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 (KACI)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Pathway

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

2 | Depth

Leadership
Personal Leadership Insights*
KACI 461-5

Leader as Coach*
KACI 462-0

Leader Development Models and Practices
KACI 930-5

Moral Complexity in Leadership: An Exploration Through Literature*
KPPI 960-0

Leading and Managing Teams
MORS 460-0

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

The Business of Social Change
KPPI 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 928-0

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

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

Making Business Decisions with Big Data
MECN 935-0

Intellectual Capital Management
STRT 441-0

3 | Exploratory/Experiential

Experiential
Social Innovation: Designing for Change
KPPI 452-0

Board Governance of Non-Profit Organizations
KPPI 453-5
Exploratory
Leading Voices
KPPI 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.

Last edited March 12, 2021. For any questions regarding this page, please email kellogg-registrar@kellogg.northwestern.edu