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M.Sc in Organizational and Business Psychology

Program Overview

Duration: 2 years, 4 semesters

Credits: 76

Career Paths: Psychological research units and organizations, hospitals, private clinics, educational institutions, armed forces (educational and medical core) , counseling and guidance centers, selection boards, research organizations, civil services, business enterprises, advertising and marketing agencies, industries, social welfare agencies, reformatories, NGOs and institutions for individuals with special needs.

  • Program Description

    Business and Organizational Psychology studies the application of behavior principles and research in business and organizational settings. Students learn about leadership theories, group development, conflict management, business marketing, consumer psychology, organizational culture and organizational change strategies. The program enables students to conduct workplace testing and assessment, teach, pursue consulting, professional coaching, and work as human resource managers.

  • Program Highlights

    • Emphasis on practitioner-focused learning in real-world settings.
    • Excellent theoretical classroom training coupled with unrivaled out-of-classroom learning opportunities in a dynamic environment.
    • Program prepares students to take effective roles in the community.
  • Program Objectives

    • Students will develop the essential consultative skills necessary to work with a variety of emotional and psychological conditions in organizational settings.
    • Students will learn research methodologies and be able to critically evaluate research as it relates to issues in the business world.
    • Students will learn the ethical and professional guidelines of the profession.
    • Students will understand and appreciate the impact of diversity and cultural issues in work environment.
    • Students will learn how to apply the knowledge of human behavior to improve their own lives.
  • Admission Requirement

    To be eligible for admission to the M.Sc. in Business and Organizational Psychology, a candidate must have good academic record with minimum 2nd division in B.A / B.Sc. in Psychology or Applied Psychology from a well established and respectable university. In addition to this, a written English test followed by an interview will be taken in order to qualify for admission.

  • Courses

    • Year I Semester I

      Course Code Course Credit Hrs
      PSY 501 Perspectives in Psychology 3
      PSY 505 Research Methods 3
      PSY 510 Statistics in Psychology 4 (3-1)**
      PSY 520 Child Psychopathology 3
      PSY 555 Experiments / Practical Work 2
      PSY 575 Psychosocial Influences on Behavior 3
        Total 18
    • Year I Semester II

      Course Code Course Credit Hrs
      PSY 515 Perception, Cognition, Learning and Memory 3
      PSY 525 Personal and Interpersonal Perspectives 3
      PSY 530 Biological Basis of Behavior 3
      PSY 535 Adult Psychopathology 3
      PSY 540 Psychological Testing and Assessment 4 (3-1)**
      PSY 550 Applied Statistics in Psychology 4 (3-1)**
        Total 20
    • Year II Semester III

      Course Code Course Credit Hrs
      PSY- O 615 Workplace Interventions 4 (3-1)**
      PSY- O 610-A Research Project I 4
      PSY- O 630 Human Resource Management 3
      PSY- O 635 Current Issues in Organizational and Business Psychology 4 (3-1)**
      PSY- O 640 Business and Organizational Case Studies 3
      PSY- O 660-690 One Optional Course 3
        Total 21
    • Year II Semester IV

      Course Code Course Credit Hrs
      PSY- O 545 Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience 4 (3-1)**
      PSY- O 605 Organizational Behavior 3
      PSY 602 Work Ethics 3
      PSY- O 645-B Research II 4
      PSY- O 660-690 One Optional Course 3
        Total 17
        Total Credit Hours 76


    * Admission subject to number of students.
    **According to HEC, 3 Credits mean three credit hours of theory, while 4 (3-1) means a total of four credit hours, of which three are of theory while one credit hour is for laboratory or practical work.

    • Optional Courses

      Subjects offered as electives to students by the Institute of Psychology are the following.

      Course Code Course Credit Hrs
      PSY-O 580 Peace Psychology 3
      PSY-O 655 Career Development & Counseling 3
      PSY- O 660 Stress and Well-Being 3
      PSY- O 665 Emotional Intelligence 3
      PSY- O 670 Forensic Psychology 3
      PSY- O 675 Conflict Resolution 3
      PSY- O 680 Altruism 3
      PSY-O 685 Health Psychology 3
      PSY-O 690 Environmental Psychology 3


      * Optional courses will be offered according to the availability of the teacher.

  • Degree Requirement

    Completion of credit hours and research project

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