events | 03 December 2020

MSc in Leadership and Organisational Behaviour

Being the longest running specialised programme delivering organisational psychology education in Ireland, the MSc in Leadership and Organisational Behaviour programme is one of the most robust and insight-rich organisational psychology programmes out there.  

Offered by Dublin City University (DCU), one of Ireland’s top universities, this Master of Science programme is designed to provide aspiring leaders and organisational behaviour specialists with extensive insight into organisational behaviour and workplace leadership.

The programme, covers a wide spectrum of topics which are essential to individuals wanting to become professionally qualified organisational behaviour specialists. These include: organisational psychology; strategy and organisation; entrepreneurship and innovation; leadership and change; applied organisational research methods; employee selection, motivation and development; contrasting approaches to performance and well-being; organisational diagnosis and consulting; coaching and mentoring; and talent management. Upon completion of this programme, learners will:

Benefits for individuals & organisations:

  • Develop the ability to objectively analyse specific and related aspects of the structure of an organisation and associated dynamics.
  • Be capable of analysing organisational staffing needs and prescribing job analysis, recruitment and selection techniques for that organisation.
  • Gain a complete understanding of both the measurement and influence of individual differences such as personality, motivation, leadership style and attitudes on organisational performance and efficiency.
  • Be cognisant of the available methods of employee testing, appraisal and development, to support organisational functioning and development.
  • Develop the skills and insights central to evidence-based organisational research and analysis.
  • 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;
  • Develop the ability to aid organisations embrace positive psychology, teamwork, multicultural workplace integration and innovative management techniques.

A key feature of this Master’s programme is its structure which is built on the ‘Adult Learning Module’. This model of learning emphasises collaborative and participative team learning and draws heavily on the experiences and insights of participants rather than on the lecturer as expert. Another key feature of the programme is its unique part-time delivery mode which has been specifically designed to suit the time commitments of working professionals. The programme is delivered on a part-time basis in blocks of three or four day seminars four times a year. A fly-in faculty of Irish professors will visit the Academy of Business Leaders to deliver the programme. Students will also have the opportunity to complete one module at Dublin City University.



The programme covers a wide spectrum of topics which are essential to individuals wanting to become professionally qualified organisational behaviour specialists and top-tier leaders within their respective organisations.

  • Module 1 - Organisational Psychology
  • Module 2 - Strategy and Organisation & Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Module 3 - Research Methodology
  • Module 4 - Leadership & Change
  • Module 5 - Applied Organisational Behavior and Work Part 1
  • Module 6 - Coaching and Mentoring
  • Module 7 - Practising Organisational Behaviour Part II
  • Module 8 - Talent Management

Awarding Bodies

This Master’s Degree is awarded by Dublin City University. DCU is a young, dynamic and ambitious university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through its education, research and innovation. DCU is the only Irish university which has been featured in the top 50 under 50 universities three times and also named ‘Irish University of the Year’ twice by the Irish Sunday Times over the last 10 years. 


The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA)  deems this qualification to be at Level 7 in the Malta Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning.

Course Delivery

This course is delivered in  blocks  of  three  or  four  full  day  seminars that take place during the weekend once every 3 months over  the  span  of  four  semesters. A flying faculty  of  professors,  will  join  us  from  Ireland  to deliver this programme. Students will also have the opportunity  of  completing  a  module  at  Dublin  City  University.

Entry Requirements

Candidates for the MSc in Leadership and Organisational Behaviour should be in possession of a degree and have three years’ management experience. Alternatively, students may sit for an interview with Dublin City University in order to determine eligibility. An excellent command of written English is required.


Assessment Mode

Assessment of the programme is by semester papers, group work, performance assessment and research project. All modules are assessed by continuous assessment with no formal exams.


How to Apply

Interested candidates can apply by sending an email to or by calling us on 2247 0738. Applicants will be provided with a link to complete our online booking form and will be requested to submit any relevant documents required to process the application.

Funding Opportunities

Upon completion  of  this  course  students  will  be able to recover up to 70% of their fee in tax credits through the Get Qualified Scheme. Upon  completion  of  this  course  students  will  be able to recover up to 70% of their fee in tax credits through the Get Qualified Scheme.

Cooperation Partners
  • Malta Association of Credit Management
  • Malta Employers' Associations