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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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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
Study model
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
180 ECTS
Language: English
Study duration
36 - 72 months (depending on time model)
Start online studies: any time
Tuition fees
Starting from € 219 (US$ 236)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 15.03.2023 09:05 AM (CET)
180 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
Past education recognised
Save time and earn your degree faster by having your previous achievements/experience recognised
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Versatile & Innovative

Your digital learning journey with personal support!

Top-Level Education

First-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96 %

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.

Semester 1



Collaborative Work


Introduction to Academic Work


Business Psychology


Business 101


Project: Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Practice


Semester 2

Social Psychology




Personality and Differential Psychology




Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology


Project: Organizational Development


Semester 3

Personnel Psychology


Intercultural Psychology


Psychological Diagnostics


Conflict Management and Mediation


Research Methodology and Data Analysis


Project: Communication for Practical Problem-Solving


Semester 4

Leadership 4.0


Intercultural and Ethical Decision-Making


Consumer Behavior


International Labor Law


Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Agile Project Management


Semester 5

Principles of Management


Psychology of Persuasion


Project: Digital Business Models


Current Topics in Industrial and Organizational Psychology


Electives A


Semester 6

Electives B


Electives C


Bachelor Thesis


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:



HR Management


Organizational Development and Change Management


Markets and Advertising


Elective B

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



Digital HR and Personnel Assessment


Global Organizational Development and Change Management


Digital Market and Consumer Psychology


Elective C

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



Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality


Applied Sales


Corporate Communications and PR


Event Management


Financial Services Management


Foreign Language


Innovative Technologies and Sustainability


International Marketing and Branding


IT Management


Online and Social Media Marketing


Talent Management & HR Development


Module guide
Online course schedule

Entry requirements

How To Start Your Degree with the Online Degree Saver Programme:

Once you've enrolled and started on your studies, you'll have access to a part of your courses, based on the time model you choose. You will be registered as a student only after 50% of the total ECTS have been successfully completed. Then you will gain access to the rest of your courses, and will be able to finish your degree.

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 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 (included in Online Degree Saver Programme)

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

English language skills

At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international work market. Therefore, we ask you to provide us with a proof of your English language skills. 

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 skills. 

You can prove your English skills with an English B2 level certificate (no older than 5 years). Don’t have this at hand? No problem! You can quickly get your English certified with Duolingo. 

  • Take the online test in just 45 to 60 minutes 
  • Receive your certified results within 2 days 
  • Save valuable money and time 

Find out if the Duolingo test is suitable for you. Click here to try it for free. In order to be accepted to your study programme, a minimum of 95 points in the Duolingo exam is required. 

Did you take the test and not get the 95 points required? Don’t worry! We’re offering a free English course. By successfully completing the course in 3 months, you'll prove that you have the required level of English proficiency.

We also accept the following English language skills certificates: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points) or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6) or 
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B) or 
  • Equivalent proof, such as a B2.2 Certificate from the free IU English course - further information can be requested from our student advisors.* 

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years.
*Please note that course isn't accepted as a language certificate for on campus study programmes

Earn a high school diploma and a 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 the High School Diploma Study Pathway, you can earn a high school diploma and start your online Bachelor’s degree at IU – at the same time.

Visit our High School Diploma Study Pathway page for more details. 


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
  • 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. My degree at IU gave me a comprehensive overview of the business administration side of things. Companies are looking for people with a degree and professional experience - with online learning, you get both!

    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.


    Online student

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

    Anna Haslbeck


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Tuition fees

Online study model & 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. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.


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$ 419
US$ 378 /mth* Apply now
* € 350 based on the exchange rate from 15.03.2023 09:05 AM (CET)

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$ 349
US$ 319 /mth* Apply now
* € 295 based on the exchange rate from 15.03.2023 09:05 AM (CET)

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$ 257
US$ 236 /mth* Apply now
* € 219 based on the exchange rate from 15.03.2023 09:05 AM (CET)

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Free 4-week trial
  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free

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 an online 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. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. 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, 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.

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