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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.J., Dyck, B., Waller, M.J., & Medcof, T. 2016. Organizational behavior (Canadian Edition). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Chapter tests39%
Reflection and Application Journal31%
Final Exam30%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
  • To expose students to both mainstream and multistream management practices and their assumptions and values
  • To develop student’s critical thinking with respect to the practice of management in order to facilitate the development of the student’s own management approach
  • To become aware of key frameworks and theories regarding management and organizational behaviour 
  • To be able to apply these various theories and frameworks in analyzing organizational behaviour and management approaches
  • To have students come to know themselves better, and hence to be better prepared to lead well in organizations
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Introduction - Putting People First
  • Exploring the Landscape of OB
  • Understanding Individual Attributes
  • Considering Individual States
  • Motivating Individuals
  • Making Decisions
  • Leading Self
  • Understanding Relationships
  • Leading Others
  • Leading Groups and Teams
  • Communicating with Purpose
  • Understanding Organizational Culture and Structure
  • Motivating with Systems


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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