MBA with Organisational Psychology

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100% Online MBA with Organisational Psychology

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Apply mind over business matters to improve performance with St Marys’ 100% online MBA with Organisational Psychology

St Mary’s University’s 100% online MBA with Organisational Psychology deepens your knowledge of economics, cost-based decision making, corporate financial management, operations, marketing strategy, organisational management, corporate planning and more. In our digital classroom, you will apply the theories you learn to real-world workplace challenges, collaborate and work effectively in teams across and within functional areas, enhance your communication skills, sharpen your critical and analytical thinking, deepen your ethical decision-making in business contexts, and proactively anticipate rapidly changing business challenges in a global economy.

The organisational psychology specialisation comprises three courses designed to provide you with insight into how psychological theories and approaches can be leveraged to give businesses a competitive edge. You will deepen your knowledge in organisational psychology in key areas including individual and team dynamics, employee wellbeing and engagement and more, as well as learn how to develop, design, deliver and evaluate workplace training programmes. You will also learn the psychological dynamics of leading and following and how to devise strategies based on psychological theories and evidence.

You’ll develop your capacity to

  • Integrate advanced theories and practices of organisational behaviour, leadership, and psychology to effectively motivate and lead individuals and teams in culturally diverse and global business environments.
  • Formulate innovative, evidence-based strategies that leverage psychological principles, technology, and core business competencies to solve complex business challenges, improve employee performance, and enhance operational efficiencies in a global context.
  • Evaluate the ethical implications and regulatory factors of leadership and change management practices to grow business operations sustainably, while fostering a positive organisational culture and climate that promotes employee wellbeing and engagement.
  • Demonstrate advanced communication, research, and information literacy skills to critically evaluate and apply relevant data and knowledge in leading initiatives, formulating training and development programmes, and sharing solutions to complex organisational problems.
  • Analyse qualitative and quantitative data using advanced techniques to support strategic decision-making, performance management, and the continuous improvement of workplace training, coaching, and development programmes.

And grow your career

Careers in organisational psychology can lead graduates down a variety of interesting paths helping organisations get the most out of their human resources. This programme prepares you with the skills and knowledge needed to use psychology in business and leadership contexts, in roles such as: Behavioural Analyst, Consultant, Human Resources Manager, Occupational Therapist and more.

With a programme designed for you

This programme is designed to equip working professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue careers in organisational psychology while maintaining full-time work and other important life commitments. Learn the fundamentals of business management and develop the specialised knowledge needed to apply psychological theories to complex business challenges with learning in organisational psychology, leadership as well as training and coaching. Your learning will take place entirely online and is delivered part-time for maximum flexibility, so you can keep up with both work and study.

Programme Modules

Organisational Psychology

Deepen your understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of organisational psychology. You will explore various strategies for research and practice and, in turn, learn key topics including organisational behaviour, individual and team dynamics, employee engagement and wellbeing, organisational culture and climate, and change management. With a focus on enhancing employee wellbeing and organisational performance, you will become equipped with the skills to apply
psychological theories and methods to tackle the complex challenges organisations face.

Psychology of Leadership

Further your knowledge of the psychology of leadership and broaden your understanding through an exploration of leadership theories, models, and practices from a psychological viewpoint. You will learn the psychological underpinnings of leadership, the dynamics of followership, ethics in leadership, and approaches to global and cross-cultural leadership challenges. By analysing, evaluating, and formulating strategies based on psychological theories and evidence, you will be prepared to tackle complex leadership issues in diverse organisational contexts, focusing on enhancing leadership effectiveness across cultures and situations.

Effective Workplace Training and Coaching

Develop your understanding and skills in workplace training and coaching, focusing on the integration of theory and practice to address organisational challenges. You will learn the psychological foundations and principles of training and coaching, design and delivery of training, performance management, and research and evaluation methods.

Business Strategy

Gain a perspective on organisations, both within and outside of the for-profit business world. You’ll apply learned strategic analysis and managerial thinking to organisations to make better decisions that improve the competitive position and provide value for its key stakeholders. Finally, you’ll explore the main theories, concepts, and models of strategic analysis and their role in management practice.

Finance for Managers

Examine the key financial fundamentals necessary for managing an organisation's operational activities and achieving its strategic goals. You’ll learn about the time value of money, investing in various instruments, making critical decisions regarding capital expenditures, and various methods for successfully capitalising the firm. Managing critical cash flows and allocation of financial assets are also discussed from a managerial perspective.

Economics for Managers
Explore key economic concepts, theories, analytical techniques and the economic fundamentals. You will learn about the supply and demand model, the fundamental market model where trade-offs and choices are considered by comparing benefits and costs. Product and market structures are also analysed at the firm level, while macroeconomic issues of fiscal and monetary policy are explored at an aggregate level. Finally, you’ll gain an understanding of selected topics in international trade, financial markets, economic growth, and positive and negative externalities.
Financial Accounting and Analysis

Many business decisions throughout every level of an organisation are based on the information found in the company’s financial statements. Explore how small and large process changes can increase organisational efficiency and profits through analysing financial statement information. Finally. you’ll examine how decisions made about capital projects, long-term investments, and a company’s risk aversion impact the bottom line.

Leadership & Organisational Behaviour

Equip yourself with the skills and characteristics necessary to be an effective leader. You’ll learn how to apply leadership skills during change and in multicultural and diverse environments. The common thread throughout the course will be leading with strong managerial ethics, emotional intelligence, and reflective leadership. You’ll also explore the relationship between contemporary leadership issues and classical leadership theory.

Marketing Management

Explore the design and implementation of the best combination of marketing efforts to carry out an organisation's strategy in its target markets. You’ll develop an understanding of how an organisation can benefit by creating and delivering value to its customers, and stakeholders, and the skills in applying the analytical concepts and tools of marketing to such decisions as segmentation and targeting, branding, pricing, distribution, and promotion.

Operations Management

Gain a deep understanding of operations management and how it is critical to your success in any field, from consulting to entrepreneurship to general management. You’ll explore the major problems and decision processes of operations management such as operations strategy, process and capacity planning, facilities planning, aggregate planning, materials planning, and quality planning.

Business Intelligence & Visualisation Tools

Business Intelligence (BI) uses historical data to better understand and thereby improve business performance, as well as create new strategic opportunities for growth. Part of this process is to display the results in graphical images for easier understanding. Examine the technologies used to support organisational decision-making. You’ll develop an understanding of data organisation, and examine the BI processes and techniques used in transforming data into knowledge and value. Various functions and applications of business intelligence are described, including but not limited to reporting, online analytical processing, data visualisation and business process management.

Research Methods for Business and Management

Develop your understanding of research in general and business. You'll address both academic business research and business consultancy research and examine the concepts and theories underlying research, as well as the practice of research. This course has an applied focus. You'll identify a feasible research topic through readings and assignments and develop a research proposal for academic business or business consultancy research. You will examine how research problems and questions are identified and the process of achieving thoughtful, effective, and efficient research design. You will also investigate the importance of the literature review and how to carry it out for optimal effectiveness in research. You will also study the philosophical and epistemological assumptions underpinning the research approaches and methodologies, as well as their role in determining the design and implementation of the research. Finally, you will also examine the ethical aspects of research and consultancy.


Entry requirements

To study St Mary's University's 100% online MBA with Organisational Psychology you will need to have completed:

  • An undergraduate degree at 2:2 (or higher), or
  • 3 years’ relevant work experience in a professional/managerial role

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English, or most recent education or work experience was not in English will need to demonstrate proficiency by completing an approved English language test such as IELTS (6.0 overall with no individual sub-scores under 5.5), Pearson PTE (55 overall minimum), or equivalent.
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