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Master of Science in Business and Organisational Psychology

The course provides an opportunity for professionals and future professionals with or without a background in psychology to gain an in-depth understanding of psychology theory as applied to business. The course will make the students able to contribute to the development of professional skills around managing human behaviour and promoting well-being in a business and organisational context.

The MSc in Business and Organisational Psychology is an international degree, primarily consisting of international students. The course is offered in collaboration with Coventry University, UK, with on-campus tuition at IBA, Kolding, in Denmark.


  • Study start: 09. September 2024 Application deadline: 1st May 2024 for non-EU applicants // 1st July 2024 for EU/EEA/Swiss applicants.
  • Admission requirements: Bachelor’s degree in business and/or psychology subjects, incl. English proficiency level equivalent to min. IELTS 6.5
  • Duration: 14 months, 180 CATS (NQF/EQF Level 7)
  • Tuition: All students regardless their citizenship – from DKK 96,000

Mode of study:
Full-time, on campus

Language of instruction: 


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What will you learn?

The MSc Business and Organisational Psychology course provides a critical understanding of applying psychology as an integrated part of business management. 

You will acquire practical skills within several fields, including:

  • Understanding consumer behaviours, 

  • Employee engagement

  • The impact of globalisation on organisational behaviours through different research methods and relevant literature.

The course provides an opportunity for professionals and future professionals without a background in psychology to learn about and critically evaluate psychological principles and theory as applied to business. This contributes to the development of transferable skills around human resource management and promoting well-being in a business and organisational context.

This recognises that the knowledge and skills related to occupational psychology are fundamental for a diverse range of professionals, including marketing specialists, organisational communication professionals, and human resources professionals, among others. The course requires students to reflect critically on theory and practice from an ethical and professional standpoint through applied learning.

More broadly, the course will appeal to those who wish to develop leadership skills and to those who are managing diverse teams or working as part of a team. It will also be relevant for students interested in organisational development or those seeking Continued Professional Development (CPD) opportunities.

Structure of the programme

The programme is delivered and assessed by IBA, and it is awarded and quality assured by Coventry University. The programme leads to a Coventry University degree award.

It is a 14-month (3-semester) full-time Master’s programme, consisting of compulsory subjects and a final dissertation.

Opbygning af uddannelsen


Total degree credits - 180 CATS

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated - please contact us for the latest information.

1st semester Literature List

Download Programme Specification (PDF)

Download Post Graduate Student Handbook (PDF)

Why choose a degree at IBA in collaboration with Coventry University, UK?

Coventry University is a global, modern university with a mission of Creating Better Futures. Founded by entrepreneurs and industrialists in 1843 as the Coventry School of Design, the university continues to have strong links with the public and private sectors, providing job-ready graduates with the skills and creative thinking to improve their communities. Coventry University's students are part of a global network that has 50,000 learners studying Coventry University degrees in more than 30 different countries worldwide. In recent years the university has won many awards and vastly improved their rankings in the league tables that matter to students.

Reasons to study a degree at IBA, awarded by Coventry University, UK:

  • Coventry University ranked No. 38 UK University - Guardian University Guide 2022
  • Top 15 UK university, 5 years running - Guardian University Guide 2016-2020
  • IBA is a Danish public institution, focused on professional, vocational education
  • Informal, small classes, friendly learning environment
  • Education influenced by Danish company requirements, focused on students’ future careers
  • Affordable tuition fees
  • Multiple company visits 
  • Business lunches where industry partners visit IBA, giving the students an opportunity to speak directly with potential future employers
  • Live assignments with case studies
  • The opportunity to conduct psychological research within your research interests
  • Collecting empirical data and critical thinking will be part of your education.
Career opportunities

The graduates from this course typically go on to develop their own consultancy

practice, or work within business-related employment opportunities across a range of commercial and public sector organisations, both in their home country and internationally. 

The variety of opportunities includes (but is not exclusive to) Human Resource management, recruitment and training management, and workplace well-being practice/management roles. Successful completion of the course allows graduates to practice Occupational and Business Psychology in related fields; this is not transferable to other areas of psychological practice.

As an international student, you will have the opportunity to experience an international environment which will contribute to the development of your intercultural skills.

  • Kalpana Shrivastava
    Kalpana Shrivastava
  • Morten Kier
    Morten Kier
    Senior Lecturer

Everyday life at Business and Organisational Psychology

Your everyday life at IBA will primarily consist of attending class-based lectures, including group work and solving business cases. At IBA, you will also be able to attend Friday bars and participate in other social activities to further bond with fellow students from your own program as well as others.

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- It was the teachers, yes, but also the course administrator and course director… everyone has gone out of their way to help me - from finding an internship position, to helping me with my current job. I’ve been really happy with the whole IBA environment.
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Application Procedure and Admission Requirements

Admission requirements
  • You must normally have successfully completed a degree in a relevant subject area at the undergraduate level (Bachelor or equivalent).To find out if your non-Danish entry qualifications fulfil the minimum entry requirements for the course, you can visit our International Qualifications webpage.

    We consider the following subject areas as relevant for the course: Business Administration, Commerce, HRM, Management, Organisational Behaviour, Leadership and Business Psychology, Sociology, or similar disciplines.   
  • English language proficiency level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or higher.

    Applicants must submit a valid, recognised international English proficiency test.

    Read about our English requirements, accepted certificates and exemptions.

  • Students need to have received scores equating to Lower Second Class (2:2) or better
  • All applicants eligible for admission to the course will have to complete an online admission interview. If the applicant does not show up for the interview, the application will not be considered further.
  • Relevant professional experience will be considered in the evaluation of applications.

Non-standard applications may be considered for entry to the course and will be at the discretion of the Course Manager.

Application procedure

You can apply for the MSc in Business and Organisational Psychology only for summer intake.

All applications must be made through the online application form here*. 

*Please note that we will not accept applications or any documentation containing personal information via e-mail.

All applicants are required to pay an application fee before their application can be processed by IBA. Read more about the application fee.

All required documentation must be attached to your application in the system by the given deadline:

  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss applicants must apply no later than 01 May 2024, 16:00 CET
  • EU/EEA/Swiss applicants must apply no later than 01 July 2024, 16:00 CET

Study start is 09 September 2024.

If you have questions in connection with admission, you can contact our International Admission Office via email, at

Necessary documentation – application checklist

You must attach documentation to support the information mentioned in your application. All relevant documentation must be attached to your application in the system by the above-stated application deadline.

Mandatory documentation:

  • Upper Secondary School Diploma and Transcripts of records (Copy of original and translation)
  • Bachelor’s Degree and Transcripts of records (Copy of original and translation)

If you have not finished your degree at the time of application, you must provide detailed Transcripts of records, mentioning the expected date of graduation.

Optional documentation:

If you want to make your application more competitive and be assessed on additional qualifications, you can provide the following documentation:

  • Other relevant educational activity (higher education, relevant supplementary training/courses)
  • Relevant work experience, incl. internships and compulsory military service (max. 12 months)
  • Voluntary unpaid work
  • Other activities, such as stays abroad.
Financial matters

Tuition fee

All applicants regardless of their citizenship must pay tuition fee for the programme.

Tuition fee for the MSc programme is:

  • The total tuition fee is DKK 110,000 for the whole programme – you can pay it in 2 instalments. The first instalment is DKK 75,000 and the second - DKK 35,000.
  • However, if you wish to pay the total amount upfront, you will get a discount. Your total tuition fee will then be DKK 96,000 for the whole programme.

The fee includes all teaching and exams, learning support and administrative costs. The tuition fee does not include the cost of a visa, books, accommodation, food, international travel, or local transportation. MSc students admitted to the study programme are required to purchase the recommended book package before or upon arrival at IBA.

September start tuition payment deadline:

  • Non-EU applicants: 15 June 2024
  • EU applicants: 01 August 2024


We do not offer scholarships for this course.

The course is not entitled to the Danish State Education Support (SU). Read more at

IBA Alumni Discount

We offer a discounted tuition rate for IBA alumni for continuing their education with IBA.

This will be shown on your final instalment if you choose to pay over multiple instalments.

Example: 96,000 DKK for an MSc in Business and Organisational Psychology is discounted to 80,000 DKK for IBA alumni.

  • If you choose two instalments, you will pay 75,000 DKK for the first instalment, and 5,000 DKK for the second instalment, for a total of 80,000 DKK
  • If you choose three instalments, you will pay 37.500 DKK for the first instalment, the second instalment is also 37,500 DKK, and the final instalment will be 5,000 DKK. Your total tuition fee will be 80,000 DKK. (the three-installment option is only available to EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and non-EU/EEA/Swiss legal residents in Denmark at the moment of application)
Residence permit as a student and EU residence

If you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, you normally need to apply for a Residence Permit to attend the full-time studies, prior your arrival in Denmark. Read more about residence and work permit as a student.

If you are an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, you do not need to apply for a residence permit, but must instead apply for an EU residence document after your arrival in Denmark. Read more about EU residence here.


Accreditation and approval

IBA International Business Academy is an independent public institution accredited and regulated by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science. Please read more about Business Academies in Denmark here.

This programme is accredited by Coventry University, UK.

This programme was approved by the Danish Evaluation and Accreditation Institute (EVA).


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    Recruitment and admission