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EnIESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Level Year Period Language of instruction 
Academic responsibilityJ.BYRNE


A basic understanding of organizational behaviour and/or human resource management is required
Previous experience of working in groups and analysing case studies is preferable

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- define diversity and inclusion
- explain the business/social case for diversity and inclusion in the workplace
- recrognize how various bases of diversity (gender/sexual orientation/race/ethnicity/class/age) can influence day to day interactions and decision making processes in organizations
- identify key notions and issues associated with diversity and inclusion in the workplace by analyzing problem and practical case based situations
- identity action alternatives and analyze their implications for varying stakeholders in the organization

Course description

Fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace implies respect for and appreciation of difference - these differences may be based on numerous social categories (ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, social class, education, religion etc). Respecting and valuing such difference can yield benefits for organizations. However, managing a diverse and inclusive workplace also implies challenges. Through a series of interactive exercises - case studies, debate and personal assessment - this course explores issues associated with managing workplace diversity and inclusion, provoking discussion and raising awareness on an increasingly salient organizational issue.

Class type

Class structure

Type of courseNumbers of hoursComments
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings12,00  
Independent study
Estimated personal workload7,00  
Group Project10,00  
Face to face
Total student workload50,00  

Teaching methods

  • Case study
  • Interactive class
  • Presentation
  • Project work


1 x individual/pair written asssignment/essay (worth 30% )
1 x individual continuous assessment / participation grade (25%)
1 x group case study assignment (presentation and report - 45%)

Type of controlDurationNumberPercentage break-down
Continuous assessment
Individual Project0,00130,00
Group Project0,00145,00
TOTAL     100,00

Recommended reading

  • Numerous authors, Harvard Business Review (2016) The latest research: Diversity Johnson, A. G. (2006). Privilege, power, and difference Kendall, F (2002). Understanding White Privelege -

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