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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources OBHR

For more information about the Faculty offering these courses, see the Haskayne School of Business: https://haskayne.ucalgary.ca/.

Senior Courses
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 317       Organizational Behaviour

Examines individual, interpersonal and group processes to explain behaviour in organizations to better predict employee behaviour, and to interpret how context influences such behaviour. Topics may include motivation, groups and teams, decision-making, personality, power and influence, negotiation, leadership and stress.


Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business, and Business and Environment 291 or Strategy and Global Management 217.   
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 317 and 321 will not be allowed.   
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 317)
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 321       Foundations in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Energies, skills and abilities of people to meet the challenge of today's organizations; diagnostic skills to recognize and analyze organizational problems; the linkage between effective management of people and goal accomplishment for organizations; current challenges in organizational forms, diverse environments and cultures; foundation for further study of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources concepts.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 321 and 317 will not be allowed.    
Notes:
Not available for credit towards the Bachelor of Commerce degree. Preference in enrolment is given to students who have declared a Management and Society Minor.    
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 321)
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 401       Strategic Human Resource Management 
Provides the conceptual basis and skills to make strategic human resource decisions. Learning to think strategically about human resource management practices and policies such as reward systems, performance management, and hiring.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 317.   
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 401)
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 405       Labour Relations
Examination of the nature and role of labour relations in the resolution of issues affecting employers, employees and the public interest.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 317.  
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 405)
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 407       Rationality and Decisions
An overview of key concepts in the decision sciences including normative, descriptive and prescriptive models of judgment and choice. This course emphasizes real-world applications of different decision making and decision support models.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 317.
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 407)
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 409       Talent Management
Examines how organizations can proactively manage their talent pool, from the recruitment phase through to screening, assessing, interviewing, and selecting top talent using scientifically valid and legally defensible practices.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 317.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 409 and either Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 559.02 or 559.05 will not be allowed.
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 411       Training and Development
Examines how to enhance job-relevant knowledge and skills to improve job performance. Topics include needs assessment, learning and transfer of training, training methods and evaluation.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 317.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 411 and 559.03 will not be allowed.
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 413       Compensation and Performance Management
Systematically design compensation systems that improve employee engagement and performance. Topics include job analysis and evaluation, pay systems, and benefits.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 317.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 413 and 559.04 will not be allowed.
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 421       Interpersonal Behaviour
Focus on increasing self-awareness, self-understanding and presentation of self. Interpersonal skills development necessary for group effectiveness and team management provide basis for performance leadership. Format involves learning in small groups.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 317.   
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 421)
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 449       Arbitration of Employment Disputes
Workplace dispute resolution using arbitration. Topics include discipline, drug testing, surveillance, dress codes, discrimination, absenteeism, employment contracts. Emphasis on legal principles in employment arbitration, data base research, and advocacy skills using simulations, case law and guest speakers.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 317.   
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 449)
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 491       Lifework Planning and Career Assessment
Persons demonstrate competency in personal and career development by their ability to take personal responsibility for the quality of their lives. Assess skills and values and plan for personal and career development after graduation.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 317.
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 491)
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 493       Business Negotiations
The major concepts and theories of bargaining and negotiation; the dynamics of interpersonal and intergroup conflict; analysis of bargaining and conflict relationships and exploration of individual bargaining styles. Application to a variety of negotiation situations. Use of simulations and written assignments.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and 60 units including Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 317.
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 493)
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 559       Selected Topics in Management and Organizations
Examination of selected topics in management and organizations.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 317. For certain topics, consent of the Haskayne School of Business will also be required.
Notes:
For more information on topics and prerequisite requirements, see Class Notes in the Course Search.
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 559)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Graduate Courses
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 601       Organizational Behaviour
Evidence-based approach to leadership and organizational behaviour. Begins with self-assessment and then uses experiential learning to develop leadership techniques, including: motivation, team processes, negotiation, and decision-making.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 601)
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 631       Managing Human Resources from a Strategic Perspective
Integrated coverage of human resource management theory, practice and research as it applies to the strategic management of organizations.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 601.
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 631)
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 672       Working with People
Focuses on employment in different organizational contexts (e.g. established and start-up organizations, public and privately owned, or government and not-for-profit).
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Master of Management program.
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 674       Navigating the Organization
Development of negotiation, power and influence, politics, and conflict resolution skills leading to increased effectiveness with internal and external stakeholders.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Master of Management program.
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 691       Project Team Building and Interpersonal Skills
Leadership style and behaviour; interpersonal effectiveness and self-awareness; project teams; group dynamics; organizational change; application to the project environment.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the MEng Program (Project Management specialization). Not open to students in the MBA Program.   
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 691)
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 721       Advanced Leadership
Examines leadership theories relevant to advanced leadership (e.g., ethical leadership, humble leadership, charismatic leadership). Delves into concepts that leaders must consider when making decisions and implementing strategy (e.g., power, influence, change-management).
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 601.
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 721)
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 723       Organizational Change and Development
Diagnosing organizational situations where the need for change exists and facilitating such changes. Utilization of behavioural science knowledge for organizational problem-solving.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 601.
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 723)
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 725       Organizational Analysis and Design
Application of knowledge of organizational theory and behaviour to organizational analysis and design. Emphasis will be placed on the acquisition of the required analysis and design skills based on an understanding of how organizations are structured, how they function and their relationships with their environment.

Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 601.
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 725)
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 727       Competitive Advantage Through People
Analysis of the interdependencies and theoretical foundations of staffing and development programs, design and administration of reward compensation systems and performance management programs from the orientation of professional human resources management.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 601.
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 727)
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 729       Workplace Issues
Examination of the employment relationship, with a focus on controversial and significant topics in the workplace. Coverage may include: unjust dismissal; drug and alcohol testing; computer and Internet policies; privacy and surveillance; impact of unions; disability and accommodation; and workplace violence. Modular format with modules customized to meet student interests.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 601.
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 729)
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 731       Lifework Planning and Career Assessment
Persons demonstrate competency in personal and career development by their ability to take personal responsibility for the quality of their lives. Students will clarify their competencies and values and plan for dealing with the challenges faced by mature adults.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 601.
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 731)
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 733       Leadership for Change
Focuses on understanding and developing the skills required to lead and sustain the process of change in oneself and others and being able to mobilize and harness the energy of multiple stakeholders in a constantly changing environment, moving the collective in a positive direction.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration program.
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 741       Managerial Decision Making
Examines how decisions are made in organizations and how these decisions can be made more effectively, particularly at the top management and Board levels. Decision making in current business contexts are explored by way of simulations, case analyses, discussions, debates and written assignments.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 741)
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 745       Cross-Cultural Leadership and Human Resources Management
Leadership of human resources in a cross-cultural and international context; the nature of cultural differences; influence on organizational processes and practices such as communication, leadership, decision-making, team dynamics, staffing, performance management and organizational design, and implications for those holding international managerial roles.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 745)
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 789       Seminar in the Management of Human Resources
Intensive study and discussion of current literature, research and issues with respect to selected topics in the management of human resources.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 601 or consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 789)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 793       Business Negotiations
The major concepts and theories of negotiation; the dynamics of interpersonal and intergroup conflict; analysis of negotiation strategies and individuals styles. Application to a broad range of business negotiations. Use of simulations and written assignments.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 601.
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 793)
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 797       Advanced Seminar in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources

Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.   
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 797)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 799       Doctoral Seminars in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources

799.01. Organizational Behaviour

799.02. Organization Theory

799.03. Industrial Relations

799.05. Interorganizational Relationships: Creating and Managing Strategic Alliances


Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 799)
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