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M.Sc. Business Management

with specialization in Business and Organizational Psychology


Next Intake in 2020
: 16.09.2020 and 18.11.2020
: 120
Type of Study
: Full-time, Blended Learning
: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Program Description

Most efficient managers and project managers have one thing in common: having the right eye for talents. Apart from being equipped with such skills, students in the Business and Organizational Psychology specialization will learn how to develop the ideal interactions between organizations and the people involved.

This means you will not only learn how to reach optimal performance for yourself but also your organization.

The Master of Science is offered by three cooperating institutes of Steinbeis University: SMI, IEC, IOM.

Future Perspectives

The knowledge and skills that you acquire from this practice-oriented Master's program Business Management with the specialization in Business & Organizational Psychology can be applied to organizational and economic areas that are becoming increasingly important, for example:

  • Marketing
  • Market Research
  • Project Management
  • Control of Networks
  • Consulting
  • Personnel Management (e.g., Leadership, Personnel, and Organizational Development)

The Modules

Your Foundation - general and innovative

  • Strategic Corporate Management I&II
  • Leadership and Communication I&II
  • Project Management I&II
  • Unternehmensorganisation I&II
  • Economics, Politics and Society I&II
  • Qualitative Sozialforschung Advanced I&II
  • Philosophy of Science and Research Methods I&II
  • Advanced Statistics I&II

Your Specialization – Business and Organizational Psychology

  • Business Psychology I&II
  • Organizational Consulting, Organizational Development
  • Psychological Aspects of Change in Organizations
  • Psychological Aspects of Leadership in Organizations
  • Future Trends of the Organization
  • Management and Incentive Systems
  • Team Development and Conflict Management
  • Innovation Project
  • Research and Science Project

Study Structure

This course offers an intelligent combination of self-study and coaching, intensive in-class sessions, and self-directed project work. .


Your in-class sessions at our university

Efficient and "holiday-friendly" - students go to the Steinbeis study centers for their classes approximately every 4 to 6 weeks (usually from Thursday to Sunday).

Your self-directed study

Do it your way!The students receive detailed information about the upcoming in-class sessions as well as self-study material and tasks from the lecturers. You can work on these materials in your own way in preparation for the seminar.

Your exams during your studies

Always know your stuff. After each in-class session, you will write a transfer paper or take a written exam. A transfer paper is between 5 and 8 pages; an exam lasts 60 minutes.

Your travels during your studies

In addition to SMI's optional trips abroad, you can also travel with the IOM to the world's largest conference for management researchers - the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. This conference takes place every year in the first half of August in the USA or Canada. Alternatively, you can organize a stay at a renowned Indian partner university in Bangalore with the IEC.

Tuition Fees

The total tuition fees are 21,900 EUR.

The tuition fees cover access to the INSIDER online learning solution, teaching materials available via the e-learning platform Moodle, access to the online libraries, professional coaching during the student project as well as examination fees and the access to IEC-Alumni organization.

Application Requirements

Application to the course is open to anyone who can present a first university degree or an equivalent degree that covered courses in economics, mathematics, and statistics (a pre-course can also demonstrate this).

To apply to this Master's program, please submit the following documents:

  • Latest updated CV
  • Letter of Intent
  • High School Certificate
  • University Certificate and Transcript (min. Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
  • Proof of German Proficiency (minimum B2 level)

You can send these documents to or via our Online Application Form by clicking the "Apply Now" button below.

To ensure that your application is processed as quickly as possible, all documents that are originally not in the German or English language should be translated to German or English by a sworn translator and sent in PDF format.

We offer this Master’s program several times per year. Therefore, you are free to apply at any time of the year.


“The lecturers are one of the best
parts of the learning program”

The lecturers are one of the best parts of the learning program. To know that the lecturers themselves apply similar learnings in their high-level positions within reputable organizations give me confidence that the learning material is current and relevant.

Arshad Sheik

Human Resources Manager

“The choice of modules
suits me very well”

The choice of modules suits me very well. My practical work is substantiated theoretically. The cooperation between the students is great fun, and the exchange between practice and theory from different perspectives is very helpful. I can recommend the IEC unconditionally.

Walter Zornek

Business Consultant


Prof. Dr. Mario Vaupel

Prof. Dr. Andreas Aulinger

Johanna Strump, M.Sc.

Dr. Johannes Heekerens

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