Master of Organizational Management - Courses

Master of Organizational Management Courses

Please note that these courses may be taken only by those individuals who have been accepted into the Master of Organizational Management degree program.

OM6013 Managing Organizations in Social Change


This course will enable students to learn about managing organizations and social change processes through different problem domains such as sustainability, healthcare, and poverty alleviation. Theoretical perspectives to address the question of social change in organizations will be highlighted. The course will elaborate on macro accounts of how and why social change processes occur through multi-level hypothesizing. It will facilitate students to think critically about organizational phenomena through a progressive lens by exploring innovative insights and pioneering approaches on how to cultivate social change within or across organizations.

OM6023 Managing Organizations across Borders and Cultures


This course is focused on the field of intercultural and international management. It is designed to provide students with knowledge for enhancing the effective management of people and processes in a global context. As overseas operations depend a great deal on the international manager’s cultural skills and sensitivity, students are required to take on the role of a manager of any nationality dealing with dynamic management issues. The course is practitioner-oriented, addressing management strategies and behaviour necessary to develop global vision and management skills at both organizational and interpersonal levels.

OM6033 Non-Profit Issues and Management


Non-profit organizations employ a sizable and increasing share of the workforce, with employment growth outpacing a number of major industries. This course is designed to enhance the understanding and skills needed in leading diverse and complex non-profit organizations. Students will broaden their perspective of non-profit organizations through international themes and concepts incorporated throughout their course work. This course aims to enhance students’ abilities to create positive social change.

OM6103 Vision and Management


This course investigates how answers to basic life questions guides management of self and co-workers. Some tacit or explicitly held images of what it is to be a human being, whether secular or Christian, can be strong driving forces in how we understand and manage ourselves as well as others around us. Course material, lectures and assignments will explore philosophy, history and socio-cultural contexts of management so students develop a perspectival orientation. The result is a new way of thinking about leading others in daily work.

OM6213 Leading Organizational Change


This course assists students in blending theories of leadership with concepts and models of organizational change. Students will engage in in-depth learning about the change process, which consists of a series of steps that focus on vision, implementation, change agents, and the internal and external components of change. This course provides students with the opportunity to develop insights into types of changes impacting organizations and possible strategies to address those changes effectively.

OM6223 Corporate Social Responsibility and Managerial Ethics


This course considers key aspects of social change in today’s complex and interdependent globalized environment. Students will analyze the effects of social change on how managers position their enterprises, and students will identify decision-making strategies that allow mission-driven organizations to contribute toward social transformation. Key components of the course include the historic origins of value and moral systems, the formation of personal values, current ideologies and philosophical underpinnings for organizational and managerial ethics, and the key ethical challenges in the new millennium.

OM6313 Financial Management in Organizations


This course builds on core themes, concepts, and theories necessary for managers to understand the key financial realities within their organization and to interact with the personnel responsible for interpreting this data. This course will look into both For-Profits and Not-for-Profits organizations’ approach to cash flow management, capital budgeting, cost analysis and allocation, investment management, the analysis of new programmatic investments, project finance, currency management, and strategic financial analysis.

OM6713 Strategic Organizational Management


This course engages students in exploring the formulation, implementation, and maintenance of strategic organizational management. Students will explore methods of managing organizations, large and small. Topics will include the analysis of competitive position, value creation, developing system-wide goals and objectives, and strategic planning. Each student will select one case organization and work with this case throughout the course, concluding with a presentation that integrates appropriate approaches and management tools for strategy planning and execution.

OM6733 Organizational Behaviour


This course will engage students in the investigation of behavioural factors that affect modern organizations and their management. Topics that students will be called upon to explore will include group and team dynamics, organizational structure, conflict management, perception, motivation, and leadership.

OM6743 Organizational Culture and Communication


This class will examine the role of communication in the development of an organization’s culture. It begins with the premise that an organization enacts a culture or a set of values, practices, and symbols that make it unique. The course investigates how communication shapes the internal culture of organizations, forms subcultures, and promotes cultural change. In particular, it focuses on the role of language, narratives, and symbols in the study of corporate culture, leadership, organizational change, and organizations in multinational settings.

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