Master of Psychology Management

Help shape people and companies through business psychology

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Master Psychology & Management (full-time) at a Glance

Standard period of study: 3 semester plus 1 semester thesis
Semester start: September 2024 (fall term)
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Campus: Dortmund (100% in English)
Accreditation: AACSB, FIBAA, German Accreditation Council
Admission requirements:

First degree in an economics degree program with 180 ECTS.
Alternatively at least 30 ECTS points from a psychology or psychology-related (e.g. business psychology, communication sciences) or economics subject area, of which at least 10 ECTS in quantitative, quantitative-methodological subjects. You do not necessarily need previous knowledge of (business) psychology.
If your quantitative ECTS points are not sufficient, you can prepare yourself for your studies with
the Pre-Master.
All requirements

Semester abroad: One compulsory integrated
Double Degree: Get a second master's degree from a partner university
Practical experience: 12 weeks of compulsory internship, workshops, excursions
Language: 100 % in English in Dortmund
Tuition fees:

Overview of tuition fees and discounts

Info Events

Do you want to learn more about us and our study programs? Visit our info events and online trial lectures. We're looking forward to meeting you!

2024-06-13 at 02:00 PM (CET) - Online Infosession: Presentation of Bachelor, Master & MBA Programs
2024-06-18 at 04:00 PM (CET) - Online Lecture: "Introduction to International Management" (Prof. Dr. Marcus Störkel, Bachelor International Management)
2024-07-03 at 04:00 PM (CET) - Online Lecture: "How on Earth Does Netflix know that Stranger Things is something I should be watching?!" (Bachelor Information Systems, Business Analytics & Master Data Science)
Study Contents of the Business Psychology Masters

Occupational fields of our graduates:

In the broad field of business psychology, there are a variety of professional fields, such as management consulting for larger companies or HR management. These offer attractive career opportunities in the world of business psychology. Take a look at the industries in which ISM business psychology graduates work:

Master of business psychology professions of graduates

Master's in Business Psychology - Apply psychological knowledge in a business context

In the post-graduate Business Psychology degree program, you will be trained in the main professional fields for business psychologists - marketing, consulting and human resources. In the first semester of the Master's in Business Psychology, you will receive a general and broad education in applied psychology in a business context.

The specialization in the second semester prepares you for a future career on a scientific basis. You will then apply your knowledge directly in research and consulting projects.

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ISM is AACSB accredited

ISM is AACSB accredited

ISM has been recognized at the highest level by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and is currently the only private German university of applied sciences holding the AACSB accreditation. After years of dedicated effort, ISM has now been granted the AACSB accreditation which is an important seal of quality which certifies excellence in research and teaching. The key requirements for receiving the prestigious accreditation are: highest quality in teaching, committed lecturers who proactively support students, successful cooperation with companies and international universities as well as very good career entry opportunities for graduates. Only around six percent of all business schools worldwide received this seal. Read more

Practica at Lagardère

#In the Middle of Practice

Close to Borussia BVB: Internship with Sports Marketing Company Lagardère Sports

A job among 81,000 thoroughbred fans and direct contact with the stars - for Lukas Bücker, this became a reality for three months. As part of his Master in Psychology & Management, he completed an internship at the sports marketing agency Lagardère Sports (formerly SPORTFIVE) and gained insights into the marketing of one of Germany's best-known sports clubs.

Fast Track: On the Fast Lane

With the option "Fast Track" the semester abroad is omitted and you shorten your internship period. This allows you to complete your master's degree in only 3 semesters with 90 ECTS. Prerequisite: you bring 210 ECTS from your Bachelor (an alternative admission to Fast Track is possible via demonstrated work experience or by taking the ISM Pre-Master). Find out more from your study advisor.

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Online Infosession

Online Info Session

Interested in pursuing a Bachelor's program at ISM? Do you have questions about the study contents, application, deadlines or the tuition fees and financing? Then join us online and learn more about our English-taught full-time programs during our "Online Info Session" on June 13, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. CET. If you have any questions in the meanwhile, please contact our study advisors or book a free online consultation.

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study internationally psychology and management

Refine your international People Skills

A semester abroad is integrated into the Master's in Business Psychology. After two semesters at ISM, you will spend your third semester at one of our approximately 190 partner universities. Abroad you can:

  • deepen your subject-specific knowledge,

  • set individual specializations,

  • perfect your foreign language skills,

  • get to know intercultural particularities of business psychology and can complete a second international degree (double degree) at a partner university if you are interested in doing so.

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Semester abroad in Budapest

#Study abroad experience

Discover something new in Hungary

Annika Störkel wanted to spend her semester abroad on her Master's in Business Psychology in a country she had never been to before and get to know a culture she knew very little about. "As Corvinus University in Budapest has an excellent reputation, my decision was quickly made," explains Störkel.

Application for the Master of Psychology & Management on campus in Germany

How can I apply?

Admission to the postgraduate Business Psychology degree program at ISM is not restricted by a numerus clausus (NC). Rather than your grades, we'd like to know more about your motivation, skills and personality structure, so our university conducts an internal online admissions test.

Further information about the admission requirements and the application process


Where can I study the M.Sc. Psychology & Management?

You can study Psychology and Management in Dortmund in English, as well as in Munich, Hamburg, Cologne and Stuttgart in German with English modules.

Carmen Fischer testimonial

#Springboard to Your Career

Successful in job and research

Publishing your own article in a high-ranking research journal? Checked! Carmen Fischer studied M.Sc. Psychology & Management at ISM and wrote her thesis on the influence of motivational factors on the creativity and innovation of skilled workers. But that was just the beginning: together with two ISM professors, she published an article about her study. Her employer is one of the Big Four management consultancies. Carmen was already able to gain experience there as a working student during her studies. After completing her Master's degree, she joined the company directly as a consultant. Writing her article alongside her job was a challenge. After all, the process from initial discussions to publication took around a year. Nevertheless, the ISM graduate is happy with the result.

The combination of business studies and psychology is incredibly helpful in my job, as I can look at HR from both sides. Topics such as motivation, management culture, working conditions and psychological procedures were important subjects during my studies, which I now encounter on a daily basis in my job. ISM is also very practice-oriented. Many professors come from the business world, so I gained first-hand knowledge that I can put into practice today.

Silvana Blank,
Manager Corporate HR Development & Recruitment, Fr. Meyer’s Sohn, ISM Alumni

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