The Leading in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) graduate certificate develops your knowledge and skills in fostering DEI and an inclusive culture in organizations. You’ll learn how to make mindful and ethical decisions; support and reinforce positive, sustainable change; and build strong business case initiatives to create, engage, and measure an inclusive workplace through communication, mentorship, hiring practices, executive level support, listening, career management, and training.
Certificate earners are awarded a digital badge for each certificate they complete. Badges can be digitally displayed anywhere to recognize attaining a new level of knowledge.
Courses are offered in convenient, seven-week sessions, which are available in several delivery modes: in-person, hybrid, or online. They may be taken as a stand-alone certificate, as an initial step toward, or concurrently with our Master of Business Administration.
Upon completion of the program, you’ll be able to:
- Develop and implement a personal diversity leadership improvement plan to build expertise in relating to others.
- Demonstrate an understanding of positive organizational behavior to encourage personal and career advancement.
- Diagnose and develop solutions to management concerns through human resource management strategies.
Applicants must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (post-secondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement. The successful applicant is generally expected to have a minimum combined junior/senior grade-point average of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale.
To be awarded the graduate certificate, students must successfully complete 12 credits of course work consisting of three required credits and nine elective credits. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C or better and an overall GPA of 3.0.
Penn State’s schedule of courses lists availability.
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