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Module Code: MAN308
Module Title: Diversity in Organisations
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: International Business School Suzhou
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module is about understanding and dialoguing about differences. It aims to engage the students with the contemporary debate on equality and diversity in organizations in order to develop their intercultural competency and prepare them for participation in a diverse global society to succeed in the 21st century. The module focuses on helping students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate an increasingly connected and diverse world.
Learning outcomes 
A) Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the ‘equal opportunities’ versus ‘diversity in the workplace’ debate.

B) Comprehend and interpret alternative viewpoints concerning equal opportunity and diversity in a range of cultural settings.

C) Demonstrate a strong understanding of the business case for diversity and intercultural leadership.

D) Critically evaluate, analyse and recommend different strategies for reducing inequalities and discrimination in the workplace.

E) Critically reflect upon the role of diversity in the social responsibility commitments of organisations.
Method of teaching and learning 
This module is delivered on a weekly through a combination of lectures and tutorials. Typically 2 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial per week.
Diversity and its drivers

Equal opportunities vs diversity and intercultural differences

International dialogues on diversity and equal opportunities

Initiatives for reducing diversity

Business cases for diversity management

Diversity in Chinese organisations

Development and future perspectives on diversity
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26     13      111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Portfolio Of In-Class Work 15.00
2 Group Presentation 15.00
3 Individual Essay 70.00

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