The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
  • Trimester 1 - 28 Jan 2020
  • Trimester 2 - 11 May 2020
  • Trimester 3 - 2 Sep 2019
    Trimester 3 - 24 Aug 2020
Mode of delivery



2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

UON program code: 12394

Study Business Psychology

The University of Newcastle's Master of Business Psychology is designed for professionals and recent psychology graduates who are looking to advance their management skills from a psychological perspective to enhance performance outcomes within the corporate business sector.

You will develop an advanced understanding of human behaviour and how this can be applied to manage workplace relationships, as well as specialised skills in applied psychology and organisational behaviour in the workplace.

Why study with us?

  • Advance your people management skills and progress your career - corporate professionals and recent psychology graduates will gain advanced experience in management processes, interviewing and assessing staff, managing difficult people and managing difficult situations.
  • Enhance performance outcomes for your business - successful managers are required to be flexible, have superior people skills and staff development experience in order to facilitate a productive work environment.
  • Study online at your own pace - the University of Newcastle’s advanced online learning system will allow you to achieve your Master of Business Psychology at a time that suits you.
  • Our high-quality teaching delivers an exceptional learning experience for students - our postgraduate studies in Psychology rank #1 in Australia for overall educational experience (Quality Indicators of Teaching and Learning 2018)

#1 in Australia ? for teaching quality and overall educational experience in Psychology
World top 200 ? for psychology
Top 3 in Australia ? for cognitive sciences

What you will study

The University of Newcastle’s Master of Business Psychology offers professionals a specialised program that challenges your approach to leadership and enhances your ability to think from a business psychology perspective.

You will develop an understanding of business psychology and how this can be applied in people management to enhance business outcomes. You will learn, understand and apply specialised theoretical management frameworks and advanced business skills which are transferable to all areas of business and human resources.

Courses to support your drive and direction include:

  • Foundations of Applied Psychology
  • Psychology Skills in the Workplace
  • Organisational Interventions
  • Influencing People in Organisations

There are opportunities to exit the Master program with a Graduate Certificate, depending on the number of units completed.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

The Master of Business Psychology will prepare individuals for diverse career opportunities that require specialised interpersonal and advanced communication skills. Graduates may be employed in mid to senior management positions across the public and not-for-profit sectors.

Other prospective career paths include:

  • consultant for human services, recruitment, change management and communications
  • HR specialist
  • case management and managing a multi-disciplinary team
  • program manager for community work or health
  • organisational trainer/training manager
  • customer service manager