ORGB 2811

Organizational Behaviour

3.0 Credits


Students examine the behaviour of individuals and how they interact with each other in different workplace organizations. Topics include an orientation to organizational behaviour; individual behaviour; individual and behavioural processes; team processes; organizational dynamics; and organizational processes.

Delivery Methods

Print, self-paced and Online, self-paced


Recommended: ENGL 1101


TMGT 1160

ORGB 2810

BBUS 2720

BBUS 2721


After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Apply important theories and models of OB.
  • Be conversant with OB concepts and key terms.
  • Analyze OB situations to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Propose effective strategies for each OB situation.
  • Improve your teamwork skills while working with others to address OB issues.
  • Integrate your OB knowledge and skills from coursework, various media, and experience as you apply them to your life and career.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Orientation to Organizational Behaviour
  • Module 2: Individual Behaviour
  • Module 3: Individual and Behavioural Processes, cont.; Team Processes
  • Module 4: Team Processes, continued
  • Module 5: Organizational Dynamics
  • Module 6: Organizational Processes

Course Duration

30 weeks.

Required Text and Materials

McShane, S.L., Tasa, K. (2018). Canadian organizational behaviour, Connect with Smartbook Online Access (10th ed.), Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson
Text book. ISBN-13: 9781260193787

Open Learning Faculty Member

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is by phone if you are taking the print version of the course and through your Learning Environment's "Mail" tool if you are taking the web version. Students will receive the necessary contact information when starting the course.


In order to receive a passing grade for the course, students must obtain 50% overall and 50% on the mandatory final exam.

Assignment 1 12%
Assignment 2 12%
Assignment 3 12%
Assignment 4 12%
Assignment 5 12%
Final Examination * 40%
Total 100%

* Mandatory