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Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
October 26, 2014

Canadian Excellence

OB/HRM Courses



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Course Number

Course Title

Description

Additional Course Information

BU208

Interpersonal Communications

An introductory course designed to improve the student's ability to communicate effectively within an organizational context.

Exclusions: Honours BBA

BU288

Organizational Behaviour I

Individual, interpersonal and group processes are studied to examine the impact on management effectiveness. Methods of instruction could include cases, simulations, lectures and group activities.

Prerequisites: BU111 and BU121

Exclusions: BU218, BU228, BU388, PS284

BU354

Human Resources Management

This survey course addresses the strategic and operational challenges of human resource management in both public and private sector organizations. Emphasis is placed on the major HR functions in an organization, such as employee staffing, training, performance management and compensation. Topics are presented and discussed within their larger organizational context, with particular attention paid to the legal environment and the rights of both employers and employees.

Prerequisites: BU288 or BU388

Exclusions: BU454

BU398

Organizational Behavior II

This course builds on BU288. Management effectiveness at the organization level is examined with particular emphasis on leadership and the impact of both organizational processes and structure on organizational outputs. Methods of instruction could include cases, simulations, lectures and group activities.

Prerequisites: BU288 or BU388

BU408

Recruitment and Selection

This course introduces students to the recruitment and selection of employees who will contribute to the success of organizations. Issues with respect to recruitment and selection are examined from legal, ethical, technical and strategic perspectives. Methods of instruction include lectures, discussion and seminar presentations.

Prerequisites: BU354

Exclusions: BU498k

BU414

Occupational Health and Safety

This course introduces students to the broad and changing field of occupational health and safety. Issues in this field are examined from legal, ethical, technical and strategic perspectives. Methods of instruction include lectures, cases and exercises.

Prerequisites: BU354

Exclusions: BU498q

BU418

Strategic Human Resources Planing

This course provides students with an understanding of the personnel planning process, the qualitative and quantitative techniques used in forecasting personnel requirements, and feasible solutions to shortages or surpluses.

Prerequisites: BU354

Exclusions: BU498m

BU448

Strategic Compensation in Canada

This course introduces students to the broad and changing field of compensation. Issues in this field are examined from legal, ethical, technical and strategic perspectives. Methods of instruction include lectures, cases, exercises, computer simulation and field component.

Prerequisites: BU354

Exclusions: BU498r

BU464

Labour Relations

This course looks at the impact of collective bargaining on management. Emphasis is given to the individual with the problems rather than the aggregate view, but such items as public policy, labour law, trade union development, growth and organization and management rights are discussed. A large portion of this course is developed to the use of arbitration cases in specific management problem areas.

Prerequisites: BU288 and BU354

BU468

Organizational Change and Development

The process of implementing planned change within organizations through the application of behavioural science knowledge and techniques.

Prerequisites: BU288 or BU388, BU398 (or permission of the instructor)

BU474

Training and Development

A seminar in aspects of training which requires students to design, develop and deliver a public or in-house training program. The methods of instruction will include lectures, labs and small group activities.

Prerequisites: BU398

BU488

Leadership

The purpose of this course is to understand the nature of effective leadership. Since leadership is central to the practice of management, this course will assist students in managing people and organizations more effectively.

Prerequisites: BU398

Exclusions: BU498f