Business Psychology

Awarded By: GMU

Awarding Body

Guglielmo Marconi University

Course Duration

5 Months

Number of Modules

5 Modules

Delivery Mode


Diploma in Business Psychology

Guglielmo Marconi University

Business Psychology deals with understanding what motivates and influences people and orientating these according to the needs of an organisation, acting as a key driver of success in today’s competitive international market. The Diploma in Business Psychology is designed to develop a broader understanding of business and manpower skills that will facilitate to boost employees’ welfare and performance, analysing human aspects within the organisation and can help businesses to become simpler and profitable.

Aim of the Program

The aim of the programme is to develop an understanding of human and organizational behaviour. It allows them to gain core management and leadership capabilities to develop better, cost efficient organisations.

Along with the core study of business psychology, students are encouraged to learn about current issues, as well as marketing, the impact of technology, demographics, and different classical theories of psychology on customer behaviour.

The course introduces the use of multiple theories of human behaviour alongside models of business and organizational behaviour. Business Psychology will provide an opportunity to develop an understanding of the relationship between psychology and business.

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About Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy

Guglielmo Marconi University is the first Italian Open University recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). It currently has 16.000 students enrolled across 6 Schools: Business, Law, Political Sciences, Applied Sciences &Technologies, Arts, and Education Science.

GMU offers a wide range of lectures, workshops, and research ventures, exploring the use of technological advancements in education, providing interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and competences, with a particular focus on global perspectives, contemporary culture and Industry

Key Learnings

  • Key issues in Psychology
  • Citing and referencing sources
  • Ethics in conduction of research
  • Developmental psychology
  • Individual differences
  • Personality assessment
  • Attitudes and behaviour in organisations
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Work design and performance
  • Psychology at workplace
  • Selection and assessment


The program consists of 3 Modules and will be delivered onsite.

Module 1: Studying Psychology

This module will introduce students to key issues in Psychology andexplore common myths about the brain and behavior. Tutorials will focus onbasics of academic skills such as literature searching, citing and referencing sources,academic writing and authorship, and critical thinking. Some lectures will focus on understanding ethical practice in writing and conducting research.

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding key issues in Psychology
  • Analyse journal papers to apprehend research methodology
  • Understanding ethical issues while conducting research

Module 2 : Introduction to developmental Psychology & Individual differences

This module introduces the core area of developmental psychology. Students will be encouraged to consider issues such as the processes of attachment between a parent and child underpinning early social relationships, how children learn to understand and to produce spoken language including the impact of the social context, the developing cognitive skills of a child and how social and cultural factors may impact development. Within the core area of individual differences students will examine the evidence for differences in personality types and variations in intelligence. It will also consider the topic of psychometrics; how these traits and abilities of individuals can be measured and assessed.

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of developmental psychology and individual differences research
  • Explain key issues in developmental psychology and individual differences research
  • Applying basic psychometrics for personality assessment

Module 3 Organisational Behavior and Work Psychology:

The module will explore influence of culture, including Hofstede’s dimension of culture theory and application, as well as the influence of politics and power that affects behaviour of employees in an organisation. The module will also cover concepts of key motivational theories, to include content and process theories, as well as behavioural psychology aspects pertaining to emotional intelligence, soft skills and leadership. Students will also gain an understanding of basic team dynamics and teamwork for managing teams and conflict resolution.

The module will also cover a range of topics in work psychology relating to the following areas like Attitudes &Behaviour in Organisations;Motivation, Teams &Teamwork Learning, Training &Development;Safety, Stress &Health at Work;Work Design &Performance, and Selection &Assessment.

Learning outcomes

  • Explore the aspects of culture, politics and power on employee behaviour in an organisational context
  • Demonstrate how to motivate individuals and accomplish goals, as part of behavioural psychology.
  • Understanding of team dynamics and Cooperation.
  • Apply knowledge and critical awareness of theoretical approaches in work psychology to a range of work-based issues

Who is this course for?

The course is for professionals who are looking to progress in their career as a Human Resources Specialist or for someone who is keen on acquiring a deeper understanding of the field that they are pursuing or are looking forward to pursue in the near future.

Career Prospective:

  • Human Resource Associate
  • Human Resource Executive
  • Employer
  • On-boarding associate
  • Human Resource Management Firm Owner

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