This programme will allow learners to understand the principles of Work-Related Behaviour with particular reference to Entrepreneurship, ultimately the programme aims to improve the quality of work life, and to protect and promote the safety, health and well-being of workers, providing students with the opportunity to learn/explore and apply psychological theories while developing a deep understanding of the relationship between successful business leadership and the mental techniques and characteristics that thriving entrepreneurs possess. The programme provides students with the skill, knowledge and mindset necessary to successfully think and act entrepreneurially in a wide variety of contexts, to lead entrepreneurial ventures within start-ups or established organisations and marries practical business application with the science of the human mind to elevate business productivity and create a healthy organisational culture and environment.
Who is this course for?
The programme is designed for graduates of Psychology, business, humanities, health, or social science who wish to enhance their own professional skills in creating successful ventures by harnessing the power of organisational behaviour and leadership. With a strong focus on entrepreneurial mindset and business acumen, students will learn how to identify opportunities and navigate challenges presented by the complexities of work-related behaviour while encouraging the entrepreneurial mindset necessary to turn ideas into impactful ventures.
The programme aims to produce organisational behaviour specialists who understand the intricacies of human interactions within organisations and harness this knowledge to drive innovation and success as an entrepreneur.
This Course is accredited by QQI and is approved for professional accreditation with the Association for Business Psychology (ABP)
The MA in Work-Related Behaviour with Entrepreneurship programme is taken over 1 Stage (3 Semesters on a Full-time basis and 5 semesters on a Part-time basis) comprising 90 Credits (ECTS) on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).The timetable has been structured to optimise the utilisation of hybrid learning. It thus allows the learner to access classes in person or online to allow for a better work/life/study
Name of Module Mandatory/ Elective ECTS/ Credits
Principles of Work Psychology M 10
Organisational Psychology M 10
Research Methodologies & Design M 10
Personnel & Human Resources Psychology M 10
Psychology of Entrepreneurship M 10
Creativity & Business Innovation M 10
Psychology of Entrepreneurship M 10
Dissertation M 30
Entry Requirements & Selection Criteria
· The Master of Arts in Work Related Behaviour with Entrepreneurship is designed for graduates of a relevant Level 8 programme at a minimum of a 2.2 standard) who wish to engage in further study in this field. Applicants who wish to study for the MA in Work-Related Behaviour with Entrepreneurship may include Psychology graduates or may equally include graduates of other relevant disciplines such as business or humanities, health, or social science graduates.
· Those who have completed other relevant education programmes or have relevant professional experience etc., where Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) and Acquired Prior Learning (APL) can be applied, may apply for admission to the programme by submission of programme content, qualification and assignments equivalent to an appropriate Second Class Honours (2:2)award at Level 8.
· The minimum English language proficiency requirement for this programme is B2+ in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages which is equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.5.
· All applicants will be required to have a minimum of ordinary-level maths at Leaving Certificate standard or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency in maths at this level.
· International students will be free to apply, such applicants will have to provide evidence that they can satisfy the eligibility requirements for graduate membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland or the British Psychological Society as well as demonstrate they meet the visa requirements for study in Ireland.
· All applicants are required to be over 23 years of age.
· All applicants will be required to attend for interview to ascertain their suitability for the Programme.