Organization Studies

  • The study of organizational behavior incorporates everything from change management to strategy implementation, and involves learning how to operate effectively on a micro and macro level. Courses in this program are designed to engage students and deliver general management skills and insights through case studies, research, and experiential exercises that explore organizations and human behavior within them. Electives prepare students to work effectively with others one-on-one (micro level) and in teams or groups (meso level) or within an organization, society, or culture (macro level).

    Organization Studies can be effectively combined with other specializations and is of particular benefit to part-time students who are now assuming more general management responsibilities.

  • Professor Chris Bell, Area Coordinator
    Professor Chris Bell, Area Coordinator

Career Opportunities

  • Specialization within organizational behaviour prepares students to become leaders who successfully navigate conflict management; decision-making; motivation and organizational effectiveness. The program is compatible with careers in consulting, human resources, organizational design, and change management.

  • The Schulich Career Development Centre

    Your career is top priority at Schulich. To make career decisions that are right for you, the CDC will help you identify strengths, determine career objectives, develop career plans, hone skills for career management and put your professional development plan into action.

    - Our highly experienced CDC Advisors bring a unique combination of first-hand knowledge, experience and diverse perspectives in a wide variety of businesses and industry sectors.

    - Take advantage of a series of proven career-building modules, including up-to-date Job Search Techniques, Self-Assessment, Resume and Cover Letter Writing, and Interview Skills to help you stand out from the competition.

    - Corporate Information Sessions offer you an opportunity to meet top level recruiters, alumni and executives.

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Study Options

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  • Specialization Requirements

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    Requirements

    • 12.00 credits of recommended elective courses

    Recommended Electives

    • INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS - ANALYSIS, STRATEGY AND PRACTICE
    • MANAGING PEOPLE IN MINING
    • MANAGING CHANGE
    • POWER AND POLITICS IN ORGANIZATIONS
    • CRISIS MANAGEMENT
    • INTERPERSONAL MANAGERIAL SKILLS
    • NEGOTIATIONS
    • THE ART AND SCIENCE OF LEADERSHIP
    • MANAGING TEAM DYNAMICS
    • STRATEGY EXECUTION

     

     

    NOTE: Not all courses required to fulfill a specialization are offered each term. Course offerings are based on factors such as student demand and instructor availability. The office of Student Services & International Relations is available to provide advising on course sequencing and the fulfillment of program and specialization requirements within a student’s period of study. For current course offerings and details, please view the Schulich Course Offerings Database.

Faculty

  • ORGS faculty have strengths in a range of backgrounds, interests and accomplishments in a field central to sound management practice and organizational effectiveness.

    Most of the faculty are actively engaged with industry through coaching or executive education, consulting, and research, and many have a strong national and international reputation.

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  • Student Clubs

    Schulich Association of Management and Organizational Studies (SAMOS)

    SAMOS provides networking, learning, and development opportunities to students within the areas of human resource management, change management and planning and organizational dynamics.

    Each term, we host special events which focus on how organizational behavior impacts careers.

    Email: samos@schulich.yorku.ca