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Summer School in Business Psychology

Why choose this course?

Are you interested in developing an analytical understanding of human behaviour in the workplace?

Business Psychology is an applied science that investigates how to make people and organisations more effective, while trying to balance their needs. Our Summer School will provide you with critical skills and knowledge to appraise different theories and apply them in real case scenarios.

Entry Requirements

To apply for our Summer School, there are no specific entry requirements.

Teaching and Learning

You will be required to attend to lectures in the mornings and participate to student led classes in the afternoon, where you can work on assignments with your peers.

Usually, you will be required to attend to:

  • Lectures: 36 hours (10am-1pm Monday to Thursday)
  • Class hours: 18 hours (1 to 2 hours in the afternoon, 2-4pm, Monday to Thursday)
Assessment

You will have to present written work and pass a final examination at the end of the course. However, if you are not interested in being assessed, you may be issued an Attendance of Certificate, if you participate to at least 75% of classes.

Academic Credits

You may be able to gain up to 7.5 ECTS points, however you will need to check with your Institution.

Programme Structure

You can choose one course per session among the followings:

MODULE NUMBER MODULE TITLE MODULE DESCRIPTION
SUMSC-107 Introduction to Business Psychology Through a psychological perspective, students will look at the theories and topics linked to the organisation, the individuals, groups and processes that make it.
SUMSC-108 Group Dynamics The module is designed to reflect on the attitudinal and behavioural characteristics of a group within the organisation, and the way individuals can enhance creativity and innovation through group performance.
SUMSC-109 Motivation Management and Organisational Culture During the course, you will learn the latest ways in which managers promote productivity in their employees, and how these relate to organisational culture.
SUMSC-104 Personality and Individual differences Using famous tools like the Myers-Briggs test, you will have a chance to reflect on how individual differences contribute collectively to performance in the organisation, and how individuals are recruited and expected to behave in the workplace.
SUMSC-110 Leadership The module offers the opportunity to apply theoretical basis of leadership, its definition and principles, while testing in simulations the way it might influence an organisation.
SUMSC-111 Power and Politics in organisations Power and politics in the organisation range from governing how decisions are made to how employees interact with one another. In particular, you will learn how employees can use positive or negative power to influence others in the workplace.
Programme outcomes

At the end of this Programme, you will be able to:

  • Understand what organisational behaviour is, its main theories and key contemporary issues
  • Analyse the psychological impact of individuals and teams in the organisation
  • Apply these theories to lead and innovate organisations in the modern economy
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