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Coventry University

MSc Business and Organisational Psychology

Coventry University via FutureLearn

Overview

Explore how to apply psychology in a business setting.

This degree will cover consumer behaviour, employee engagement and the impact of globalisation on organisational behaviour. Focusing on the application of psychological principles, it is designed for both professionals and those without a background in psychology.

You will get the opportunity to develop skills in managing human behaviour and learn how to promote well-being in a business and organisational context.

Accredited by the Association for Business Psychology (ABP), this degree is aimed at those interested in how psychology can influence and assist the practice of managing, leading and motivating people within the workplace.

Syllabus

As a student of this accredited degree, you will be entitled to become a member of the Association for Business Psychology (ABP) and gain access to discounts on the price of attending the annual conference as well as other ABP events.

A student who successfully completes the degree will have achieved the following learning outcomes.

• A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of how psychology can be applied to business, including research and theory in the areas of wellbeing, psychological assessment, learning, training, development, leadership, engagement, motivation, consumer behaviour, marketing and advertising.

• A critical understanding of how psychology can be applied to global, real world questions, situations, and contexts for the benefit of individuals, teams and organisations.

• Experiences to develop the skills and confidence needed to apply psychological principles in a real world business environment.

• A critical understanding of themselves as practitioners, psychology as a science, and the way psychology can be applied in the workplace.

• A critical understanding of psychological research paradigms, research methods, data analyses, theories and knowledge-generation.

• A critical approach to the identification, analysis, evaluation, and application of psychological research evidence and theory ie psychological literature.

• A range of transferable skills including, but not necessarily limited to, working independently and within teams, numerical and reasoning skills, digital literacy, communicating effectively in a variety of media to different audiences with scientific argument and sensitivity, and appropriate self-management strategies to organise time and workloads.

• A range of subject-specific skills surrounding critical evaluation, professional and ethical conduct, consultancy and evidence-based practice.

• To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of consultancy and the theories and practices found in leadership.

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