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Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources

Specialization requirements

Years 3 & 4
A total of 15 credits from:
COHR 301
COHR 302
COHR 303
COHR 304
COHR 305
COHR 307
COHR 308
COHR 310
COHR 311
COHR 401
COHR 402
COHR 403
COHR 404
COHR 405
COHR 406
COHR 407
COHR 408
COHR 409
COHR 410
COHR 411
COHR 412
COHR 433
COHR 486A
COHR 486B
COHR 486D
COMM 386D
COMM 486C


Business and Management Values
Critical Evaluation of Information, Evidence, and Arguments
Strategic Staffing
Training, Development, and Performance Management
Strategic Compensation
Introduction to Organizational Consulting
Labour Relations
Industrial Relations in an Era of Globalization
Organizational Analysis
Organizational Change
Leadership
Managing Diversity
Power and Politics
Managing the Family Business
International Human Resource Management
Advanced Organizational Consulting
Organizational Design
Creativity and Innovation
Knowledge Management
Managing and Building Teams
Advanced Topics in Organizational Behaviour
Employment Law
Gender and Diversity in Leadership
Improvisation for Leaders
Negotiation for Leaders
Innovation Leadership
Corporate Responsibility and Business Ethics
Credits

1.5
1.5
3
3
3
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
3
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
3
3
1.5
1.5
3
3

Employment outlook and opportunities

Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources (OBHR) is designed to prepare you for a career in a variety of fields including human resources management, organizational consulting, and industrial relations. You’ll gain an understanding of the fundamentals of business, general knowledge of all the business options, as well as a range of management and consulting skills. OBHR continues to grow in strategic importance for organizations.

OBHR is divided into two main types of activities - transactional and transformational:

  • Transactional activities are administrative activities that must be done regularly in an organization, such as recruiting, selection, administering benefit plans, collective agreements, conducting performance reviews, technical training, reports and statistics.
  • Transformational activities are strategic in nature and involve changing systems, structures, and behaviours to improve organizational performance. These include managing change efforts, managing a corporate culture, leadership development, organizational design, job design, and design of conflict resolution processes.

While there are employment opportunities in both OBHR areas, transformational HR is an area of particular growth.

Skill set required to be successful in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources

  • People skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Analytical and critical-thinking skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strategic thinking
  • Computer savvy
  • Communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Business acumen
  • Ability to work with people of various cultural and educational backgrounds
  • Ability to switch gears quickly (e.g., from administrator to counselor to negotiator)