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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online
Area of Study:Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)
Precluded Course: ORGB 400. (ORGB 300 cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for ORGB 400.)
TELUQ equivalency: COM 5002
Faculty: Faculty of Business
ORGB 300 has a Challenge for Credit option.
ORGB 300: Organizational Culture deals with issues and concepts in organizational culture, and focuses on the impact of organizational culture on individuals in North American work organizations. The course introduces the “tools” you will need for conceptualizing and understanding culture. The goal is to help you understand how culture is learned and internalized, and to appreciate its importance in relation to all activities undertaken in organizations. You will also gain an understanding of the effects of ceremonies, myths, rituals, and symbols.
To receive credit for ORGB 300, you must obtain a grade of at least 50 percent on the final examination and an overall course grade of at least D (50 percent). The chart below outlines the credit weight associated with each of the assessment activities.
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Note: Weighting in grouped-study offerings may be altered to accommodate a classwork component.
Note: Examinations for this course are taken online, and must be taken at an invigilated location. It is your responsibility to ensure a computer with an Internet connection and a current web browser is available for your use at the invigilation centre.
Trice, H. M., & Beyer, J. M. (1993). The cultures of work organizations. New York: Pearson. (This text is an essential reference book covering the most important principles of organizational culture that apply to all modern work organizations. It is currently out of print, so students will receive it in PDF format in their online course.)
Bakan, J. (2009). The corporation: The pathological pursuit of profit and power. Toronto: Penguin Canada. ISBN 978-0-14-317161-4
The DRR is a repository of current online articles that are linked to lessons and assignments.
The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you 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 about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
To receive credit for the ORGB 300 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least D (50 percent) on the examination.
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 5, February 8, 2016.
Updated May 29, 2019 by Student & Academic Services