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Delivering change Diagnosing organisational problems Planning and managing interventions dublin city university business schoolM.Sc. in Work and Organisational Psychology/Behaviour
M.Sc. in Work and Organisational Psychology/Behaviour at Dublin City University Business SchoolIreland’s Longest EstablishedOrganisational PsychologyProgrammeThe M.Sc. in Work and Organisational Psychology atDCU Business School is the longest running specialisedprogramme delivering organisational psychology educationin Ireland. Graduates of the programme have gone onto further the field of organisational psychology in theworkplace, and thereby facilitate a broad range oforganisations to reach optimal effectiveness. The programmeprovides qualified psychologists with academic trainingand development which contributes significantly to the “I was attracted to this Masters programme for its uniqueprocess of seeking registered organisational psychologist amalgamation of psychology and business know-how. Thestatus, if desired. sense of professional identity among the group is very strong and the collaborative nature of the programme hasThe parallel M.Sc. in Work and Organisational Behaviour made it a great learning experience. Indeed theprogramme is designed for graduates who do not have professionalism of the academic staff on the programmethe required psychology qualification for entry to the M.Sc. made it feel more like working in an organisation than anin Work and Organisational Psychology. Students on this academic institution.”stream are taught alongside and receive almost all of thesame modules as the Organisational Psychology students. Diane Dignam, Independent Consultant, DHR Consulting.Participants on both streams are equipped with theknowledge, experience and professional expertisenecessary to make a distinctive and valuable contribution Aims and Objectivesto organisational planning, development and change. The M.Sc. in Organisational Psychology/BehaviourAmong the main areas covered in the programme are: (MWOP/MWOB) programme aims to produce professionallyn The psychology of work and organisational life qualified organisational psychologists and organisationaln Employee selection, motivation and development behaviour specialists who shall:n Contrasting approaches to performance and well-being n develop the ability to objectively analyse specific and related aspects of the structure of an organisation and Leadership associated dynamics;n Managing organisational change and development have a complete understanding of both then nn Organisational diagnosis and consulting measurement and influence of individual differencesn Applied organisational research methods. such as personality, motivation, leadership style and attitudes on organisational performance and efficiency;A key feature of this Masters programme is the educationalphilosophy, which is built firmly on the ‘Adult Learning Module’. n be capable of analysing organisational staffing needsThis emphasises collaborative and participative team and prescribing job analysis, recruitment and selectionlearning, and draws heavily on the experiences and insights techniques for that organisation;of participants rather than on the lecturer as expert. n be cognisant of the available methods of employee testing, appraisal and development, to supportThe programme model reflects the European model of work organisational functioning and development;and Organisational Psychology education. The programmehas formal links with several European universities and n develop the skills and insights central to evidence-basedsupports student exchange and visits. organisational research and analysis; n develop distinctive psychological skills for the diagnosis of specific aspects of organisational behaviour and functioning such as training and development, decision- making, restructuring, problem-solving and job design; n develop the ability to aid organisations embrace positive psychology, teamworking, multi-cultural workplace integration and innovative management techniques.
M.Sc. in Work and Organisational Psychology/Behaviour at Dublin City University Business SchoolM.Sc. in Work and Organisational Psychology/Behaviour Semester 1 Semester 2 Year 1 Organisations and Work Work and Well Being Motivation and Satisfaction Organisational Theory and Structuring Selection and Assessment Organisational Research Methodology Year 2 Organisation Training and Development Professional Development Workshops* Leadership and Decision-Making Organisational Change and Development Organisational Diagnosis Organisational Consultancy Skills and Approaches Research Project* Candidates following the Organisational Behaviour stream will take two 5 credit modules in Cross Cultural Behaviourand Strategic HRM instead of Professional Development Workshops.Programme Candidates Assessment of the programme is by semester papers, group work, performance assessment, and by researchCandidates for the M.Sc. in Work and Organisational project with formal examinations being the exceptionPsychology should have an honours degree in psychology rather than the rule.(at Upper Second Class Honours level, or above). There is an intake onto this programme every two yearsCandidates for the M.Sc. in Work and Organisational (i.e. 2009, 2011, etc.).Behaviour should have an honours degree in a business-,social sciences- or organisation-related discipline(at Upper Second Class Honours level, or above). Expert FacultyGraduates are likely to be involved in the following The programme is delivered by leading experts in the fieldswork fields: of Work & Organisational Psychology and Organisational Behaviour. They reflect leading thinking and latest practicesn Change management in larger organisations; through their teaching, drawing on continuing research and Management of training and development; insights gained from their work with leading organisationsnn Policy studies in research centres; in Ireland and overseas. Among the faculty of then Organisational advice and management consulting; programme are:n Personnel selection and development; n Dr. Janine Bosak, Diploma, Ph.D.n Academic research and training. (Lecturer in Organisational Psychology) n Dr. Finian Buckley, BA, H.Dip. Ed., Ph.D.The class usually comprises professionals from a variety (Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychologyof sectoral backgrounds as well as recent graduates, and Chair of the M.Sc. in Work and Organisationalwhich adds to the dynamic of the group. Psychology) Dr. Edel Conway, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.Programme Delivery n (Lecturer in HRM)The programme’s part-time delivery mode is designed n Mr. Gerry Conyngham, B.Sc., M.Sc.to suit the time commitments of working professionals. (Lecturer in Quantitative Methods)Students attend the programme on a weekly basis (one day n Prof. Patrick Flood, B.Comm., M.B.S., Ph.D.per week, usually Thursday) when classes are delivered from (Professor of Organisational Behaviour)2pm to 8pm. Each semester runs for 12 weeks. Semester One n Dr. Melrona Kirrane, B.A., Ph.D.each year is from September to December, while Semester (Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and ChairTwo is from February to April. of the M.Sc. in Work and Organisational Behaviour)
M.Sc. in Work and Organisational Psychology/Behaviour at Dublin City University Business SchoolLeading Guest Lecturers them in developing the personal attributes critical to leadership success. To this end, we believe that theA series of guest lecturers from the field of work classroom and wider learning experience must bepsychology participate in the programme, imparting inculcated by a spirit of inquiry, group learning, andtheir knowledge and experience to students and making active engagement and participation by all participants.a valuable contribution to the learning process. Recentparticipants have included: We seek to maximise peer-to-peer learning. To achieve this learning, we believe that classes must comprise Prof. Janet Barnes-Farrell, University of Connecticut, USA small numbers of students. We therefore limit classes tonn Prof. Charles Lance, University of Georgia, USA 25 students. We recognise that the DCU alumni communityn Prof. Jose-Maria Peiro, University of Valencia, Spain of business leaders is a valuable network for our MWOP/n Prof. Rob Roe, University of Maastricht, Netherlands MWOB students and we facilitate interaction between current and past students.The programme also draws on a list of adjunct lecturers,who are expert practitioners with vast organisationalexperience in Ireland and internationally. They bring Career Prospectsup-to-the-moment organisational and context issues to Graduates of this programme are equipped for employmentthe classroom, adding cutting-edge value to the learning in a wide range of Irish and international organisations,experience. in both the public and private sectors. Graduates typically take positions managing change, diagnosing organisationalThe Classroom Learning Experience problems, and planning and managing interventions. The variety of positions undertaken reflects the diverse strengthsDCU Business School is committed to an active, interactive of the programme.and participative learning experience that is facilitated byour faculty. The MWOP/MWOB programme seeks to engageparticipants in high level strategic analysis and to assist
M.Sc. in Work and Organisational Psychology/Behaviour at Dublin City University Business SchoolThe DCU EnvironmentThe DCU MWOP/MWOB programme is delivered in thenew purpose-built executive education facility housedin DCU Business School. This facility has been customisedto meet the needs of post experience students. It is brightand spacious, with classrooms that facilitate maximumparticipation and class interaction.Within DCU Business School, students have access to smallstudy rooms for group assignments and for collaborativestudy; computer rooms; a coffee shop and restaurant; alarge ‘open space’ with a balcony that facilitates networkingand social interaction; and full wireless Internet access.The award-winning John and Aileen O’Reilly Library is amodern study facility with private study space, collaborativestudy rooms, and an extensive collection of business booksand journals. MWOP/MWOB students have access to ourextensive online library resources. These resources can beaccessed off campus and allow for downloading of full textacademic material and company information. This facility Support Servicesis very useful for executive part-time students and assiststhem to complete assignments and to study while off The M.Sc. in Organisational Psychology/Behaviour is ancampus. intensive learning experience and a significant commitment for part-time students. During the two-year programme,DCU’s modern campus offers excellent student facilities, students are supported by the Administrative Team inwhich include four restaurants, The Hub student centre, The Centre for Executive Programmes. This team is veryThe Helix performing arts centre, a world-class sports experienced in dealing with the needs of managers whocomplex, retail outlets and banking facilities. The entire are working full-time and attending our programme on aDCU campus is wireless enabled. part-time basis. They deliver a very high quality customer service. The team is led by the Head of Operations for the Centre and is specially trained in customer care. Academic direction is the responsibility of the academic teaching staff and the programme director. “This programme presented a great opportunity to formalise my experience in organisational change and development. I was attracted by the strength of its academic foundations coupled with its relevance to industry practice. The quality of the lectures was superb and the wide mix of experience and backgrounds of the students enabled a significant amount of class discussion which greatly added to the course. DCU offers a fantastic learning environment for part-time students at all stages of their career. Overall it was a very rewarding experience which I would strongly recommend to anyone interested in any aspect of people at work.” Colette Real, Organisational Change Manager, Bank of Ireland.
Getting to DCU ApplicationsBy car To apply for the M.Sc. in Work and Organisational Psychology/ Behaviour visit the Postgraduate applications Centre (PAC)DCU’s location in Glasnevin, north Dublin, makes it at www.pac.ie to complete an online application.very convenient to the M50 and the M1 motorways andto Dublin City Centre. There is a multi-storey car park n The PAC Code for the M.Sc. in Work and Organisationalon campus. Psychology programme is DC508. See www.dcu.ie/dc508 for closing dates for application.By bus n The PAC Code for the M.Sc. in Work and OrganisationalBuses that stop close to the campus include 3, 4, 11, 13, Behaviour programme is DC957. See www.dcu.ie/dc95716, 17A, 19, 33 and 41. for closing dates for application.By railDrumcondra Railway Station is close to DCU. The 17A bus Feeslinks DCU with Howth Junction DART Station, while the See www.dcu.ie/dcubs for current fees.103 and 104 bus routes operate via Clontarf DART Station. The programme offers a fee scholarship, details of which are available on our website.“The quality of teaching on the Masters was excellent.Each lecturer brought their extensive level of knowledge Enquiriesand experience to the areas, and engaged all the class We encourage you to contact us for further informationwith their expertise and passion for their chosen subjects. or to visit us at DCU. If you would like an informal discussionEvery week we left the class on a high and every week on how the DCU MWOP/MWOB programme might fit withI felt I had learnt something new that I could instantly your career, or if you need any further information aboutbring back to my job, and did. I moved roles during the the programme, please contact:course and am now working as a training director fora global company, a move I wouldn’t have had the Bernadette McCullochconfidence to take prior to the course.” Head of Operations DCUBS Centre for Executive ProgrammesOrla Nolan, Training Director, State Street AlternativeInvestment Solutions IFS, A State Street Company. Telephone: +353 (0) 1 700 8915 Email: email@example.com