1. Focus, educational objectives

The master’s degree program in Work and Organizational Psychology is designed to prepare professionals to explore, analyze and manage the human side of the organization including: organizational behavior, organizational change, human resource management, organizational counseling, building effective teams, organizational conflicts resolution, corporate culture, etc.

  1. Education (knowledge and skills necessary for successful professional activity; general theoretical and specialized preparation etc.)

The educational process has a total number of 1380 credit hours obtained from: mandatory lecture courses (780 academic hours), elective lecture courses (60 academic hours), mandatory seminars (285 academic hours), practical seminar (30 academic hours) and a Master’s thesis (225 academic hours). The master’s program provides a total of 92 credits (ECTS). The total number of credits includes: 71 credits from mandatory courses + 4 credits from required elective courses + 2 credits from practical seminars + 15 credits from the Master’s thesis defence.

The minimum weekly workload of students is 24 hours, and each of the disciplines must end with a semester final examination within the envisaged three examination sessions.  The third semester is designed for mastering the disciplines having a dominant practical focus and for work related to writing the Master’s thesis. From the elective disciplines the students must choose 2 disciplines located in separate semesters (60 academic hours = 4 credits).  The master’s program ends with the defence of a Master’s thesis.  The Master’s thesis is theoretical and/or empirical research in a field of study chosen by the student, which is implemented under the guidance of a supervisor. The defence of the Master’s thesis is carried out after completion of the third semester before a state committee of habilitated lecturers.

  1. Professional competences

The students acquire specialized knowledge on issues related to consumer behavior, organizational communication, public relations, career planning, business mediation and negotiations. The graduates of this master’s degree program obtain the “Master” qualification and acquire the right of diagnostic activity and consulting practice. They can work as experts in all organizations in the public and private sectors, as organizational consultants, specialists in organizational diagnostics, human resources and recruitment managers, and perform managerial functions related to the operation of public administration.

  1. Professional fulfillment

The graduates of this master’s degree program can fulfill themselves professionally as organizational psychologists, organizational consultants, specialists in organizational diagnostics. They can occupy managerial positions in all organizations in the public and private sectors. In terms of content the educational process is organized so that the academic disciplines included in it provide the necessary theoretical and practical preparation for obtaining of two types of licenses: a license for “industrial and organizational psychologist” and a license for “human resources manager”.