Concentration in Organizational Behaviour (15 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

Program Requirements

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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Anita Nowak (Fall) Patricia Hewlin (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 2018, Winter 2019, Summer 2019

    Instructors: Jean-Nicolas Reyt (Fall) Lisa Cohen (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 2019

    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 2018, Winter 2019, Summer 2019

    Instructors: Nathalie-Michele Sylvain, Karen K Diaz (Fall) Nathalie-Michele Sylvain (Winter) Alfred M Jaeger (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

  • 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 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 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: Fall 2018, Summer 2019

    Instructors: Melissa Sonberg, Sonia Di Maulo (Fall) Nadege Firsova (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 2019

    Instructors: Elizabeth Campbell, Nathalie Marie Duchesnay (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 2018, Winter 2019, Summer 2019

    Instructors: Maha Daoud, Michelle Feder (Fall) Maha Daoud, Tatiana Gauvin (Winter) Tatiana Gauvin (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222

    • Requirement for the Institute of Internal Auditors

  • 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: Summer 2019

    Instructors: Brian Rubineau (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222

    • A non-refundable fee of $1000 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 2019

    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 2018, Winter 2019

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

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): ORGB 423

Desautels Faculty of Management—2018-2019 (last updated Aug. 22, 2018) (disclaimer)