Aston University: Business Psychology

InstitutionAston University View institution profile
Department Aston Business School View department profile
Web www.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school
Email ask@aston.ac.uk
Telephone 0121 204 4810
Study type Taught

Summary

This course is accredited by the Association for Business Psychology.

Boost your job prospects and get set to embark on a rewarding and fulfilling career thanks to our Business Psychology MSc. This course is accredited by the Association for Business Psychology. This course is an ideal introduction to human behaviour in the workplace. Gain an understanding of what makes individuals thrive at work, learn how to improve organisational performance and how to make the workplace a healthier, happier environment.

Our students have been successful in securing positions with prestigious international companies, leading consultancy firms and academic institutions. We equip you with the transferable skills to work in a variety of different business functions, from human resource management to learning and development. Recent graduates gained employment with Transport for London, Ministry of Defence, Ford Motor Company and the Open University. Whatever role you want to pursue, we can help you get your foot on the career ladder.

This course is open to graduates from a variety of academic backgrounds, but particularly relevant to psychology, social science and business graduates at undergraduate level. We teach you the fundamental theory behind organisational behaviour and explore how this can be applied in real-life business scenarios. The programme will develop your knowledge, understanding as well as your skills in relation to human behaviour in the workplace. It will prepare you for a wide range of business and management roles across a variety of sectors.

The core modules address key topics in organisational behaviour and work psychology. You’ll examine people and relationships within a professional context and explore increasingly influential areas of study, such as how to assess individuals, design selection procedures, employee well-being, talent management, employee reward and change management. You’ll also gain a detailed understanding of the importance of organisational behaviour in relation to its effectiveness.

We provide you with a critical understanding of the main theories of effective leadership. Through case studies, you’ll examine how leadership concepts are applied in practice and have opportunities to develop your leadership skills through group activities and workshops. This knowledge and experience will help you to understand, predict and successfully manage people in working environments in the future.

You will develop a range of specific practical skills and learn how to apply these to different organisational settings, such as the public or private sectors. We’ll teach you about effective training and development tools, methods of employee appraisal as well as negotiating techniques, which are key to dealing with difficult workplace situations.

We use a mix of innovative and inspiring teaching methods to enable you to get the most from the course. There are practical workshops, case studies, group work, lectures and tutorials, all delivered in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. This allows you to explore, test and apply what you’ve learnt and will ensure you gain a deep understanding of the organisational behaviour.

Our professional development programme, The Aston Global Advantage is an integrated module which runs throughout the course and focuses on your professional development and employability, giving you the opportunity to identify, develop and apply the key skills you gain throughout the year. You'll have the opportunity to develop your academic skills, build a portfolio of professional business skills, or study abroad at one of our international partners, undertake an internship placement in the UK, or overseas, or get involved in a global business challenge simulation.

This course is available for January 2020 start.

You can choose to study this course as part of our double degree programme. 

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Aston Business School

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At Aston Business School we believe that our students deserve the very best of opportunities to experience the real business environment, with live projects and internships to prepare them for the real world.

Our postgraduate portfolio has been designed in close partnership with business and industry in the UK and internationally, giving you an ideal platform to build you future career. Impressive accreditation, a worldwide reputation, and staff who can pass on the benefit of genuine commercial experience will enhance your prospects and progression.

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