Course description

Managing Workplace Diversity


Managing diversity is a central challenge in organizations today. In this course we examine the role of culture, ethnicity, race, gender, age, people with disabilities, and sexual orientation in national and international organizations. This course will provide the students with a theoretical, analytical and experienced based foundation for understanding the challenges involved in managing a diverse workforce.

Course content

Topics covered:
1. Examining the construct of diversity in a national and international context
2 .Central theories for understanding the emergence of social categories and the impact of these processes on organizational outcomes
3. Diversity and organizational behavior
4. Managing diversity: theoretical and practical approaches for organizations

Learning outcome knowledge

By the end of the course the students should be able to define the construct of diversity, and critically describe and assess theories and research studies related to diversity and the workplace

Exam organisation

  • Class participation: 40%
  • Written assignment: 60%