Today’s organizations don’t need dogma. They need new models of consultation and intervention. The New School's Organizational Change Management master's program trains students to become diagnosticians and designers of elegant, unique interventions that reimagine and reassemble cultures, build leadership capacities, and facilitate group dynamics.
We offer a curriculum that provides students with a large intellectual and practical basket filled with theories, tools, and techniques. Our faculty is made up of engaged professionals creating change in a wide spectrum of organizations. They offer rigorous coursework in critical thinking and theory along with a sequence of increasingly complex projects conducted for real-world clients. Upon completion, you will have a portfolio that showcases an approach to change defined by innovative thinking, a commitment to civic responsibility, and a break from conventional formulas that fail to resolve underlying issues.
Our students typically have several years' experience within organizational cultures. The MS degree includes two to three semesters of required courses in which students work in diverse teams on multiple large projects and immerse themselves in practice-based learning. Our program allows for part-time or full-time study and the flexibility to switch back and forth when internships become full-time opportunities.
You can take full advantage of New York City’s broad resources. You will have access to a wealth of client experience, teachers with unprecedented expertise, and an extraordinary range of organizations from the UN to digital start-ups.
Our students can be found coaching individuals as they transition to senior positions, facilitating groups under pressure to solve complex problems, working hand-in-hand with senior management, and helping organizations in every sector develop sustainable and motivating cultures. Our graduates launch their own consulting firms; join existing firms such as Gotham Culture, Mercer, Accenture, Deloitte, and PwC; work at companies including Jet Blue, Google, American Express Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, Outbrain, and Reuters; and enlist at nonprofits of all shapes and sizes, including the Rockefeller Foundation and the United Nations.
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.†
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:
Graduates of this master’s in I/O psychology program will be prepared to:
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.
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:†
The MSc in Strategy, Organisation and Leadership focuses on processes, which give students relevant knowledge, insight, and behavioural skills. Real-life processes are often international in scope which is reflected in the content of the different courses in the programmme.
The programme has a duration of 2 years and consists of 4 semesters.
1st semester: Prerequisite courses
The first semester consists of 3 courses, providing the student with both methodological and practical skills.
The students will be introduced to various theories and models within the fields of organisational sociology and personality psychology in the course Organisational Theory: Structure and Behaviour. The expedient approach to creating an understanding of organisations as both structure and behaviour, will be further discussed based on the theories and models.
The course in Emerging markets, their institutions and challenges focuses on the importance and growth potentials of emerging markets, such as for example the Chinese, mean that they cannot be ignored, but their particularities at the same time pose serious liabilities of foreignness for Western firms. For students to overcome these liabilities. The students must start with an understanding of the institutional differences between the emerging markets and the economies of the West.
The third course in the first semester is Management Research Method. Emphasis will be put on the production of qualified and justified knowledge which lives up to scientific quality criteria. The student will be introduced to a variety of research designs applicable when carrying out research in the area of organisation and management and related areas.
2nd semester: Specialisation courses
The second semester provides the students with 4 specialisation courses.
The students will approach organizational change and leadership from a broad perspective, and traditional planned change models in a course: Organizational Change and Leadership. The course will also include clarification of perspectives on leadership, especially on the relationship between the concepts of management and leadership, and the central topics are the discussions of task-oriented and people-oriented leadership behaviour in various contexts at various levels.
The ability to apply central strategic tools for diagnostic purposes and subsequent business development will be trained in Strategy and Business Development. This will be done in connection with the resolution of managerial aspects of development issues at a strategic level.
Entrepreneurship course enables the students to understand the factors affecting the formation and growth of enterprises. They will learn to analyse alternative organisational options and managerial challanges.
Lastly, the students will participate in a Human Resource Management and Development course, which will provide them with the fundamental theoretical and practical insights into understanding the Human Resource Management field. Topics such HRM issues, international HRM, and dilemmas within the field will be discussed.
3rd semester: Electives or study abroad
In the third semester you can choose elective courses within your areas of interest. The courses can either be taken at Aarhus BSS during the semester, at the AU Summer University or at one of our more than 300 partner universities abroad. You can also participate in internship programmes either in Denmark or abroad.
4th semester: Final thesis
The fourth semester is devoted to the final thesis. You may choose the topic of the thesis freely and so get a chance to concentrate on and specialise in a specific field of interest. The thesis may be written in collaboration with another student or it may be the result of your individual effort. When the thesis has been submitted, it is defended before the academic advisor as well as an external examiner.
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:
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.
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.
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:
Intellectual / cognitive skills
Professional practical skills
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).
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.
Surrey Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You’ll take nine compulsory modules including your dissertation.
For more information on typical modules, read Organizational Psychology MSc Full Time in the course catalogue
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
This programme is tailored to students with the ambition to become leaders and practitioners at the interface of Human Resources and Corporate Strategy. The curriculum benefits from our faculty’s research expertise in organisational studies and their practitioner links with Human Resources-related professions, including the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.
The Roehampton MSc Global Human Resources Management has been designed with input from a panel of business advisors to address the demand for global HR professionals that are equipped with expertise in talent management, the development of effective HR policies and managing organisational change.
This programme provides you with a deep and critical understanding of major business processes, including strategy development, financial performance management and leadership as well as perspectives on cross-cultural management. Our research methods module will equip you with the knowledge and techniques needed to pursue empirical fieldwork of academic rigour, real world impact and practitioner relevance.
There is also the opportunity (subject to fees and availability) to join an international management field trip to a European country, where you will visit companies, practice teamwork and have the opportunity to reflect on current management issues and strategic solutions.
The Roehampton MSc Global Human Resources Management offers a stimulating programme of study. You will learn the wider strategic, marketing, financial and operational context of managing talent and people across borders and cultures.
You will also be introduced to a variety of professional service sectors and examine contemporary topics such as HR & corporate strategy, managing a global workforce or responsible leadership of organizational change. You will gain practical people management skills related to recruitment and performance evaluation.
You will be encouraged to engage in personal professional development through active participation in the Global Leadership Programme, aimed at equipping you with the skills that are critical to succeed in today’s fast-paced business world.
The MSc Global Human Resources Management characterised by:
Students who have not previously studied business will be offered additional support in the form of an on-line preparatory, pre-induction programme of study that they will be encouraged to complete before the start of their programme. This on-line pre-induction programme will however be voluntary and not compulsory. Students will not be required to pass an assessment at the end of the pre-induction programme to gain admission onto the Master’s programme assuming they fulfil the other prescribed entry qualifications.
Roehampton Business School is offering to all its PG students an innovative and ambitious Global Leadership Programme alongside their PG awards. The programme runs in parallel with the taught modules and it is complementary to them.
Core Modules (Autumn term)
Core Modules (Spring term)
Dissertation and Project Modules
Students must choose one of the following:
* The Consultancy Project requires a suitable organisation that would want to partner with you for fieldwork access. That fieldwork will usually be conducted over a 12 weeks period on-site at the chosen company. You will need to secure the external partner, but will be supported throughout this process by the university’s careers team and the Business School. There are a variety of arrangements the Consultancy Project can take place in, ranging from paid internships to less formalized partnership agreements.
Compulsory and Required modules
Compulsory and/or required modules may change when we review and update programmes. Above is a list of modules offered this academic year.
Optional modules, when offered as part of a programme, may vary from year to year and are subject to viability.
The New School's groundbreaking Master's in Nonprofit Management program was the first of its kind in the United States. From the beginning, our highly engaged curriculum has resonated with innovative thinkers familiar with The New School’s deep commitment to advancing progressive change and social justice. Our students develop their critical thinking skills and engage with real-world nonprofit challenges and social entrepreneurial experiences. We prepare you to challenge assumptions and develop new perspectives for leading and managing nonprofits in this increasingly complex environment. The result is a unique program designed to give you the capacity and creative courage to generate, manage, and sustain nonprofit success.
Our highly flexible program allows you to take state-of-the-art management courses in our Organizational Change Management program and innovation courses at Parsons School of Design, receive your master's and specialty certification simultaneously, and tailor your electives to reflect a wide variety of interests, from environmental justice to food studies.
This global city provides you with a wealth and diversity of possibilities across government organizations, start-ups, and international NGOs. You will discover a range of research and learning opportunities that can enrich your professional and academic portfolios.
Our students are known for going out into the world and stirring things up. They know what leadership and vision look like. They bring big, sleepy nonprofits back to life and push innovative, thriving companies to be their best. Their impact is being felt at organizations including Harlem’s Children’s Zone, The New Teacher Project, Jump Start, Fund for Public Schools, Planned Parenthood, and the Girls Incorporated Partners in Health.
Project Management is one of the fastest-growing and most popular areas of business education. It is especially relevant during financial crises and times of limited economic resources. Project Management's answer to these challenges is the creation of new ideas and the application of innovative technologies in today’s highly competitive economy.
The aim of this course is to provide managers with skills and expertise to formulate and execute the best possible response to project, communication and risk management.
Project Management is highly relevant today with the rising challenge of effective management of projects in the communities, public projects as well as private projects. It is designed to evolve critical thinking and practice in international and industry-specific Project Management.
MSc in Project Management is meant to prepare highly-qualified specialists in one of management's most in-demand areas today, as well as to help develop strategic-thinking skills and the ability to accept and implement strategic decisions in varied contexts. The program will also teach students effective management skills for both Russian and international projects.
The managers will acquire a balanced blend of quantitative and qualitative tools through theoretical and applied instructional methods. They will learn to initiate, manage and drive change through the use of financial and business competence. This approach to project management has proven to be practical and effective in the world’s leading companies.
A Master’s Degree in Project Management is ideal for managers who want to “juggle three balls — TIME, COST and QUALITY”. It is good for people who want to obtain or expand existing knowledge of project management, motivate people and achieve cost-effective results.
"Project Management" is a two-year program allowing its participants to obtain all the necessary knowledge in the field of project management. This program includes subjects such as international business, marketing, operations management, human resource management, statistics, motivation, risks, changes, planning, and much more. This course is designed for obtaining practical project management skills - an important element in today's business environment.
Key advantages and elements of the program:
·A broad understanding of project management including its current tools and techniques;
·Earning International Certification PRINCE2®;
·An understanding of implementing change through projects;
·The program has a strong business focus and aims to provide knowledge in other areas of business too (strategy, HRM, organizational change, marketing, planning & control, leadership etc.).
Through simulated case studies, the students learn how to successfully plan, manage and deliver projects. They will also learn how to implement project management processes, develop leadership skills and respond to real-world scenarios.