Organizational Behaviour (ORGB) 386
Introduction to Human Resource Management (Revision 11)
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Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)
Prerequisite: None. ADMN 232 is recommended but not required.
Precluded Course: ORGB 386 is a cross-listed course—a course listed under 2 different disciplines— with HRMT 386. ORGB 386 may not be taken for credit by students who have obtained credit for HRMT 386.
TELUQ equivalency: ADM 1015
ORGB 386 has a Challenge for Credit option.
ORGB 386 is designed to provide an introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of human resource management (HRM) in contemporary organizations.
The course consists of the following nine units.
- Unit 1: Introduction
- Unit 2: Employment Relationships and the Law
- Unit 3: Job Analysis and Design
- Unit 4: Planning, Recruitment, and Selection
- Unit 5: Employee Orientation and Development
- Unit 6: Performance Management
- Unit 7: Compensation and Benefits
- Unit 8: Unions and Collective Agreements
- Unit 9: Conclusion
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The final examination for this course must be taken online with an AU-approved exam invigilator at an approved invigilation centre. It is your responsibility to ensure your chosen invigilation centre can accommodate online exams. For a list of invigilators who can accommodate online exams, visit the Exam Invigilation Network.
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Steen, S., Noe, R., Hollenbeck, J., Gerhart, B., & Wright, P. (2013). Human Resource Management (3rd Canadian ed.). Toronto: McGraw Hill.
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, and 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.
To receive credit for the ORGB 386 challenge registration, you must pass the project. Credit it awarded on a pass/fail basis only.
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 11, March 3, 2015.
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Updated April 03 2019 by Student & Academic Services