• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Psychology, Business Administration
  • Minor code BPSY-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Business Psychology Minor

Business Psychology as a specialisation is becoming increasingly important in preparing students for roles in teams, organisations, management and leadership.  It is also a thriving area of theory and research at the ANU with experts located across the Research School of Psychology and School of Management. This minor is the first step in building stronger teaching and research links in areas related to business psychology at ANU. Through the completion of this minor students will cover all the key areas at the intersection of business, management and psychology including evidence-based management, social psychology which examines the impact of others (culture, groups, individuals) on one’s own behaviour, organisational behaviour, assessment, selection, performance and training, and the social psychology of organisations. 

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1.     Explain major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in relevant areas of management and psychology.

2.     Differentiate theoretical and empirical frameworks that have defined and shaped these fields.

3.     Apply basic research methods in psychology to investigate psychological questions related to the organisational context.

4.     Use critical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to the the organisational context.

5.     Identify relevant management and psychological concepts and findings and apply them to real world or other contexts.

6.     Apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organisational issues.

7.     Critically analyse data and research, including methodology, results and conclusions.

8.     Identify and critically evaluate appropriate disciplinary research sources

9.     Evaluate information from a statistical perspective drawing on basic statistical concepts.

10.   Clearly communicate psychological processes and principles to both science literate and non science literate audiences.


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18 units from the following course(s):

MGMT1003 Management, People and Organisations

MGMT2007 Organisational Behaviour

PSYC3028 Industrial and Organisational Psychology


6 units from the following course(s):

PSYC2001 Social Psychology

PSYC3002 The Social Psychology of Groups Processes and Social Change

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