MGMT115

Organizational Behaviour

Study the interaction between individuals and groups in organizations; how to predict and understand events; the influence of values, attitudes, personality, and emotion on individual behaviour; and the implications of specific behaviours on the organization. Topics include communication and motivation, team dynamics, leadership, the role of politics and power, conflict and negotiation, organizational culture, and change management.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Vancouver 12 Leila Rahemtulla $590.00 14 Register
Surrey 12 Sarbjit Hovey $590.00 27 Register
Online - Leila Rahemtulla $590.00 14 Register
Online - Leila Rahemtulla $590.00 30 Register
Surrey 12 Sarbjit Hovey $590.00 29 Register

For our online offering of this course, the registration deadline is two weeks before the class begins.

What will I learn?

After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Better predict and understand events that occur within an organization
  • Challenge and refine personal "theories of realityā€¯
  • Have a more positive and dramatic effect on an organization
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the effects of organizational culture and change
  • Assess problems in the context of people in business, and present summaries of symptoms, probable causes, and recommendations
  • Explain the foundations of employee motivation

How will I learn?

You may take this course in the classroom or online. Classes may consist of a combination of lectures, discussions, workshops, case studies, examinations, projects, papers, assignments and/or group presentations.

Whether you're studying in class or online, prepare to spend six to ten hours per week on coursework. You can expect reading and other assignments on a weekly basis.

Online students: You do not have to be online at specific times, other than for examinations, but you will need to be online regularly. You should plan to access Canvas at least once every few days to keep up with your work and group assignments.

How will I be evaluated?

If you're taking a classroom course:

  • Assignments (individual and group)
  • Examinations
  • Participation/Attendance

If you're taking an online course:

  • Assignments (individual and group)
  • Participation in online discussions
  • Weekly quizzes and exercises
  • Examinations

Textbooks and learning materials

If you're taking a classroom course:

Canadian Organizational Behaviour by McShane (2014, 9th ed., ISBN:9781259104831).

You are responsible for purchasing the course text, which is available from the SFU Bookstore.

If you're taking an online course:

Canadian Organizational Behaviour by McShane (2014, 9th ed., ISBN:9781259104831).

You are responsible for obtaining the course text. 

You will access other course materials using SFU's online course management system, Canvas. We will email you course details and access instructions one week before the course begins.

Professional development credits

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, we recommend you complete the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall band score of 6.5. Please check individual programs for additional requirements. If you have questions or concerns about your English language proficiency, we encourage you to contact the local IELTS Test Centre in Vancouver.