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: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Fernando Fachin (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 2013, Summer 2013

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

    • Restriction: Open only to U2 and U3 students.

    • 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 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate (Fall) Chantal Westgate (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open only to U2 and U3 students

  • 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 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • 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: Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Ann Brosseau, Garrfield Du Couturier-Nichol (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: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Elizabeth Campbell (Fall) 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 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 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate, Elisabeth Kutter, Lisa Cohen (Fall) Elisabeth Kutter (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: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • 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 2012

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate (Fall)

  • 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 2013

    Instructors: Mary Dean Lee (Winter)

  • 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 2012, Winter 2013

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

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): ORGB 423

    • Prerequisite (Continuing Studies): MGCR 222

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

Desautels Faculty of Management—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)