Business Psychology


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Concentration Description

The Business Psychology concentration at Meridian is designed for those who seek to redefine the landscape of organizational behavior and leadership through a lens of group facilitation and psychological depth. This concentration is an invitation to developmental practitioners aiming to harness the transformative power of psychology within the business world, thereby challenging conventional paradigms and contributing to a flourishing future. The curriculum ventures beyond traditional academic psychology and business boundaries, weaving together the realms of inner development and organizational leadership.

Rooted in the conviction that today’s complex business environments demand not only analytical acumen but also a profound understanding of human dynamics, this concentration emphasizes the development of developmental capabilities such as heightened self-awareness, complex collaboration, authentic dialogue, strategic negotiation, and mutual co-creation. These capabilities are indispensable for entrepreneurs, organizational leaders, and managers navigating the labyrinth of technical, social, and existential uncertainties.

Embracing a holistic approach, the Business Psychology concentration merges the pursuit of individual wholeness with an acute awareness of whole systems thinking. This dual focus prepares students to become catalysts for change, embodying the principles of Creative Enterprise. By engaging with this concentration, students will embark on a journey of personal and professional development, cultivating the skills to drive sustainable, generative practices in the context of coaching and leadership that resonate with the evolving demands of a global, interconnected marketplace.

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"It is ironic that a business in which the serving of clients depends so heavily on interpersonal psychology should be peopled with those who believe in the exclusive power of technical mastery."
David H. Maister Co-Author of The Trusted Advisor
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Sample Courses

  • Leadership and Embodiment Practices
  • Conversational Leadership
  • Somatic Practices
  • Neuroscience of Human Experience
  • Psychology of Power, Privilege, and Culture
  • Transformative Communities of Practice
  • Foundations of Transformative Leadership
  • Transformative Learning Praxis
  • Relational Development
  • Emotional Development
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— Camille Mica Meridian University Alumni
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Academic Structure

Meridian’s academic structure gives students the flexibility to navigate the University’s curricular architecture in ways that match their passions, professional goals, and other life commitments.

The structure is designed to serve a diverse student body, who live around the globe, have varied cultural and clinical visions for their careers, and are at different stages in their professional journey.

Students enroll in a degree program, can elect a concentration, and register for one or multiple courses each quarter. In addition to core courses for the specific degree program and anchor courses that represent the Transformative Learning intent of Meridian’s curriculum, students select elective courses that align with their Meridian concentration, background, and career path.

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Learning Formats

Meridian's graduate degree programs are offered in two formats, Hybrid and Online. Each quarter, students take one or multiple seven-week online courses. This schedule provides students with time between quarters to rest, engage, and prepare.

The University's multiple format options are designed to enable students to pursue their graduate education at a flexible pace, combining asynchronous coursework via the University's custom social learning platform, live course video calls with faculty, synchronous student community engagement, and optional onsite or online Transformative Learning Labs in-person.

Students can optionally select Transformative Learning Lab dates, locations, and formats based on their learning style, personal interests, and professional aspirations, if they choose to, based on availability of offerings.

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Online Format

In Meridian's online learning format, students can complete 100% of their coursework degree requirements online, via Meridian’s unique online learning platform and faculty-led learning model. Meridian’s online format is designed to be highly engaging and deeply human. Students build connections with faculty and fellow graduate students while taking advantage of the flexibility built-in to the University’s online courses model.

Online Transformative Learning Labs are also optionally available (often multiple times a year), sometimes as a 3+ hour live class, and sometimes over multiple days.

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Hybrid Format

Meridian’s hybrid learning format combines online courses with optional onsite Transformative Learning Labs which are one-week or less. By combining Meridian’s innovative online education methodologies with rich video calls and deep onsite connections, the hybrid format enables students to contribute locally and perceive globally.

When offered, Onsite Labs take place at Meridian’s San Francisco Bay Area Center and other University Centers, based on student interest and availability.

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