an understanding an application of these intrinsic links. As a graduate of IU International University of Applied Sciences’ Bachelor Industrial and Organizational Psychology, you will be responsible for tapping into these links, and applying them to create sustainable success for all stakeholders in businesses.

Your online degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
180 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 174318


Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 239 (US$ 241)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
any time

Duration
36 - 72 months (depending on time model)
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Modernised learning

Access our unique learning app and AI tutor 

Award-winning education

First-class learning: 96% recommended 

Study contents

Online course overview

During your studies, you will learn how to implement psychological findings in business practices. This will start with an introduction to psychology and business practices before diving into a range of applied psychology modules, from social psychology to personnel and intercultural psychology. These modules will give you an in-depth understanding of the techniques and factors affecting consumer behaviour, how businesses communicate with potential customers, and how psychology affects stakeholder relationships within companies. Upon completing the course, you will possess a well-rounded knowledge that will make you a valuable asset to any company and give a considerable boost to your prospects.

This programme includes an AI prompt engineering course, so you can learn how to use tools like ChatGPT best in your everyday life, work, and studies. 

Semester 1

Module

ECTS credits

Psychology

5

Collaborative Work

5

Introduction to Academic Work

5

Business Psychology

5

Business 101

5

Project: Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Practice

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS credits

Social Psychology

5

Marketing

5

Personality and Differential Psychology

5

Statistics

5

Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology

5

Project: Organizational Development

5

Semester 3

Module

ECTS credits

Personnel Psychology

5

Intercultural Psychology

5

Introduction to Psychological Assessment

5

Conflict Management and Mediation

5

Research Methodology and Data Analysis

5

Project: Communication for Practical Problem-Solving

5

Semester 4

Module

ECTS credits

Leadership 4.0

5

Intercultural and Ethical Decision-Making

5

Consumer Behavior

5

International Labor Law

5

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

5

Agile Project Management

5

Semester 5

Module

ECTS credits

Principles of Management

5

Psychology of Persuasion

5

Project: Digital Business Models

5

Current Topics in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

5

Electives A

10

Semester 6

Module

ECTS credits

Electives B

10

Electives C

10

Bachelor Thesis

10

Electives overview

You can choose between one of the following specialisation tracks:

  • Psychology of Personnel Selection and Analysis

  • Organizational Development and Digital Change

  • Market Research and Consumer Psychology

Elective A

In your 5th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

HR Management

10

Organizational Development and Change Management

10

Markets and Advertising

10

Elective B

In your 6th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

Digital HR and Personnel Assessment

10

Global Organizational Development and Change Management

10

Digital Market and Consumer Psychology

10

Elective C

In your 6th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality

10

Applied Sales

10

Corporate Communications and PR

10

Event Management

10

Foreign Language

10

Innovative Technologies and Sustainability

10

International Marketing and Branding

10

IT Management

10

Online and Social Media Marketing

10

Talent Management & HR Development

10

Mastering Prompts

10

Career Development

10

Module guide

Online course schedule

All the support you need, any time of day

With this programme, you’ll have access to human and AI-powered tutoring. 

Your tutors will be available to answer any questions, and you’ll have recurring appointments where you can discuss course topics with them and other students. 

Syntea, IU’s AI-powered tutor, will be available 24/7 to guide you through your courses and prepare you for exams. 

Study your way, and master working with AI at the same time. 

Admission

Entry requirements

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German. If they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here

General academic requirements

  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels or IB Diploma and your transcript of records.
  • A subject-related higher education entrance qualification.

Depending on your situation, you might have to provide additional documents or meet additional requirements. If that’s the case, our admissions team will let you know after you start your application.

General academic requirements

  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels or IB Diploma and your transcript of records.
  • A subject-related higher education entrance qualification.

Depending on your qualifications, you might have to meet additional requirements, such as successfully passing a university entrance examination or one of the following programmes to make sure you are ready to study with us:

  • Bachelor Entrance Examination

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team to find out the exact requirements applicable for your application.

Online degree saver programme

Apply for the online Degree Saver programme and receive a discount on your tuition fees. 

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team for more details. 

English language skills

Depending on your personal circumstances, you might be required to provide proof of your English language proficiency. Your skills would need to match the B2 level of the Common European Framework (CEF). 

We accept the following English language skills certificates*: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points)* or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6)* or 
  • Duolingo English Test (minimum 95 points)*
  • PTE Academics (minimum 59 points)* or
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)* 

Is English your native language, or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language proficiency. 

Get in touch with our study advisors for more details. 

*Proof must not be older than five years. 

Earn a high school diploma and start your Bachelor’s degree – at the same time!

Don’t have a high school diploma? Have one, but your grade average doesn’t meet our admission requirements? We have a solution for you! 

With A-Levels, you can earn a high school diploma and start working towards your future Bachelor’s degree – at the same time.

Visit our A-Levels page for more details. 

Careers

Your Industrial and Organizational Psychology career outlook

Our online Bachelor Industrial and Organizational Psychology will equip you with the skills to influence how businesses communicate with potential customers and gain knowledge of how different psychological aspects affects stakeholder relationships within companies. Your well-rounded knowledge will open doors to positions as Team Manager, Recruiting or Relationship Manager, Trainer, Personnel Developer, Organisation Designer, Consultant, Strategy Advisor or Change Manager.

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Personnel & Organizational Developer

Companies undergoing major change processes need personnel and organisational developers to prepare their staff for new tasks. This is done through training and seminars. Restructuring can also lead to conflicts, where these specialists intervene as mediators by advising employees or conducting individual coaching sessions.

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Change Management Consultant

Companies are constantly exposed to rapid changes. In order to remain successful in the long term, all those involved must be supported in adapting to these changes. As a change management consultant, you accompany the company management and the employees in all kinds of corporate realignments, show how the change can be shaped and help to develop new forms of cooperation.

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Recruiting Manager

As a recruiting manager, you look for new talent for your company. This job description is ever-changing, because while in the past people tended to wait and see which applicants would apply for a vacancy, today’s candidates are actively approached, for example via social media channels and online job exchanges.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • “To enhance my practical experience, a degree in business information systems seemed to me to be very useful and sensible. This is how I discovered IU International University of Applied Sciences.”

    Lara Bergen

    Graduate, Germany

  • “I decided to study online because I wanted to develop professionally and at the same time have enough time for family and job.”

    Veronika

    Online student

  • “The bachelor's degree has opened new doors for me.”

    Anna Haslbeck

    Graduate

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Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors. You can also find information about the application process under our Become a Student page.

Tuition fees

Online Study models & fees for your Bachelor degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

On campus study model and fees for your Bachelor degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you’ll only be charged once your studies have started, and the trial month has ended.

Your trial month begins when you receive your login credentials. This will give you the opportunity to test our courses for one month without obligation, before being charged. During that month, you can then take your first courses and start learning right away!

Once the trial month is over, your studies continue. You’ll pay your tuition fees according to your contract.

At IU, we believe in full transparency – so there are no hidden fees. You only pay for your tuition and the one-time campus registration fee of €1,500.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.

Full-Time

Duration 36 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

US$ 426
US$ 386 /mth* Apply now
* € 359 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time I

Duration 48 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

US$ 355
US$ 325 /mth* Apply now
* € 314 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time II

Duration 72 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

US$ 261
US$ 241 /mth* Apply now
* € 239 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • 1-month trial
  • Monthly live and recorded tutorials
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
  • On-campus tutorials, 2-3x week
  • Access to all on-campus services
Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Have you completed a course or a learning path through IU LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, and complete your studies at IU sooner.

  • Save time: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!

Even before you apply for a study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment.Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, live teaching sessions, student advice and support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Hybrid Studies = More Flexibility

By combining in-person tutorials 2-3 times per week with 24/7 access to online study materials, you get to benefit from a more flexible study schedule. This allows you to work alongside your studies, or combine other activities, with relative ease. 

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, intimate campuses, easy access to lecturers, live teaching sessions, student advice services, and career support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions – and so are our study coaches.  

Sounds good? Start your free 1-Month trial

Sign your contract, start your studies – and if you want to stop, cancel in the first month without being charged at all.