Nantes, France

Diversity in organisations

when 6 July 2020 - 10 July 2020
language French
duration 1 week
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 50

The course presents an overview of what workforce diversity is and highlights its significance in improving our understanding of managing and being managed in the workplace.

Recent policies of radical deregulation, technological change, and heterogeneous workforce have intensified shifts in the occupational structure, the place and the timing of work, and career patterns. There is a need to effectively understand and manage workforce diversity not only to increase organisational business outcomes but also to create an inclusive workplace from a social equity perspective.

The module aims to introduce us to the various theories and approaches of diversity in organisations by discussing diversity and equality across the dimensions of gender, race/ethnicity, disability, age and sexual orientation. It considers the organisational processes, which produce and reproduce inequalities of outcome among diverse social groups.

The module also considers equality and diversity policy at organisational level. Different national contexts are investigated.

Course leader

Elina Meliou, visiting professor from Aston Business School, United Kingdom

Target group

undergraduate or master's degree students is the main target, but young professionals also welcome !

Course aim

1. To introduce key concepts and theories of diversity in organisations
2. To explain the implications of managing diversity for the workplace

By the end of this module, you will be able to:
1.Critically reflect on different theoretical approaches of diversity and how these relate to managerial and organisational problems.
2.Formulate compelling solutions to problems and situations that individuals and teams face in organisations

Credits info

4 EC

Fee info

EUR 50: 50 euro admin fees for all students
EUR 500: 500 euro tuition fees (no accommodation included) for free movers