Managing Diversity in Organizations

Managing Diversity in Organizations

YearCourse not being offered in 2018-2019
Course code: MGT4038
Course credits: 15
Taught: Semester 2
Course co-ordinator
: Dr Scott Hurrell
Course lecturers: To be confirmed
Entry requirements: Normally admission to an honours programme in Business & Management
Available to visiting students: Yes
Contact for more information: Business Undergraduate mailbox

Course description

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

Aims

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of current law, and drawing from research, current organizational practice on the management of diversity.

They should be able to show that they have insight into the problems, issues and barriers women and ethnic minorities face in organizations.

They will learn what "good practice" looks like and be able to compare and contrast some of the rhetoric of diversity with the realities people face in organizations.

Learning and teaching methods

10 x 2 hours of lectures

Core text

Kumra, S. and Manfredi, S. (2012) Managing Equality and Diversity, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Other recommended general texts

Gatrell, C. and Swan, E. (2008) Gender and Diversity in Management: A Concise Introduction, London: Sage (available as an e-book through the library).

Kirton, G, and Greene A-M (2010) The Dynamics of Managing Diversity: A Critical Approach, Burlington: Elsevier, 3rd edn. (Available as an e-book through the

library).

Assessment

An essay of 4,000 words (100%)