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TERM:2021-22 Fall
COURSE NUMBER: BUSI 339
COURSE TITLE: Organizational Behaviour and Management
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr Elden Wiebe
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will examine the relationship between human behaviour, managerial practices, and organizational outcomes. Theoretical and practical aspects of organizational behaviour will be explored from both micro and macro perspectives. Topics covered include self-awareness, perceptions and emotions, motivation, group dynamics, leadership, power and conflict, organizational structure and culture, decision-making, and organizational change. The overall objective of this course is to enable students to develop the foundational skills necessary to be an effective employee as well as manager

Prerequisites: BUSI 200
REQUIRED TEXTS:
  • Neubert, M., Dyck, B., Waller, M.J., and Medcof, T., Organizational Behavior, Canadian Edition (Binder version). 1st Canadian Edition; 2016 ISBN: 9781119194323, Mandatory, Essential to Pass the Course
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Participation10%
Chapter tests (3)33%
Major Research Project40%
Final Exam17%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
  • To compare and contrast conventional and sustainable organizational behaviour and management practices, including their assumptions and values
  • To become aware of key theories and frameworks regarding management and organizational behaviour
  • To apply these various theories and frameworks in analyzing and solving organizational behaviour and management phenomena
  • To grow in self-understanding, and hence to be better prepared to participate well in and through organizations
  • To develop critical thinking with respect to the practice of management in order to facilitate the development of the student’s own management approach
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Introduction
  • People First
  • Leading Groups and Teams
  • Exploring the Landscape of OB
  • Understanding Individual Attributes
  • Considering Individual States
  • Motivating Individuals
  • Making Decisions
  • Leading Self
  • Understanding Relationships
  • Leading Others
  • Communicating with Purpose
  • Presenting the Major Project


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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