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Online Postgraduate Certificate in Organisational and Business Psychology

Champion organisational growth through a motivated, engaged workforce

Gain specialist psychology knowledge to enhance your ability to manage, lead and motivate people in organisations in any sector around the world. With this specialised short programme, you’ll be able to develop a deep understanding of how individual success can influence business outcomes.

Specifically designed for working professionals looking to improve their effectiveness in the modern workplace by promoting employee wellbeing, this programme can help you set the ground work for organisational improvements that benefit both employees and the bottom line.

Psychology as a tool to improve business outcomes

Learning you can apply

The programme is designed to give you practical knowledge and experience to:

  • Demonstrate a detailed and systematic understanding of the theoretical approaches to organisational and business psychology
  • Critically integrate psychology theory into professional practice to operate in the specialised setting of organisational and business psychology, including being able to identify bias and best practice
  • Identify and build awareness around the ethical concerns and challenges within the discipline by demonstrating knowledge of the guidelines published by the British Psychological Society
  • Recognise cross-cultural differences in the various areas of organisational and business psychology, with the ability to adapt your own performance to function within diverse contexts and cultures

Drive organisations and employees to perform at their best

Build your professional knowledge

After successful completion of the programme, you should be able to:

  • Understand key organisational psychology tools and techniques that can improve business performance and employee wellbeing
  • Promote higher levels of engagement and performance through effective leadership
  • Identify development objectives for staff and for the organisation as a whole
  • Reflect upon your own skills and establish a personal leadership development action plan
  • Identify organisational practices that could be improved, assessing their suitability to their intended purpose and context
  • Conduct an organisational analysis to identify problems, develop an action plan and explore different methods of communicating change
  • Build stronger and more effective teams by embracing individual and cultural diversity in the workplace
  • Help individuals capitalise on their strengths both personally and professionally
  • Develop successful engagement strategies to improve employee retention by identifying individuals’ talents
  • Identify and respond to cultural factors that impact personal and organisational growth in the global workplace

* The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 80% of the University’s research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience as world-leading or internationally excellent

The University of Liverpool Online Programmes does not offer programmes that lead to professional licensure. Our MSc Psychology programme of study is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Some career options may require additional experience, training or other factors beyond successful completion of the above-mentioned online degree programme.

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Research excellence

Gain a postgraduate award from a university that is a leader in psychology research.*

*The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 80% of the University’s research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience as world-leading or internationally excellent.