MSc communication and industrial psychology


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Programme Description

Academic degree Master of Science, in short: MSc in Communication and Business Psychology
presence Pure distance learning, without presence (100 percent distance learning). Attendance is only required for the oral defence of the master’s thesis in Vienna
Study places 50 students per year
Language of instruction German
Start of studies In the winter semester: September 1st
In the summer semester: March 1st
application time
until July 15, 2020
Sustainer FHWien der WKW
Title award After oral defence of the written master’s thesis, the master’s degree is awarded by the FHWien der WKW
Type of study Part-time distance learning (course for further education in accordance with §9 of the Austrian Federal Law on University of Applied Sciences courses)
In co-operation with AIHE Academic Institute for Higher Education GmbH (Lübeck)
Registered At FHWien the WKW
Title recognition

MSc (see also government agreement between Germany and Austria)

Allocation of space The allocation of places takes place according to the order of the incoming applications taking into account qualitative criteria and a telephone interview
Place of study Distance learning, enrolled as a student at the Vienna University of Applied Sciences.
Oral defence of the master's thesis in:
FHWien the WKW
Waehringer Belt 97
(U6 station Währinger Straße / Volksoper)
1180 Vienna
Duration 3 semesters
scope 10 - 14 hours a week
Admission requirements

First degree (at least Bachelor) from a recognized Austrian, German or comparable foreign university and at least one year of professional experience


At least six years of relevant professional experience - at least one year of which with management or project management experience - is regarded as equivalent to the first university degree ( without first degree / without bachelor's degree ). Even without a high school diploma or university entrance qualification.

In addition, the following additional qualifications are desired: Knowledge of psychology (e.g. clinical psychology, social psychology, business psychology), leadership, coaching, NLP, systemic counseling, interviewing, psychotherapy or similar.If there is no first university degree, a telephone entrance examination must be taken.

Certification This master's program is recognized by the German Central Office for Distance Learning (ZFU) under registration number: 160715
Supervisory authority The supervisory authority is the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Science and Equality (MSGWG) of the State of Schleswig-Holstein
costs Tuition fee including tuition fee per month 699.84 euros (exempt from VAT) x 18 months. Please note that there are no travel and accommodation costs, since presences take place exclusively online.

Science for experienced professionals

Holistic, scientifically and practice-oriented, well-founded master's degree for experienced professionals in communication and corporate psychology. For those interested who have extensive professional experience as well as leadership or project management responsibilities in working with people in an economic or social context or in the field of communication.

Expansion of professional competence

Holistic and systematic expansion of existing professional skills and their foundation through the understanding of theoretical, practice-related content and methods with a focus on operational and communication psychological content with modern communication media as distance learning in psychology.

Addition of acquired knowledge

Complementing existing practical knowledge with a scientifically sound basis, in-depth knowledge and psychological and communicative skills. Existing knowledge and skills can be practiced and developed more consciously through scientific foundation, and new perspectives can be created.

Who was this master's program specifically designed for?

Our target group
  • self-employed
  • Employees in companies
Freiberufler- interior
  • trainers
  • coaches
  • speaker
  • therapists
  • mediators
  • consultants
Leadership & management
  • Head of Interior
  • Department heads
  • Team leaders
  • Project leaders

Care & management of staff

  • HR managers
  • Personal Speakers
  • HR developers
  • Internal social counselors
  • Good Health Indoor
  • BEM-Staff

Corporate communication

  • Head of Communication (internal / external)
  • Intercultural Communication Officer
  • MA press & public relations
  • Works & staff councils

learning concept

High practical relevance Innovative distance learning | Individual and competent student support

The learning concept of the MSc Communication and Industrial Psychology is characterized by its high relation to practical content as well as innovative teaching and learning methods. The design as a pure distance learning means the optimal alignment to the needs of the target group. The combination of guided self-study, individual student support and e-learning units offers students the opportunity to study anywhere, anytime, based on their own professional requirements and needs. The use of modern e-learning components guarantees students interactive learning, the clear presentation and discussion of abstract content. Interactive webinars and discussions in virtual space promote the integration of theoretical foundations and methods into professional practice. The use of a virtual tutorial in the form of an online learning platform enables flexible and network-like knowledge transfer, which can be optimally varied and adapted according to individual learning needs and progress. The provision of the preserves of all interactive live offers such as webinars or online lectures as well as all learning material in electronic form facilitates the knowledge management and asynchronous learning for the students in a learning group with different professional framework conditions and freedom. In addition, this means easier and time-independent documentation and repetition of the course content.


Training priorities:

The content and structure of the master's program support a practice-oriented understanding of communication and industrial psychology in areas currently relevant to the target group. Based on the acquisition of the basics important for this understanding, systematic communication and operational psychological contents and competencies are conveyed, whereby successive modules always make sensible connections to the knowledge acquired in the previous module and can be integrated to understand the subsequent module.

Depending on the professional requirements and areas of responsibility, the students develop a well-founded theoretical basis and skills in the areas of communication and operation.


In terms of content, the 1.5-year master's program is based on the following four weighted priorities:

  • Basics
  • Individual and communication
  • Individual, health and business
  • Progress, change and corporate culture

Further information is available on our website and in our ALP portal:

Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

The AIHE Academic Institute for Higher Education GmbH offers modern, creative and innovative distance learning courses and further education in the field of psychology. And this for more than 14 years ... Read More

The AIHE Academic Institute for Higher Education GmbH offers modern, creative and innovative distance learning courses and further education in the field of psychology. And this for more than 14 years. Online Master's programs with practical relevance and skillful didactics. Exciting, scientific and practice-oriented at the same time. In exceptional cases, professionals have the opportunity to be admitted to the Master's programs without a first degree (without a Bachelor's degree). Read Less