MSc in Leadership and Organisational Psychology

BI Norwegian Business School

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MSc in Leadership and Organisational Psychology

BI Norwegian Business School

MSc in Leadership and Organisational Psychology

This programme provides knowledge and expertise in the ways individual, group and organisational factors influence organisational performance, problem solving and decision making. It is highly relevant to managers, researchers and consultants who are working to help organisations to develop, manage change and stay innovative. The Master of Science in Leadership and Organisational Psychology focuses on the human resources of organisations.

Programme Structure

The MSc in Leadership and Organisational Psychology is a two-year, 120-ECTS-credit programme consisting of 90 course credits and 30 MSc thesis credits. Core courses provide a common methodological platform for all MSc students and are taken in the first year of the programme. Specialisation courses cover fundamental issues in your specialisation area. Some of these courses are mandatory, while others are electives. In the second year of the programme, the specialisation courses may build on subjects covered in the first year and include more up to date research in the given field of study and elaborate on theories and models presented earlier. Make sure to check the prerequisites for the courses in your programme.

The programme culminates in the Master Thesis, which enables the student to pursue in depth a particular area of interest and develop a personal understanding of a leading edge issue in the field of specialisation.

Programme Focus

The overall objective of the programme is to provide students with up-to-date knowledge in research related to leadership and organisational psychology and its application to the tasks and challenges of management and leadership in the modern organisation.

Classic topics such as work motivation, job satisfaction, health, productivity and leadership will be covered as well as more contemporary topics such as decision-making, strategic thinking and creativity in organisations.

Double Degree

Spend the first academic year at BI and the second academic year at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. This Double Degree programme is exclusively for students admitted to MSc in Leadership and Organisational Psychology.

What is a Double Degree?

Study at two internationally acclaimed institutions and receive two degrees. Spend the first academic year at BI and the second academic year at the host institution.Receive two full degrees completing them in the same time that it would take to earn one.

Why take a Double Degree at Tilburg University?

"Tilburg University is highly ranked in Europe and the Organisation studies programme is considered the best in the Netherlands. External review committees have rated courses, research, and facilities as good, excellent, or even as outstanding. The Double degree programme provides students with a critical understanding of organisational behaviour and its theoretical foundations - and is especially focused on organisational complexity and dynamics. It is also a unique opportunity to gain international experience, as it gives both personal and professional development. Doing a whole year abroad provides you with an understanding of different cultures, and it helps you to adapt to changing environments; qualities that potential employers favours."

Mette Skattebo, DD-student 2010-2011


Most BI students have the opportunity to spend one semester abroad as part of their BI degree. BI has almost 170 exchange agreements with academic institutions in more than 40 countries worldwide! Please be aware that all institutions will not be applicable for all study programmes.

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Last updated February 19, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2017
Aug. 2017
2 years
Full time
87,400 NOK
Start date Jan. 2017
Aug. 2017
Norway Oslo
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Duration 2 years
Price 87,400 NOK
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