Trend profession of Business Psychology - The path from high school to dream job and everything you need to know about studying, course content, profession, and tasks as a Business Psychologist!
What courses are included in the study program? What career prospects arise from a degree in business psychology? What are the job opportunities for business psychologists? And how much do business psychologists earn? After completing your high school education, there are various opportunities available to you. Business psychology is a very popular degree program that offers many job opportunities. However, you may wonder what the program entails. You can find out about the contents of the program and the jobs and activities you can pursue later on in the following.
Many people cannot imagine anything precise about economic psychology at first. At parties, you usually hear the following reactions: "What? Are you studying psychology? Then I have to be careful! Can you look into my soul now? Do you want to treat me and are you interested in my childhood?" The reason for this is that many people commonly understand "psychology" to mean "clinical psychology," which actually deals with the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses such as anxiety disorders or depression. However, economic psychology has little to do with that. Quite differently, it focuses on organizations and economies and all processes that involve people, not just numbers. Source
As the name "business psychology" suggests, this is an interdisciplinary degree. This means that it deals with the aspects of two scientific fields. Economic content is combined with the components of psychology. Seen in this way, business psychologists deal with a deeper level of observation in all economic areas and processes. The standard study period for the Wirtschaftspsychologie degree at CBS International Business School is six semesters, one of which is an integrated semester abroad. This can be completed at one of our over one hundred partner universities abroad. You can find a list of our partner universities here. In addition, a mandatory internship of at least eight weeks is planned between the fourth and fifth semesters. In the last of the six semesters, the degree program includes three Wirtschaftspsychologie courses, as well as two personal skill courses in addition to the bachelor thesis.
Business administration courses, such as:
Introduction to Business Operations
Micro- and macroeconomics
Several language courses are added. In addition to Business English, you have the opportunity at CBS to either learn another language from scratch or expand your knowledge in it.
Specialized courses in business psychology start from the first semester and accompany you throughout your entire studies. These courses include:
Introduction to Business Psychology
General Psychology and Research Methods
Human Resource Management
Communication and Management Competence
Social Science Basics
Empirical Social Research
Social Psychology and the Workplace
In addition to the specialized courses in business psychology, there are also projects and business electives. You can choose from various courses to tailor your studies to your interests.
Wirtschaftspsychologists are sometimes also called organizational, business, or occupational psychologists. This diversity of specializations within the field makes it clear how varied the career opportunities are after studying it. Competencies in this field are urgently needed in all HR departments of companies, at marketing and advertising agencies, in HR and management consulting firms, in media companies, in the field of market and opinion research, and many more. After studying business psychology, you advise companies on selecting the right employees. You coach, train, and develop employees into leaders. This makes a significant contribution to the quality improvement of companies as well as to the personal development of people.
Economic psychology is still a young and relatively unknown field among the general public. However, in the job market, economic psychologists are increasingly being sought after. At the same time, economic psychologists compete with "regular" business graduates for positions in the human resources and marketing departments of international companies. For young economic psychologists, it is therefore important to know their own competencies well and be able to present them. Those who know this and position themselves accordingly are often preferred over graduates of traditional degree programs!
Business psychologists are increasingly in demand by companies, especially in areas such as personnel development and market research. As a graduate in business psychology, you have good job prospects in this profession, as well as good career opportunities. The salary options are at least the same as for psychologists. The average starting salary for a business psychologist is 2500 euros per month. However, the development can vary widely, depending on the career opportunities a person uses. If you have several years of professional experience, you can earn a total salary of 3,000 to 5,000 euros per month. Managers can earn a monthly total income of up to 10,000 euros.
How much does a business psychologist earn? You can find further information on the topic of logistics salaries on this page.
Successful business psychologists are those who speak the 'language' of companies. It is also advantageous to have gained a lot of practical experience in different organizations and cultures during your studies. Graduates with extremely high social competence are in demand on the job market - that is, people who can express complicated issues in a simple way, who are approachable and relationship-oriented, and who think analytically. These competencies are precisely what make the practical application of business psychology possible.
Are you interested in starting a career as an economic psychologist? At CBS, you can find a selection of full-time and part-time economic psychology degree programs. For more information, please visit our Business Psychology Study page, where you can find all our degree programs on the subject.
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