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MicroMasters® Program in
Organizational Psychology
UCx

What you will learn

  • To apply psychological theories to the process of recruiting and selecting the right person for the job while minimizing bias in the selection process.
  • To apply motivation theories to performance management and appraisal, and to design appraisal systems that help promote high performance.
  • To understand significant leadership theories, and to explain the development of leadership skills and how they relate to employee engagement.
  • To apply core psychological concepts to explain how to build psychologically healthy and productive workplaces.
  • To understand and explain the factors leading to successful organizational change and learning among employees.

Organizational psychology is a quickly growing field due to the importance of work in people’s lives. Given the amount of time most of us spend at work, it is important to create workplaces that have a positive impact on employees, and support productivity. This MicroMasters introduces this exciting and dynamic field, by presenting topics that are relevant to anyone interested in understanding working life better through learning more about the psychology of work and organizations. You will learn about concepts and skills that can be directly apply to your own work situation.

This program will be useful for anyone with some background in psychology, human resource management, or related areas, or anyone who is working, perhaps in a team leader or managerial role, and want to add knowledge and skills to their toolbox.

The topics covered in this MicroMasters are selected to give an overview of the most salient processes that organizations deal with, from the perspective of how employees are affected by these processes and how they respond to them. Each course combines the latest research evidence with our own research on leadership and employee wellbeing, brought to life by examples from our own experience working with organizations. We are bringing selected parts of the University of Canterbury’s well established and trusted organizational psychology program to you.

Completing the five courses will give you a deeper understanding of people at work, and how organizations can get the best out of their people. These courses also give you solutions to common workplace issues; getting the right person and motivating staff, how to promote psychologically healthy workplaces and create an inclusive climate where people thrive.

To get the most out of these courses, we recommend that you complete all five, since the topics are linked to each other, and you will gain a deeper understanding, and be able to see how the different topics connect as you go through the courses.

First, we start by focusing on recruitment and selection. Our second course focuses on how we get the best out of employees. We explore contemporary challenges for organizations, starting with reviewing aspects of leadership and how leaders play an important role in shaping organizational success. Then we move onto the topic of recurring changes and how employees and organizations are best supported through initiatives to support innovation. Finally, we explore factors that promote psychologically healthy workplaces.

Expert instruction
5 graduate-level courses
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
8 months
6 - 8 hours per week
Discounted price: $625.50
Pre-discounted price: $695USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. UCx's Organizational Psychology MicroMasters® Program

  2. 6–8 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    Learn to ensure that your organization has the right people in the right jobs, to support employee wellbeing and improve performance and organizational success as part of the UCx in Organizational Psychology MicroMasters.

  3. 6–8 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    Learn what factors support high performance at work, including systems, processes, and interpersonal relationships, as part of the Organizational Psychology MicroMasters.

  4. 6–8 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    Learn about how leaders foster engagement, growth, and a sense of meaning at work in a changing and increasingly diverse environment as part of the UCx Organizational Psychology MicroMasters

  5. 6–8 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    Learn the principles required to build psychologically healthy workplaces, as part of the UCx Organizational Psychology MicroMasters.

  6. 6–8 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    Learn about the psychology and processes of organizational change, creativity, and innovation as part of the UCx Organizational Psychology MicroMasters

  7. To earn the program certificate, learners must complete and successfully earn a verified certificate in all of the courses in this program.

    From Program Certificate to a Master’s Degree

    Learners who successfully earn the MicroMasters credentials (verified pathway) may be eligible to apply for admission to the Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program at University of Canterbury. If a learner applies for admission to the Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program at University of Canterbury, and is accepted, the MicroMasters program certificate can be credited towards a maximum of 30 points out of the 240 points required for graduation in the Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program.

    • According to the American Psychological Association (APA) skills related to organizational psychology is one of the most sought after fields of psychology with a strong job outlook. The MicroMasters provides a starting point for entering this occupation.
    • According to the American Psychological Association (APA) skills related to organizational psychology is one of the most sought after fields of psychology with a strong job outlook. The MicroMasters provides a starting point for entering this occupation.

Meet your instructors
from University of Canterbury (UCx)

Joana Kuntz
Associate Professor
University of Canterbury
Katharina Naswall
Professor
Industrial & Organizational Psychology Program, University of Canterbury
Fleur Pawsey
PhD.
School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing, University of Canterbury

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Discounted price: $625.50
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