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organisational and economic psychology, b.sc.

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As an economic psychologist, you learn to study and understand the experience and behaviour of people in a business environment. You look at human behaviour according to scientific criteria and can help to improve work processes and solve problems. A business psychologist does not necessarily only work within a company. Social issues or the development of successful political measures are also part of being an economic psychologist.

fact sheet organisational and economic psychology

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Duration: 7 semesters (3.5 years)

ECTS points: 210

Start: October (winter semester)

Location: Deggendorf

Taught in: German

Application period: 15 April - 15 September

Admission requirements:


  • Knowledge of basic economic subjects is an advantage
  • Good knowledge of mathematics and statistics is an advantage
  • English knowledge at the level B2/C1

Key aspects:

  • Consulting, coaching and supervision
  • Special Psychologies
  • Consumer, market and advertising psychology
  • Human factors and decision ergonomics
  • Organisational Development

Post-graduate opportunities:


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career prospects

Business-psychological skills are becoming increasingly important for companies and organisations. Business psychology transfers current findings from psychology to economic problems and attempts to analyse them from a psychological perspective, explain them and provide solutions. The completion of the business psychology studies enables the graduates to work in many fields.

Possible occupational fields: Human resource management, market and consumer research, organisational development, professional development, training, coaching and supervision, management consulting, product development, job application training, teaching and research, work analysis, evaluation and design.

In detail, you will acquire comprehensive specialist knowledge that will enable you to work in human resources, management consultancy, organisations, companies and other areas. You will develop social skills that will enable you to act responsibly even in ethically challenging decision-making situations, and you will acquire methodological skills that will enable you to develop your own independent, analytically sound point of view, even in the confusing maze of interests of corporate, personnel, consumer and producer policy.

subject overview

Overview of lectures and courses, SWS (Semesterwochenstunden = weekly hours/semester) and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) in the Bachelor's Degree Organisational and Economic Psychology.


Financial and investment management

1. Semester SWS ECTS
Research Methods 1 (Mathematics, Statistics) 6 8
General Psychology (Perception, Concentration) 4 5
Accounting (intern/extern) 4 5
Organisational Psychology 4 5
Foreign Language English 2 2
Social Psychology 4 5
2. Semester SWS ECTS
General Psychology (Learning & Memory, Motivation, Decision) 4 5
Foreign Language English 2 2
Research Methods 2 (Statistics, Methodology) 6 8
Marketing 4 5
Corporate Management and Organisation 4 5
Human Resource Management 4 5
3. Semester SWS ECTS
Organisational Analysis and Development 4 5
Basics of Economics 4 5
Financial and Investment Management  4 5
Compulsory Elective (FWP = Wahlpflichtmodul)  4 5
Legal Basics  4 5
Intercultural Competences  4 5
4. Semester SWS ECTS
General Scientific Compulsory Elective  2 2
Behavioural Economics & Industrial Psychology 6 8
Case Study Project Experimental Psychology 4 5
Differential Psychology 4 5
Ethics, Moral und Justice 4 5
Management and Leadership 4 5
5. Semester SWS ECTS
Practical Module (Internship 18 weeks, internship accompanying courses 1 and 2) 4 30

Selection of Three out of Six Fields of Competence

6. Semester SWS ECTS
Conflict und Mediation 4 5
Psychology of the Financial Markets 4 5
Management Responsibility and Mental Health 4 5
Field of Competence: Consulting, Coaching and Supervision    
Psychosocial Consulting  4 5
Field of Competence: Special Psychologies    
Specialist Psychologies, Transactional Analysis ´4 5
Field of Competence: Consumer, Market and Advertising Pychology    
Consumer, Market and Advertising Psychology 4 5
Field of Competence: Human Factors and Decision Ergonomics    
Human Factors 4 5
Field of Competence: Personality Diagnostics and Personnel Selection    
Personality Diagnostics 4 5
Field of Competence: Organisational Development    
Basics of the Systematic Organisational Development 4 5
Field of Competence: Health psychology    
Health psychology in heterogeneous societies and working environments 4 5
7. Semester SWS ECTS
Project Management 2 3
Field of Competence: Consulting, Coaching and Supervision    
Supervision and Coaching 4 5
Field of Competence: Special Psychologies    
Special Psychologies, Systematic Approaches 4 5
Field of Competence: Consumer, Market and Advertising Psychology    
Consumer, Market and Advertising Psychology 4 5
Field of Competence: Human Factors and Decision Ergonomics    
Decision Ergonmics 4 5
Field of Competence: Personality Diagnostics and Personnel Selection    
Personnel Selection 4 5
Field of Competence: Organisational Development    
Change Processes and Architecture 4 5
Field of Competence: Health psychology    
Health and well-being at work 4 5
Bachelor Module (Bachelor thesis, Bachelor seminar)  12  12


1st and 2nd semester

The first two semesters of study are devoted in particular to basic education in psychology (general psychology 1 and 2, social psychology). In the subject Organizational Psychology, the divided point of view of the disciplines already becomes clear. During these two semesters, a solid methodological basis is also laid (mathematics, statistics 1, statistics 2, research methods). The courses on corporate management and organisation, marketing and personnel management will focus on classical orientations of business psychology. Accounting addresses more specific operational aspects

3rd and 4th semester

The third semester is characterised by the teaching of basic operational functions and mechanisms (e.g. financial and investment management, organisational analysis and development). An overarching framework is formulated by legal principles. In the fourth semester, an aggregating economic perspective is developed for which the necessary social and behavioural extensions of neoclassical models are clearly addressed (basics of micro/macroeconomics, behavioural economics). The two courses Management & Leadership and Differential Psychology combine individual and company perspectives. In addition, contents from the fields of ethics, morality and justice as well as intercultural competences are taught. Based on the content and methodology of the first three semesters, students will work on an experimental case study project in the field of business psychology. Here they also document their research methodological competencies and prepare a scientific paper in preparation for the internship report and bachelor thesis. The offerings are rounded off by subject-specific elective subjects in the third semester and a general scientific elective subject in the fourth semester.

5th semester

The students complete an 18-week internship in a company. In addition, two practical courses (PLV weeks) must be attended at the university.

6th and 7th semesters

The last two semesters are marked by courses that address potential conflict constellations on an individual, company and (supra)social level (conflict and mediation; leadership responsibility and mental health). Students also attend lectures on the psychology of the financial markets and project management.
During these two semesters, students can choose three out of six offered fields of competence for individual profile building: Consulting, coaching and supervision; special psychologies; consumer, market and advertising research; human factors and decision ergonomics; personality diagnostics and personnel selection; organisational development. The last semester is completed with a Bachelor's thesis, in which content-related and methodological knowledge is applied to a specific question.