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If you have an undergraduate degree and are a mid-career professional looking to advance their current career or start a new one in the field of business, we see you. The graduate certificate in Diversity and Women’s Leadership is a part-time, 12-credit program offered in an entirely online format with some optional onsite meetings and can be applied toward either the MBA or Master of Professional Studies degrees, or can be earned on its own.

The goal of the certificate program is to provide students with the ability to:

  • Develop ethical and effective strategies for business and nonprofit leadership on the personal, workgroup and organizational levels.
  • Appreciate and leverage diversity within organizations and develop positive organizational policies, practices and cultures directly supporting equity and inclusion.
  • Understand and address the unique agency and advancement challenges gender roles present in the workplace, including challenges faced by women leaders, male allies and those with other gender identities.
  • Develop strategies for working across cultural boundaries, language barriers, national borders and time zones to form effective intercultural business and organizational relationships.
  • Assess and enhance a personal career trajectory culminating in the potential for serving in an organizational leadership role supporting gender, diversity and cultural equity.

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Courses Required

HRM 640 Diversity and Inclusion Leadership (3 credits)
MBA 501 Women in Leadership, Men as Allies (lecture, 2 credits)
MBA 502 Women in Leadership, Men as Allies (project, 1 credit)
MBA 622—Intercultural Communication and Global Perspectives (2 credits)
MBA 623—Intercultural Communication and Global Perspectives (project, 1 credit)
MBA 624 Gender in Communication and Negotiation (lecture, 2 credits)
MBA 640: Career Mentoring Workshop (1 credit)

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Aug 17
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Cooperative Agreements

Cedar Crest College collaborates with several academic institutions to provide our students with innovative pathways that help them succeed in their chosen fields.

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