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Certificate in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Management

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McColl School of Business

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The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Management Certificate program is intended for working professionals who are interested in acquiring theoretical knowledge and practical skills to support their work as human resource, organization development, and diversity practitioners. Students will study cultural competence, equity along with effective inclusion and diversity initiatives in organizations. Students will also learn about diversity in a global economy and the importance of diverse work, family, and career considerations for organizations.

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The Certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a 9-credit-hour graduate certificate. It can be completed on its own or as a concentration in the MS in Talent and Organization Development program.  

Required Courses

  • TOD 620: Interpersonal and Group Dynamics
  • TOD 622: Understanding Social Identities
  • TOD 624: Cross-cultural Management

Course Descriptions

TOD 620 Interpersonal and Group Dynamics

This course focuses on the study of the form, process, and function of small groups, with particular emphasis on work teams in the contemporary organization. A variety of theories and models are explored and applied. Students are expected to explore their use of self in the context of groups as well as groups at a behavioral level. Cross-listed with MBA 686. Prerequisite: None. Credit: 3

TOD 622 Understanding Social Identities

This course broadly explores definitions of the self and how different social identities develop, change, and overlap with each other across the lifespan. Using both theory and a large body of empirical research, we investigate how our own sense of self as well as our perceptions of other people s identities guide behavior. Guiding questions such as “what does identity mean?” and “how is identity legible?” and “how are national identities formed?” lead to more advanced explorations into the social and cultural influences, uses and ramifications of identities, their performance and their representation. Students explore from a variety of disciplinary perspectives the complex relationships between the formation of group and individual identities and representations of identity within and across categories such as race, class, gender, nation, dis/ability, citizenship, and sexuality in the context of the workplace. Prerequisite: None. Credit: 3

TOD 624 Cross-Cultural Management

This course provides an overview of opportunities, problems, and techniques involved in managing organizations in a cross-cultural context. Students will utilize frameworks and tools to assess the impact of skills, behaviors and management style on cross-border interactions and operations. Students will develop plans for individuals and organizations in cultivating a global mindset for effective leadership across cultures. Cross-listed with MBA 693. Prerequisites: None. Credit 3

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For more information about earning a certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, please contact the McColl School Graduate Admissions Office at mccollschool@queens.edu or 704-337-2224.

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