Business Psychology (Graduate)

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

The purpose of the programme is to prepare high qualified psychologists for business organizations with deep psychological knowledge in marketing and human resource management, reasonable in economical and juridical basics of business development, able to implement their professional competencies for efficiency of business organization and for improvement of personnel wellbeing.
Half of the program consists of business psychology and related fields subjects. The program provides leadership psychology, team building and management, innovation management psychology, business psychology, psychology of personnel, public relations and advertising psychology, business negotiations, career development psychology, labour law, etc. The other half of the program designated for scientific research and master's final work, professional training and internship. Each semester includes at least one subject, which helps to develop practical skills. It is the only psychology master programme in English in Lithuania and in Baltic states. The programme provides credits of psychology master's qualification defined in Regulations of the European Federation of Psychologists Associations.
Teaching and learning methods: Interactive lectures, the problem-oriented teaching, guest lectures, literature review, brainstorming, verbal communication, diary, role play, group discussion (small group), group discussion (round table), debates, problem analysis and resolution, case studies, project work, preparation of presentations, individual and group research, individual and group assignments, information retrieval and analysis, educational films.

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INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY POSSIBILITIESCAREER PROSPECTSENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Students are encouraged to participate in ERASMUS+ mobility programme which gives a possibility to study at a university abroad for 1 or 2 semesters and do internship in another country.
The academic qualifications allow for working as a researcher (access to the third cycle studies), as well as a psychologist in various businesses, non-government organizations and governmental institutions. In particular, the graduates will be able to apply the achieved knowledge and skills in human resources management, to apply psychological techniques to the world of business in order to increase the effectiveness of particular companies.

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in psychology for admission to the university.

English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common Framework of Reference for Language approved by the Council of Europe). Distant English language level test is organized for those, who do not possess IELTS or TOEFL certificates.


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Programme typeMaster's studies (University)
Field of studyPsychology
Study areaSocial Sciences
Degree awardedMaster of Social Sciences
Duration2 years
Credits120
AccreditationCentre for Quality Assessment in
Higher Education
Course languageEnglish
LocationVilnius
Starting dateSeptember 1st
Tuition fee EU students2342 EUR/per year
Tuition fee Non-EU students3210 EUR/per year


Prof. dr. Rasa Pilkauskaitė Valickienė, programme director:


The programme has been taught for more than ten years in Lithuanian, and now it has grown together with its staff, mostly composed of young professors and high-ranking professionals to be taught in English. The programme’s delivery includes modern teaching methods such as problem-oriented teaching, guest lectures, role play, group discussion, etc. Each semester includes at least one subject, which helps to develop practical skills from team building, negotiation and mediation till psychological consulting and intervention in business. Students are encouraged to participate actively in the study process, in ERASMUS+ mobility programme.

For more detailed information, contact programme director prof. dr. Rasa Pilkauskaitė Valickienė via e-mail: rvalick@mruni.eu

Admission office: study@mruni.eu
STUDENTS EXPERIENCE
I truly enjoyed the Masters of Business Psychology program. I was pleasantly surprised to meet faculty that genuinely cared about the students & made time after class to continue the discussion about the learning material or answer questions/give advice related to my master’s thesis. Lectures were interesting, practical, up-to-date and engaging. I felt that I had space to practice critical thinking as well as be challenged and challenge others to think outside of the box. Overall, I am very happy I acquired new knowledge and practice that I can now apply in my current job role in HR. I would gladly recommend this program to others.Saulėja Ilgūnė, graduate, HR Talent coordinator, Western Union
Business psychology programme allows to understand the core areas of business, human resources management and organizational psychology. We have learnt everything from leadership to advertisement psychology including negotiations, human resource management, innovation management and etc. This broad learning helps to better understand problems of business and organizations’ and find the best suitable and effective solutions to solve them. In my opinion this skill is the key to have successful career and feel the meaning of work. I am really excited to had opportunity to graduate this programme.Justas Kupčinskas, graduate, HR Business Partner at Lietuvos paštas, AB
The programme of business psychology gives an in depth understanding of psychological factors that are relevant in the workplace. The course prepares specialists able to understand and improve various aspects of human resourcing such as employee selection process, occupational health, employee turnover, team management, leadership, job satisfaction, job involvement and motivation. It gives tools to better understand how to measure and evaluate psychological factors of a business and create interventions to improve it. In addition, during the course the student receives a basic knowledge of business management, marketing, advertising and a general view the field of business, which allows for a much more specific understanding of the needs, not only of the employees but the employers too.
Overall the course prepares a specialist ready and possessing the tools to improve a business from a psychological perspective for the employers, employees and the customers.
Gintautas Katulis, graduate, PhD student