Organizational Behaviour (ORGB) 327
Leadership in Organizations (Revision 8)
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Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)
Centre: Faculty of Business
ORGB 327 has a Challenge for Credit option.
This course deals with the concept of leadership in organizations. It is, in some respects, a specialized course suited for students who have completed ORGB 364, or another organizational behaviour course.
ORGB 327 is organized in three parts. The lessons are structured to present the concept of leadership at three levels: individual, team, and organization. The course balances discussion of various theories with their application in real world situations and introduces you to the lexicon of leadership studies and current theories. Throughout the course, the concept of leadership is discussed in the context of work organizations where leadership is required to resolve conflict, manage change, and influence organizational culture. The overall goal of this course is to help you develop a deeper understanding of the concept of leadership in organizations. It is hoped that such understanding will serve you in a practical way in your career.
ORGB 327 incorporates interactive self-guided exercises by which you can test your knowledge and acquire feedback.
- Lesson 1: Introduction to Leaders and Leadership
- Lesson 2: Leadership Traits and Behaviours
- Lesson 3: Contingency Leadership Theories and Influencing
- Lesson 4: Communication and Leader-Member/Follower Relations
- Lesson 5: Team Leadership and Self-Managed Teams
- Lesson 6: Organizational Leadership
To receive credit for ORGB 327, you must achieve a course composite grade of at least a “D” (50 percent), and a mark of at least “D” (50 percent) on the final examination. The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Lussier, R. N., & Achua, C. F. (2016). Leadership: Theory, application, & skill development (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. ISBN 9781285866352
A print version of the eText can sometimes be purchased from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.
All other learning resources will be available online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 8, November 5, 2015.
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