MSc Work and Organisational Psychology & HR Management

The MSc degree programme Work and Organisational Psychology and HR Management is offered in cooperation with the Austrian Academy of Psychology (AAP), subject to approval by the FH Supervisory Council.

The three-semester master degree programme combines interdisciplinary competences through innovative HR management methods with selected tools of work and organizational psychology and the relevant methods of management, business administration and law. This creates a unique approach for successful companies and their employees across various disciplines.

In a dynamic and volatile environment companies are invited to permanently challenge and adapt their strategies and value chains in order to maintain their competitive best. It is not only companies that change but also the people who work in them. A successful meeting of tasks and requirements takes experts who can successfully guide the necessary business, strategic and implementation processes and whose focus is on both, the individual and the organisation.

With the MSc degree programme Work and Organisational Psychology and HR Management the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna (FH des BFI Wien) engages in innovative routes in terms of interdisciplinary curricular design within the higher education landscape. The interdisciplinary teaching of occupational, organisational and economic-psychological methods along with business know-how represents the USP of this master degree Programme.


Marion Rosshap
Scientific Director

“Interdisciplinary thinking and acting belong to the future core competences! After successfully completing this integrative approach MSc programme students can develop and implement interdisciplinary solutions for complex business challenges.”

Sigrid Schmiedl
Scientific Director

“The combination of psychological and economic knowledge creates the unique opportunity to holistically capture the human factor in an organisational context and to develop modern and contemporary concepts.”


Course contents:

  • Work and organisational psychology
  • Social and economic psychology
  • Human resources development processes
  • Organisational culture, leadership and motivation
  • Economic and business trends
  • Research methods and statistics
  • Application oriented theories, techniques and methods
  • The individual in an operational context
  • Strategic and operational management
  • Modern methods of management consulting
  • Change management, performance Management


The programme in brief:

Academic degree: Master of Science (MSc) “Work and organisational psychology & HR Management”
ECTS: 90
Costs: € 3.320 / semester (VAT-exempt). Instalment payments are feasible on request. Subsidies are possible for prospective students with a principal residence in Vienna.
Medium of instruction: German
Start: 11 March 2019
Duration of studies: 3 semesters, 460 teaching units
Number of study places per year: 20 part-time
Study periods: Fri afternoon / Sat all-day, 2-week intervals, 1 block week Mon-Sat all-day / semester
Target groups: Graduates from relevant fields of study aiming for higher qualification through interdisciplinary and practice-oriented training; Employees and junior managers who wish to prepare for leading roles in organisational and HR development; free-lance psychologists and business consultants; executives, decision makers, entrepreneurs from various disciplines ready to take managerial responsibility.
Admission requirements: a recognised academic degree or multiannual equivalent professional experience, a good command of German, written application, admission interview.