HR Management and Work Psychology

The “HR Management and Work Psychology” program is designed to meet the growing demands of the modern labor market and the complex challenges of human capital management in modern organizations. It offers a unique combination of deep theoretical knowledge and practical skills, focusing on the psychological aspects of human resource management and their application in real business environments.

The goal of the program is to develop you as a specialist with practical and cognitive skills for in-depth and multi-layered research of issues in the field of management and psychology, and with personal and professional competencies necessary for critical and original analysis. The training in the program provides you with in-depth knowledge of how you can effectively manage human resources in organizations, understand and apply psychological theories and practices to improve work performance, motivation and employee well-being.

“HR Management and Work Psychology” program is right for you if you are interested in psychology and human resource management and if you want to develop your skills in leadership, consulting and management of people and teams.

Education format: Full-time and Part-time

Study duration: 1,5 (3 semesters)

Language: Bulgarian

ECTS credits: 90 ECTS

Compliance with the Regulatory Framework: The program strictly follows the requirements of the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (NEAA), the Bulgarian Higher Education Act, the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), and IBS policies.

Compliance with European Standards: The program is aligned with the National Qualifications Framework of the Republic of Bulgaria and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

Integrated and Updated Modules: The offered disciplines are up-to-date and in line with modern European requirements, which guarantees the preparation of highly qualified specialists. The curriculum reflects the latest trends and needs published in 2022 in the Handbook for Developing Curricula in Human Resource Management, created by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).


  • Analyzing, comparing, and synthesizing different theories in the field of human resource management and work psychology.
  • Current scientific discoveries and new approaches in practice.
  • The content of the work performed by human resource management specialists and why their work is important for the success of the organization.
  • Specifics of analyzing and designing positions in the organization, planning activities, recruitment, selection, training, and development of human resources in the organization.
  • Psychological theories and practices that improve personnel management and organizational effectiveness.
  • Regulations concerning occupational health and safety in the organization.
  • Fundamentals of labor law and knowledge of the mechanisms of collective bargaining.
  • Specific features of international human resource management, etc.


  • Implementing effective programs for motivation, training, and career development and supporting the work performance of staff.
  • Developing a comprehensive human resource management strategy and policy.
  • Working with specialized information systems and collecting, classifying, evaluating, and interpreting information to solve complex problems in the field of human resource management.
  • Generating procedures for introducing innovations and managing behavior in the workplace.
  • Analyzing the effects of applied HR practices on the work environment in the enterprise and developing recommendations for appropriate improvements with a view to increasing job satisfaction, motivation, and labor productivity.
  • Introducing effective management practices that comply with labor and anti-discrimination legislation and guarantee the rights of workers.
  • Building administrative and organizational structures and independently managing teams.
  • Solving complex problems in a dynamic environment with many interacting factors.
  • Developing and optimizing the socio-psychological processes taking place in the business environment.

Graduates of the Master’s program in HR Management and Work Psychology have the opportunity for professional realization in all business organizations and economic structures at various managerial and expert levels and positions such as:

  • Human resource managers
  • Heads of HR departments, specialists in such units
  • HR consultants
  • Lecturers, researchers, consultants on organizational development, people and business process management
  • Analytical specialists in European institutions and state institutions in Bulgaria (central and local)
  • Career development and organizational change experts
  • Coordinators, experts, and analysts of business programs and projects in international and national organizations, institutions, and consortia.

Compulsory courses

  • Fundamentals of Social Management
  • Fundamentals of Psychology
  • Labor Law
  • Labor and Organizational Psychology
  • Organizational Development and HR Management
  • Information Systems for HR Management
  • International Aspects of HR Management
  • Employer Branding and Talent Attraction
  • Standards for Healthy and Safe Working Conditions and Risk Management
  • Basics of Social Security
  • Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships, Communication, and Influence
  • Master’s Seminar

Elective courses

  • Ethics and Anti-Discrimination Policies in the Workplace / Professional Coaching
  • Development and Management of HR Projects / Innovation and Creativity in HR
  • Corporate Social Responsibility / Individual Differences in the Workplace

Facultative courses

  • Any course offered by other master’s programs

Master’s Thesis/State Exam

Start your path to success in human resource management with IBS!

If you are considering a career in the dynamic field of human resource management, IBS is the place for you. We not only help your dreams come true, but we also support you every step of the way towards your professional development.

Whether you aim to advance your career, increase your income or change your career direction, with us you will find everything you need for success:

Programs created for business: Our programs are specially designed to meet the current needs of businesses, preparing you for success in today’s multifunctional business world.

Individual approach and personal attention: Each student with us receives individual attention and approach, which guarantees the best education.

Close-knit community and network of contacts: Join our community of students, lecturers, staff and business partners who will support you and help you develop your creativity and leadership potential.

Lecturers with practical experience: Our lecturers are professionals with extensive practical experience who will guide you through real business cases and projects.

Portfolio of practical projects: Create a portfolio of projects that will demonstrate your skills and be valuable when applying for a job.

Flexible learning: Our programs are designed to fit perfectly into your busy schedule.

Financial support: We offer various financing options, including student loans, deferred tuition payments and scholarships.

International recognition: Get a diploma that is recognized worldwide.

Career Center: Take advantage of our career center services that will help you achieve your professional goals.

Training opportunities abroad: As part of the Erasmus+ program, you have the opportunity to study abroad and broaden your international perspective.

With us, success is a common goal. Join IBS and take the next step in your career!

Successful graduates of the program receive a higher education diploma with a “Master” degree and a European diploma supplement, valid and recognized worldwide.

Successful graduates in MA program “Accounting and Auditing” can continue their studies in a PhD program.