Master-Online Studies Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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60 or 120 ECTS German or English
Online Studies

Start your online studies master's programme in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Facilitator, change agent, companion – as an industrial and organizational psychologist, you are responsible for important key functions. Because the 21st century is all about change: globalisation, digitisation, automation – processes and structures are changing everywhere. Multi-talented people like you are an asset for any company.   

Learn how to lead companies, organisations and employees into the future with your master's programme in business psychology. You can choose between the 60 ECTS programme and the 120 ECTS programme. Just as it best suits you and your goals in life!

Overview Your degree summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Master of Science (MSc) 60 or 120 ECTS
    German or English
    Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
  • Application & starting date
    Start immediately or anytime
    Online application, no application deadlines
  • Study duration & extension
    12-48 months, depending on model
    Extension possible free of charge
  • Locations
    Study programme independent of time & place
    No mandatory attendance
    Innovative study tools available on online-campus & in the IU Learn App
    Exams online or at nearest examination centre
  • Study fees
    Starting at 306€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
  • Recognition & Approval
    Study program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
    120 ECTS - German
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 1100516c

    60 ECTS - German
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 1100619

    120 ECTS - English
    Currently in the process of being accredited

    60 ECTS - English
    Currently in the process of being accredited
Study start information
First time from,01.08.2023 (English, 60 ECTS), 01.08.2023 (English, 120 ECTS)
Information about state accreditation
This programme is still in the process of accreditation. We are expecting Ministry approval at the very latest by the start of the study programme. So far, all IU programmes have been accredited and approved successfully on time.
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Study Programs

Your master’s study programmes in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

The business psychology programme is available as a 60 ECTS and a 120 ECTS programme.  

Your admission requirements for the 60 ECTS programme: 

  • 240 ECTS from a completed Bachelor's degree or diploma with a psychological focus  
  • 210 ECTS from a completed Bachelor's degree or diploma with a psychological focus: one year of professional experience or completion of courses amounting to 30 ECTS.  
  • 180 ECTS from a completed Bachelor's degree with a psychological focus: two years of professional experience or one year of professional experience and completion of courses amounting to 30 ECTS. 
  • If your Bachelor's degree has a different focus, you can be admitted via a master's entrance exam.   

Your advantage: You will finish your Master's degree in no time and will be trained in cutting-edge topics.   


Admission requirements for the 120 ECTS programme:  

  • At least 180 ECTS from a completed bachelor's degree or diploma with a focus on economics, business administration or business/communication psychology.   

Your advantage: You invest a little more time and take a deep dive into the diverse field of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.  

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100% Flexible

Flexible, interactive, practically oriented: your online studies

  • Whether you’re studying full-time, alongside your job, abroad or as a parent: your online studies adapt to your life. You study online and 100% flexibly – from the first day of class right up to your exam.
  • Thanks to our online campus, our innovative study app IU Learn and our virtual classes, you can fit your studies right into your daily life.
  • You even get to choose how to sit your exams: online 24/7 on 365 days a year or simply on location.
  • Connect with other students or your lecturers at any time: via the online campus, MS Teams, E-Mail or in interactive virtual classes.
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Prof. Dr. Heike Schiebeck
Head of Department

“Based on newly arising challenges and the special education of this occupational group, the demand for business psychologists will keep increasing. This study programme qualifies students to make decisions and design and control approaches concerning clients, employees and companies. Aside from deepening their methodical knowledge, students can specialise in areas such as consumer behaviour and customer retention, staff recruitment and development as well as organisational analysis and development.” 


Your advantages in IU Online Studies

Your degree brings with it many career advantages, such as the chance of a salary increase, more attractive tasks or career advancement. In addition, you will develop personally! We make sure that you can integrate your studies as flexibly as possible into your daily work and family life.

Your specialisation options in the master's programme in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Your master's programme in Industrial and Organizational Psychology is highly practical. In the 60 ECTS programme, you get to choose one of six modules such as new work, organisational analysis and development or customer journey. In the 120 ECTS programme, you choose two of the same six modules to prepare for your career.  

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Your professional future

Recruiting or talent manager

You are responsible for standard personnel work and apply your expertise to public relations. In addition to coordinating the application process, you are the contact person for new applicants. By advertising all the advantages and emotional components of a job, you will convince tomorrow’s talent to become part of your company.

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Why IU is the best choice
  • Personalised & flexible

    You get to study whenever, however and wherever you want – thanks to our digital campus, flexible full- and part-time models and exams you can sit online at any time. You even decide when to start your studies! 

  • State-approved & award-winning

    Our study programmes are state-approved and multi-award-winning. That makes us and our students happy – according to, they are 96% likely to recommend us. 

  • Here for you – personally

    Get the support you need: via our online campus, you can participate in live sessions, chat with fellow students or benefit from our study and career coaching. 

  • Practically oriented

    Thanks to our wide selection of practically oriented specialisations, you can create your own profile and develop skills for the career you’re dreaming of.