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Major Labour-Management Relations and Human Resources (30 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

Program Requirements

Revision, February 2013. Start of revision.

Mentors: Please consult the Bachelor of Commerce website at: http://www.mcgill.ca/desautels/programs/bcom/academics/courseinfo

This 30-credit Major provides students with a general understanding of employer-employee relations and human resources, including labour unions, laws that regulate the employment relationship, and human resource policies and practices.

Students acquire knowledge in various required aspects of labour relations, labour markets, and human resources. The program provides flexibility for students to take a wide range of courses related to the required topics in the disciplines of law, organization behaviour, sociology, economics, and industrial relations.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • INDR 294 Introduction to Labour-Management Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Industrial Relations : An introduction to labour-management relations, the structure, function and government of labour unions, labour legislation, the collective bargaining process, and the public interest in industrial relations.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Richard Guerin, Chantal Westgate (Fall) Chantal Westgate, Richard Guerin (Winter) Richard Guerin (Summer)

  • INDR 494 Labour Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Industrial Relations : Introduction to the basic concepts of labour law relevant to the practice of industrial relations. Historical development of labour law in certain social and legal systems and the culmination in the legislative enactments and jurisprudence of Canadian jurisdictions and certain comparative foreign models.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: INDR 294
    • Restriction: Only open to U2/U3 year students in Labour Management Relations Major.
  • INDR 496 Collective Bargaining (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Industrial Relations : Principles of collective bargaining in Canada and abroad. Problem oriented. Mock collective bargaining sessions provide an opportunity for students to apply knowledge gained.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Robert Paul Hebdon (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: INDR 294
  • ORGB 423 Human Resources Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Issues involved in personnel administration. Topics include: human resource planning, job analysis, recruitment and selection, training and development, performance appraisal, organization development and change, issues in compensation and benefits, and labour-management relations.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Elisabeth Kutter, Lisa Cohen (Fall) Elisabeth Kutter (Winter) Maha Daoud (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222
    • Requirement for the Institute of Internal Auditors

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

Selected from:

  • ECON 306 Labour Markets and Wages (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Examination of the implications on wage structures of differences in job conditions, levels and type training, long-term employment relationships, unionization etc. A variety of socioeconomic policy issues including subsidies for higher education, government regulation of workplace safety, and the role and treatment of women in today's labour force are explored.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Paul Dickinson (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209, or ECON 230D1/D2, or ECON 250D1/D2
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ECON 306D1/D2.
  • INDR 449 Occupational Health and Safety (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Industrial Relations : Examines the public policy of occupational health and safety in Canada as well as the dynamics of contemporary occupational health and safety management. Topics include occupational safety and health, human rights and workers' compensation legislation, accident prevention and investigation, ergonomics, safety training, and workers' compensation claims management.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: INDR 294
  • INDR 459 International Employment Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Industrial Relations : Examines employment relations systems of other nations including those of the European Union and the Pacific rim, including the existing industrial relations institutional structure, the historical and recent developments in these systems, the role of multi-national corporations, as well as the current economic and political context.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • INDR 492 Globalization and Labour Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Industrial Relations : Examination of labour policy in the context of globalization. The North American Wagner Act model is critically reviewed in light of the global economy. New models of industrial relations regulation are studied that ensure that economic and social benefits are equitably distributed.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Robert Paul Hebdon (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: INDR 294
  • INDR 495 Labour Relations: Public Sector (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Industrial Relations : Labour relations in federal, provincial, municipal, and quasi-public services such as hospitals, schools, government agencies and boards. Contentious current issues in public service labour relations and compare and analyze the alternative methods that have been evolved to deal with them.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: INDR 294
  • INDR 497 Contract Administration (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Industrial Relations : The processes of grievance handling and arbitration under the terms of collective bargaining agreements. Substantive and procedural issues as well as behavioural and policy aspects of contract administration.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: INDR 294
  • ORGB 321 Leadership (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Leadership theories provide students with opportunities to assess and work on improving their leadership skills. Topics include: the ability to know oneself as a leader, to formulate a vision, to have the courage to lead, to lead creatively, and to lead effectively with others.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Patricia Hewlin (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: only BCom students require MGCR 222.
  • ORGB 325 Negotiations and Conflict Resolution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : A conceptual framework to guide participants through negotiation and conflict resolution process.

    Terms: Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Jay Hewlin (Winter) Jay Hewlin (Summer)

    • Prerequisites: MGCR 222
  • ORGB 380 Cross Cultural Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Addresses dilemmas and opportunities that managers experience in international, multicultural environments. Development of conceptual knowledge and behavioural skills (e.g. bridging skills, communication, tolerance of ambiguity, cognitive complexity) relevant to the interaction of different cultures in business and organizational settings, using several methods including research, case studies and experiential learning.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate (Fall) Chantal Westgate, Matissa Hollister (Winter) Sung Soo Kim, Alfred M Jaeger (Summer)

  • ORGB 420 Managing Organizational Teams (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Theory, research, and applications. Principles of team processes and effectiveness in organizational settings, specifically the theoretical developments and empirical findings of group dynamics and team effectiveness, and practical strategies and skills for successful management of organizational teams.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Garrfield Du Couturier-Nichol (Fall) Heather Vough, Ann Brosseau (Winter) Zina Suissa (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222
    • Continuing Studies: requirement for I.C.B.
  • ORGB 421 Managing Organizational Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Organizational change theory and techniques are examined with an emphasis on techno-structural interventions such as Quality-of-Work-Life approaches. Through simulations and case-studies, the course explores initiatives in organizational change, primarily in contemporary Canadian organizations. It also includes opportunities for "hands-on" experience in work and organization redesign.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Elizabeth Campbell, Robert E Saggers, Lloyd Bartlett (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222
    • Continuing Studies: this course cannot be taken for credit if ORGB 522 was already completed
  • ORGB 434 Topics in Organizational Behaviour 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : This is an advanced course for students with a special interest in Organizational Behaviour. Topics will be selected from current issues or themes in literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222
  • ORGB 440 Career Theory and Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Includes state of the art theory and research on careers and opportunity for exploration and development of personal career goals and dreams. Analytical and practical skills are honed through the study of careers of "real life" individuals as presented in films, panels of guest speakers, and interview assignments.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Mary Dean Lee (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222
  • ORGB 525 Compensation Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Compensation policies and practices, consistent with motivational theories, are examined. Topics include: design and evaluation of job evaluation systems, salary structures, and performance-based pay; compensation of special employee groups; and current pay equity laws. Projects and simulations provide "hands-on" experience in the use of compensation techniques.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Luis Padilla (Fall) Luis Padilla (Winter)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): ORGB 423
    • Prerequisite (Continuing Studies): MGCR 222
  • SOCI 312 Sociology of Work and Industry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : The development of the world of work from the rise of industrial capitalism to the postindustrial age. Responses of workers and managers to changing organizational, technological and economic realities. Interrelations between changing demands in the workplace and the functioning of the labour market. Canadian materials in comparative perspective.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Axel Van den Berg (Winter)

  • SOCI 321 Gender and Work (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Focus on men's and women's work in North American societies, historically and contemporarily, in order to understand the dynamisms of gender (in)equality in and outside of the home. Topics explored include: housework; the relationship(s) between gender, organizations and bureaucracy; emotional labour; occupational segregation and stratification; sexual harassment; and work-family policy.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Sarah Berry (Winter)

    • Course for the Women's Studies Concentrations
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Desautels Faculty of Management—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)