Leadership and Organisational Psychology, M.Sc.

Leadership and Organisational Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Master of Science programme in Leadership and Organisational Psychology at BI Norwegian Business School will provide you with the required education to implement and lead such processes in organisations, thereby contributing to organisational effectiveness.


Businesses today must recruit, retain, develop, and reward employees and provide an environment in which they will perform their best. Strategic workforce planning improves business value, and makes it possible for companies and organisations to reach their goals. 

The purpose of the Master of Science programme in Leadership and Organisational Psychology at BI Norwegian Business School is to provide the best possible education and environment for the development of knowledgeable and socially responsible HR-professionals for a variety of companies. 

You will gain a thorough understanding of theory and research in the area of leadership and organisational behaviour. You will develop skills in applying this knowledge to real-life organisational challenges, and identify necessary changes for meeting organisational goals and ambitions.

Among the most popular topics you will find:

  • Groups and Teams: How can you create winning teams? Learn how psychological processes can affect group performance
  • Strategic Management: Examine the frameworks and concepts employed by managers when they make decisions which govern the scope, direction, and competitive positioning of organisations
  • Persuasion and Power in Organisations: Why do some attempts to influence succeed while other attempts fail?

Career Possibilities

With a Master's Degree in Leadership and Organisational Psychology, you will be a relevant and attractive candidate for a great number of positions at the managerial level in a variety of organisations.Here are a few examples of positions our former student have obtained:

  • Recruitment Coordinator Scandinavia, Tesla Motors
  • Nordic HR Manager, Texas Instruments
  • Consultant/Analyst, PA Consulting Group
  • Talent and Reward Manager, Telia Norge
  • HR Specialist, Opera Software
  • Communication Manager, Thales Norway

Other position titles include Organisational Consultant, Customer Relations Manager, Business Analyst, Manager for Change and Management Trainee in various companies.


BI is an internationally recognized non-profit private institution and the only Norwegian business school with the prestigious international triple-crown accreditation: EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Applied Data Analytics
  • Applied Business Ethics
  • Organisation Science
  • Psychological Measurement & Individual Differences
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Research Methodology for Organisational Psychology
  • Strategic Management
  • Judgement and Decision Making in Organisations
  • Leadership in Organisations
  • Managing Workplace Diversity
  • Specialisation electives / Exchange / Internship
  • Master Thesis

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • More details: Applications received by March 1 will be given priority. 
              • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Full-time duration 24 months
              • Credits
                120 ECTS
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • Minimum required score:


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              • Minimum required score:


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              Academic Requirements

              You need the following GPA score:

              Required score: 3.5

              Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

              Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

              You only need to take one of these tests:

              • You need the following GMAT score:

                Required score: 600

                The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers. Read more about the GMAT.

              • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a minimum required score range.

                Minimum required Verbal Reasoning score:


                Minimum required Quantitative Reasoning score:


                The score range represents scores typically accepted at this institution.

                The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

              1. A successfully completed Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS credits) in the field of business administration. It must include the following courses or equivalent: Research Methodology and Organisational Subjects (Leadership, Psychology).


              2. A successfully completed Bachelor’s degree with a specialisation (minimum 80 ECTS credits) in one of the following, provided that the combination of courses gives a good foundation for further studies within organisational psychology:

              • Psychology
              • Organisation studies
              • Economics
              • Various social sciences
              3. A minimum grade of C in courses of particular relevance to the MSc programme.

              Tuition Fee

              • International Applies to you

                9900 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 9900 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
              • EU/EEA Applies to you

                8690 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 8690 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
              The fees above refer to the first year.
              • EU/EEA second year: €8,540 or 81,000 NOK/year.
              • Non EU/EEA second year: €9,700 or 92,000 NOK/year.

              Living costs for Oslo

              • 11682 - 19230 NOK/month
                Living Costs

              The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


              The MSc International Scholarships range from partial to full tuition for the first year of studies. You might also receive the opportunity to renew for a second year. Some living expenses may be covered by a one-time stipend. The amount is set after a thorough individual assessment of each candidate.

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