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Course Description

Silhouettes of business people standing in discussion

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
Midterm 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

This course will use the following:

  • Respondus tool to invigilate one or more exams. 

Please view the Technical Considerations.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Individuals and Groups in Organizations
September 05, 2024 to November 29, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Domestic Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $683.39 Click here to get more information
Domestic Tuition Fee - Non-Ontario (0.5 units) $745.75 Click here to get more information
International Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $3,379.57 Click here to get more information
Available for Credit
0.5 units
Reading List / Textbook

You may purchase your course textbook, or other required/supplementary reading and learning materials, from the University of Guelph Bookstore or the Guelph Campus Co-op Bookstore, or from another third-party seller.



Section Notes

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.

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



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