Major Labour-Management Relations and Human Resources (66 credits)

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Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

Program Requirements

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.

All BCom students take a Core curriculum in addition to this 30-credit Major.

Required Courses (48 credits)

Management Core (36 credits)

  • ECON 295 Macroeconomic Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : This applied macroeconomics course focuses on current and recurrent macroeconomic issues important in understanding the public policy environment in which firms make their decisions. Topics include national accounts; national income determination; economic growth and fluctuations; money, monetary policy and financial markets; international trade and finance.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Mayssun El-Attar Vilalta, Moshe Lander (Winter)

    • Corequisite: MGCR 293

    • Restriction: For B.Com. students

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking ECON 209, ECON 330D1/D2 or ECON 352D1/D2.

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, I.C.B., the EA of AACI, and the CRA

    • Continuing Studies: not open to full-time day students

  • MGCR 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : The role of financial accounting in the reporting of the financial performance of a business. The principles, components and uses of financial accounting and reporting from a user's perspective, including the recording of accounting transactions and events, the examination of the elements of financial statements, the preparation of financial statements and the analysis of financial results.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Ralph Cecere, Hongping Tan, Kevin Paul Parent, Seunghwan Oh (Fall) Dongyoung Lee, Kevin Paul Parent (Winter) Kevin Paul Parent, Ming Liu (Summer)

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the EA of AACI, and the Institute of Internal Auditors

  • MGCR 222 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Individual motivation and communication style; group dynamics as related to problem solving and decision making, leadership style, work structuring and the larger environment. Interdependence of individual, group and organization task and structure.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate, Alfred M Jaeger, Sharyn Sepinwall, Maya Sharma, Nathalie-Michele Sylvain (Fall) Chantal Westgate, Maya Sharma, Katherine Malo, Raghid Al Hajj, Mallika Banerjee (Winter) Mallika Banerjee, Chantal Westgate (Summer)

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the EA of AACI, and the Institute of Internal Auditors

  • MGCR 271 Business Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Statistical concepts and methodology, their application to managerial decision-making, real-life data, problem-solving and spreadsheet modeling. Topics include: descriptive statistics; normal distributions, sampling distributions and estimation, hypothesis testing for one and two populations, goodness of fit, analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Juan Camilo Serpa, Angelos Georghiou, Wei Qi (Fall) Glenn Zabowski (Winter) Cheng Zhu (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MATH 122 and 123 or equivalent

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 204, MATH 324, PSYC 204, ECON 227, ECON 257

    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.

  • MGCR 293 Managerial Economics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : The course focuses on the application of economic theory to management problems and the economic foundations of marketing, finance, and production. Attention is given to the following topics: price and cost analysis; demand and supply analysis, conditions of competition.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Taweewan Sidthidet, K Sheikholeslami Salmasi, Tariq Nizami (Fall) Taweewan Sidthidet, K Sheikholeslami Salmasi (Winter) K Sheikholeslami Salmasi (Summer)

    • Restrictions: Not for credit for students who have taken or are taking any of the following: ECON 208, ECON 230D1/D2 and ECON 250D1/D2.

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the EA of AACI, and the CRA

  • MGCR 331 Information Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Introduction to principles and concepts of information systems in organizations. Topics include information technology, transaction processing systems, decision support systems, database and systems development. Students are required to have background preparation on basic micro computer skills including spreadsheet and word-processing.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Richard George Donovan, Graham H Thorpe (Fall) Richard George Donovan, Warut Khern-am-nuai, Graham H Thorpe, Junyi Yang (Winter) Ghazaleh Aghili Dehkordi (Summer)

    • Prerequisite (Continuing Studies): CMSC 101 Mathematical Tools for Management Professionals or equivalent Basic computer skills including DOS, Spreadsheets and Word-processing and Database.

    • Restriction: Fall sections restricted to BCom students

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for the Institute of Internal Auditors, CMA, CGA

    • A special seminar will be available to those students who do not possess the above basic computer skills, at the students' own expense.

  • MGCR 341 Introduction to Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the principles, issues, and institutions of Finance. Topics include valuation, risk, capital investment, financial structure, cost of capital, working capital management, financial markets, and securities.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Adolfo De Motta, Minh Quy Truong (Fall) Vadim di Pietro, Minh Quy Truong (Winter) Vadim di Pietro (Summer)

    • Corequisite: MGCR 271 or equivalent

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the EA of AACI, and the Institute of Internal Auditors

  • MGCR 352 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Introduction to marketing principles, focusing on problem solving and decision making. Topics include: the marketing concept; marketing strategies; buyer behaviour; Canadian demographics; internal and external constraints; product; promotion; distribution; price. Lectures, text material and case studies.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Hamid Etemad, Thomas Dotzel, DaHee Han, Mary Dellar, Hee Ryung Kim (Fall) Yi Lu, Nathan Yang, Charles Royce, Robert H S Soroka (Winter) Mary Dellar, June Soo Lee (Summer)

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Canadian Institute of Management

  • MGCR 360 Social Context of Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : This course examines how business interacts with the larger society. It explores the development of modern capitalist society, and the dilemmas that organizations face in acting in a socially responsible manner. Students will examine these issues with reference to sustainable development, business ethics, globalization and developing countries, and political activity.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Nii Antiaye Addy, Lindsay Holmgren, Glen Whelan, Stephane Ethier (Fall) Saku Mantere, Lindsay Holmgren, Jan J Jorgensen, Stephane Ethier, Glen Whelan (Winter) Glen Whelan (Summer)

  • MGCR 382 International Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the world of international business. Economic foundations of international trade and investment. The international trade, finance, and regulatory frameworks. Relations between international companies and nation-states, including costs and benefits of foreign investment and alternative controls and responses. Effects of local environmental characteristics on the operations of multi-national enterprises.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jan J Jorgensen, Donald Melville, John Saba (Fall) John Saba, Donald Melville, Nicholas Matziorinis (Winter)

  • MGCR 423 Strategic Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : An integrative and interdisciplinary introduction to strategy formation and execution. Concepts, tools, and practical application to understand how firms leverage resources and capabilities to gain competitive advantage in dynamic, contemporary industries. Strategic positioning, organizational design, and managerial action for the long-term success of businesses and positive social and ecological outcomes.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Gregory Bryan Vit, Donald Melville, Karl James Moore, John Gradek, Stephane Ethier, Billy Mandelos, Anita Nowak (Fall) Gregory Bryan Vit, Kwangjun An, John Gradek, Billy Mandelos, Imane Tabbara (Winter) Atefeh Ramezankhani, Christian Keen Henon (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Canadian Institute of Management - in addition to these, the course "Introduction to Business," CGMG 282 is also required for C.I.M.

  • MGCR 472 Operations Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Design, planning, establishment, control, and improvement of the activities/processes that create a firm's final products and/or services. The interaction of operations with other business areas will also be discussed. Topics include forecasting, product and process design, waiting lines, capacity planning, inventory management and total quality management.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Pouya Ebrahimi, Kenneth MacKenzie (Fall) Brian E Smith, Beste Kucukyazici, Shanling Li, Zafer Yilmaz (Winter) Elcin Ergin (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 271 or equivalent

    • Requirement for the Canadian Institute of Management

Major (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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate, Richard Guerin (Fall) Chantal Westgate (Winter) Chantal Westgate (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 2018

    Instructors: Corrado De Stefano, Alexandre Buswell (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: INDR 294

    • Restriction: Open only to U2, U3 students.

  • 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: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate (Winter)

  • 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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Maha Daoud (Fall) Maha Daoud, Stefanie Ruel (Winter) Chantal Westgate (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 2017

    Instructors: Paul Dickinson (Fall)

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Kenneth George (Winter)

  • 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: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Anthony C Masi (Fall)

  • INDR 492 Globalization and Labour Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Industrial Relations : Exploration of contemporary labour policies around the world in the context of globalization. Topics include labour market functioning, international trade, technological change, flexibility, employment standards, protective legislation, employment practices.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Anthony C Masi (Fall)

  • 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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • 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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • 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 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Patricia Hewlin (Fall) Suzanne Gagnon (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222 or permission of Instructor and approval of the BCom Program Office.

    • Restrictions: Restricted to U2 and U3 students.

  • 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: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Jean-Nicolas Reyt (Fall) Dongkyu Kim (Winter) Jay Hewlin (Summer)

  • ORGB 330 People Analytics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : This is the era of big data. Companies and organizations are collecting an enormous amount of information and we are only just beginning to grasp the ways in which this information might be used. This course covers the emerging field of people analytics, which involves applying data collection and analysis techniques to improve the management of people within organizations. We will cover current people analytics techniques, common pitfalls, and possible shortcomings of people analytics, as well as the ethical questions involved in undertaking such analyses.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Matissa Hollister (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): MGCR 271 or an equivalent introductory statistics class, and 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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Melissa Sonberg, Karen K Diaz (Fall) Suzanne Gagnon (Winter) Alfred M Jaeger, Hermann Jürgens (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only

  • 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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Sonia Di Maulo (Fall) Melissa Sonberg (Winter) Chantal Westgate (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 2018

    Instructors: Elizabeth Campbell, Karen K Diaz, Chantal Westgate (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: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Brian Rubineau (Winter)

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Matissa Hollister (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 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Richard Courtois (Fall) Roman Susel (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: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Carl Eidlin (Fall)

  • 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: Summer 2018

    Instructors: Candice Shaw (Summer)

    • Course for the Women's Studies Concentrations

Desautels Faculty of Management—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)