The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the various aspects of business in the Canadian environment. Emphasis will be placed on the functional areas of marketing, production, finance, and the individual in the organization. In addition, the process of management will be outlined and evolving changes in management practices discussed. Current issues such as social responsibility, business ethics and the role of business in the community will be examined. Teaching methods will include lectures, group presentations and discussions of cases as well as other exercises.
This course focuses on the micro aspects of organizational behavior. Topics covered include human needs and motivation, learning, perception, and attribution, as these relate to individuals and groups in organizations. Teaching methodology includes lectures, discussions and case analysis.
This course focuses on macro aspects of organizational behavior. Topics covered include group processes and their relationship to effectiveness, inter-group cooperation and conflict, organizational character, structure, environment and culture, leadership, communication, decision making and organizational change and development.
A study of the conceptual and practical aspects of the human resource management function in organizations, with a special emphasis on business organizations. The course focuses on the major issues, procedures and problems involved in human resource planning, recruitment and selection, compensation, training and development, and maintenance of human resources.
An introduction to the field of industrial relations. It focuses on the impact of collective bargaining in management/labour relations. Topics covered include the historical development, structure, and operation of labour unions, the process and contents of negotiations and the settlement of union/management disputes.
This course examines current issues in occupational health and safety including employee/union involvement, government regulation, inspections and compliance auditing.
The purpose of the course is to help students bring ethics into their decision making. Ethics will be defined in a broad, contextual, and practical sense. The course focuses on the individual decision maker, the organization as a context and culture that sets the stage for ethical action, and the broader societal, economic, political, and ecological systems that influence moral decision making.
In a systems context, the first phase of the course will expose the student to different concepts of formal organization. The second phase will involve the application of concepts using various design approaches and configurations.
This course examines the issues involved in recruiting applicants for job vacancies and the procedures for assessing the match between candidates and the requirements of the position. The examination of the topic will include consideration of statistical and scientific issues and the practical implications.
Students examine the knowledge, skills, behaviours and competencies related to effective management-leadership. This will include the examination of the relevant concepts and theories and the implications for practice. The focus will be the development of manager-leader capabilities through lectures, class discussions, role-plays, experimental exercises and simulations.
This course is designed to integrate compensation systems with employment planning, career development, and organizational planning concepts.
This course examines the organizational procedures for analyzing training needs and the subsequent phases of developing and evaluating training program effectiveness. The course will also address organizational activities associated with preparing and developing employees as part of their careers in an organization.
An introduction to the nature of the environment of international business management including the study of multinational corporations, intercultural differences and their effects on management style and policy and execution. The focus of discussion and presentation will be on management systems in North and South America, Europe, Middle East, South-East Asia, China, and Japan.
This is a “capstone” course in which students utilize all the business disciplines to identify, diagnose, and recommend appropriate action for real managerial problems. An objective of this course is to provide students with a better understanding of the complexity and interrelationship of modern managerial decision making.
An examination of the process of collective bargaining and its role in management-union relations. The course examines the nature of negotiation, its characteristics, the roles of power, persuasion, communication, social structure, negotiating strategies and tactics, and negotiators’ personalities. Grievance handling as a form of negotiation is also examined.
MGMT 4826 – 4849 Special Topics/Seminars in Management
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: COMM 2293 and completion of at least sixty (60) credit hours and permission of instructor
These courses deal with selected topics in the management area. The topics to be covered will vary depending on the interests of the students and instructors. Seminar 3 hrs. a week. 1 semester.
MGMT 4876 – 4899 Directed Study
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: COMM 2293 and permission of Chairperson and instructor
Intended to supplement or provide an alternative to the regular management courses in order to meet the special needs and interests of students, the course provides an opportunity to study a particular subject in detail and requires from the student some measure of independence and initiative.
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