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Boost your job prospects and get set to embark on a rewarding and fulfilling career thanks to our Business Psychology MSc.

This course is an ideal introduction to human behaviour in the workplace. Gain an understanding of what makes individuals thrive at work, learn how to improve organisational performance and how to make the workplace a healthier, happier environment. 

We’re part of an elite group of world-class business schools thanks to our triple accreditation. Our graduates are equipped to secure coveted roles with leading employers. Let us kick-start your career!

You can choose to study this course as part of our double degree programme.

Why choose us?

This course is accredited by the Association for Business Psychology.

We are one of just 1% of business schools in the world to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation.

Our reputation for student satisfaction and teaching quality is excellent. The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) has recognised this by presenting us with a Gold Award, its high possible accolade. TEF said that our students achieved ‘consistently outstanding outcomes’, with very high proportions of students going into highly skilled employment or further study.

Our students have been successful in securing positions with prestigious international companies, leading consultancy firms and academic institutions. We equip you with the transferable skills to work in a variety of different business functions, from human resource management to learning and development. Recent graduates gained employment with Transport for London, Ministry of Defence, Ford Motor Company and the Open Unviersity. Whatever role you want to pursue, we can help you get your foot on the career ladder.

Professional accreditation

This couse is accredited by the Association for Business Psychology and students on this course are eligible for student membership while they study.

The programme is NOT accredited by the BPS and graduates would not be eligible for registration with the HCPC as a practitioner psychologist.

Course outline

This course is open to graduates from a variety of academic backgrounds, but particularly relevant to psychology, social science and business graduates at undergraduate level. We teach you the fundamental theory behind organisational behaviour and explore how this can be applied in real-life business scenarios. The programme will develop your knowledge, understanding as well as your skills in relation to human behaviour in the workplace. It will prepare you for a wide range of business and management roles across a variety of sectors.

The core modules address key topics in organisational behaviour and work psychology. You’ll examine people and relationships within a professional context and explore increasingly influential areas of study, such as how to assess individuals, design selection procedures, employee well-being, talent management, employee reward and change management. You’ll also gain a detailed understanding of the importance of organisational behaviour in relation to its effectiveness.

We provide you with a critical understanding of the main theories of effective leadership. Through case studies, you’ll examine how leadership concepts are applied in practice and have opportunities to develop your leadership skills through group activities and workshops. This knowledge and experience will help you to understand, predict and successfully manage people in working environments in the future.

You will develop a range of specific practical skills and learn how to apply these to different organisational settings, such as the public or private sectors. We’ll teach you about effective training and development tools, methods of employee appraisal as well as negotiating techniques, which are key to dealing with difficult workplace situations.

If there is sufficient demand from students you may be offered a chance to study the British Psychological Society (BPS) qualification in test use. There will be an additional cost for this.

You’ll benefit from learning from one of the best known and most successful academic groups in work and business psychology in Europe. The School is recognised as being at the forefront of research into this field. It also boasts experienced practitioners, who’ve many years of experience working for businesses across the world. You’ll find their practical knowledge of organisational behaviour and workplace psychology incredibly valuable.

We use a mix of innovative and inspiring teaching methods to enable you to get the most from the course. There are practical workshops, case studies, group work, lectures and tutorials, all delivered in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. This allows you to explore, test and apply what you’ve learnt and will ensure you gain a deep understanding of the organisational behaviour.

Subject guide and modules

Core modules

  • Organisational Behaviour 
  • Organisational Behaviour: Theory and Practice 
  • Learning and Talent Development 
  • Research Methods 
  • Assessment, Performance and Reward 
  • Strategy, Change and Leadership
  • Business Project
  • Professional Development Programme (PDP)

Optional modules - choose two from the following:

  • Employee Relations in Context  
  • Careers and Counselling
  • Employee Relations and Counselling
  • Strategic and International Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Management of Innovation
  • Economic Environment of Business 

Visit the Business Psychology - MSc page on the Aston University website for more details!

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