Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Pathway

Understanding how to manage diversity, equity and inclusion in organizations is not only a business advantage, but also a moral imperative. Now more than ever before, being an effective and successful leader requires gaining the tools to have difficult conversations about diversity, to build a diverse workforce, and to foster an equitable and inclusive experience for all employees from different backgrounds. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Pathway offers students a map to curricular resources for understanding how to integrate empirical research and DEI best practices into their managerial/leadership activities. The selected courses build on the core MBA curriculum as a foundation and offer extensions that allow students to develop deep expertise in the application of varied functional and multi-disciplinary approaches. The pathway combines different learning approaches, including conceptual frameworks in academic courses, experiential learning and interdisciplinary collaboration opportunities. It is also supported by a rich set of co-curricular activities. The DEI pathway prepares students for careers in any industry where diverse talent and perspectives reside.

Faculty sponsors: Nicole Stephens (MORS), Mike Mazzeo (Strategy) and Bernie Banks (LDEV)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

1 | Foundational

Leadership in Organizations
MORS 430-0

Beyond Diversity: The Fundamentals of Inclusive Leadership
MORS 462-5

The Science and Strategy of Bias Reduction
MORS 964-5

Leading with Empathy

2 | Depth

Personal Leadership Insights*
LDEV 461-5

Leader as Coach*
LDEV 462-0

Leader Development Models and Practices
LDEV 930-5

Moral Complexity in Leadership: An Exploration Through Literature*
LDEV 960-5

Leading and Managing Teams
MORS 460-0

Ethics and Leadership
PACT 460-0
Driving Change
Corporate Social Innovation
SSIM 917-5

The Business of Social Change
SSIM 957-5
Specialized Topics
People Analytics and Strategy
STRT 440-0

Managing Firms for Shareholders and Society
FINC 484-5

Impact Investing and Sustainable Finance*
FINC 946-0

Understanding Healthcare’s Global Marketplace
HCAK 928-5

Public Economics for Business Leaders: Federal Policy*
PACT 470-0

Public Economics for Business Leaders: State and Local Policy*
PACT 480-0

Making Business Decisions with Big Data
MECN 935-0

Intellectual Capital Management
STRT 441-0

Venture Equity
SSIM 962-0

3 | Exploratory/Experiential

Social Innovation: Designing for Change
SSIM 452-0

Board Governance of Non-Profit Organizations
SSIM 453-5
Leading Voices
PACT 920-5

* Courses marked with an asterisk are complementary courses that do not necessarily contain DEI content, but are likely to be of interest to students with interests in the specified area.

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