University of Nottingham Malaysia

Applied Psychology and Management BSc (Hons)

     
  

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Qualification: BSc (Hons)
Fees: Malaysian – RM37,500 per year, Non-Malaysian – RM43,500 per year
Mode: Full time, 3 years
Intake: September
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

This programme is a joint honours degree offered in conjunction with Nottingham University Business School, and the first of its kind to be offered in Malaysia. It provides excellent training for a future career in psychology and/or business and will teach you to apply psychological theories and principles to real-world settings. By combining applied psychology with coreareas of management, you will learn to interpret human behaviour, analyse social interactions and develop anevidence-based approach to problem solving. You will develop an inquisitive mind, superior social skills and apractical business orientation which will prepare you for a successful career in industry and beyond.

Entry requirements

Our Foundation course route

Our Foundation courses give you another way to study for an undergraduate degree. 


Entry requirements
A Level BBB, excluding critical thinking and general studies
IB Diploma  30 points with 5,5,5 at Higher Level and 5 points in mathematics at Standard or Higher Level
STPM  B+B+B+, excluding Pengajian Am
UEC  2 As and 3 B3s, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language
SAM or other Australian matriculations  ATAR 86 (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects) 
Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

80% average based on 6 subjects with at least 70% in mathematics of data management

Canadian Secondary Diplomas from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University's requirements

Advance Placement (AP) 4,4,4 in relevant subjects. Applicants taking non-preferred subjects may be made an offer across more than three subjects at Advanced Placmeent level
Diploma - Other Institutions Acceptance to the second year is on a case by case basis (and at the discretion of the School) but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.33 (out of 4) or 75% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme.
Foundation - Other Institutions Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.3 (out of 4) or 75% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme.
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Foundation  Successful completion of any foundation programme and meeting mathematics requirements

In addition to the entry requirements listed above, those who have taken SPM/GCSE/IGCSE/High School Diploma or equivalent must have grade B in mathematics or grade C in UEC mathematics.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic):  6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)
TOEFL (iBT):  87 (minimum 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements)
GCE A Level English Language or English Literature:  grade C
GCE AS Level English Language or English Literature:  grade C
PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element)
SPM:  grade A-
1119 (GCE-O): grade B
GCSE O Level: grade C
IGCSE (first language): grade C
IGCSE (second language): grade B
MUET:  Band 4
UEC:  grade A2
IB English A1 or A2 (Standard or Higher Level): 4 points 
IB English B (Higher Level):  4 points 
IB English B (Standard Level):  5 points 

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants' personal statement, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision. The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.

 

Foundation

The Foundation in Business and Management is a 1+3 year programme that results in direct progression to the undergraduate degrees related to business and management. This rigorous programme provides students with a strong academic background that will result in enhanced language, communication, critical thinking and study skills.  

Students on this programme also chose from a range of elective modules that provide the opportunity to sample topics related to their chosen undergraduate pathway.  For example, students intending to pursue Applied Psychology and Management Studies will have the opportunity take modules in applied psychology such as Person and Society and Groups and Interpersonal Dynamics.

Modules

Year one

Typical core modules 

Applied Research Methods

To provide an integrative approach to psychology through the use of scientific method, enabling students to critically assess previous research and to design conduct, analyse, and report their own studies. This course is designed to equip students with appropriate procedures for describing data statistically and qualitatively. By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • Select and conduct simple statistical hypothesis procedures.
  • Appreciate the importance of qualitative research in real world settings and decide when a research topic requires a qualitative research methods.
  • Draw appropriate conclusion from statistical results.
  • Conduct interviews, facilitate focus groups and archival research, and analyse qualitative data. 

Learning outcomes:  

  • Knowledge and Understanding: 
    • The theoretical underpinnings of areas of research and practice in applied psychology.
  • Intellectual Skills: 
    • Effective quantitative and qualitative problem solving and decision making skills. 
    • The ability to conduct research into applied psychology and/or business and management issues, either individually or as part of a team.
  • Transferable (Key) Skills: 
    • Effective self-management in terms of time, planning and behaviour, motivation, self-starting, individual initiative, and enterprise. 
    • Problem-solving in applied psychology, and being able to integrate applied psychology with management studies. 
Business Economics
The module aims to introduce participants to key economic tools, concepts, and their application and to provide participants with an understanding of the nature and scope of economic policy and the economic theories upon which it is based. The emphasis is on policy. In particular, this module aims to offer a rigorous understanding of basic economic principles by combining theory and application to contemporary issues. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The development, access and operation of markets for resources, goods and services.   
  • A coherent core of economic principles, including the microeconomics of decision and choice, production and exchange and the macroeconomics of employment, national income, the balance of payments, exchange rates, inflation, growth and money.  
  • Economic policy with an understanding of analytical methods and model-based argument and of different methodological approaches and their strengths and limitations.   
  • Ability to apply core economic theory and economic reasoning to applied topics.
Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
This module will encourage students to:   

  • Consider entrepreneurship in theory and practice.   
  • Approach ideas generation in a creative manner.   
  • Understand the usefulness of entrepreneurial skills in multiple contexts.   
  • Understand the role and nature of new business concepts and their development.

Learning outcomes: 

  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk.   
  • The development, access and operation of markets for resources, goods and services.  
  • The management of customer expectations, relationships and development of service excellence.   
  • The sources, uses and management of finance.   
  • The management of resources.   
  • The comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools.   
  • The use of risk management techniques and business continuity planning to help maximise achievement of strategic objectives.   
  • The need for individuals and organisations to manage responsibly and sustainably and behave ethically in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues.   
  • Taking innovative business ideas to create new products, services or organisations including the identification of Intellectual Property and appreciation of its value.
Fundamentals of Financial and Management Accounting

To introduce the context and essential techniques of accounting, including double-entry bookkeeping, and to consider the uses of accounting both internally to the business (such as assisting in management decision-making) and externally (in the preparation of financial statements).
 
Learning outcomes:  

  • The sources, uses and management of finance.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, and decision making.
  • The main current technical language and practices of accounting under IFRS. Skills in recording and summarising transactions and other economic events in the preparation of financial statements. 
Introduction to Applied Psychology

This module introduces students to the field of Applied Psychology. It is designed to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of:

  • Historical building blocks of Applied Psychologykey sub-disciplines in applied psychology.
  • Careers and work activities in psychology – as well as in applied settings.
  • Research methods used in applied settings, including exploring some findings.
  • Problem solving in applied psychology and its relevance in business management. 

Learning outcomes:  

  • Recognise the theoretical underpinnings within areas of research and practice in applied psychology.
  • Understand how theory and research can be used to generate practical advice and interventions in everyday life.
  • Display the cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis - including the ability to identify assumptions and define terms.
  • Strategically apply applied psychology models to real-world problems, business and other social phenomena.
  • Be equipped to conduct research into applied psychology and/or business and management issues, either independently or as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate self-awareness, openness and sensitivity to diversity in terms of people, cultures, business and management issues and touse effective oral and written communication skills in varying contexts.
People, Work and Organisations
At the end of the module, students are expected to develop and understanding of psychology of work, management and organizations, build awareness of various concepts in industrial/organisational psychology and their relative contribution to performance and productivity at work. 

Learning outcomes:  

  • Knowledge and Understanding: 
    • The theoretical underpinnings of areas of research and practice in applied psychology.
    • How psychology can help with the development and management of employees and organisations.
  • Intellectual Skills: 
    • The cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis, including the ability to identify assumptions, define terms, etc.
    • The ability to create, evaluate and access a range of options . . . [and] . . . to apply ideas and knowledge . . . [to] business situations.
  • Professional Practical Skills: 
    • The ability to apply business and applied psychology models to real-world problems and phenomena.
    • Self awareness, openness and sensitivity to diversity in terms of people, cultures, business and management issues.
    • Effective performance within a team environment, including leadership, team building, influencing and project management skills.
    • The ability to conduct research into applied psychology and/or business and management issues, either individually or as part of a team.
  • Transferable (Key) Skills: 
    • Effective oral and written communication skills in a range of traditional and electronic media.
    • Learning to learn and developing an appetite for reflective, adaptive and collaborative learning.
    • The interpersonal skills for effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation.
    • Problem-solving in applied psychology, and being able to integrate applied psychology with management studies. 
Psychology of Individual Differences

The module aims to provide an introduction to individual differences and cognitive psychology. It examines research and theories in personality, intelligence, and human's mental processes. Students will be introduced to:

  • Theories, research, and practice in intelligence, personality, and mental processes.
  • Methods of assessing individual differences in intelligence and personality.
  • Discussion of mental processes concept: attention, perception, languange, memory, and thinking processes.
  • Applied context and societal issues relating to individual differences and cognitive processes. 

Learning outcomes:  

  • Knowledge and Understanding: 
    • How applied psychological theory can help individuals and groups to function, learn, and develop a strategic outlook. 
    • The theoretical underpinnings of areas of research and practice in applied psychology.
  • Intellectual Skills: 
    • The cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis, including the ability to identify
      assumptions, define terms, etc. 
    • The ability to create, evaluate, and access a range of options and to apply ideas and knowledge to business situations.
  • Professional Practical Skills: 
    • Self-awareness, openness, and sensitivity to diversity in terms of people, cultures, business and management issues. 
    • The ability to conduct research into applied psychology and/or business and management issues, either individually or as part of a team.
  • Transferable (Key) Skills: 
    • Effective oral and written communication skills in a range of traiditional and electronic media. 
    • Learning to learn and developing an appetite for reflective, adaptive, and collaborative learning.
    • Learning to learn and developing an appetite for reflective, adaptive, and collaborative learning. 

Year two

Typical core modules 

Advanced Research Methods
  • Provide an overview of and insight into the basic and advanced techniques of data collection.
  • Discuss examples of both qualitative and quantitative analytic techniques.
  • To have the knowledge and skills to perform statistical procedures, and know when their use is appropriate.
  • Apply your knowledge of quantitative techniques in the use of SPSS

Learning outcomes:  

  • Knowledge and Understanding: 
    • The theoretical underpinnings of areas of research and practice in applied psychology.
  • Intellectual Skills: 
    • Effective quantitative and qualitative problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Professional Practical Skills: 
    • Numeracy and quantitative/qualitative skills including data analysis, interpretation and extrapolation and the ability to work with case studies. 
    • The ability to conduct research into applied psychology and/or business and management issues, either individually or as part of a team.
  • Transferable (Key) Skills:  
    • Effective self-management in terms of time, planning and behaviour, motivation, self-starting, individual initiative and enterprise. 
    • Problem solving in applied psychology, and being able to integrate applied psychology with management studies. 
Applied Social and Cultural Psychology
  • This module seeks to develop students' understanding of theories of applied social psychology and the psychological implications of cultural differences. It  explores the research method and application of social psychology to a variety of settings in applied areas, and knowledge and understading of key debates/challenges in social psychology. It also examines some of the ways in which human behavior and processes are conditioned by cultural membership. 
  • On completion of the module, students will have an overview of fundamental concepts and theoretical perspectives surrounding the study of social and cultural psychology. 
  • The module will also facilitate student engagement with findings from both classic and contemporary empirical studies, pertinent to the study of culture and human behavior. 
  • Lastly, the module will enable students to better understand and appreciate how cultural differences impact upon relationships in everyday life. 

Learning outcomes:  

  • Knowledge and Understanding: 
    • The theoretical underpinnings of areas of research and practice in applied psychology. 
    • How psychology can help with the development and management of employees in organisations. 
    • How to the theories and research they study can be used to generate practical advice and interventions.
  • Intellectual Skills: 
    • The cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis, including the ability to identify assumptions, define terms, etc. 
    • The ability to create, evaluate and access a range of options and to apply ideas and knowledge to business situations.
  • Professional Practical Skills: 
    • The ability to apply business and applied psychology models to real-world problems and phenomena. 
    • Self awareness, openness and sensitivity to diversity in terms of people, cultures, business and management issues. 
    • Effective performance within a team environment, incuding leadership, team building, influencing and project management skills. 
    • The ability to conduct research into applied psychology and/or business and management issues, either individually or as part of a team.
  • Transferable (Key) Skills: 
    • Effective oral and written communication skills in a range of traditional and electronic media. 
    • Problem-solving in applied psychology, and being able to integrate applied psychology with management studies. 
    • Learning to learn and developing an appetite for reflective, adaptive, and collaborative learning. 
    • The interpersonal skills for effective listening, negotiating, persuasion, and presentation. 
Human Resource Management with International Perspectives
To introduce students to the core concepts and ideas of the management of people. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk.
  •  Leadership, management and development of people and organisations including the implications of the legal context. 
  • Leadership, management and development of organisations including the implications of the legal context.   
  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests.   
  • The need for individuals and organisations to manage responsibly and sustainably and behave ethically in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues.   
  • The design, development of organisations, including cross-cultural issues, change, diversity and values.
International Business
To introduce students to key international business concepts. 

Learning outcomes:  

  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk.   
  • The development, access and operation of markets for resources, goods and services.   
  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests.
  • The need for individuals and organisations to manage responsibly and sustainably and behave ethically in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues.   
  • The design, development of organisations, including cross-cultural issues, change, diversity and values.
Marketing Management
The aims of this module are:

  • to introduce the concept of marketing as an approach to business; to discuss the nature of marketing strategy;
  • to investigate the challenges of managing the marketing mix; and
  • to understand how the application of the principles of marketing can assist in the strategic management of an organisation.

Learning outcomes: 

  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk. 
  • The development, access and operation of markets for resources, goods and services. 
  • The management of customer expectations, relationships and development of service excellence. 
  • The comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools. 
  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests.
  • The need for individuals and organisations to manage responsibly and sustainably and behave ethically in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues. 
  • The different approaches for segmentation, targeting, positioning, generating sales and the need for innovation in product and service design. 
  • The design, development of organisations, including cross-cultural issues, change, diversity and values. 
  • The development of strategic priorities to deliver business at speed in an environment where digital technology has reshaped traditional revenue and business models. 
Psychology of Learning
  • Understand the major theoretical perspectives and the processes involved in the psychology of learning and motivation. 
  • Have knowledge of current research findings in this discipline. 
  • Be able to apply learning principles in his or her everyday life. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • Knowledge and Understand: 
    • How applied psychological theory can help individuals and groups to function.
  • Intellectual Skills: 
    • The cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis, including the ability to identify assumptions, define terms, etc .The ability to create, evaluate and access a range of options . . . [and] . . . to apply ideas and knowledge to business situations.
  • Professional Practical Skills: 
    • Self awareness, openness and sensitivity to diversity in terms of people, cultures, business and management issuesThe ability to conduct research into applied psychology and/or business and management issues, either individually or as part of a team.
  • Transferable (Key) Skills: 
    • Effective oral and written communication skills in a range of traditional and electronic mediaLearning to learn and developing an appetite for reflective, adaptive and collaborative learning

Typical optional modules   

Branding and Advertising

Upon completion of the module students will be able to:   

  • Explain the branding process.   
  • Articulate how and why consumers choose brands. 
  • Contextualise contemporary advertising practice.   
  • Describe how advertising is produced.   
  • Reflect on the social effects and ethics of branding and advertising.

Learning outcomes: 

  • The need for individuals and organisations to manage responsibly and sustainably and behave ethically in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues.   
  • The different approaches for segmentation, targeting, positioning, generating sales and the need for innovation in product and service design.
Contemporary Issues in Psychology
On completion of the module students gain an understanding of careers in psychology, research methods in applied settings, awareness of the variety of work activities and settings in applied areas, and knowledge of research findings in applied areas. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • Knowledge and Understand: 
    • The theoretical underpinnings of areas of research andHow the theories and research they study can be used to generate practical advice and interventions.
  • Intellectual Skills: 
    • The cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis, including the ability to identify assumptions, define terms, etc.
    • The ability to create, evaluate and access a range of options and to apply ideas and knowledge to business situations.
  • Professional Practical Skills: 
    • The ability to apply business and applied psychology models to real-world problems and phenomena.
  • Transferable (Key) Skills: 
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.
    • The interpersonal skills for effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation.
    • Problem solving in applied psychology, and being able to integrate applied psychology with management studies. 
Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

This module developes an understanding of corporate entrepreneurship (CE) and an appreciation of how larger firms can be dedesigned to be more entrepreneurial, flexible and innovative. The module aims are as follows:

  • To introduce students to the importance of CE.   
  • To provide an understanding of the various dimensions of CE and the various forms of CE.   
  • To compare CE with independent entrepreneurship.
  • To analyse the conditions that foster CE.   
  • To recognise the barriers that limit managers and their companies' to be entrepreneurial.   
  • To develop an understanding of the various organisational processes involved in CE (e.g. resource acquisition and development; innovation management; and cultural change).
  • To review the conceptual and empirical work relating to the relationship between CE and various organisational outcomes.

Learning outcomes:  

  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk.   
  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests.   
  • The need for individuals and organisations to manage responsibly and sustainably and behave ethically in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues.   
  • The different approaches for segmentation, targeting, positioning, generating sales and the need for innovation in product and service design.   
  • The design, development of organisations, including cross-cultural issues, change, diversity and values.   
  • The development of strategic priorities to deliver business at speed in an environment where digital technology has reshaped traditional revenue and business models.   
  • Taking innovative business ideas to create new products, services or organisations including the identification of Intellectual Property and appreciation of its value. 
Developmental Psychology
     
Introduction to Counselling

On completion of the module students gain an understanding of the major theoretical approaches to counseling, including basic concepts, principles, and processes. At the end of the module, students are expected to meaningfully integrate learned theories with the counseling strategies and micro-skills with which to implement them. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • Knowledge and Understand: 
    • The theoretical underpinnings of areas of research and practice in applied psychology.
    • How the theories and research they study can be used to generate practical advice and interventions. 
  • Intellectual Skills:
    • The cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis, including the ability to identify assumptions, define terms, etc.
  • Professional Practical Skills:
    • The ability to apply business and applied psychology models to real-world problems and phenomena.
    • Self-awareness, openness and sensitivity to diversity in terms of people, cultures, business and management issues.
  • Transferable (Key) Skills:
    • Effective oral and written communication skills in a range of traditional and electronic media.
    • Learning to learn and developing an appetite for reflective, adaptive and collaborative learning.
    • The interpersonal skills for effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation. 

 

Year three 

Typical core modules  

Business Ethics and Sustainability
  • To introduce students to the theories and practices of business ethics and sustainability in national and global contexts.
  • To sensitise students to the network of stakeholders who affect, and are affected by, business practices. To elucidate how specific business contexts shape and constrain responsible management decision-making therein. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk. 
  • The management of the supply chain.   
  • The comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools. 
  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests. 
  • The use of risk management techniques and business continuity planning to help maximise achievement of strategic objectives on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future. 
  • The need for individuals and organisations to manage responsibly and sustainably and behave ethically in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues. 
  • The design, development of organisations, including cross-cultural issues, change, diversity and values.
Research in Applied Psychology
  • Provide students with the opportunity to engage in, and learn from, supervised project work in applied psychology.Use research skills learnt during their course in order to carry out a piece of applied research in a work-related, health-related or community context.
  • As a result of completing this module, students should be able to: 
    • Design, manage, analyse and report a study in applied psychology.
    • Understand the social psychological and management skills necessary for the successful completion of such a study. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • Knowledge and Understand: 
    • The theoretical underpinnings of areas of research and practice in applied psychology.
    • How the theories and research they study can be used to generate practical advice and interventions.
  • Intellectual Skills: 
    • The cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis, including the ability to identify assumptions, define terms, etc.
    • Effective qualitative problem solving and decision making skills.
    • Effective quantitative problem solving and decision making skills.
    • The ability to create, evaluate and access a range of options and to apply ideas and knowledge to business situations.
  • Professional Practical Skills: 
    • Numeracy and quantitative/qualitative skills including data analysis, interpretation and extrapolation and the ability to work with case studies.
    • The ability to apply business and applied psychology models to real-world problems and phenomena.
    • The effective use of communication and information technology (CIT) skills for business applications.
    • Self-awareness, openness and sensitivity to diversity in terms of people, cultures, business and management issues.
    • The ability to conduct research into applied psychology and/or business and management issues, either individually or as part of a team.
  • Transferable (Key) Skills: 
    • Effective oral and written communication skills in a range of traditional and electronic media.
    • Learning to learn and developing an appetite for reflective, adaptive and collaborative learning.
    • The interpersonal skills for effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation.
    • Effective self-management in terms of time, planning and behaviour, motivation, self-starting, individual initiative and enterprise.
    • Problem solving in applied psychology, and being able to integrate applied psychology with management studies. 
Strategic Management
To provide students of management with the key tools, concepts and frameworks of strategic analysis and to examine the process of strategy implementation. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk. 
  • The management of resources.
  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests. 
  • The need for individuals and organisations to manage responsibly and sustainably and behave ethically in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues. 
  • The development of strategic priorities to deliver business at speed in an environment where digital technology has reshaped traditional revenue and business models. 

Typical optional modules  

Cross Cultural Management
The module aims to introduce some of the key concepts that are relevant for cross-cultural management, with an emphasis on the interpersonal aspects of management that can be problematic due to cultural differences.
 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk.
  • Leadership, management and development of people and organisations including the implications of the legal context.
  • The need for individuals and organisations to manage responsibly and sustainably and behave ethically in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues.
  • The design, development of organisations, including cross-cultural issues, change, diversity and values.
Marketing and Society

This module explores issues at the interface of marketing and society including:   

  • macro-marketing issues. 
  • how the changing political, economic and social environment is affective marketing decision making.   
  • responsible and sustainable marketing.   
  • consumer rights, responsibilities and resistance. 
  • Issues of the consumer society. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The development, access and operation of markets for resources, goods and services.   
  • The need for individuals and organisations to manage responsibly and sustainably and behave ethically in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues.     
Occupational Health Psychology

As a result of taking this workshop you should be able to:

  • Define and discuss the nature of OHP as a discipline. 
  • Describe the contribution of OHP to tackling occupational health issues. 
  • Be aware of the bodies that represent OHP on the international stage. 
  • Become familiar with models commonly used in OHP.  

Learning outcomes:  

  • Knowledge and Understanding: 
    • The theoretical underpinnings of areas of research and practice in applied psychology.
    • How psychology can help with the development and management of employees and organisations.
    • How applied psychological theory can help individuals and groups to function, learn and develop a strategic outlook.
    • How the theories and research they study can be used to generate practical advice and interventions.
  • Intellectual Skills:
    • The cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis, including the ability to identify assumptions, define terms, etc.
    • The ability to create, evaluate and access a range of options . . . [and] . . . to apply ideas and knowledge . . . [to] business situations.
  • Professional Practical Skills:
    • The ability to apply business and applied psychology models to real-world problems and phenomena.
    • Self-awareness, openness and sensitivity to diversity in terms of people, cultures, business and management issues.
  • Transferable (Key) Skills:
    • Learning to learn and developing an appetite for reflective, adaptive and collaborative learning.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills in a range of traditional and electronic media.
    • Problem-solving in applied psychology, and being able to integrate applied psychology with management studies. 
Selection and Training in Organisations
This module is designed to help students use applied psychology in occupational selection and training. Systematic methods of occupational selection and training are important as people differ in their abilities and characteristics, and jobs differ in the demands they place on people. Systematic methods of selection help organisations achieve a good match between people, their tasks, and their work environment. Training helps people get the best of their time spent on work through fine-tuning and enhancing skills, while providing their best to the organisation. 

Learning outcomes:   

By the end of the module, students should:

  • Understand that selection and training is a process.
  • Understand theoretical underpinnings of selection and training.
  • Understand selection and training methods, and how they can be applied in practice.
  • Be able to critically evaluate the methods, processes and research on selection and training.
  • Be able to define principles of best practice and ethical selection and training.

Careers

Applied psychology and management offers an added value not met by graduates from a single-subject background due to the integration of a psychological perspective. It will prepare you for international careers with a strong human element in government agencies, industry and other types of organisations, such as charities, consultancies and non governmental organisations. Applied psychologists in business are valued and respected within their various areas of expertise, particularly in the fields of advertising, career and organisational development, change management, counselling, human resources, marketing, occupational testing, selection and recruitment, and training. They often collaborate with other experts in business and their contribution is highly sought after.

Contact

Department of Applied Psychology
The University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Malaysia
t:   +6 (03) 8924 8000
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