Master of Business Psychology

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Overview

Growing demographic segments within the workplace have necessitated a greater understanding of people skills and a need for staff development. This program is designed for professionals and recent psychology graduates looking to advance their management skills from a psychological perspective to enhance performance outcomes within the corporate business sector.

The Master of Business Psychology through the University of Newcastle is a highly rated established program for individuals looking to further their competitive edge and develop their career prospects in management. Graduates will be provided with an advanced understanding of human behaviour and how this can be applied to manage workplace relationships.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. It’s completely online, so you can achieve your Master of Business Psychology at a time that suits you.

Domestic Student Program and Fee Summary
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Program Intake
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 3
Location

Online

Tuition Fees
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Number of Courses
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Note: 1 course is equal to 10 units of study.

8-16 (Click here to determine the number of courses you will need to complete).

Program Code

12394

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International Student Program and Fee Summary
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Note: This Program and Fee Summary is intended to provide an overview of the Program Requirements. It is the prospective student’s responsibility to investigate the Program and Enrolment Terms and Conditions carefully prior to applying.

Program Intake
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 3
Location

Online

Tuition Fees
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Note: Fees are indicative and may be subject to annual increase. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

Please click here to view the indicative one year program fees.

Number of Courses
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Note: 1 course is equal to 10 units of study.

8-16 (Click here to determine the number of courses you will need to complete).
Program Code

12394

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Is It For You?

Are you a business professional looking to advance your career in management and gain specialised experience in people skills or a professional who already has psychology training but wants to learn more about psychology in the business sector? Corporate professionals and recent psychology graduates will gain advanced experience in management processes, interviewing and assessing staff, managing difficult people, managing difficult situations and the skills to become an influential person within the business world.

The Master of Business Psychology focuses on developing a higher understanding and specialised skills in applied psychology and organisational behaviour in the workplace. This postgraduate qualification can be the key to your future career success and can provide the knowledge to leverage your business to a new level.

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

What Will You Study

Today, successful managers are required to have a greater understanding of people skills and staff development within the work environment, be flexible and have the ability to enhance performance outcomes for their business. A Master of Business Psychology offers professionals a specialised program that challenges your approach to leadership and enhances your ability to think from a or business psychology perspective.

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

Career Opportunities

The Master of Business Psychology will prepare individuals for a number of 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.

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Applying to the University of Newcastle has never been easier! For most programs, you can complete an easy, online application form. Applying only takes around 10 minutes, and there is no fee for direct applications. You can upload all of your certified supporting documentation online. Below is an overview of what is required. You should prepare any required documentation before commencing the online application. If you have questions about the application process or the requirements for your program, please contact us. When you are ready, begin your application. 

The University of Newcastle may award advance standing towards the Master of Business Psychology in recognition of prior learning. The table below outlines the units required to complete the Masters program, depending on your previous educational qualifications.

 

Educational Qualification Units required to complete Masters (10 units = 1 course)
3 Year Bachelor (in a non-related field of study) 160
3 year Bachelor degree in a Psychology discipline 120
Bachelor (Hons) degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (in a non-related field of study) 120
Bachelor (Hons) degree in Psychology OR Bachelor degree PLUS a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in the Discipline of Psychology 80

PLEASE NOTE: The information outlined above is indicative only.

If you do not have a University of Newcastle Student Identification number, or wish to include details of studies completed at another institution, you may also be required to submit the following:

Identification Documents

If you do not already have a University of Newcastle Student Number, you must provide 100 points of ID. You must supply either a copy of your passport, birth certificate or you citizenship certificate as part of your 100 points.

70 Points Passport
Birth Certificate (not extract)
Citizenship Certificate
40 Points Current Australian Drivers Licence
Student Identification card issued by an educational institution
Pension or Government Health Care Card or Public Service ID Card
Government Issued Licence (eg boat, pilot)
University staff photo identification card
35 Points Letter from a current employer * Must be on official company letterhead and contain both the employer and employee’s signatures and the name and address of the employee
25 Points Medicare card / Credit card
Financial institution cash card or passbook
Council rates notice
Electricity, gas or telephone bill
2 Tax assessment notice
Foreign Driver's Licence
Membership card (e.g. club, union, trade/professional body, library, video library)
Rental receipt or statement from landlord or real estate agent
Marriage certificate
Divorce decree
Name and address verified from electoral role
Deed Poll registered with the relevant authority

Citizenship and Visa Details

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Educational Qualifications

If you are applying for admission on the basis of studies completed at an institution other than the University of Newcastle, you will need to provide certified copies of official transcripts.

For each qualification that you list on your application, you must provide a certified copy of your transcript.

Overseas educational qualifications will be assessed for equivalence according to standards provided by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition.

Evidence of English Proficiency

All applicants, whether domestic or international, for admission to any University of Newcastle program must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission. Applicants should review the University of Newcastle English Proficiency Policy

Typically, applicants will provide certified copies of one of the following documents:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results.
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken overseas in an English Speaking country
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken in English in a non-English speaking country, and confirmation from institution that studies were conducted and examined solely in the English language.

If you are not able to provide these documents, please provide details of any employment undertaken in an English speaking environment. Your application will be reviewed and we contact you regarding your options for demonstrating English proficiency.

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Courses and Details

Program Code 12394
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Online
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Combination of Online and Face to Face + Online
Program Plans

Description

The Master of Business Psychology is an exclusively online degree designed for professionals looking to advance their management skills from a psychological perspective. This degree focuses on people, personalities and relationships for effective business performance. The content of this degree focuses on applied psychology with specialised courses for the corporate business. Students will gain an understanding of human behaviour and how this can be applied to manage workplace relationships for performance outcomes. The degree is offered online to provide a flexible and supportive study environment and is also open to students from a non-psychology background. Those who have studied Psychology courses or a Psychology degree may be eligible for advanced standing.

Admission Requirements

  • Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a different discipline area (also called non-cognate discipline) to Psychology are eligible to undertake the 160 unit program which can be completed in 2 years full time or 4 years part time.
  • Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a Psychology discipline (or cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time.
  • Students with a four year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in a non-cognate discipline or a combination of a three year Bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) also in a non-cognate discipline are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time.
  • Students with a four year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in a Psychology discipline (cognate discipline) or a combination of a three year Bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline and a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in a Psychology discipline (cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake the 80 unit program which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Transition Arrangements

Students who have commenced the Master of Applied Health and Business Psychology (Program Code 12270) prior to Trimester 1, 2015 will be able to complete the program that they commenced in. Students enrolled in the Master of Applied Health and Business Psychology will be advised about the availability of the new AQF compliant Master of Business Psychology degree program (Program Code 12394), and will be encouraged to apply for admission. These students will be assessed and advised on advanced standing and credit available to them, on a case-by-case basis, upon application.

Requirements and Structure

Program requirements and the volume of learning are dependent on the student’s prior academic qualifications. To complete the Master of Business Psychology:

Entry with a 3 year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a discipline other than Psychology: Volume of Learning is 160 units:

  • Core Courses - 80 units
  • Directed Courses - 60 units
  • Elective Course - 20 units

Entry with a 3 year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in the discipline of Psychology: Volume of Learning is 120 units:

  • Core Courses - 60 units
  • Directed Courses - 40 units
  • Elective Course - 20 units

Entry with a 4 year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in a discipline other than Psychology: Volume of Learning is 120 units:

  • Core Courses - 80 units
  • Directed Courses - 20 units
  • Elective Course - 20 units

Entry with a 4 year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in the discipline of Psychology or a 3 year Bachelor degree plus a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in the Discipline of Psychology: Volume of Learning is 80 units:

  • Core Courses - 60 units
  • Directed Courses - 20 units

Course Information

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

Code Name Availability Units
PSYC6000 Foundations of Applied Psychology 1 Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PSYC6050 Foundations of Applied Psychology 2 Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PSYC6110 Psychology Skills in the Workplace Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
PSYC6120 Organisational Interventions Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PSYC6130 Influencing People in Organisations Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PSYC6210 Interviewing and Assessment Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PSYC6140 Leadership and Organisational Change Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PSYC6150 Group Dynamics in Organisations Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 60 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6003 Globalisation Summer 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6007 Managing Human Resources in International Organisations Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6012 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6040 Human Resource Management Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6190 Human Resource and Organisational Development Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6484 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units

Electives

Choose 20 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Learning Outcomes

  • Have developed interpersonal skills required to work collaboratively with other professionals and stakeholders
  • Have a sound working knowledge of people and behaviours in multidisciplinary environments
  • Be capable of applying theoretical and empirical knowledge in a real world context
  • Be skilled in applying research methods and the practical application of data
  • Have ethical awareness, professional practice and ability to arrive at appropriate and ethical solutions to applied psychology applications
  • Be able to analyse needs of organisations to make informed decisions regarding applied psychological issues
  • Have an understanding of theories of leadership and organisational change
  • Be able to contextualise and integrate psychological theory of individuals, groups, and the organisation

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

Credit may be granted for coursework courses if they can be demonstrated to be directly equivalent in terms of content and depth of study to the corresponding courses in the Master of Business Psychology program, and they were completed within the previous 6 years. Credit will be granted by the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology in accordance with the Postgradute Coursework Awards and Program Schedule.

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

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