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Master in I/O Psychology


: 90
Type of Study
: Full-time
: Master of Arts (M.A.)

Two Masters: M.Sc. Psychology in HRDM & M.A. Business and Organizational Psychology

For Students reaching us from India, we can also offer our collaborative degree program where students obtain their MSc Psychology in HRDM from CHRIST (Deemed to be University) with MA in Business and Organizational Psychology by a project competence-oriented program from the Steinbeis IEC through credit transfer system. For more information about this program please visit MSc Psychology in HRDM.

For our Master's Program in Berlin see hereinafter.

Masters in I/O Psychology

Institute of Executive Capabilities (IEC), Steinbeis University Berlin

The dynamic development and constant transformation of businesses, economy, and societies bring many new challenges in all areas of working life which are calling for modern professional and management competencies. Our Master program Industrial and Organizational Psychology – or as commonly known in Europe as Business and Organizational Psychology – teaches the essential functional and managerial expertise to develop the personal skills you need to understand and shape the many factors and mechanisms at work in any organization.

Industrial and organizational psychologists are in great demand in the labor market, be it as HR specialists, trainers, coaches, or as business consultants. Everyone from any walk of life is welcome to apply because our Master program is suitable for anyone – from business managers, HRM managers, psychologists, marketing experts, social workers, engineers, and scientists, to students from other professions working in enterprises and organizations who are interested in finding new career opportunities (e.g. in retail, services, consulting, banking and insurance, healthcare and social work, associations or public institutions and authorities).

Industrial Organizational Psychology Graduate Programs

We offer scientifically grounded academic studies with a strong professional practice. The aim of our Master's program is to produce professionals who are prepared to face a vast range of functions and fields of work. In addition to this, our campus is located at one of Berlin’s business hub, with many companies in the surrounding area.

Major Topics I/O Psychology

  • Business & Organizational Development
  • Business & Market Psychology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Consulting

Advantages of Studying I/O Psychology at the IEC

  • Opportunity to flexibly adjust the pace of your studies to accommodate your personal needs – to suit with your work and family commitments.
  • Opportunity to take your study materials to work and discuss them with your colleagues – which also helps apply your new sights to your everyday practice.
  • Access to a diverse professional network in various industries.
  • Real-time industry insight from our faculty members who are also working professionals.
  • Opportunity to study and work together with other students in an international and multicultural environment.
  • Dedicated learning platform provided to aid communication during your course. Should you be unable to attend a classroom session, you have the opportunity to repeat what you have missed at a later date.

I/O Psychology in Berlin

Our campus is located in Berlin-Adlershof, a business center with many companies in the area. The campus is, therefore, very well connected to public transport. Students coming from all parts of the city can have easy access to our campus - especially those residing in the district of Neukölln, Kreuzberg, and Friedrichshain which are preferred by many students.


“I learn much better
through real-life application”

After several years of working closely alongside leaders of large organizations, I had a desire to transition from merely being an observer to a contributor. The knowledge I have gained at Steinbeis has been invaluable in helping to partner with leaders I support, becoming a more proactive involved employee. The interactive theory/real-life experience has been very helpful in applying the concepts in everyday working environments. For me personally, I learn much better through real-life application. Something that really helped a lot was when the facilitators would preset us with real client problems that they faced in their careers.

Hannah King

Executive Assistant

“Advanced method to help me become an expert”

The Study Program offers advanced methods to explore the state of organizations and unlock the hidden dynamics of the psychology of change, fundamental aspects in the age of acceleration. Those methods help me becoming an expert of the change and ultimately finding ad-hoc interventions to unleash individual and organizational potentials as people leader in the short term and as business coach in the future.

Evangelista De Luca

Leader Budget and Headcount Planning

“It is very insightful to
learn factual theories and practices”

Each module is carefully thought out considering the scope of issues and problems we deal with within organizations. It is very insightful to learn factual theories and practices related to organizational issues and prepare a knowledge bank for myself while looking for solutions in the real world.

Trupti Kavathekar

Human Resources Professional


Prof. Dr. Mario Vaupel

Dr. Stela Dhima

Dr. Felix Langness

Mauritius Lohmer

Dr. René Jerusalem

Markus Küll

Dipl.-Oec. Daniel Dunkhase

Dr. Johannes Heekerens

Johanna Strump, M.Sc.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Aulinger