The school of HRM and Psychology offers the exchange program Industrial Psychology. Participants learn to (better) understand human behavior in the workplace.
Participants can customize their programme, by selecting from a range of courses offered. The approach taken is generally psychological. Yet enriched by an economic perspective, thanks to the collaboration with the school of Management, Economy and Law.
1 semester, 21 weeks
Contacthours per week
15 - 20
Fall semester/Spring semester
Number of credits
Eindhoven, School of HRM and Psychology in collaboraton with
School of Management, Economy and Law
Target audience and entry level
The program is available for international students and professionals, as well as Dutch students,
who find it interesting to study in an international environment.
Participants for this advanced level program need to have
Successfully completed introduction courses
Ideally intermediate level courses in Psychology, Human Resources Management and/or Business Administration.
A good command of the English language is mandatory. See admission requirements of Fontys University of Applied Sciences
As an international student you can choose between two periods to do this exchange program:
A century ago Münsterberg (1913) envisaged the possibility of a psychology of business life. Münsterberg focused his own work on three key-areas: Firstly, the selection of the right person for the right place. Secondly, the establishment of the best possible (psychological) conditions to maximize output and finally, the influencing of the human mind by means of advertising and salesmanship. Whilst contemporary approaches (e.g. Landy & Conte, 2010) prefer to replace the third field with Human Factor Psychology, they 'd still agreeing with the first and second area roughly representing personnel psychology and organizational psychology, respectively. The topics in Münsterberg’s third heading, though not stictly concerned with behavior at work, belong to Economic and/or Consumer Psychology, these will nonetheless be included in the exchange program offered.