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Course Description:

MOB 7543: Managing in a Diverse Workplace
3 Credits

This course focuses on understanding the factors that create leaking talent pipelines with respect to diversity in the workplace. The course will first examine the context for the so-called war on talent and the need and opportunity to effectively diversify the talent pool and leadership pipeline. Next, it examines the underlying social norms and organizational barriers that may engender talent loss and considers examples of how organizations set and implement policy to attract and retain a diverse talent pool and the challenges they face in doing so. Finally the course concludes with the perspective of the manager, looking at how social identity impacts individuals and the choices they make, both for themselves and in their managerial roles. The focus throughout the course will be on ways to enhance effectiveness in managing a diverse group of employees. Students will work in study groups on a weekly basis and to complete the final course project.

Format Options: This course is taught in traditional OR blended format. In the traditional format, class runs once a week in standard 2.5 hour classroom sessions. In the blended format there is a special schedule with daylong classroom sessions Weeks 1 and 7 and online work in the intermediate weeks; during the intermediate weeks students should expect to check the online course website regularly during each week.

Prerequisite: None



Course Level:

Graduate Elective (Grad)

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