What is a Master in Organisational Behaviour?

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Organisational behaviour degrees deal with describing human behaviour in various workplace situations and explains the causes of different types of behaviours. Masters in organisational behaviour will help forecast future behaviour of employees and will improve the overall management process. Degrees cover concepts like corporate culture, leadership, decision-making, motivation and job satisfaction.

The organisational behaviour discipline has connections with disciplines like: human resources management, psychology, communication sciences, business administration, strategic management, and more. Organisational behaviour courses train students in finding ways of reducing stress and improving well-being at work, while implementing theories of motivation. They develop insight into workgroup dynamics and group-based problem solving. Further topics included in organisational behaviour curricula include psychology of negotiation, psychology of organisational development, or strategies in human resource management.

Graduates will gain advanced knowledge on successful negotiation methods and they will learn how to influence and manage group decision making. Communication skills, good organisational abilities, as well as project and resource management skills make up a great part of the tools future professionals will make use of in their careers.

Career options for organisational behaviour graduates include: organisational behaviour consultant, market research analyst, sociologist, recruitment consultant, human resources assistant, talent management coordinator or human resources manager.

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Check out our list of Master's degrees in Organisational Behaviour. Keep in mind you can also study an online Masters in Organisational Behaviour.

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