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Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Lead change in the corporate world with our online masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. 

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Overview

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

Discover the wide-reaching advantages of pursuing an online master's degree at IU International University of Applied Sciences. Our masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology online programme offers the flexibility to advance your career in a way that fits your life seamlessly.

Pursuing an online master's degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at IU allows you to:

  • Study online from anywhere, at any time.
  • Balance your studies with your current job or other commitments.
  • Gain in-demand skills to enhance your career prospects in various industries.
  • Benefit from IU's Al-powered learning tools and extensive career services.

In our masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology online programme, you'll learn the following soft skills:

  • Leadership and team management
  • Effective communication techniques
  • Strategic thinking and decision-making
  • Coaching and consulting proficiency

... and the following hard skills:

  • Tools in Organizational analysis
  • Applied project management
  • Advanced research methods

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

Our masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology online degree programme equips you with in-depth knowledge and practical skills that are pivotal for advancing in your career. By the end of your studies, you will be well-versed in the latest industry practices and ready to tackle complex challenges in the workplace.

In our online masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology programme, you will:

  • Develop expertise in strategic organizational management
  • Enhance your ability to analyse and improve workplace environments
  • Gain advanced research and project management skills
  • Prepare for leadership roles in various organizational settings

Information on reaccreditation and the start of studies

As of 02.09.2024, we are offering the programme Industrial and Organizational Psychology in a revised, re-accredited form. This means that some study contents have been changed. Of course, the currently accredited programme also meets the current market requirements. So you can always make sure that your know-how meets the latest standards.

You can already take a look at the new module handbook and the new study plan. You can still enrol in the currently accredited study programme until 01.09.2024

Semester 1

Until 01.09.2024

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

After 02.09.2024

The initial semester sets the foundation for your advanced studies in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Module

ECTS credits

Strategic Management

5

Conversation Management and Communication Techniques

5

Applied Research

5

Coaching and Consulting

5

Tools in Organizational Analysis

5

Project: Corporate Organizational Development

5

Semester 2

Until 01.09.2024

Module

ECTS credits

Elective A

10

Master Thesis

20

After 02.09.2024

Your final semester focuses on fine-tuning your leadership abilities and applying your knowledge to real-world settings.

Module

ECTS credits

Leadership

5

Seminar: Current Topics in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

5

Applied Project Management

5

Master Thesis
Colloquium

15

Your Master Thesis will be a culmination of your learning, showcasing your ability to apply your knowledge to solve practical problems in the field.

This comprehensive curriculum ensures that by the end of your studies, you'll have the advanced skills and knowledge required to excel in various Organizational roles.

Electives overview

Until 01.09.2024

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

Until 01.09.2024

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

After 02.09.2024

Module

ECTS credits

Concepts in Psychology

5

Personality Psychology

5

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

5

Advanced Research Methods

5

Conversation Management and Communication Techniques

5

Project: Corporate Organizational Development

5

Semester 2

Until 01.09.2024

Module

ECTS credits

Conversation Management and Communication Techniques

5

Project: Agile and Creative Methods

5

International Assessment Methods

5

Leadership

5

Elective A

10

After 02.09.2024

Module

ECTS credits

Applied Statistics

5

International Assessment Methods

5

Coaching and Consulting

5

Seminar: Current Topics in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

5

Electives A

10

Semester 3

Until 01.09.2024

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

After 02.09.2024

Module

ECTS credits

Electives B

10

Electives C

5

Electives C

5

Electives C

5

Electives C

5

Semester 4

Module

ECTS credits

Master Thesis

30

Electives overview

Until 01.09.2024

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

After 02.09.2024

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

Applied Marketing Research

10

Seminar: User Experience and Customer Journey

10

Customer Relationship Marketing

10

International Consumer Behavior

10

Seminar: New Work

10

Resilience and Burnout-Prevention

10

Quantitative Research Methods

10

Diversity Management

10

Intercultural Management

10

Artificial Intelligence

10

Psychology in Media and Communications

10

Agile Project Management

10

Project: Development of Teams

10

Human Resource Management I

10

Employer Branding and Recruiting

10

Until 01.09.2024

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

After 02.09.2024

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

Applied Marketing Research

10

Seminar: User Experience and Customer Journey

10

Customer Relationship Marketing

10

International Consumer Behavior

10

Seminar: New Work

10

Resilience and Burnout-Prevention

10

Artificial Intelligence

10

Project: AI Excellence with Creative Prompting Techniques

10

Quantitative Research Methods

10

Leadrship

10

New Work

10

Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

10

Seminar: AI and Society

10

Tools in Organizational Analysis

10

Change Management

10

Talent Management & HR Development

10

Learning Design and Experience

10

After 02.09.2024

Elective C 

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

Internship: Industrial and Organizational Psychology

5

Conducting Professional Conversation

5

Seminar: Strategies of Self-Management

5

Project: Agile and Creative Methods

5

Ethics- and Value Management

5

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

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

  • undergraduate degree with 240 ECTS credits: direct access with the proof of one year qualified work experience
  • 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.

The further admission options represent individual cases to the above-mentioned General Admission Requirements and ensure the existence of a corresponding qualification for Master's degree programmes. Admission is at the discretion of the university.

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

Graduating with a degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology opens you to a variety of impactul, change-making roles, such as:

Organizational Development Specialist

As an Organizational Development Specialist, you will focus on streamlining and improving workplace processes and procedures. Your primary responsibilities will include analysing Organizational structures, developing strategic plans for growth, and implementing new policies to enhance efficiency. You'll work closely with senior management to foster a positive and productive Organizational culture.

Staff Psychologist

In the role of a Staff Psychologist, you will be dedicated to improving employee well-being within an organisation. Your tasks will involve providing individual and group therapy sessions, conducting psychological assessments, and developing mental health programs tailored to workplace environments. You will also advise management on policies and practices that promote psychological health and employee satisfaction.

Team Leader - "Matching Skills to Jobs"

As a Team Leader specialising in matching skills to jobs, you will play a crucial role in ensuring that employees are in roles that best suit their talents and abilities. Your responsibilities will include assessing employee skills, identifying gaps, and developing training programs to bridge these gaps. You will work collaboratively with recruitment and HR teams to optimise workforce capabilities and drive Organizational success.


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

  • 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.