GRADUATE STUDIES IN PSYCHOLOGY

The MSc program in Business and Organizational Psychology offers in-depth insight into the world of
knowledge and skills related to application of psychology in the workplace. The program is designed
to enable students to practice the use of psychological concepts, test and methodology in solving various problems related to the context of work and business settings. The courses offer a mix of experiential learning and theoretical discussions to enable the students to gain deeper understanding of the use of psychological concepts, tools and techniques related to people management, organizational behavior, consumer behavior and marketing.

WHY IS THIS THE BEST SCHOOL FOR PSYCHOLOGY IN MACEDONIA?

  • Our School is the only internationally recognized school in Macedonia
  • Our School has excellent professors
  • Our School employs the most advanced teaching philosophy
  • The student/teacher ratio guarantees individual attention to every student.

TOP 5 REASONS TO ENROLL

  • We create professionals who are capable of dealing with modern-day challenges in the areas of psychology, especially the ones related to business and organizational psychology.
  • Our courses are carefully designed to tackle some of the most important issues in business and organizational psychology.
  • We have a well-balanced combination of theoretical and practical knowledge delivered interactively by professors, experts and practitioners.
  • We create a vivid environment for continuous interchange of professional experience among international professors, guest speakers and students.
  • We offer an exceptional mix of the best practices of European and American educational systems.
  • We involve our students in international research projects and activities.
  • Our students benefit from the opportunity to take part in the Erasmus+ European Mobility Program and spend a study semester at one of our partner universities in Europe.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Carrier opportunities in health psychology and counselling psychology are rapidly expanding. Areas of employment include:

  • Specialist in selection, staff training and development
  • Consultants in the area of managing organizational change
  • Planning and conducting applied research in the areas of human resource management and consumer behavior
  • Consultant in the area of product planning and marketing strategy for providing consumer insight
  • Needs assessment and skills assessment of various groups when it comes to work related issues
  • Consultant in the area of interpersonal communication and interpersonal conflict resolution
  • Teaching and research

Consequently students may work in a variety of settings including the national health system, public health, private clinics, schools, non-governmental sector, international organizations, industry and academia, or pursue further postgraduate training or study.

OUR FACULTY

  • Prof. Marjan I. Bojadjiev, PhD – UACS Provost, former CEO in the finance industry
  • Prof. Elizabeta Mukaetova Ladinska, PhD – Visiting Professor in Psychiatry of Old Age, Institute of Neurosciences, Psychology and Behavior at the University of Leicester, UK
  • Prof. Evica Delova Jolevska, PhD – Adjunct Professor of Statistics, Director of Supervision and Licensing at the National Bank of Macedonia
  • Prof. Ana Tomovska-Misoska, PhD – Associate Professor of Social and Developmental Psychology,and Human Resources Management
  • Prof. Venka Simovska, PhD – Professor of Educational Psychology, Aarhus University
  • Assoc. Prof. Ilijana Petrovska, PhD – Associate Professor of Marketing Psychology
  • Assoc. Prof. Ivan Dodovski, PhD – Associate Professor of Research Methodology, Dean of the School of Political Science
  • Assist. Prof. Venera Krliu-Handjiski, PhD – UACS Vice Rector for Education, Assistant Professor of Organizational Psychology
  • Assist. Prof. Ljupcho Efremov, PhD – Assistant Professor of Psychology and Statistics
  • Assist. Prof. Maja Korubin-Kjorluka, PhD – Assistant Professor of Personality Theories and Psychological Counselling
  • Assist. Prof. Kate Trajkova, PhD – Assistant Professor of Management Psychology and Psychology of Communication
  • Assist. Prof. Dimitrinka Jordanova Peshevska, PhD – Assistant Professor of Health and Counselling Psychology, Senior Consultant at the World Health Organization
  • Assist. Prof. Emilija Georgievska, PhD – Visiting Assistant Professor of Health and Clinical Psychology, Saint Louis University in Madrid
  • Blagica Rizoska-Vanikj, PhD – Professor of Practice in Cognitive Psychology, Counselling and Stress Management

Required courses and the academic program:

  • Major Theories in Psychology
  • Key Issues & Controversies in Psychology
  • 3 Electives Courses
  • 2 General elective courses
  • Research project
  • Internship

Elective courses:

  • Advanced Biological Psychology
  • Advanced Lifespan Development
  • Advanced Psychology of Communication
  • Advanced Clinical Psychology
  • Advanced Educational Psychology

General elective courses:

  • Advanced Organizational Behavior
  • Business Communication
  • Positive Psychology
  • Cross-cultural Psychology
  • Psychology of Creativity

Required courses and the academic program:

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Advanced Statistics for Psychologists
  • Applied Business Psychology
  • 3 Electives Courses
  • 1 General elective course
  • Thesis Writing Workshop
  • MA thesis

Elective courses:

  • Group Dynamics, Management and Leadership
  • Interpersonal Relations and Conflict Management
  • Managing Organizational Change
  • Human Resources Development
  • Perspectives in Marketing and Consumer Behavior
  • Sport Psychology and Counselling
  • Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

General elective courses:

  • Advanced Organizational Behavior
  • Business Communication
  • Positive Psychology
  • Cross-cultural Psychology
  • Psychology of Creativity
  • Advanced Psychology of Communication

Note: UACS reserves the right to offer a selective list of elective courses.
*The academic program for one year (4+1) master studies, and the second year of the academic program for two year (3+2) studies are identical.