Business and Economic Psychology | Teaching and Training

With this newly established International Master program, we respond to the challenge of preparing the coming generation of economic- and business psychologists for the ongoing internationalization of affairs of almost any kind, be it in the private- or public sector. Digitalization is at the heart of most of the business innovations, and we may expect even more dramatic developments soon. In this master, we offer an international campus for our students, providing firsthand access to a broad range of academic capacities and resources.

At the Department of Business and Economic Psychology, we are strongly committed to the training and development of academic skills coupled with the continuous transformation process in businesses and the economic system. During their first academic master-year, students are coached to manage and organize their studies together with their peers. After two highly intense input weeks with lecturers and professionals, students take over the responsibility to self-organize classes and teachings according to their needs. The use of online meetings, the psychology of digital communication, the organization of telework groups, the challenge of intercultural communications become this way are an integral part of the actual academic process. After their first year of studies, we encourage students to academic collaborations at our partner-sites, be it for their internship and/or research and writing their master thesis.

Our Bachelor Classes

Introduction in Economic, Work and Organizational Psychology (B5: 5 ECTS)
A lecture series with Tarek el Sehity, Herbert & Cornelia Kastner, Oliver Wegenberger, Felicitas Auersperg, and Raffaella Pocobello.

Economics & Instruction in Business Administration (B5: 5 ECTS)
A lecture series with Alex Binder, Tarek el Sehity and Francesca Marzo

Our Master Classes – Curriculum of the specialization modules

1st Term (September-February: 23 ECTS + 7 ECTS)
1. Research Paradigms in Economic Psychology (ILV: 3 ECTS; Tarek el Sehity)
2. Work Psychology (ILV: 3 ECTS; Herbert Kastner)
3. Organizational Psychology (ILV: 3 ECTS; Clara Kulich)
4. Consumer and Market Psychology (ILV: 3 ECTS; Jennifer Stark)
5. Behavioral Economics (ILV: 3ECTS; Francesca Marzo)
6. Personnel Psychology (ILV: 4ECTS; Oliver Wegenberger)
7. Wahlfach (optional courses offered in students national language at home site):
SFU Vienna: Einführung in die Betriebswirtschaft (ILV: 4 ECTS; Alex Binder)

7 ECTS Core Modules on research methods are offered in students national language at their home sites

2nd Term (February-July: 23 ECTS + 7 ECTS)
1. Personnel Selection (UE: 3 ECTS; Meike Watzlawik)
2. Market Research (UE: 3ECTS; Martin Einhorn)
3. Competences in Organizational Psychology (UE: 3 ECTS; Elisabeth Ponocny-Seliger)
4. Competences in Work Psychology (UE: 3ECTS; Cornelia Kastner)
5. Conflict resolution in organizations (SE: 3 ECTS; David Becker)
6. Service Psychology (ILV: 4ECTS; Ralf Sichler)
7. Wahlfach (optional courses offered in students national language at home site):
SFU Vienna: Psychologische Organisationsberatung (ILV: 4 ECTS: Sebastian Schuh)

7 ECTS Core Modules on research methods are offered in students national language at their home sites

3rd Term (October-February: 30 ECTS)
Preparing the Master thesis (SE: 5 ECTS)
Internship Supervision (UE: 5 ECTS)
Internship (20 ECTS)

4th Term (February-July: 30 ECTS)
Research Workshop (SE: 5 ECTS)
Masterthesis (25 ECTS)

Costs

You may choose between two payment modalities:

  1. a) € 6,830 per semester or 
    b) € 1,161 per month (24x installments incl. 2% charges)
    + unique commission fee: € 480