Academic Lead: Dr Maria Adamson
Why is diversity good for businesses? What can leaders do to make their organisations more inclusive? This module will explore these and other questions by introducing students to a range of theories and practical issues relevant to managing diversity in contemporary organisations. Students will learn why inclusion matters, how diversity relates to business and organisational success, and explore case studies related to different dimensions of diversity like gender, age, race and so on. We will then discuss various theories that help us understand why diversity and inclusion issues continue to persist in organisations and the labour market. For instance, why are some professions continue to be male- or female dominated? Where does gender pay gap comes from? Can recruitment be unbiased? The module will then explore how to apply theory to practice and explore how to design and deliver effective diversity initiatives in organisations and consider the role of managers and leaders in fostering organisational inclusion.
2023 Managing Diversity in Business [PDF 90KB]
Course content is subject to change.
The aims of the module are to introduce theoretical perspectives relating to equality and diversity in work and employment and understand how these can be applied in practice to help create and lead inclusive organisational workplaces. The module will examine the nature of informal and formal processes in the labour market and in organisations which generate and perpetuate various inequalities and influence the provision and effectiveness of equality and diversity policy initiatives. In addition, the module will explore the role of organisational leadership in creating diverse culture as well as the role of equality and diversity policies and practices in the achievement of organisational and business goals, aiming to quip students with skills to advise on the design and delivery of effective diversity initiatives in organisations.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and field trips.
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The Queen Mary Summer School costs: £2,100 per session, which includes tuition and social program.
We offer a 10% discount to:
The cost of accommodation is £1029 per session. For further information, please visit our accommodation page.
Additional costs and course excursions
There may be additional costs for field trips, such as entry to exhibitions, which will be in the region of £30.All reading material will be provided online, so it is not necessary to purchase any books.
Please note there is no deposit payment required for the Queen Mary Summer School.
To join our Summer School, you should have completed a minimum of two semesters’ study at your home institution.
We welcome Summer School students from around the world. We accept a range of qualifications:
We welcome international qualifications and we consider every application individually on its academic merit.
All of our courses are taught and assessed in English. If English isn’t your first language, you must meet one of the following English Language requirements in order to join
Applications are now open!
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Applications close 29 May 2023.
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