Students will learn why inclusion matters, how diversity relates to business and organisational success, and explore case studies related to different dimensions of diversity like gender, age, race and so on. We will then discuss various theories that help us understand why diversity and inclusion issues continue to persist in organisations and the labour market. For instance, why are some professions continue to be male- or female dominated? Where does gender pay gap comes from? Can recruitment be unbiased? The module will then explore how to apply theory to practice and explore how to design and deliver effective diversity initiatives in organisations and consider the role of managers and leaders in fostering organisational inclusion.
The aims of the Managing Diversity in Business - Creating and Leading Inclusive Organisations module from Queen Mary University of London are to introduce theoretical perspectives relating to equality and diversity in work and employment and understand how these can be applied in practice to help create and lead inclusive organisational workplaces. The module will examine the nature of informal and formal processes in the labour market and in organisations which generate and perpetuate various inequalities and influence the provision and effectiveness of equality and diversity policy initiatives. In addition, the module will explore the role of organisational leadership in creating diverse culture as well as the role of equality and diversity policies and practices in the achievement of organisational and business goals, aiming to quip students with skills to advise on the design and delivery of effective diversity initiatives in organisations.
Programme StructureYou will be able to:
- identify key dimensions of diversity and contributions that workforce diversity can make to organizations
- explain and critically evaluate a range of core theories explaining organizational and labour market inequalities
- formulate appropriate strategies for overcoming discrimination and inequalities in organisational workplace
- construct and deliver coherent and persuasive argument orally and in writing
- work collaboratively in a diverse group
- formulate and justify practical recommendations for organizational actors
- 19 days
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To join our Summer School, you should have completed a minimum of two semesters’ study at your home institution.
We welcome Summer School students from around the world. We accept a range of qualifications:
- if your home institution uses the four-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale, we usually require a 3.0 GPA
- if your home institution uses the letter scale, you will need to have a B+
International1900 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1900 GBP for the full programme during 19 days.
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