Postgraduate taught 

International Human Resource Management & Development MSc

Managing Diversity MGT5348

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course aims to examine relevant research, as well as current policies and practices, being adopted by organisations to manage diversity. It aims to raise awareness of the law on diversity, current research on the topic and discuss the potential barriers hampering equality of opportunity for disadvantaged groups. It also aims to examine current good strategies and practices related to the management of diversity and potential outcomes for organizations.

Timetable

This course has been scheduled to run across 8 x 3 hour lectures.

Excluded Courses

None

Assessment

Students will be required to write an essay of 3,000 words on one of the topics provided. Specific questions will be offered. (All ILOs).

Course Aims

This course aims:

 

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

2. To raise awareness of the law on diversity, current research on the topic and discuss the potential barriers hampering equality of opportunity for both men and women. 

3. To examine current good strategies and practices related to the management of diversity and potential outcomes for organizations.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

 

1. Demonstrate knowledge of current law and critically evaluate how it is applied in practice.

2. Show a critical understanding of both seminal and cutting research on organizational practice and the theory on the management of diversity.

3. Critically engage with the problems, issues and barriers women and other minorities face in organizations.

4. Argue what "good practice" looks in a variety of contexts

5.  Demonstrate the ability to compare and contrast some of the rhetoric of diversity with the realities people face in organizations.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.