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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
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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