Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources

Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)

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What you will learn in this program

Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources scholars ask questions such as: What is included in a collective bargaining agreement? How is employee performance tracked? Which organizational development initiatives help retain managers?

Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources scholars specialize in studying how people operate within organizations. Over the course of your studies you'll learn how to respond to the needs of a diverse work force, develop flexible organizational structures, facilitate improved relationships with unions and reduce workplace conflict. You'll complete formal presentations, group projects and various case studies during the course of your degree.

Career opportunities

​As a graduate of the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources program, you'll be prepared for global career opportunities in the areas of management, human resources, operations, and more. A degree in commerce can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.

Courses you'll take:

Employment Relationships in Canada, Introduction to Business Analytics, Introduction to Business Skills, Principles of Macroeconomics, ​Principles of Microeconomics

Admission requirements and information

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Program Highlights

Work experience

Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.

Hands-on opportunities

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.

Program enhancements

Mentorship opportunities - A formal or informal relationship where you connect with, and learn from, an established professional.

The Haskayne School of Business provided a healthy balance of textbook and practical knowledge. Many of my favourite professors were long-time human resources professionals with many years of experience. Our classes were fun and engaging but also gave us handy tools to network and learn about career opportunities due to frequent guest lecturers. During the program, I worked part-time in a human resources role and thrived because I could apply classroom knowledge and best practices shared by industry experts directly to my job. Labour union simulations, case studies and discussion seminars were integral to my career development in human resources.

​Naween M., BComm’14

Did you know? You can earn two degrees in five years. Learn more about combined degree program options.

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Faculty Information

Haskayne School of Business
Scurfield Hall, Room 343
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
403.220.5685