Start your online studies master’s programme Industrial and Organisational Psychology now
Digitalisation, artificial intelligence, economic crises: we are experiencing fundamental changes. Many professional activities are becoming obsolete, many tasks are changing. New business areas are arising while others are disappearing. These new areas require talents with brand-new competencies. This makes business psychologists such as yourself more sought-after than ever.
During your online studies master’s programme Industrial and Organisational Psychology, you acquire economic understanding as well as methodical, conversational and advisory competencies. In addition, you will learn about current trends in business psychology. This enables you to guide companies, organisations and employees through the big transformation processes of our time.
100% flexibleYou decide where and when you want to study.
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Top-level educationFirst-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96%.
Study programme & degreeMaster of Science (MSc) 120 ECTS
Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
Application & starting dateStart your studies later
Online application, no application deadlines
Study duration & extension24-48 months, depending on model
Extension possible free of charge
LocationsStudy 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 feesStarting at 306€/month, depending on model
Regular discount campaigns
Recognition & ApprovalStudy program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned by the start of the program
120 ECTS - English
Currently in the process of being accredited
“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.”
- 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.
Recruiting or talent manager
As a recruiting manager, you work at the interface of classic human resource work and public relations. You not only coordinate the application process and are the contact person for candidates, you also get applicants excited about the company by showcasing its advantages with regards to hard facts and emotional components.
Customer Relationship Manager
As a customer relationship manager, it is your goal to make existing customers loyal to your company as well as to acquire new customers. To do this, you have various methods at your disposal: you analyse the behaviour of existing and potential customers, the current market situation and the development of customers. Based on this, you develop campaigns to improve customer loyalty. You are in charge of planning, reviewing and implementing the entire process as well as analysing the results of the campaign.
Organisation consultant and developer
As an organisation consultant and developer, you work in consultancy firms and supervise consulting projects from start to finish at the interface of professional consulting, systemic organisational development and agile concepts. You analyse and evaluate complex processes of change in the companies of your clients and advise them on conceptualising company or culture development initiatives, digitalisation initiatives and projects concerning the world of work 4.0.
Duration 24 Months
Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.
Duration 36 Months
Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.
Duration 48 Months
Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their course on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.
The total price includes a one-off graduation fee in the amount of €699 for Bachelor’s degree courses and €799 for Master’s degree courses. This fee is payable at the end of your studies.
Optional additional charges for international exams
Separate charges are payable for exams taken outside Germany, Austria and Switzerland. These are to be paid to the exam centre on site and currently amount to (where necessary in the local currency):
For exams taken this way, 120 euros is payable for single or multiple exams taken within an exam slot lasting up to max. 120 minutes.
For exams lasting more than 120 minutes up to 360 minutes, 170 euros is payable to the respective institute per exam slot.
As an alternative, students can make use of our online exam option which allows them to sit their exams at any place and time without any additional charges.
Career coaching: this offer is available to Bachelor’s degree students (with at least 120 ECTS) and Master’s degree students.
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Additional costs for your Master's for Professionals: One-time fee for master’s entrance exam: 500€ (includes the course „Academic Work“)
Cloud-based open source tools: in order to make use of cloud-based open source tools during your studies, you will need a desktop PC or laptop. Neither is included in the package of services we provide.
Free trial phase of four weeks
Access to online libraries
Personal assistance from lecturers
Online campus with innovative study tools
Access to Statista and LinkedIn Learning
Individual study and career coaching
Online exams around the clock
License for Microsoft Office and Teams
Flexible extension of study duration
- Shortening your period of study: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!
- Save on tuition fees: You’ll save €30 for every recognised ECTS point
Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our online recognition form.
Send an email to email@example.com to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.
120 ECTS variant (with a completed undergraduate degree in economics)
- Completed undergraduate degree with a focus on economics or business totaling at least 180 ECTS
- From a state or state-recognised university or university of applied sciences
- Final grade: at least “satisfactory”
For the English-language study programme, we require proof of your English language skills. We accept the following:
- TOEFL (min. 80 points) or
- IELTS (min. Level 6) or
- Duolingo English test (min. 95 points) or
- Cambridge Certificate (min. grade B)
Please note: The proof must be submitted before the start of the study programme and must not be older than five years. If you have already completed your first degree in English or if English is your native language, you no longer need to prove your English language skills separately.
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