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Major Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources (72 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

Program Requirements

The B.Com.; Major in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources focuses on analyzing and influencing repeated patterns of action in groups and organizations, including leadership, human resource management, team management and concepts of management at multiple levels of the organization. The program also includes foundational studies in one or more of the following social science disciplines: psychology, sociology, anthropology, or industrial relations.

Required Courses (45 credits)

Management Core

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Zhang, Jingjing; Lee, Dongyoung (Fall) Roh, Yongoh (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Findlay, Sylvia Miriyam; Gordon, Sarah; Ody-Brasier, Amandine (Fall) Mackey, Jeraul; Dakhlallah, Diana; Galperin, Roman (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • MGCR 233 Data Programming for Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Introduction to data programming for management students.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Mozahem, Najib; Havakhor, Taha (Fall) Mozahem, Najib (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U0 and U1 B.Com. students.

  • MGCR 250 Expressive Analysis for Management. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Focusing on skills with respect to analysis, writing and presentation in management.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Holmgren, Lindsay; Hards, Ashley; Farmer, Emily; Allaster, John (Fall) Holmgren, Lindsay (Winter)

    • Open to U0 and U1 B.Com. students. Not open to students who have taken BUSA 250.

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Frieden, Gabriel; Glew, Rob (Fall) Farajollahzadeh, Setareh; Frieden, Gabriel; Glew, Rob (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MATH 122 and MATH 123 or equivalent

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students. Not open to students who have taken or are taking ECON 227D1/D2, ECON 257D1/D2, MATH 203 at McGill, MATH 204, MATH 324, PSYC 204; students with an exemption from High School or CEGEP for MATH 203 will NOT be exempt from MCGR 271.

    • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Sidthidet, Taweewan (Fall)

  • MGCR 294 The Firm in the Macroeconomy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Topics and tools of macroeconomics such as national accounting, the IS-LM model, the drivers of output and business cycles, and the basics of monetary policy and inflation. Emphasis on financial markets, the role of expectations, and the reasons for possible deviations from full information market efficiency.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Abramson, David (Fall) Ghosh, Anisha; Augustin, Patrick (Winter)

  • MGCR 331 Information Technology Management (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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Tanguay, Sol; Goodman, Matthew (Fall) Tanguay, Sol (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: di Pietro, Vadim (Fall) De Motta, Adolfo; di Pietro, Vadim (Winter)

    • Corequisite: MGCR 271 or equivalent

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Etemad, Hamid; Aronovitch, Aviva; Cyrius, Fabienne; Blanchette, Simon (Fall) Doré, Bruce; Zhao, Clarice (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open to U1, U2, U3 students.

  • MGCR 372 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Ding, Yichuan Daniel; Cohen, Maxime (Fall) Bai, Bing; Hariss, Rim; Glew, Rob (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 271 or equivalent

    • Restrictions: Open to U1, U2, U3 students. Not open to students who have taken MGCR 472.

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Melville, Donald; Zavosh, Ghahhar (Fall) Melville, Donald; Zavosh, Ghahhar (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Banerjee, Mitali; Zavosh, Ghahhar; Lyubman, Liliya (Fall) David, Robert James; An, Kwangjun; Moore, Karl (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only

  • MGCR 460 Social Context of Business. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Examination of how business interacts with the larger society. Exploration of the development of modern capitalist society, and the dilemmas that organizations face in acting in a socially responsible manner. Examination of these issues with reference to sustainable development, business ethics, globalization and developing countries, and political activity.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Fangwa Nantcho, Anicet; Page, Gina; Horner, Hervé Robert (Fall) Holmgren, Lindsay (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open to U2 and U3 students. Not open to students who have taken MGCR 360.

Major

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Gauvin, Tatiana (Fall) Gauvin, Tatiana (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222

    • Requirement for the Institute of Internal Auditors

Complementary Courses (27 credits)

18 credits 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 2024

    Instructors: Westgate, Chantal (Fall)

    • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Reyt, Jean-Nicolas (Fall) Reyt, Jean-Nicolas (Winter)

  • 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: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Hollister, Matissa (Fall)

    • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Gauvin, Tatiana (Fall) Hollister, Matissa (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only

  • ORGB 401 Leadership Practicum in Social Sector (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Students apply a wealth of OB concepts and leadership strategies by spending the equivalent of one full day (8 hours) per week at an organization within Montreal’s social sector. Course material will supplement field experiences. The Practicum complements ORGB 321, which offers a more comprehensive survey of leadership theory.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Dakhlallah, Diana (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Only open 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: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Hollister, Matissa (Fall)

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • 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 2025

    Instructors: Saunders, David (Winter)

  • 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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222

    • A non-refundable fee of $1850.09 contributes to the expenses for this course. This 3-week field course involves a week of classes, meetings, and site visits in the Montreal area, and 2 weeks of classes, meetings, and site visits in Israel. The fee is the students' contribution to the course costs, which include student round-trip air travel to Tel Aviv, hotels, course-related ground transportation, and course-related entrance fees to sites, and selected meals

  • 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 2025

    Instructors: Hollister, Matissa (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: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): ORGB 423

9 credits at the 300 or 400 level of PSYC, SOCI, ANTH, or INDR courses with permission of the offering unit.
Focusing on pursuing depth within a single discipline is encouraged but not required.

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