MSc Behavioral Psychology and Organizational Psychology


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Program Description

Science for experienced professionals without a first degree or without a Bachelor

Development of key competencies Master's degree through distance learning

Trends and research topics of the future Behavioral and organizational psychology

Imparting the necessary business and psychological knowledge to enable a comprehensive understanding and a strategic orientation towards tasks in the context of one's own professional activity as well as to acquire current and practice-oriented specialist knowledge and to transfer it to relevant questions of professional practice. Students are enabled to act efficiently by deepening their knowledge of business psychology, further developing their communication and negotiation skills and expanding their own skills through the use of current approaches and methods.

Discussion of current research and application topics as well as questions about the topic “Future workplace” to strengthen your own analytical and argumentative skills and to develop a better understanding of how occupational psychology will develop in the future.


Who is this Masters course designed for?

The master's degree is aimed at managers and decision-makers from the areas of social affairs, business and management as well as specialists from various areas who want to develop and expand their knowledge for the future and at the same time want to scientifically substantiate their profession.

Learning concept of the distance learning program

High practical relevance Innovative distance learning | Individual and professional student support

The learning concept of the MSc Behavioral and Organizational Psychology is characterized by its high relation to practical content as well as innovative teaching and learning methods. The design as a pure distance learning means the optimal alignment to the needs of the target group.

The combination of guided self-study, individual student support and e-learning units offers students the opportunity to study anywhere, anytime, based on their own professional requirements and needs.

The use of modern e-learning components guarantees students interactive learning, the clear presentation and discussion of abstract content. Interactive webinars and discussions in virtual space promote the integration of theoretical foundations and methods into professional practice. The use of a virtual tutorial in the form of an online learning platform enables flexible and network-like knowledge transfer, which can be optimally varied and adapted according to individual learning needs and progress.

The provision of the preserves of all interactive live offers such as webinars or online lectures as well as all learning material in electronic form facilitates the knowledge management and asynchronous learning for the students in a learning group with different professional framework conditions and freedom. In addition, this means easier and time-independent documentation and repetition of the course content.


Training focus

The content and structure of the master's program support a practice-oriented understanding of behavioral psychology and organizational psychology. Based on the introduction to the basics of the course, occupational psychological content and skills are systematically imparted. The following modules aim to link the knowledge acquired in the previous module analytically in order to expand the understanding of the participants and prepare them for the following module.

Depending on professional requirements and areas of responsibility, the students develop a theoretical understanding and related skills in the field of industrial psychology.


The content of the one-year master's program is based on the following seven priorities:

  • Basics of scientific work in industrial psychology
    • Scientific research methods in industrial psychology
    • Basics of scientific work
    • Critical evaluation
  • Introduction to industrial psychology
  • History and future directions of industrial psychology
  • Occupational fields and career paths
  • Theories and Applications
  • Psychology of the individual: personality and intelligence
  • Concepts of personality and personality traits
  • Intelligence Concepts and Emotional Intelligence
  • Theories of motivation and their use in the work environment
  • Mental and physical well-being in the workplace
  • Job satisfaction and work engagement
  • Workload and work-life balance
  • Prevention and interventions in healthy organizations (e.g. stress, bullying)
  • Psychology of Interpersonal Relationship and Leadership
  • Interpersonal relationships and group dynamics
  • Communication and conflict management
  • guide
  • Organizational culture
  • Definition, characteristics and functions of organizational culture
  • Human resource management and development
  • Organizational development and change (change management)

entry requirements

First degree (at least Bachelor) from a recognized German or comparable foreign university


At least six years of relevant professional experience is regarded as equivalent to the first university degree (without first degree / without Bachelor).

In addition, the following additional qualifications are desired: Knowledge in the field of psychology (e.g. clinical psychology, social psychology, business psychology), leadership, coaching, NLP, systemic counseling, interviewing.

All interested parties who do not have a first academic degree take a written admission test and a short video entrance exam.


Tuition fee including tuition fee 794.88 euros per month (exempt from VAT) x 12 months. Please note that there are no travel and accommodation costs, since presences take place exclusively online.

AIHE GmbH does not offer any scholarships.

AIHE GmbH cannot advise on country-specific funding opportunities.

Further information is available on our website and in our AIHE portal:

Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

The AIHE Academic Institute for Higher Education GmbH offers modern, creative and innovative distance learning courses and further education in the field of psychology. And this for more than 14 years ... Read More

The AIHE Academic Institute for Higher Education GmbH offers modern, creative and innovative distance learning courses and further education in the field of psychology. And this for more than 14 years. Online Master's programs with practical relevance and skillful didactics. Exciting, scientific and practice-oriented at the same time. In exceptional cases, professionals have the opportunity to be admitted to the Master's programs without a first degree (without a Bachelor's degree). Read less