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Organisational and Economic Psychology, B.Sc.

Faculty of Applied Economics








Course content.


Deggendorf, DIT



B. Eng.


Additional admission requirements:

Skills in maths and science are required


















What motivates people?

The programme provides students with important specialist knowledge in psychology and business administration. This combination offers graduates a wide range of career prospects in business, as they can apply psychological knowledge to business problems.

In addition to subjects such as accounting, research methods, organizational psychology or marketing, important social skills are taught during the course and the foreign language English is integrated into the curriculum. An internship gives the students the opportunity to get to know a later field of work and to gain practical experience.

fact sheet Organisational and Economic Psychology

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Duration : 7 semesters

Start: Winter semester

Location : Deggendorf

Course language: German

Admission requirements :

  • General university entrance qualification


  • 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
  • Organizational Development

Post-graduate oportunities:

Fees : No tuition fees, only €52 student service fee per semester


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, organizational 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

Übersicht über die Lehrveranstaltungen, SWS (Semesterwochenstunden) und ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) im Studiengang Bachelor Angewandte Wirtschaftspsychologie.


1. Semester SWS ECTS
Forschungsmethoden 1 (Mathematik, Statistik) 6 8
Allgemeine Psychologie (Wahrnehmung, Aufmerksamkeit) 4  5
Rechnungswesen (intern/extern) 4 5
Organisationspsychologie 4 5
Fremdsprache Englisch 2 2
Sozialpsychologie 4  5
2. Semester SWS ECTS
Allgemeine Psychologie (Lernen & Gedächtnis, Motivation, Entscheiden)  4 5
Fremdsprache Englisch  2  2
Forschungsmethoden 2 (Statistik, Methodenlehre) 6 8
Marketing 4 5
Unternehmensführung und Organisation 4 5
Personalmanagement 4 5
3. Semester SWS ECTS
Organisationsanalyse und -entwicklung  4 5
Arbeitspsychologie 4 5
Finanz- und Investitionsmanagement 4  5
Fachbezogenes Wahlpflichtmodul (FWP)  4  5
Rechtliche Grundlagen  4 5
Interkulturelle Kompetenzen  4  5
4. Semester SWS ECTS
Allgemeinwissenschaftliches Wahlpflichtmodul  2 2
Grundlagen der Volkswirtschaftslehre 6  8
Fallstudienprojekt Experimental-Psychologie  4 5
Differenzielle Psychologie 4 5
Ethik, Moral und Gerechtigkeit 4  5
Management und Führung  4 5
5. Semester SWS ECTS
Praxismodul ( Praktikum 18 Wochen, Praxisbegleitende Lehrveranstaltung 1 und 2 ) 4 30

Wahl von drei aus sechs Kompetenzfeldern

6. Semester SWS ECTS
Konflikt und Mediation 4 5
Psychologie der Finanzmärkte 4 5
Führungsverantwortung und psychische Gesundheit 4  5
Kompetenzfeld: Beratung, Coaching und Supervision    
Psychosoziale Beratung  4 5
Kompetenzfeld: Spezielle Psychologien    
Spezielle Psychologien, Transaktionsanalyse ´4 5
Kompetenzfeld: Konsum-, Markt- und Werbepsychologie    
Konsum-, Markt- und Werbeforschung 4 5
Kompetenzfeld: Human Factors und Entscheidungsergonomie    
Human Factors 4 5
Kompetenzfeld: Persönlichkeitsdiagnostik und Personalauswahl    
Persönlichkeitsdiagnostik 4 5
Kompetenzfeld: Organisationsentwicklung    
Grundlagen der systemischen Organisationsentwicklung 4 5
7. Semester SWS ECTS
Projektmanagement 2 3
Kompetenzfeld: Beratung, Coaching und Supervision    
Supervision und Coaching 4 5
Kompetenzfeld: Spezielle Psychologien    
Spezielle Psychologien, Systemische Ansätze 4 5
Kompetenzfeld: Konsum-, Markt- und Werbepsychologie    
Konsum-, Markt und Werbepsychologie 4 5
Kompetenzfeld: Human Factors und Entscheidungsergonomie    
Entscheidungsergonomie 4 5
Kompetenzfeld: Persönlichkeitsdiagnostik und Personalauswahl    
Personalauswahl 4 5
Kompetenzfeld: Organisationsentwicklung    
Veränderungsprozesse und Veränderungsarchitektur 4 5
Bachelormodul (Bachelorarbeit, Bachelorseminar)  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.