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Concentration in Labour-Management Relations and Human Resources (15 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

Program Requirements

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

The objective of the this concentration is to provide a general understanding of employer-employee relations and human resources, both at the micro-level and in relation to the socio-economic context in which they occur. Students interested in more intensive study of this area are urged to consider the Major program in Labour-Management Relations and Human Resources.

Required Courses (9 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 2014, Winter 2015

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

  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate (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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Lisa Cohen, Maha Daoud (Fall)

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

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

Selected from the following:

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 2015

    Instructors: Kenneth George (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: INDR 294
  • 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 2015

    Instructors: Corrado De Stefano (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: INDR 294
    • Restriction: Only open to U2/U3 year students in Labour Management Relations Major.
  • 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Nicola Di Iorio (Fall)

    • 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 2015

    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 2015

    Instructors: Jay Hewlin (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: MGCR 222
  • 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: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Ann Brosseau, Andrew Chasse (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222
    • Continuing Studies: this course cannot be taken for credit if ORGB 522 was already completed
  • 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 2015

    Instructors: Matissa Hollister (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222
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