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2022-2023 Catalog 
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MGMT 403 - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Credits: 2
Using research, best practices, and the experience from leaders in diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI), participants will gain insights and practice essential leadership skills and behaviors that help foster diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams and organizations.

Enrollment Requirement: Admission into the BAS in Applied Management program; BUS& 101 , BUS 121  and BUS 258  or instructor consent.

Course Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Identify examples of different forms of bias and develop strategies to reduce their adverse impact on creating diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

  2. Examine the critical role of leadership in developing and executing actions necessary to dismantle systematic injustices and move a workplace to an equitable an inclusive climate. 

  3. Describe and identify prejudice reduction methods to improve psychological safety in work groups. 

  4. Apply best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion to develop organizational strategies that create a cognitively diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. 

  5. Examine intersectionality and social positionality in business management to develop culturally responsive management methods.

Program Outcomes
  1. Formulate effective business strategies by conducting thorough analysis of a given market and business environment.
  2. Demonstrate leadership competencies and teamwork skills necessary to resolve interpersonal and organizational challenges that most often occur in the modern workplace.
  3. Analyze quantitative and qualitative data to effectively and efficiently resolve business problems.
  4. Analyze financial data to explain organizational performance and identify business opportunities in a given market.
  5. Use organizational behavior principles and human resources management practices to formulate a plan to effectively hire, retain, and develop a workforce.
  6. Plan and implement marketing and sales strategies to maximize long-term profitability of a firm.
  7. Demonstrate professional and persuasive communication to internal and external stakeholders, both orally and in writing.
  8. Construct operations and project plans that efficiently and effectively leverage organizational resources.
  9. Formulate strategies to increase ethical behavior and socially responsible decision making within an organization.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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