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Course Description

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The course serves as an overview to organizational behaviour. It examines the individual, the group, the organization and how the three interrelate in order to enhance performance and productivity.

Note: This course may be taken individually or as a part of a certificate program.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of OB theories, models and concepts presented in the course;
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the role of individual level (micro), and group and organizational level (macro) factors in fostering organizational success;
  3. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and evaluate organizational behaviour information;
  4. Understand how evidence-based management is used to diagnosis problems and provide solutions to organizations;
  5. Demonstrate skills critical to future success as employees and managers including:
    • Critical thinking and problem-solving; and
    • Written communication skills.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to apply the OB theories, models and concepts to organizational settings; and
  7. Demonstrate professionalism in communicating with peers and others.

Course Topics

  • Organizational Behaviour (OB) and Evidence-Based Management (EBM)
  • Personality and Learning
  • Perception, Attribution, and Diversity
  • Values, Attitudes and Work Behaviour
  • Theories of Work Motivation and Motivation in Practice
  • Leadership
  • Decision Making
  • Groups and Teamwork
  • Social Influence, Socialization, & Culture
  • Communication, Power, Politics and Ethics 
  • Conflict, Stress and Negotiation
  • Organizational Structure, Environment, Strategy & Technology
  • Organizational Change, Development, and Innovation

Additional Requirements

Equate(s): BUS*2090

Restriction(s): HROB*2100, HROB*4000, PSYC*3080


Assessment Item Weight Learning Outcomes
Weekly Video Quizzes (12 x 1%) 12% 4, 5
Applied Quizzes (4 x 8%) 32% 1, 2, 3, 5, 6
Discussion Participation (2 x 8%) 16% 1, 2, 3, 4, 7
Online Final Exam 40% 1, 2, 3, 5, 6
Total 100%  



Additional Technical Requirements

Virtual Classroom is a video conferencing tool used to facilitate synchronous virtual meetings. You are responsible for ensuring that your computer system meets the necessary system requirements. You will need to have a microphone, headset or speakers, and a webcam to participate fully in Virtual Classroom sessions.

This course will use the Respondus tool to invigilate one or more exams. In order to use Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor, you must meet the following technical requirements:

  1. Operating Systems: Windows 10, 8, 7; Mac OS X 10.10 or higher.
  1. Memory: Windows 2 GB RAM; Mac 512 MB RAM.
  1. For Mac users: Safari must function properly on the computer.
  1. Mac users must have Adobe Flash Player installed to Safari, even if a different browser is normally used.
  1. Functioning webcam and microphone. The webcam and microphone can be built into your computer or can be the type that plugs in with a USB cable. (You will be required to do an environment scan of your room, so please ensure you can move your computer, laptop or webcam for this scan.)
  1. A broadband Internet connection. It is recommended that you access the Internet via a wired connection.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

You are responsible for ensuring that your computer system meets the necessary system requirements. Use the browser check tool to ensure your browser settings are compatible and up to date (results will be displayed in a new browser window).

*Course details are subject to change.


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Section Title
Individuals and Groups in Organizations
September 09, 2020 to December 04, 2020
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Domestic Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $683.39 Click here to get more information
International Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $2,748.00 Click here to get more information
Available for Credit
0.5 units
Section Notes

Note:  It is strongly encouraged that you use the MyManagementLab Access online study tool throughout the semester.

Note:  S20 Revel code:  https://console.pearson.com/enrollment/di7npm

Note:  If you are in a degree program at the University of Guelph, please DO NOT register using the link above.  You must register through WebAdvisor.

Section Materials
  • e-book (Confirmed) (Mandatory) Organizational Behaviour: Understanding and Managing Life at Work (eTextbook with Revel Access Card) by Gary Johns and Alan M. Saks © 2019 Pearson Education Canada 11th edition ISBN 9780135218549
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