Sep 15, 2019  
2017-2018 Official General Catalog 
2017-2018 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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BUS 215 - Managing Diversity in Organizations

An entry level course which explores the impact that a culturally diverse work force has on businesses, industry and the global/international environment.  The course illustrates the manager's role/responsibility in managing a culturally diverse work force and develops student awareness and an understanding of the role of culture, values, and social behavior in managing diverse groups in organizations.  This course explains why diversity is vitally important for organizations and how it helps in recruiting, retaining and effectively utilizing a diverse workforce.  Legislation, litigation and research topics will be covered providing a solid factual support basis for embracing diversity.

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Have a positive attitude toward valuing differences in the workplace.
2.  Have a positive attitude towards embracing diversity and inclusion.
3.  Be aware and understand the role of how culture, values, social behavior and politics impacts the management of diverse groups of employees.
4.  Understand how assumptions, stereotypes and myths can create barriers and roadblocks to managing diversity effectively.
5.  Value diversity and the benefits that follow from such a policy.

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