Postgraduate taught 

Behavioural Science MSc

Managing Diversity In Organisations MGT5054

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

The course outlines the development of the concept of diversity management, and introduces contemporary research on the topic. It discusses theories as well as policies and practices related to diversity and inclusion, and how diversity management is implemented in the workplace. 


The course applies a blended learning design with an indicative balance of 50% on campus, 50% online.


Students will be required to write an essay of 2,000- 2,500 words on a given topic.

Course Aims

1. To examine relevant research, as well as current policies and practices being adopted by organizations to manage equality, diversity and inclusion.

2. To raise awareness of anti-discrimination legislation and discuss barriers facing minorities in organisations.

3. To evaluate best practices related to managing diversity and inclusion in organisations.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course, students will be able to:


1. Apply knowledge of the context of diversity, including key research, legislation, and organisational practices related to diversity management.

2. Demonstrate understanding of how organisational contexts shape diversity management.

3. Critically evaluate the means and outcomes of implementing diversity management practices in organisations.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

The minimum requirement for the award of credits is the submission of at least 75% by weight of the course's summative assessment (including any examinations). Further requirements may include monitored attendance at classes and examinations. All such requirements shall be specified by the Subject concerned, and given to students in writing at the beginning of the course. Normally no grade or credits shall be awarded to a candidate who has not met these requirements.