International Management and Psychology, M.Sc.
Why choose International Management and Psychology?
Managers are well aware of the fact that in times of global networking and dynamically changing working environments success increasingly depends on human factors. For multicorporate enterprises efficient cooperation and multinational team leadership are key factors for achieving competitive advantage. The development, production and marketing of innovative products require a corporate culture that is highly sensitive to unique human skills and their need for creativity as well as personal development and training. At the same time, strategic business decisions have to be brought in line with ever changing preferences and buying motives of increasingly demanding customers. To respond to these new challenges, there is a high demand for interdisciplinary trained specialists who are able to combine their management skills with expert knowledge in the field of psychology.
What you will study
This course is a three-semester master´s degree programme. The first two semesters provide you with the theoretical and practical grounding vital to your professional career whereas the third semester is devoted to your master’s thesis and colloquium.
All courses have been designed to not just offer you factual knowledge but also various chances to apply and analyse what you have learned. You will be given the opportunity to enhance your knowledge by visiting lectures and deepen it by attending seminars and exercises. Practical trainings and critical refection are integral parts of every module. You will develop substantial skills in areas such as organisational, social and consumer psychology, behavioural economics, change management and organisational development, advanced research methods and intercultural management.
We produce graduates who are able to apply and establish their skills and knowledge in various kinds of operational structures. This is why we are especially committed to the development of additional competences in the fields of strategic management and organisational consulting as well as targeted leadership and communication. These and other important key skills will be in the focus of your interest during the first two semesters.
In your third semester you will develop your master´s thesis. Again a high academic standard as well as the relevance for use in practice are of major importance.
Our degree programme aims to equip you for a career that matches future labour market needs and trends by putting a special emphasis on innovative problem solving methods considering interdisciplinary and international approaches.
As recent developments have shown, there is a high demand for graduates with expertise in business psychology.
Complementing the individual skills you have gained in your bachelor´s degree, our master´s degree will strengthen your employability in all areas in which human experience and behaviour have got an impact on economical processes and vice versa. The skills you have gained throughout your studies will qualify you to notice and influence the development of our society as it faces demographic change and technological innovation on a global scale.
You can expect to work in the fields of organisational consulting, strategic and performance management, leadership training and team building processes, diversity and conflict management, change management and organisational development of international businesses, quality and knowledge management, international human resource management, market and consumer research as well as in the development of advertising and marketing strategies.
For acceptance onto our English speaking master’s degree programme you will need
- a bachelor´s degree (or diploma) in a discipline closely related to psychology, business psychology, business economics or economic sciences with a focus on social or behavioural science.
- an overall mark of at least 2.0 in your bachelor’s degree.
- a minimum of 210 credit points or ideally 7 semesters of full-time study. Applicants who have got less than 210 credit points when starting their master’s degree programme, have to achieve the missing credit points by passing suitable examinations in modules of other degree programmes.
- 15 credit points gained in the field of empirical research methods and statistics.
- at least a B2 (or equivalent) level in an approved test in English.
When and how to apply
Application guidelines for international applicants
Please contact us for more information and advice
Friedrich-Heinrich-Allee 25, Germany
Tel.: +49 2842 90825-0
Head of Degree Programme
Prof. Dr Nicki Marquardt
Prospective students can find a contact form and FAQs here.
Rhine-Waal students can find a contact form and FAQs here.
Exchange students please contact our International Office.