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Advance your career and contribute to the success of your organization as you deepen your understanding of employee behavior and attitudes and discover techniques for improving individual and organizational performance with a master’s in industrial and organizational psychology. Read more

Advance your career and contribute to the success of your organization as you deepen your understanding of employee behavior and attitudes and discover techniques for improving individual and organizational performance with a master’s in industrial and organizational psychology.

As one of the first master’s degree programs in industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology offered online, our MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program is designed to meet the growing demand for I-O practitioners within corporations, government agencies, educational institutions, and other types of organizations.*

In this online I/O psychology master’s program, you can prepare to address the challenges of the 21st-century workplace and serve as a catalyst for change and improvement in business, industry, labor, public, academic, community, and health-related organizations. Explore the latest theories and research in I/O psychology and gain the skills to select the best people for specific job roles while understanding how individual behavior affects an organization overall.

Throughout your online I/O psychology master’s program, you will examine topics including assessment, selection, performance management, motivation, work attitudes, leadership, and organizational behavior and development so you can create work environments that maximize effectiveness and increase productivity. Depending upon your goals and schedule, you may also choose to participate in hands-on learning experiences in two optional blended courses featuring an in-person component that allows for role-playing, teamwork, observed integration, and real-time feedback and coaching.

Accelerate your educational path by applying up to 40 credits toward Walden’s PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program.†

Blended Course Format

Walden’s master’s in industrial and organizational psychology is offered with courses in both a fully online and a blended format.

When you select the blended course option, you may take up to two core courses that combine both online and in-person learning experiences. These courses provide:

  • In-person immersion in scenarios that reflect the day-to-day situations you will face as an I-O practitioner in the field.
  • Opportunities to apply course content through role-playing, reflection, teamwork, feedback, and coaching.
  • In-person guidance from faculty members who are highly experienced I-O practitioners.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this master’s in I/O psychology program will be prepared to:

  1. Describe behavior using current theory and research in industrial and organizational psychology.
  2. Articulate the uniqueness of the Industrial/Organizational Psychology specialization including the history specific to this specialization.
  3. Discuss how key industrial and organizational issues impact organizations (i.e., issues such as selection, performance management, performance measurement, job analysis, individual behavior, leadership, motivation, organizational culture, work teams, and/or job attitudes).
  4. Explain the principles of basic research methods.
  5. Appropriately summarize the role of research in the field of industrial and organizational psychology.
  6. Apply ethical organizational intervention practices.
  7. Appropriately select effective organizational interventions based on empirical evidence.
  8. Summarize the influence of diverse populations on individual, group, and organizational behavior.
  9. Apply principles of industrial and organizational psychology to scholarly and/or professional activities to promote lifelong learning.
  10. Engage in practices that result in positive social change.

MS in Industrial and Organizational Degree Specializations

Designed to reflect the professional guidelines set forth by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology is offered in both a fully online and blended course format. Learn more about the blended course option.

Note on Licensure

The MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional.

Career options

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics, industrial and organizational psychology is projected to grow 19 percent will be the single fastest-growing occupation between 2014 and 2024.*

As a graduate of Walden’s MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program, your career options may include:†

  • Consultant
  • Employee development consultant or trainer
  • I-O practitioner
  • Organizational consultant
  • Human resources manager or consultant
  • Researcher
  • Project coordinator or manager
  • Instructor at a community college
  • Health project coordinator
  • Data analyst or manager


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The track Work and Organizational Psychology concentrates on sciencebased solutions to human problems in work and organizational settings. Read more
The track Work and Organizational Psychology concentrates on sciencebased solutions to human problems in work and organizational settings. It aims to understand how to achieve each of the following objectives: optimizing performance, improving processes and relationships, enhancing fairness and equity, and increasing subjective well-being.

The European Network of Work and Organizational Psychology (ENOP) developed a reference model and standards for a curriculum in Work & Organizational Psychology. According to the ENOP model, the main areas to be considered are Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology. The track Work and Organizational Psychology adheres to these standards as far as possible, and offers a study program that deals with the most important topics in Work & Organizational Psychology at the individual, task, group and organizational level.

The program

Work and Organizational Psychology is a field with both a strong scientific base and an applied orientation. Thus, the program connects psychological theory and application whereby theoretical concepts are shown to lead to useful interventions. In each of the areas of Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology, the program seeks to develop two types of knowledge and skills: explanatory and intervention.

Explanatory refers to theory devoted to the explanation of (the context of) human behavior and to diagnostic skills in work, organization, and personnel fields. This will prepare you to assess, diagnose, explain, and interpret phenomena and processes in the areas of work, organizations and personnel.

Intervention refers to change theory and intervention skills in work, organizational and personnel settings. This will prepare you to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate changes and interventions to improve behaviors, situations, and social processes in the fields of work, organizations, and personnel. This type of knowledge also prepares you to design new models, methods, and tools. The two types of knowledge and skills will be integrated as much as possible within the various courses.

Career Perspective Social Psychology

With an MSc in Social Psychology, you can work in positions at an academic level in research, communication, policy, consulting, human development and organization development in private, semi-private or governmental organizations. With this MSc, you are able to conduct theoretical and applied research to advance scientific knowledge in the areas of social, economic and work and organizational psychology. You are also able to contribute to many applied fields, because you will be able to develop tools and interventions to solve practical problems in the areas of social, economic and work and organizational psychology and to research the effectiveness thereof.

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This program is available on the Grenoble campus. The program is aimed at students wishing to pursue an international management career in a global context and. Read more

Objectives

This program is available on the Grenoble campus

The program is aimed at students wishing to pursue an international management career in a global context and:

- Acquire a specific knowledge and the understanding needed to work in HRM in an international context and to contribute to its development
- Experience a unique learning environment in working with people from different nationalities, culture and academic backgrounds and sharing the same interest in international people management
- Acquire an understanding of global business and culture and extend their international network.

The mission of the MSc International Human Resource Management and Organizational Development is to build the abilities and skills necessary for future managers to recruit, manage and enhance talent while facilitating change in multicultural and international environments. The program provides an understanding of the approach to handling international human resource management operations and the differences in international and domestic HRM.

Through a blending of theory and practice, using case studies and applied learning, students will develop the competencies to understand the HR issues facing business today and positively impact organizational structure and dynamics.

The MSc International Human Resource Management and Organizational Development focuses on the human resource and organizational issues facing companies that operate in the global market. It aims to train managers able to contribute to corporate performance and social responsibility through the effective management of the company's most valuable asset: its men and women.

A WORD FROM THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

"The MSc in International Human Resource Management and Organizational Development combines theoretical knowledge with a strong technical and practical orientation to enable students to master key operational know-how and soft skills. Students will be able to apply this knowledge to decision-making in HR and organizational development within different geographical contexts. The program has an international focus, as an ever-increasing globalization of business impacts HRM.

Program delivery relies on a mixture of pedagogical methods and techniques from traditional to interactive lectures, e-learning activities, readings, exercises, case studies, presentations, simulations, individual and multicultural team-based work.

Students will also experiment a course based on a new pedagogy: serious games.

The Final Management Project - a supervised research paper of 20,000 words - allows students to become experts in an HR-related topic of their choice covering not only technical concepts, but also professional practices and implications."

Sabine Lauria

Program

The program explores how HR strategy fits into overall corporate strategy, the key differences between International Human Resource Management (IHRM) and domestic HRM, and the skills required to recruit, manage and enhance talent. It is designed for graduates who wish to pursue management careers at national and international levels.

Participants will develop the know-how and competencies to identify and understand the HR issues facing business today and develop appropriate strategies to ensure that effective people management strategies create competitive advantage and sources of value.

This program also emphasizes organizational development, as it is one of the new challenges in HR.

INTRODUCTION WEEK

- Introduction to the Program and to the role of HRM today.
- Study Skills and Techniques (Case Study Methodology, Academic and Professional Writing, Presentation Skills etc.)
- Team Building and integration activities
- Moodle e-learning platform user training
- Introduction to the Library and Computing Services at GGSB
- Student Administrative Issues
- Alumni Association information

THE FIVE MAIN COMPONENTS OF THE PROGRAM

1) Business Environment

- Global Business Environment and Strategic Management
- International Labor Economics
- Finance and Accounting for HR Managers

2) Fundamentals of HRM

- Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
- Compensation and Benefits
- HR Reporting
- Information Systems for HR Managers
- Staffing
- Recruitment Process and e-Recruitment
- Personality Tests and Interview Techniques

3) International HR Management and Contemporary Issues

- Strategic IHRM
- HR as a Business Partner
- HR Innovations (Serious Game)
- Managing an HR Department (Simulation)
- Legal Context
- Employee Relations, Grievances and Representation
- Comparative Legal Contexts of International HRM
- People Development
- Talent Development and Performance Management
- International Career Path and Expatriation
- Social Management
- Creating and Managing a Well-Balanced Workplace
- Managing Diversity and Ethics

4) International Organizational Development

- International Team Behavior
- Leadership, Group and Team Dynamics
- Intercultural Management
- Organizational Development
- Managing Corporate Culture and Structure
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Change and Lean Management
- International Organization
- Company Profile

5) Research Methodology and Final Management Project Workshop

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

In addition to the core courses, students can attend personal and professional development workshops. These workshops cover current topics of interest, recent trends in management and career development. They serve as a complement to the core modules.

COMPANY ANALYSIS AND PROFILE

Students will select a company with international business located in different national culture. The purpose is to evaluate the impact of organization design on human resources roles and responsibilities. The objective is to gather public and internal information to develop their own analysis of the situation.

The program encourages effective teamwork as the major part of modules expects students to work in groups. These groups will consist of students of different nationalities and rhythms, as some students attend courses part-time.

RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND PROJECT PROPOSAL

A research techniques module has been created to provide the skills required to effectively work on the Final Management Projects and on future professional projects.

FINAL MANAGEMENT PROJECT

The second year of the program is dedicated to the Final Management Project, a written work of approximately 20,000 words, conducted under the supervision of a tutor from GGSB. Students will choose an aspect of International HR Management and are encouraged to link the chosen subject matter to their future career. The project can be completed in parallel with full-time employment or an internship based in France or abroad.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Operating in an international environment requires foreign language fluency and therefore a foreign language module is an option on the program for all students.

Non-French speakers may study French (beginner to advanced level). This option is highly advised for those who are looking to become professionals in France. French speakers may choose from a number of other languages at beginner level.

Careers

Graduates of this MSc program will be qualified for posts in both multinational corporations and companies experiencing rapid expansion in international markets.

Graduates may equally enter the consulting field in the areas of HR and organizational development.

Admission

This postgraduate MSc program is open to both young and mature graduates from any field and with no or limited work experience. Candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills, good oral and communication written skills and a strong motivation for international relations and business.

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This professionally-recognised course will provide you with the skills and commercial awareness to apply psychological principles to the challenges faced by organisations. Read more

This professionally-recognised course will provide you with the skills and commercial awareness to apply psychological principles to the challenges faced by organisations.

You’ll build your knowledge of the psychological science base while gaining an appreciation of business management, learning from expert practitioners within organizational psychology.

You’ll examine individual, group and organisational effectiveness by exploring issues such as selection and assessment, and consider the latest topics including managing innovation, change management and designing complex socio-technical systems.

The course has a practical focus and thanks to our connections with firms such as Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Marks and Spencer, you’ll test your professional skills in real business scenarios. During the course you’ll have the opportunity to gain certification in Occupational Test User: Ability and Personality at no additional cost, which is a valuable tool for selection and development.

This masters is an ideal qualification if you want to work as a practitioner organizational psychologist or academic researcher.

Academic excellence

You’ll learn from an influential group of organizational psychologists, introducing you to the latest thinking from our research centres, the Socio-Technical Centre (STC) and the Workplace Behaviour Research Centre. They undertake research at the cutting edge of organizational psychology and behaviour. The centres combine expertise in psychology, management, engineering, environmental science and geography to form a thriving research community.

Students also benefit from our strong corporate connections, as well as links with several leading organizational psychology consulting firms. Recent project partners have included Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Arup, the National Health Service, Network Rail and Marks and Spencer.

Accreditation

The course covers the full range of topics required for professional recognition by the British Psychological Society (BPS), the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. To read more about the benefits of undertaking an accredited programme, please see the BPS website.

Exemptions

Graduation from this course fulfils stage one of the requirements for Chartered Membership of BPS and full membership of the Division of Occupational Psychology. Please see the BPS website for details.

Course content

In each semester you’ll study a range of modules that develop your knowledge of key aspects of organizational psychology.

You’ll be introduced to the individual, team and organisational factors that affect workplace behaviours such as decision-making and teamwork. You’ll explore the selection and training methods use by organisations to recruit, develop and retain talent and the design of complex human-technical systems.

From there you’ll study contemporary business priorities such as organisational development and change, as well as approaches to career development and performance management. A further module will put you in real-life business situations to help you develop your commercial awareness and professional skills.

Throughout the year you’ll develop your understanding of research design and analysis in psychology and social sciences, especially behavioural research. This will develop your skills to prepare you for your dissertation – the independent research project on your choice of topic that you’ll submit by the end of the year. Read about a recent student dissertation project with Bentley.

Course structure

Compulsory modules

You’ll take nine compulsory modules including your dissertation.

  • The Psychology of Effective Organizations 15 credits
  • Personnel Selection and Training 15 credits
  • Systems Thinking and Consulting Practice 15 credits
  • Organizational Development and Change 15 credits
  • Dissertation 60 credits
  • Managing Performance and Developing Careers 15 credits
  • Research Design and Analysis 15 credits
  • Advanced Behavioural Research Design and Analysis 15 credits
  • Commercial and Professional Skills 15 credits

For more information on typical modules, read Organizational Psychology MSc Full Time in the course catalogue

Learning and teaching

We use a variety of teaching and learning methods to help you make the most of your studies. These will include lectures, seminars, workshops, online learning and tutorials.

Independent study is also vital for this course allowing you to prepare for taught classes and sharpen your own research and critical skills.

Assessment

Assessment methods emphasise not just knowledge, but essential skills development too. You’ll be assessed using a range of techniques including exams, group projects, written assignments and essays, in-course assessment, group and individual presentations and reports.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of this course you will be business savvy, with a broad appreciation of the financial, strategic and operational workings of contemporary organisations. Our graduates are strongly positioned to enter careers in the public or private sectors, equally adept as dedicated consulting organizational psychologists or human resource specialists.

Recent graduates have gone on to pursue successful careers in a range of organisations and consultancies around the world, including Google, Kiddy and Partners, Capp, and Human Factors International. Roles include Consulting Psychologist, Operations Analyst, Trainee Occupational Psychologist, Management Consultant, Recruitment Consultant and Crowd Management Consultant.

Careers support

We help you to achieve your career ambitions by providing professional development support as part of the course. You benefit from our professional development tutor, who will help you to develop the important professional skills that employers value. This means you will develop the academic skills to successfully progress through the course, and also the professional skills you will need to start a successful career.

Read more about our careers and professional development support.

The Careers Centre also provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.



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Gain a prestigious Masters degree in Organizational Psychology. by distance learning. This distance learning course in Organizational Psychology focuses on the social and psychological processes operating in organizations. Read more

Gain a prestigious Masters degree in Organizational Psychology

by distance learning

This distance learning course in Organizational Psychology focuses on the social and psychological processes operating in organizations. Drawing on current and classic theory and research, the course enables you to understand organizations and develop ways of improving them.

Redeveloped in 2014, the course features a range of new modules including 'Understanding organizations and change', 'Employee relations and motivation', and 'Leadership and performance management'. Your study experience is enriched through online seminars and discussions and a personal tutor.

Benefit from fully supported online learning

On your home computer, you can watch the same lectures as those given 'live' to postgraduate students studying on campus at the University of London, accompanied by PowerPoint slides. You are also supported by:

- tutor-led online seminars for each module.

- a personal tutor who provides general guidance throughout your studies.

- extensive, purpose-written study materials.

- an online facility for submitting essays and mock exams to your tutor.

- access to world-class online library facilities.

- optional face-to-face seminar and exam revision session in London (held in February/September respectively).

Developed by leading academics at Birkbeck, University of London

The programme is developed by academics within the Department of Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London. The department is the oldest and largest of its kind in the UK and makes a major contribution to research in the field of behaviour at work. It is a major provider of academic and professional training in organizational psychology (also known as occupational psychology) and career management.

Employment routes

Graduates of this course go on to become trainers, motivators, careers advisers, managers and consultants within large multinational companies, government departments, or in any organization where advanced knowledge of organizational psychology may be useful.

Singapore-based Organizational Psychology graduate Janet Wong said: "The course not only covered relevant and practical modules that I'm passionate about which I can apply in my job, but also provided me with the ease of studying almost anywhere in the world."

Study at your own pace

Provided you complete the Masters or Postgraduate Diploma within five years, you can study at your own pace. As a guide, if you wish to complete in the minimum study period, you should be prepared to study 20 hours per week during the academic session. Academic sessions run from September until July in 2014-2015.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Advice Centre.



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Offered for full-time accelerated network (distance) learning, this highly respected Master's degree will develop your understanding of people and organizations and knowledge of occupational psychology and organizational behaviour. Read more

Offered for full-time accelerated network (distance) learning, this highly respected Master's degree will develop your understanding of people and organizations and knowledge of occupational psychology and organizational behaviour. Network learning at Birkbeck differs from traditional distance learning, as it includes attendance at termly weekend workshops and tutor-facilitated computer conferencing, in addition to online materials. 

Teaching on the course is informed by cutting-edge research in the field and you will be encouraged to engage in critical thinking and to reflect on theory and practice. You will also acquire applied research skills in preparation for an independent research project on a subject that interests you. 

You will be taught by leading academics and practitioners who have a wealth of experience in supporting and encouraging students who are studying via distance learning. Ours is a friendly, welcoming community of learners who are keen to work hard, share their professional experience with classmates and network and make contacts. 

Celebrating our 55th anniversary in 2017, Birkbeck's Department of Organizational Psychology was the first department of occupational psychology in the UK. We continue to play a distinctive role in British occupational psychology - and, increasingly, within organizational behaviour. We have been delivering programmes by network learning for nearly 30 years and we are established experts in using digital technologies to create and maintain an engaged and supportive learning environment for our students. 

This course is also available for full-time and part-time evening study and part-time network learning over two years

HIGHLIGHTS

  • This degree will enhance or develop your career in management, human resources, training and development or consultancy.
  • Birkbeck's Department of Organizational Psychology has nearly 30 years' experience of offering degrees via network learning - we are experts in supporting students who are studying online. 
  • Over the one-year course, you will attend five weekend workshops. These are non-residential and run from late on Friday afternoon through to lunchtime on Sunday. There are evening activities at all the workshops. (Please note: you must be able to attend the first-weekend workshop if you wish to be accepted onto the course.) 
  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society as providing the knowledge base for progress towards the professional qualification of Chartered Occupational Psychologist. 

COURSE STRUCTURE

You complete eight taught modules.

You will also complete an independent applied research project, with support from one of our academics. 

MODULE GROUPS

COMPULSORY MODULES

RESEARCH PROJECT

METHODS OF TEACHING ON THIS COURSE

Network learning combines online distance-learning with face-to-face weekend workshops. You will contribute to online, tutor-supported discussion groups and attend weekend workshops, involving both lectures and group exercises.

Non-residential weekend workshops will be held at Birkbeck in Central London. 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT ON THIS COURSE

Essays or reports, written examinations and an independent applied research project (10,000 words), submitted at the end of the year.



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A letter of intent written by the applicant expressing professional and educational goals as applied to the program. Submission of two letters of recommendation, using the required recommendation form. Read more
• A letter of intent written by the applicant expressing professional and educational goals as applied to the program.
• Submission of two letters of recommendation, using the required recommendation form.
• Résumé or curriculum vitae.

E-mail: • Phone: 315-267-2165

Visit http://www.potsdam.edu/graduate to view the full application checklist and online application.

The Master of Science in Education in Organizational Leadership is offered exclusively on the campus of Jefferson Community College in Watertown, New York. Students who have successfully completed this program or who are currently enrolled in this program are typically employed in higher education, small business ownership, instructional design, various civilian positions within the military, management positions in health insurance, assisted living, and a municipal housing authority. Program start date: Fall

Required Program Courses
Minimum of 36 credit hours

Foundation Courses:
IT 502, Organizational Development
IT 607, Organizational Leadership
IT 648, Principles of Performance Technology
IT 654, Program Evaluation

Controlled Elective Courses:
IT 503, Team Building
IT 602, Human Resources
IT 603, Policies, Issues, and Ethics in Professional Practice
IT 609, Conflict Resolution
IT 610, Change Processes

Performance Technology Courses:
IT 545, Preparing and Delivering Professional Presentations
IT 614, Technology in Education

Culminating Experience:
IT 658, Needs Assessment (Culminating Experience)

Uniqueness of Program

Students are enrolled in two courses per semester, one course in each Winterim mini-session, and two courses during the first Summer session. All instruction is offered in a blended delivery technique, in which classes meet alternate weeks in the evening, or on Saturdays. There are also regular online internet-based individual and team discussions.

Testimonials

“People are diverse; jobs are diverse – your only way to be successful is an education that addresses…diversity! This program has done just that for me. It is great to be equipped with an arsenal of tools to address any issues on the work floor with confidence. This program will elevate anyone from good to great!”

“The Watertown Organizational Leadership pro- gram is an enriching program that has allowed me to achieve personal and professional goals. The practical concepts and theories explored are relevant to beginning or seasoned leaders. I wish I had done this ten years earlier.”

“The topics covered in the Organizational Leadership program are timely and relevant to issues impacting organizations today. This program has given me the tools to implement strategies in my daily work and has made me a better leader.”

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Students in our. Organizational Change Management. graduate program question traditional consultation and intervention models to take a human-centered approach to business, balancing purpose and profitability. Read more

Students in our Organizational Change Management graduate program question traditional consultation and intervention models to take a human-centered approach to business, balancing purpose and profitability.

Design elegant, unique interventions that reinvigorate cultures, build leadership capacities, and facilitate group dynamics. Learn from a faculty of engaged organizational development professionals who are already creating change in a wide spectrum of sectors. And build a portfolio that showcases your innovative approach to change and commitment to social responsibility.

Change begins with a question. What will you ask?

Featured courses

  • Managing the Client-Consultant Relationship
  • Laboratory in Group Facilitation, Intervention, and Process
  • Organizational Change Interventions: Theory, Design, and Implementation
  • Economics for Management and Public Policy

Program Highlights

  • Learn the models and tools needed to implement planned change at all organizational levels; restructure and realign work processes; articulate vision, structure, and culture
  • Develop leadership, coaching, and team-building skills; manage diversity and difference
  • Conduct a series of supervised consulting engagements throughout the program, exposing you to real-world organizational and HR challenges while building a portfolio of work


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Offered for both face-to-face evening study at Birkbeck and via network (distance) learning, this highly respected Master's degree will develop your understanding of people and organizations within the context of both occupational psychology and organizational behaviour. Read more

Offered for both face-to-face evening study at Birkbeck and via network (distance) learning, this highly respected Master's degree will develop your understanding of people and organizations within the context of both occupational psychology and organizational behaviour. Network learning at Birkbeck differs from traditional distance learning, as it includes attendance at termly weekend workshops and tutor-facilitated computer conferencing, in addition to online materials. 

Teaching on the course is informed by cutting-edge research in the field and you will be encouraged to engage in critical thinking and to reflect on theory and practice. You will also acquire applied research skills in preparation for an independent research project on a subject that interests you. 

You will be taught by leading academics and practitioners who have a wealth of experience in supporting and encouraging students who are studying in the evening and via distance learning. Ours is a friendly, welcoming community of learners who are keen to work hard, share their professional experience with classmates and network and make contacts. 

Celebrating our 55th anniversary in 2017, Birkbeck's Department of Organizational Psychology was the first department of occupational psychology in the UK. We continue to play a distinctive role in British occupational psychology - and, increasingly, within organizationalbehaviour. We have been delivering programmes by network learning for nearly 30 years and we are established experts in using digital technologies to create and maintain an engaged and supportive learning environment for our students. 

This course is also available for full-time accelerated network learning over one year

HIGHLIGHTS

  • This degree will enhance or develop your career in management, human resources, training and development or consultancy.
  • Birkbeck's Department of Organizational Psychology has nearly 30 years' experience of offering degrees via network learning - we are experts in supporting students who are studying in the evening and online. 
  • Over the two-year course, you will attend five weekend workshops. These are residential and run from late on Friday afternoon through to lunchtime on Sunday. There are evening activities at all the workshops. (Please note: you must be able to attend the first-weekend workshop if you wish to be accepted onto the course.) 
  • All students will have access to an extensive range of electronic resources, including specially prepared texts for each module. 
  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society as providing the knowledge base for progress towards the professional qualification of Chartered Occupational Psychologist.

COURSE STRUCTURE

You complete eight taught modules.

You will also complete an independent applied research project, with support from one of our academics. 

MODULE GROUPS

COMPULSORY MODULES

RESEARCH PROJECT

METHODS OF TEACHING ON THIS COURSE

Lectures and group work.

You will also study via network learning which combines online distance learning with face-to-face weekend workshops. You will contribute to online, tutor-supported discussion groups and attend weekend workshops, involving both lectures and group exercises.

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT ON THIS COURSE

Essays or reports; written examinations each year; and an independent applied research project (10,000 words), normally submitted at the end of the final year. Full-time students complete the same number of assessments in one year.



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A letter of intent written by the applicant expressing professional and educational goals as applied to the program. Submission of two letters of recommendation, using the required recommendation form. Read more
• A letter of intent written by the applicant expressing professional and educational goals as applied to the program.
• Submission of two letters of recommendation, using the required recommendation form.
• Resume or curriculum vitae.

E-mail: • Phone: 315-267-2165

Visit http://www.potsdam.edu/graduate to view the full application checklist and online application.

The Master of Science in Education in Organizational Performance & Leadership Technology is intended to prepare students for careers in human performance improvement, training, and development. The program is also targeted for individuals seeking careers in leadership or management positions in organizations such as higher education, social service agencies and the military. This program is designed for candidates who do not seek an Initial or Professional New York State teaching certificate. Program start dates: Summer, Fall, Spring.

Required Program Courses
Minimum of 36 credit hours:

IT 502, Organizational Development
IT 607, Organizational Leadership
IT 615, Critical Issues in Performance and Leadership Technology
IT 635, Research and Theory on Communication and Performance
IT 648, Principles of Performance Technology
IT 653, Instructional Planning and Development Process
IT 654, Program Evaluation IT 658, Needs Assessment (Culminating Experience)

Three electives focusing on management, training, or hardware utilization: 9 credit hours

One elective focusing on technology: 3 credit hours

Automatic admission options exist for this program.

Uniqueness of Program

This program accepts students whose undergraduate background is in a wide variety of majors and areas. Program faculty advisors accommodate individual needs and schedules of students, and encourage student internships.

Success Stories

Graduates of the program have obtained positions in but not limited to higher education; coordinators; career counselors; instructors; and admissions into PhD programs.

Testimonials

“The Organizational, Performance, and Leadership Technology program provided me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be successful in a wide variety of fields. After working in Human Resources for a while, I found my true passion working in higher education.” —Kyle Fennell, ’07

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Professionals with an understanding of Industrial/Organizational Psychology principles continue to be in high demand in the workplace. Read more
Professionals with an understanding of Industrial/Organizational Psychology principles continue to be in high demand in the workplace. West Chester University is excited to announce a new online certificate program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Students in the program can acquire business, leadership, and psychology skills to help them advance their career in management or human resources.

In the certificate program, individuals interested in the scientific study of employees and organizations will learn to apply psychology to the workplace, use research methods to solve problems, and improve quality of work life.

Students will explore topics such as workplace motivation and attitudes; employee selection, training, and evaluation; leadership, group and organizational behavior; organizational culture and change management; people analytics and human resource management. Graduates from this I/O certificate program can help drive positive change in organizations, motivate teams, increase employee productivity.

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The MSc in Occupational and Organizational Psychology is designed to develop the next generation of evidence-based leaders and practitioners who can make tangible contributions to the rapidly changing world of work. Read more

The MSc in Occupational and Organizational Psychology is designed to develop the next generation of evidence-based leaders and practitioners who can make tangible contributions to the rapidly changing world of work.

Our programme covers the standards of the BPS for Occupational Psychology, and prominently reflects the core strengths and interests of the course team including:

  • Leadership and Decision Making
  • Organizational and HR Assessment
  • Quality of Working Life

Programme structure

This programme is studied full-time over one academic year.

Example module listing

The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

Educational aims of the programme

The MSc in Occupational and Organizational Psychology is designed to develop the next generation of evidence-based leaders and practitioners in the field of work and organisational psychology. Students learn about the foundation knowledge, research and theory in the field, alongside practical, technical and professional content designed to permit development as future practitioners.

The programme is intentionally delivered in an interdisciplinary environment, from faculty who are Work, Organizational and Occupational Psychologists, Human Resource Specialists, and world-leading experts in Organizational Behaviour.

Learning and development is facilitated through innovative, high-quality teaching incorporating (for example) case studies, team-working, skills development, guest speakers, and an applied research project, alongside class lectures and academic assignments and assessment.

Programme learning outcomes

The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, skills, qualities and other attributes in the following areas:

Knowledge and understanding

Critical, evidence based and theoretical understanding of the core knowledge areas of occupational and organizational psychology:

  • Psychological assessment in the workplace
  • Learning, training and development
  • Leadership, engagement, and motivation
  • Well-being and work
  • Work design, organizational change and development
  • Research design and advanced research methods
  • Applying psychology to work

Intellectual / cognitive skills

  • Develop a systematic and integrated understanding of applied practice in occupational and organizational psychology, incorporating research evidence, practical contextual issues, professional and ethical issues
  • Ability to independently critically evaluate a range of evidence sources relevant to the field
  • Ability to demonstrate high-level learning and problem solving in the modules studied

Professional practical skills

  • Advanced skills in research methodology, consultancy skills (including problem-solving, the consultancy cycle). (MSc and PGDip Only)
  • Ability to independently critically evaluate information about organizations, context, and research findings relevant to practice of occupational and organizational psychology.

Key / transferable skills

A range of generic skills relevant to practice of occupational and organisational psychology. These include effective oral and written communication, team working, planning and organizing, problem-solving, critical reasoning, data gathering and analysis (qualitative and quantitative), and use of specialist IT (e.g. SPSS).

Global opportunities

We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.

In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.

Learn more about opportunities that might be available for this particular programme by using our student exchanges search tool.

Professional recognition

Surrey Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).



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This course contributes to the achievement of 3 learning goals (LG) mentioned below. For the purpose of accomplishment of these objectives, this course provides basic understandings and skills in the Organizational Behavior (OB) field. Read more

Role andPurposes

This course contributes to the achievement of 3 learning goals (LG) mentioned below. For the purpose of accomplishment of these objectives, this course provides basic understandings and skills in the Organizational Behavior (OB) field. We learn how we can effectively manage modern organizations and “people” inside. Organizations we deal with are profit-seeking corporations, public agencies, and all other forms of non-profit bodies, given they consider their activities as work, not hobby or mere socializing. What kind of knowledge and skills are required to manage an organization, which is consisted of a few, or thousands, of people? First, we need to be able to explain behaviors of various individuals and groups—which are considered as complex of individuals—in orderly way. Next, we need to be able to analyze and predict the individual and group behaviors. Only after overcoming these challenges we will be capable of managing, or leading, the entire organization.
The terms such as management or leadership should be used carefully, since they evoke very diverse and heterogeneous implications among people. As we proceed with the classes, we will gradually clarify what we mean by managing and leading organization, under the context of modern society.

Course Learning Goals

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
(1) Demonstrate understanding of leadership concepts and practices (LO3-1)
(a) Engagement in active listening and conduct of 2-way, or multilateral conversation
(b) Making constructive suggestions to deepen the group discussion
(c) Exercising necessary leadership or followership behavior in the group discussion when needed

Course Description

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have comprehensive understandings about the nature of working people’s mind, the various phenomena which occurs under the situation of group work, and the mechanism of organizational structure. Also, you will be better prepared to lead your organization, either small or large, under solid foundations of OB theories and concepts. Cases are designed so that you will be gradually exposed to various simulated experiences which serve as anchors of your managerial behaviors in the future career.
Good understanding of Organizational Behavior is essential for ANY roles you assume upon graduation, as far as you work with other people. Being equipped with OB knowledge, you will be more capable of handling “people-related” issues in organizations.

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This specialization focuses on the critical analysis and assessment of the means used to control organizations. It involves studying actual internal and external business experiments. Read more
This specialization focuses on the critical analysis and assessment of the means used to control organizations. It involves studying actual internal and external business experiments.

What information do managers need to analyse the performance of their organization? Which control systems are most suitable for managers to influence the behaviour of their employees in such a way that the organizational strategy is realized? How can changes in management control systems be realized successfully?

The MSc Business Administration - specialization Organizational and Management Control explores financial and nonfinancial information gathering and decision-making in the context of the gathering and provision of internal economic information. It also studies the way this information is used by the managers of organizations.

You will explore subjects like Research in Management Accounting Techniques, Research in Management Control and Management Accounting Change. In the second semester, you will write a Master's thesis.

Why in Groningen?

You learn practical management control issues in a scientific manner and focus on the three dimensions ofmanagement control: management tools, behaviour and dynamics of change. You get a grip on management techniques to exercise management control and realize behavioural change. Besides, is an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

Job perspectives

Graduates in Organizational and Management Control are qualified for various types of jobs. They may find work in national and international companies, non-profit organizations or government institutions. Some examples of positions are project manager, financial officer, management accountant, controller and junior organization advisor in the field of quality management.

Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree programme attention is paid to academic research and preprofessional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.

In collaboration with external partners we conduct research projects on e.g banking, local government, customer insights, leadership, energy, healthy ageing and lean operations.

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The MPhil in Organizational Psychology aims to train you to conduct research of a high academic standard and to make an original contribution to the subject through your thesis. Read more
The MPhil in Organizational Psychology aims to train you to conduct research of a high academic standard and to make an original contribution to the subject through your thesis. It will not only prepare you to undertake research for your own dissertation, but will also equip you to be able to evaluate research results and reports more widely.

Our research interests include: selection and assessment; training; organisational communication; organisation studies and organisational sociology; well-being and emotion; technology development and organisational change; human resource management; employment and psychological contracts; pay; careers and innovation. We also have expertise in, and are committed to, both qualitative and quantitative research techniques.

To apply for an MPhil, you need to complete the Birkbeck postgraduate application form and submit a research proposal.

If you are still planning your research proposal but would like feedback about whether your proposal could lead to a successful PhD and whether we have a potential supervisor for you, you can write an outline of your research interests and aims (approximately 1500 words) and send it either to the MPhil programme director or to a member of staff in the department who you think would be a potential supervisor for your research.

Our research

Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research-intensive institutions. Our cutting-edge scholarship informs public policy, achieves scientific advances, supports the economy, promotes culture and the arts, and makes a positive difference to society.

Birkbeck’s research excellence was confirmed in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which placed Birkbeck 30th in the UK for research, with 73% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent.

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