Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) — Concentration in Organizational Behaviour (15 credits)

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Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

Program Requirements

Mentor: Professor A. Jaeger

The Organizational Behaviour concentration provides an opportunity for students to increase their awareness of behavioural issues encountered in job and organizational settings, and to prepare themselves for graduate study in the behavioural sciences or for careers in general management or human resource management.

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

Selected from the following:

  • 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: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Roxana Barbulescu (Fall) 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 2011

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • ORGB 380 Cross Cultural Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Cross-cultural awareness and communication skills necessary to manage in multicultural organizations. Focus on the relationship between cultural values and communication style as they affect inter and intra cultural communication of managers, personnel and clients of multinational and multicultural organizations.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Elena Lvina (Fall) Elena Lvina (Winter) Alfred M Jaeger (Summer)

  • ORGB 409 Organizational Research Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Field research in organizational behaviour.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222
  • 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 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

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

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222
    • Continuing Education: 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: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Elizabeth Campbell (Fall) Ruthanne Huising (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222
    • Continuing Education: this course cannot be taken for credit if ORGB 522 was already completed
  • 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 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate, Elisabeth Kutter (Fall) Elisabeth Kutter, Lisa Cohen (Winter) Elisabeth Kutter (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222
    • Requirement for the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • ORGB 429D1 Organizational Behaviour for Course Counsellors (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Examination of behaviour in organizations, coupled with training in teaching methods, to prepare students to team teach a section of MGCR 222. Selection of course counsellors is made toward the end of the preceding winter term. Only students thus selected will be permitted to register for this course.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Suzanne Gagnon (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222
    • Students must register for both ORGB 429D1 and ORGB 429D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ORGB 429D1 and ORGB 429D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ORGB 429D2 Organizational Behaviour for Course Counsellors (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : See ORGB 429D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Heather Vough (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ORGB 429D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ORGB 429D1 and ORGB 429D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • 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: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Pablo Restrepo Saenz (Fall) Chantal Westgate (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222
  • ORGB 435 Women as Global Leaders and Managers (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Women are assuming leadership roles in many fields heretofore almost exclusively led by men. Yet even in the 1990s, less than 5% of international managers are women and less than 3% of international business cases portray women in leadership roles. This seminar will review the major trends affecting women's power and influence in society in general and in organizations in particular. Participants will develop the vision, skills, and competencies needed for global leadership.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • 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 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Manuel Mendonca (Fall) Manuel Mendonca (Winter)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): ORGB 423
    • Prerequisite (Continuing Education): MGCR 222

* If ORGB 429 is taken, only 3 credits will count toward the Concentration; the other 3 will be counted as electives.

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