Organizational Psychology (MBA) Master's Degree

Industrial-organizational psychologists apply the principles of counseling and social psychology to enhance workplace performance. Learn about the degree requirements, course offerings, and career possibilities in this field. Schools offering Industrial & Organizational Psychology degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Is an Organizational Psychology MBA?

An MBA in organization psychology is a graduate degree program that incorporates principles of both business and psychology. In this program, you will learn how to apply specific principles to increase the organization and productivity in a workplace environment. You will be trained for several career possibilities, including business manager, counselor and human resource specialist. You will be expected to attend lectures, perform research, and undertake internships throughout the completion of your MBA.

Program Requirements Lecture attendance, independent research and internships
Prerequisites Bachelor's degree in psychology or a business-related field
Common Courses Accounting, marketing, organizational behavior, personnel psychology
Possible Careers Industrial-organization psychologist, human resources, counselor

What Are the Requirements?

In order to gain entry into an MBA program you will typically need to first earn a bachelor's degree. Because organizational psychology is a field that integrates many areas of research, schools typically don't require you to have any specific undergraduate major. With that in mind, majoring in psychology or a business-related field as an undergraduate may make you better prepared for the MBA program.

What Classes Will I Take?

The classes that you will take should focus both on business and psychological principles. Examples of business classes you will take include:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Marketing

Other classes you will take will focus on psychological and organizational principles, such as:

  • Organizational behavior
  • Behavioral management
  • Leadership
  • Personnel psychology

What Can I Do With My Degree?

Once you earn your MBA in organizational psychology, you have several career options open to you. One possibility is to work as an industrial-organizational psychologist, either for a particular company or as an independent consultant. According to a 2014 report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, industrial-organizational psychologists have a median annual salary of $76,950 (www.bls.gov). Other job possibilities include becoming a manager, working in human resources or becoming a counselor. If you become a counselor you will need to become licensed in the state you will practice. Once you earn licensure, you can work as an independent counselor, for an organization or as a workplace counselor.

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