Module Catalogues

Diversity in Organisations

Module Title Diversity in Organisations
Module Level Level 3
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

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.