Management (MGMT)

Course descriptions

1281 Introduction to Business Management

3 credit hours

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.

2383 Micro Organizational Behavior

3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MGMT 1281.

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.

2384 Macro Organizational Behavior

3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MGMT 1281.

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.

3385 Human Resource Management

3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MGMT 2383 and 2384 or PSYC 3327 and 4427.

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.

3386 Industrial Relations

3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MGMT 2383 and 2384 or PSYC 3327 and 4427.

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.

3392 Occupational Health and Safety

3 credit hours
Prerequisite:  completion of at least sixty (60) credit hours.

This course examines current issues in occupational health and safety including employee/union involvement, government regulation, inspections and compliance auditing.

3480 Ethical Responsibilities of Organizations

3 credit hours
Prerequisite:  completion of at least sixty (60) credit hours. 

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.

4481 Organization Theory: Structure, Process, Analysis and Design

3 credit hours
Prerequisite: COMM 2293 and MGMT 2383 and 2384 or PSYC 3327 and 4427.

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.

4482 Staffing and Selection

3 credit hours
Prerequisite: COMM 2293 and MGMT 3385 or PSYC 3327 and 4427.

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.

Note:  Students cannot receive credit for both MGMT 4482 and PSYC 4428.

4483 Management Skills

3 credit hours
Prerequisite: COMM 2293 and either MGMT 2383 and 2384 or PSYC 3327 and 4427.

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.

4485 Wage and Salary Administration

3 credit hours
Prerequisite: COMM 2293 and MGMT 3385 or PSYC 3327 and 4427.

This course is designed to integrate compensation systems with employment planning, career development, and organizational planning concepts.

4486 Training and Development

3 credit hours
Prerequisite: COMM 2293 and MGMT 3385 or PSYC 3327 and 4427.

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.

Note:  Students cannot receive credit for both MGMT 4486 and PSYC 4426.

4488 International Business Management

3 credit hours
Prerequisite: completion of at least sixty (60) credit hours and COMM 2293.

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.

4489 Strategic Management

3 credit hours
Prerequisite: 90 credit hours including COMM 2293, FINA 3361, MKTG 2270, MGMT 2383, MGMT 2384, and six (6) additional credit hours at the 3000-level from ACCT, ECON, MGMT, FINA, MKTG, MGSC or CISY.

 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. 

4496 Collective Bargaining

3 credit hours
Prerequisite: COMM 2293 and MGMT 3386.

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.

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.

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.