Certification Overview

The DEI Certification Program is ideal for students and business leaders who want to enhance their ability to understand and apply Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategies within an organization. A strategic DEI management plan helps an organization make the most of its diversity by creating an inclusive, equitable, and sustainable culture and work environment. The DEI Certification studies the power of diversity within an organization, fosters a DEI environment vital to organizational success, prepares students to respond to global demands, and anticipates DEI-driven change in HR, Training and Development. Through the application of theory and a concentrated focus, substantial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs lead to higher performance, creativity, and cohesion among employees in diverse organizational settings.  The four-course DEI certification curriculum focuses on the foundations and implementation of DEI, cultural communications, the global workforce, and generational challenges related to DEI. This certification assists students in the development of a DEI Strategy, along with the execution of DEI measurements and metrics. Students acquire the basic knowledge necessary for successful DEI management and implementation strategies by understanding diversity, vision, mission, strategies for change, strategic alliance partnerships, corporate social responsibility, and employee recruitment and development.  

Certification Guide (PDF)

Amberton Students completing a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certification will be able to: 

  • Analyze and apply diversity metrics in a DEI strategic plan and synthesize large amounts of DEI-related data from many sources. 
  • Effectively communicate DEI-related cultural implications to an organization’s management, employee workforce, customer base, and suppliers/vendors. 
  • Understand how to integrate and apply a DEI perspective to an organization’s vision, mission, strategy, Human Resources best practices, and business operations practices.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ethical issues and apply decision-making skills as they relate to DEI in modern organizations.
  • Conduct relevant research appropriate to the understanding of DEI development and implementation to leverage employee diversity in modern organizations.

Credit Hours Required: 12:

COM6420 - Cultural Communication

This course allows students to analyze how cultural differences affect communication.  Students study various cultures and contrast them with American culture.

HRT6590 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Foundations 

This course provides students with the core skills necessary to examine diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the global workplace.  Students will investigate diversity, strategic alliance partnerships, corporate social responsibility, employee recruitment and development, and the power of diversity within modern organizations.

HRT6595 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Implementation 

This course provides students with the core skills necessary to analyze, apply, and implement metrics in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I).  The student will develop a strategic plan and synthesize DE&I data from professional sources.  Students will investigate inclusion through diversity within the workplace and develop a DE&I Implementation plan for an organization.

CHOICE:  MGT5690 - Managing the Generations 

This course explores the new economic, social and political reality of the multi-generational workplace.  The primary objective of the course is to help students analyze today's workplace and the major generational differences affecting organizations.

ORMGT6220 - Managing the Global Workforce 

This course provides students with the skills necessary to manage the global workforce effectively. Students will learn how to conduct human resources in global organizations.  The course will examine the international dimensions of human resource management, global business strategies, and contexts for managing the global workforce.   

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