Business Psychology and Management (M.Sc.)

Vorlesungssprache Englisch Studienstart Winter Dauer 4 Semester
ECTS 120 Studienform Vollzeit Abschluss Master of Science
Auslandssemester optional Praktikum integriert Campus Köln | Mainz
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Studienverlaufsplan

Business Economics
3 ECTS

  • Demand analysis & estimating demand
  • Supply and market equilibrium
  • Production economics
  • Estimating cost functions and production functions
  • Prices, output and strategy in different markets
  • Game theory models of oligopoly
  • Pricing techniques and analysis

Empirical Research Methods
3 ECTS

  • Quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Development of a research question
  • Steps of research process
  • Methods of data collection
  • Data analysis using statistical software programs

Strategic Analysis & Management
3 ECTS

  • Strategy making process and strategic reasoning
  • Advanced external environment analysis
  • Cultural and institutional context of strategic management
  • Corporate development and configuration
  • Strategic change and corporate restructuring
  • Strategy evaluation and strategic controls
  • Organizing for success

Innovation Management & Digital Transformation
3 ECTS

  • Diagnosing the change context and leading the strategic change
  • Dynamics of innovation & their implications for change management
  • Individual creativity and invention
  • Creativity techniques
  • Corporate creativity & intrapreneuring
  • Innovation and technology strategies
  • Managing innovations
  • Open innovation
  • Diffusion of innovations
  • Cultural differences in innovation capability

Corporate Social Respon­sibility
3 ECTS

  • Theories of corporate social responsibility
  • Cornerstones of sustainable management
  • CSR as management approach
  • Practical approaches of organizational effectiveness
  • Tools for CSR implementation
  • CSR and financial performance
  • How to communicate CSR

Corporate Governance
3 ECTS

  • Historical developments around the world
  • Directors and board structures in different parts of the world
  • Family business governance
  • Role of institutional investors
  • Corporate governance in mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate governance in different regions

General Psychology
3 ECTS

Psychological Decision Making & Respon­sibility
3 ECTS

Academic Business English
2 ECTS

The aim of this course is to solidify the students’ existing language competencies, as independent users of English, and to enable them to apply this to their studies, focusing on educational and business domains. Since English is the medium of instruction in their respective study programmes, students are expected to reach a proficient user level in English within the first year.

Applied Qualitative Research
2 ECTS

Advanced Intercultural Team Leadership
2 ECTS

International Economics
3 ECTS

  • Globalization and income
  • Globalization and international trade
  • Trade and comparative advantage
  • Trade barriers and trade policy
  • Firm location, distance and transport costs
  • Currency crises and exchange rate policy
  • Financial crises, firms and the open economy

Applied Management Accounting
3 ECTS

  • Systems design: Job-order costing
  • Systems design: Process costing
  • Cost-volume-profit relationships
  • Variable costing
  • Activity based costing to aid decision making
  • Sustainability and ethics in accounting decision making

Business Elective
3 ECTS

Business Project
6 ECTS

Psychology In Digital Leadership & Agile Management
3 ECTS

Advertising Psychology & Sales Management
3 ECTS

Market Research & Marketing Psychology
3 ECTS

Elective Language
2 ECTS

The focus of the module is on introducing language for both business and academic study purposes. The aim of the courses are to build competencies in a second foreign language (e.g. Spanish, French, Chinese) either in continuation of their prior knowledge or at a beginners’ level. If you decide for the English-Only-Track you will concentrate on deepening your English language skills.

Applied Quantitative Research
2 ECTS

Work & Organisational Psychology
3 ECTS

Human Ressource Development & Coaching
3 ECTS

Business Elective
3 ECTS

Modern Trends Of Applied Business Psychology
3 ECTS

Psychological Testing, Assessment & Statistics
3 ECTS

Business Simulation Game
3 ECTS

In a business simulation game participants have to manage their own virtual company which operates in the same market as other participant-operated competitors. This involves making typical management decisions in realistic environments. Beside the deepening and active examination of subject-specific knowledge the simulation games also include the team environment, where interaction, communication and prioritization are of paramount importance. Participants learn how to manage risk and uncertainty while time is limited and information constrained. Group-reflections help to take over different perspectives and to discuss pros and cons of content- as well as behavior-related actions.

Master Thesis Tutorial
2 ECTS

During the Master Thesis Tutorial you will learn the fundamentals for your Master thesis: Defining the topic as well as structuring the thesis and you will learn the theoretical knowledge for scientific working.

Elective Language
2 ECTS

Experimental Research
2 ECTS

Master Thesis
24 ECTS

During your 4th semester you are working on your Master thesis. You have 19 weeks to complete your thesis and the subject is freely selectable. A supervisor from CBS will support you and you can write the thesis in collaboration with a company as well. Or you can write your thesis in connection with a stay abroad.

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In der Vorlesungsfreien Zeit zwischen dem 2. und 3. Semester absolvieren Sie ein mindestens achtwöchiges Praktikum (10 ECTS) in Deutschland oder im Ausland. Unsere Abteilung Career Services unterstützt Sie bei der Suche nach einem geeigneten Unternehmen.

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