Master
Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Learn how to apply business psychology in your everyday operations and use it to motivate teams and colleagues. Apply for an M.Sc. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology today. 

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Apply by 23rd May and save up to €1444.

Earn a degree that will elevate your international career prospects. Build a global network with students from over 140 countries around the world.

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Open doors to opportunities around the world

Apply by 23rd May and save up to 1444 on your on-campus tuition!   

Learn on campus in Germany and build a global network with students from 140+ countries. Earn an internationally recognised degree that helps you achieve success, no matter where you go. 

Overview

Start your online Master's degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

The future of work is already here. Digitalisation, artificial intelligence tools and hybrid work models have all contributed to a new and different professional world. This has both positive and negative aspects, as some traditional professions are becoming extinct, and new jobs taking their place. 

To help businesses and staff adapt to – and benefit from – these dramatic changes, business psychologists are becoming more common, and more in-demand. They bridge the gap between business administration, management, and applied psychology, and use all these tools to support businesses through transitional periods. 

Be it as a consultant or a talent manager, as an M.Sc. Industrial and Organizational Psychology graduate, you’ll use economic proficiency, business psychology tools and a strong manager inclination to make companies excel in times of change and turn challenges to growth opportunities. 

Your online degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
60 or 120 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1100619
60 ECTS credits - English
ZFU 1100516c
120 ECTS credits - English

Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 299 (US$ 329)* 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
12 - 48 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

Build on the business and economics knowledge you have from your undergraduate/Bachelor’s studies and focus on turning it into actionable skills. In the online M.Sc. Industrial and Organizational Psychology programme, you’ll cover leadership principles, personnel motivation, and applied psychology, and then branch out to New Work concepts such as Agile work. 

You’ll explore the aspects of change management and business psychology both from an in-company perspective and a customer-facing approach, so that once you graduate, you’ll have more options when choosing the career you want to pursue. 

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

Strategic Management

5

Leadership

5

Psychology in Media and Communications

5

Conversation Management and Communication Techniques

5

Coaching and Consulting

5

Seminar: Current Topics in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS credits

Elective A

10

Master Thesis

20

Electives overview

Elective A

In your 2nd semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules: 

Module

ECTS credits

Customer Journey

10

New Work

10

Corporate Organizational Development

10

Consumer Behavior and Customer Loyalty

10

Recruitment and Staff Development

10

Change Management in Organizations

10

AI and Mastering AI Prompting

10

Semester 1

Module

ECTS credits

Concepts in Psychology

5

Personality Psychology

5

Advanced Research Methods

5

Applied Statistics

5

Psychology in Media and Communications

5

Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS credits

Conversation Management and Communication Techniques

5

Project: Agile and Creative Methods

5

International Assessment Methods

5

Leadership

5

Elective A

10

Semester 3

Module

ECTS credits

Coaching and Consulting

5

Quantitative Research Methods

5

Seminar: Current Topics in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

5

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

5

Elective B

10

Semester 4

Module

ECTS credits

Master Thesis

30

Electives overview

Elective A  

In your 2nd semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules: 

Module

ECTS credits

Consumer Behavior and Customer Loyalty

10

Recruitment and Staff Development

10

Change Management in Organizations

10

Elective B 

In your 3rd semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules: 

Module

ECTS credits

Customer Journey

10

New Work

10

Corporate Organizational Development

10

Consumer Behavior and Customer Loyalty

10

Recruitment and Staff Development

10

Change Management in Organizations

10

AI and Mastering AI Prompting

10

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 admission requirements

Admission Requirements for 60-ECTS credits  

  • Completed, undergraduate degree with 240 ECTS credits with a focus on psychology.  
  • Your degree must be from a state or state-recognised higher education institution/university  
  • You must have achieved a final grade of at least “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent in your previous undergraduate degree 

Admission Requirements for 120-ECTS credits: 

  • Completed, undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS credits with a focus on economics or business administration  
  • Your degree must be from a state or state-recognised higher education institution/university  
  • You must have achieved a final grade of at least “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent in your previous undergraduate degree 

Further admission opportunities

Work experience 

For the 60 ECTS credits programme: 

Depending on your previous education, the following entry options are applicable for the 60-ECTS credits Master’s degree

  • undergraduate degree with 210 ECTS credits: you can bridge the gap of 30 ECTS credits with the proof of one year qualified work experience 
  • undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS credits: you can bridge the gap of 60 ECTS credits with the proof of two years qualified work experience 

Recognition of knowledge and abilities acquired outside of higher education is possible in principle. 

Is your undergraduate degree not in the required subject field for this programme's 120 ECTS credits variation admission requirements? You can still apply! You'll have to take 2 specific courses at the start of your studies, and pass them successfully in order to continue with your studies. That way, you don't have to take an entrance examination, and can prove your skills while earning ECTS credits as part of your studies. 

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 be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years. 

Careers

Your Industrial and Organizational Psychology career outlook

Once you’ve successfully completed your online M.Sc. Industrial and Organizational Psychology degree, you’ll have a wide range of international management options you could pursue as a career. Some of these roles include: 

Recruiting/Talent Manager

As a recruiting/talent manager, you’ll be working at the contact point between traditional human resource management and public relations. Not only will you coordinate the application and hiring process for potential candidates, but you’ll also actively encourage potential applicants to join your company, by promoting its advantages both in business numbers and emotional impact. 

Customer Relationship Manager

As a customer relationship manager, your goal is to nurture the connection between your company and its customers. To do this, you’ll have to analyse the purchase habits and behaviour of existing and potential customers, the current market situation, and the different stages customers go through in what’s referred to as their lifecycle. Based on your analysis, you’ll develop campaigns to retain your customers. You’ll plan, monitor, implement and evaluate the entire process, with the goal being to preserve customers for as long as possible. 

Organisational Consultant and Developer

As an organisational consultant and developer, you’ll work either independently or as part of a consulting firm and provide support for companies seeking to use technical consulting, systemic organisational development, and agile concepts. You’ll need to analyse and evaluate complex change situations in your clients' companies, advise them on the design and conception of corporate and cultural development initiatives, digitalisation initiatives and New Work technique implementation. 


Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • “What I like most about the programme is its flexibility. It allows me to adapt my studies perfectly to my everyday life - and not the other way around. That was important to me!”

    Raphael Hagemann

    Graduate, Germany

  • Francesco Palmieri

    Graduate, Italy

  • “The international perspective that I developed during my studies at IU helps me tremendously in my everyday professional life.”

    Nienke Baas

    M.A. Marketing Management, Netherlands

Tuition fees

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

On campus study model and fees for your Master 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 12 Months

US$ 847
US$ 726 /mth* Apply now
* € 655 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time I

Duration 18 Months

US$ 628
US$ 548 /mth* Apply now
* € 495 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time II

Duration 24 Months

US$ 519
US$ 459 /mth* Apply now
* € 415 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Full-Time

Duration 24 Months

US$ 607
US$ 547 /mth* Apply now
* € 496 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time I

Duration 36 Months

US$ 456
US$ 415 /mth* Apply now
* € 377 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time II

Duration 48 Months

US$ 359
US$ 329 /mth* Apply now
* € 299 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 German and English for free
  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn German and 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.