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Business 272

Organizational Behaviour

Credits: 3

Length of Course: 14 weeks

Classroom Hours Per Week: 4

Prerequisites: 12 credits and English 099

Text: Organizational Behaviour, (6th Can. Ed.) Robbins and Langton

Course Description:

The main objective of this course is to help students understand individual and group behaviours in organizations. A particular emphasis is placed upon developing interpersonal skills. Topics include individual differences, personality, perception, emotions, values, motivation, job design, group vs teams, organizational structure, organization culture, communication, power and politics, leadership, decision-making, organizational change, and stress at work.

Course Outline:

Week Title
Week 1 Perception, personality and emotions
Week 2 Values and attitudes
Week 3 Groups and teamwork
Week 4 Motivation
Week 5 Job design
Week 6 Communication
Week 7 Conflict and negotiation
Week 8 Organizational culture
Week 9 Organizational structure
Week 10 Power and politics
Week 11 Leadership
Week 12 Decision making
Week 13 Organizational change


Class presentation and participation 20%
Midterm exam: short essay questions 30%
Term paper 20%
Final exam: essay questions, case study 30%


Stéphane Deseau M.Econ. (Maine, France), M.Sc. (Quebec)

Fatin Jallad B.A., B.Sc. (Portland), M.Sc. (New Mexico), M.Sc. (Arizona)

Transferability: see