Rick Brick, MBA, CPHR, IPMA-ACP, SHRM-SCP, PMP

Associate Executive Professor, Alberta School of Business - Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management
Directory

Fall Term 2022 (1810)

SEM 402 - Management Skills for Supervisors and Leaders

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The purpose of this course is to increase understanding of leadership roles and skill in exercising those roles. These include team building, mentoring, managing conflict, delegating, managing participative decision making, creative problem solving, and time and stress management. Prerequisite: SEM 201, 301 or 310. Open to third- and fourth-year students.

LECTURE X02 (39094)

2022-09-01 - 2022-12-08
H 17:00 - 20:00 (BUS 1-05)



SEM 500 - Managing People

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduces students to organizational behavior (OB) and human resource management (HRM), and how to generate energy and commitment in employees. Examines options relevant to staffing, performance management, reward systems, leadership, motivation, decision making, communication, labor relations, and current issues in the field of management. Credit will not be given for SEM 500 when ORG A 500 or 503 or 504 have been completed.

LECTURE A01 (30360)

2022-09-01 - 2022-12-08
T 14:00 - 16:50 (BUS 5-40A)

2022-09-01 - 2022-12-08
T 14:00 - 16:50 (BUS 5-40B)



SEM 640 - Implementing Public Policy

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examines how public policy is implemented in organizations. Topic areas will include: using new knowledge to develop policy; influencing policy; and the role of managers in effectively implementing policy. There will be a strong focus on how public sector managers can effectively design and implement change strategies that take into consideration the organizational structure, systems, leadership, culture and politics. Combines classroom discussion of theoretical concepts with practical application in organizational settings.

LECTURE X01 (36544)

2022-09-01 - 2022-12-08
T 18:30 - 21:30 (BUS 3-10)



SEM 652 - Leadership Skills

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The purpose of this course is to increase the student's understanding of leadership roles and skill in exercising those roles. These include team building, mentoring, managing conflict, delegating, managing participative decision making, creative problem solving, and time and stress management.

LECTURE A02 (37418)

2022-09-16 - 2022-09-16
F 09:00 - 16:50 (SAB 3-21)

2022-09-23 - 2022-09-23
F 09:00 - 16:50 (SAB 3-21)

2022-10-07 - 2022-10-07
F 09:00 - 16:50 (SAB 3-21)

2022-10-14 - 2022-10-14
F 09:00 - 16:50 (SAB 3-21)

2022-10-28 - 2022-10-28
F 09:00 - 16:50 (SAB 3-21)

Winter Term 2023 (1820)

BUS 505 - Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course explores the ethical challenges facing business leaders today, and how individuals and firms can address those challenges. The course aims to enhance the skills and expertise of students through combining examination of ethical and managerial theory with discussion of common ethical problems in context. Contemporary ethical and social issues will be examined through the use of case studies, class discussions and debates. Course material includes individual ethical theory, the development of ethical organizational culture, the development of ethical management systems designed to respond to ethical challenges, and wide-ranging discussion regarding major trends, challenges, and opportunities in the field of ethical business.

LECTURE B01 (42579)

2023-01-05 - 2023-04-12
T 09:00 - 11:50 (BUS 5-40A)

2023-01-05 - 2023-04-12
T 09:00 - 11:50 (BUS 5-40B)



SEM 301 - Behavior in Organizations

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Provides an understanding of the behavior of individuals in organizations. Draws from psychology, sociology, organization theory and covers topics such as personality, motivation, leadership, communication, conflict, and group dynamics. Prerequisite: Not open to students in the Faculty of Business. Open only to students from other faculties where the course is a requirement. Not to be taken by students with credit in SEM 200, 201 or 310.

LECTURE B01 (42455)

2023-01-05 - 2023-04-12
MW 08:30 - 09:50 (BUS 1-10)



SEM 413 - Rights in the Work Place

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This is a comprehensive study of rights in the work place. It examines principles of human resource management as guided by statutes and case law by courts and administrative tribunals. Prerequisite: SEM 201, 301 or 310. Open to third- and fourth-year students.

LECTURE B01 (42529)

2023-01-05 - 2023-04-12
M 14:00 - 16:50 (BUS 3-06)



SEM 686 - Selected Topics in Behavioral Sciences

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Topics may vary from year to year. Students should check with the MBA Office for pre/corequisites of specific sections.

LECTURE B1 (49558)

2023-01-05 - 2023-04-12
TH 13:00 - 14:20 (ED 276)