Master of Science

Leadership and Organisational Psychology

The Master’s degree programme in Leadership and Organisational Psychology is the choice for students aiming for a career in strategic human resource management, consulting or individual and organisational development.

This programme has reached full capacity so it is no longer possible to apply for admission.

Why study Leadership and Organisational Psychology?

Businesses today must recruit, retain, develop, and reward employees and provide an environment in which they will perform their best. Strategic workforce planning improves business value, and makes it possible for companies and organisations to reach their goals. The Master of Science programme in Leadership and Organisational Psychology will provide you with the required education to implement and lead such processes in organisations, thereby contributing to organisational effectiveness.

What will you learn?

The purpose of the programme is to provide the best possible education and environment for the development of knowledgeable and socially responsible HR-professionals for a variety of companies. You will gain a thorough understanding of theory and research in the area of leadership and organisational behaviour. You will develop skills in applying this knowledge to real-life organisational challenges, and identify necessary changes for meeting organisational goals and ambitions.

Among the most popular topics you will find:

  • Groups and Teams: How can you create winning teams? Learn how psychological processes can affect group performance
  • Strategic Management: Examine the frameworks and concepts employed by managers when they make decisions which govern the scope, direction, and competitive positioning of organisations
  • Persuasion and Power in Organisations: Why do some attempts to influence succeed while other attempts fail?

Programme Structure

The academic year at BI is divided into two semester, one in the autumn and one in spring. There are exams at the end of each semester. This programme structure provides an overview of which courses you will be taking and when you will be taking them.

Customise your degree

Gain an advantage in the job market by tailoring your degree. As a Master of Science in Leadership and Organisational Psychology student, you can choose either an internship to obtain relevant work experience, or add an international dimension to your degree by going on exchange.

Career possibilities

With a Master's Degree in Leadership and Organisational Psychology, you will be a relevant and attractive candidate for a great number of positions at the managerial level in a variety of organisations.

Here are a few examples of positions our former student have obtained:

  • Recruitment Coordinator Scandinavia, Tesla Motors
  • Nordic HR Manager, Texas Instruments
  • Consultant/Analyst, PA Consulting Group
  • Talent and Reward Manager, Telia Norge
  • HR Specialist, Opera Software
  • Communication Manager, Thales Norway

Other position titles include Organisational Consultant, Customer Relations Manager, Business Analyst, Manager for Change and Management Trainee in various companies.


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