Avila University Master of Arts in Management with a concentration in Diversity Inclusion & Belonging Online

Become an equity-focused changemaker when you build, implement, and sustain programs for an inclusive workplace setting through culturally competent improvements.

Apply by: 12/21/22
Start class: 1/3/23 Apply Now

Program Overview

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Discover the Avila online master’s management – diversity, inclusion & belonging program

Strengthen your workplace culture when you earn an online Master of Arts in Management with a concentration in Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging from Avila University. Meet the increasing demand for people-oriented leaders who empower teams with advanced knowledge in privilege, bias, and identity. Elevate your ability to build and manage diversity programs purposefully designed to meet your organization’s unique challenges.

Flexible, 100% online coursework enables you to continue working full-time while you complete your M.A. Management – Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging. Plus, our highly engaged faculty will continuously support your learning process with personalized attention.

Career opportunities:

  • Manager/Director Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • Chief People and Culture Officer
  • DEI Program Manager
  • Principal Associate of Global Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Manager/Director Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • Chief People and Culture Officer
  • DEI Program Manager
  • Principal Associate of Global Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

$18,000 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
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Tuition

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Invest in your future with affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition

The M.A. Management – Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging online program tuition is the same affordable, pay-by-the-course rate for all U.S. residents. Fees are included in the total tuition. Financial aid may be available.

Tuition breakdown:

$18,000 Total Tuition
$600 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

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Don’t miss these important dates and deadlines

Ideal for working professionals, the M.A. Management – Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging online program features 8-week courses and multiple start dates each year so you can begin at the time that works best for you. View the full calendar for all upcoming starts and corresponding deadlines.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 1 20231/3/2312/21/2212/21/2212/31/221/2/232/25/238 weeks
Spring 2 20232/27/232/17/232/22/232/24/232/26/234/22/238 weeks
Summer 1 20234/24/234/14/234/19/234/21/234/23/236/17/238 weeks
Summer 2 20236/20/236/10/236/15/236/17/236/19/238/12/238 weeks

Now enrolling:

12/21/22 Apply Date
1/3/23 Class Starts

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Admissions

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How to apply for the diversity, inclusion & belonging master’s in management online program

We’ve simplified the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. You can find all requirements for admission to the Avila online M.A. Management – Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging below.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2.75 GPA
  • No GMAT or GRE required

In order to be eligible to receive an M.A. Management degree from Avila University, you must have the following:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA requirements for unconditional admission: 2.75 cumulative grade point average at the completion of the undergraduate degree
  • GPA requirements for conditional admission: 2.5 cumulative grade point average at the completion of the undergraduate degree
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended

Submit all official transcripts to:
Email: [email protected]
Mail: Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145

Courses

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Read about the online master’s management – diversity, inclusion & belonging coursework

In order to earn the M.A. Management – Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging online, you will complete 10 courses for a total of 30 credit hours. There are no leveling courses or prerequisites required.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The study of the structure, individual and group behavior, and development of organizations.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed as a survey and overview of fundamental and intermediate statistical and financial concepts and techniques. The emphasis is primarily on the thought processes behind different types of analyses and secondarily on the mechanical execution of such analyses. The primary topics covered will blend key concepts from three disciplines: statistics, finance, and decision science.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the interpersonal communication and leadership skills needed for effective organizational development. The course emphasizes conflict management, presentation skills, and informal writing, as well as important leadership skills ranging from giving and receiving feedback to performance appraisals. The course is designed as a “train the trainers” course, enabling learners to later pass on skills to consulting clients, co-workers, and employees.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An experiential approach to the study of change for the internal or external OD professional or organizational manager. Topics regarding consulting and motivating for high-performing systems include interpersonal interventions, team development, and continuous improvement processes.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
One of the most important skills leaders and practitioners can have is the ability to influence others to achieve work and organizational objectives. Many organizations welcome diversity as an asset, but lack strategic thinking for managing diversity, inclusion and belonging effectively. This program provides participants with a strategic planning model and an understanding of the critical role diversity councils play in organization success. There is a blend of facilitation skills and activities that will enable organizations to appoint effective diversity councils, develop a mission statement, a vision for the organization, objectives, strategies, and employee action plans.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is a course about leadership theory specifically in the context of management and organizations. In this course, you will survey the broad spectrum of leadership theories and the research that led toward the theoretical conclusions. You will learn to appreciate the strength of the theories but understand the limitations so that as practitioners you can apply your own set of principles based on what we do know about leadership
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is the capstone of the M.A. in Management program. It requires the completion of a faculty-approved project that demonstrates professional competence. The project is informed by and contributes to the appropriate discipline literature. It is comparable to a project a student would complete as an internal or external professional. The purpose of the Applied Research Project is the application and demonstration of skill and proficiency as a direct result of student learning accomplished throughout the Master’s program and in their work experience and integrating that with a knowledge base that provides evidence of the ability to research and give meaning to theory and assumptions
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This interactive course increases students understanding of a variety of models of individual, cultural, and social group identities, focusing on several contemporary frameworks for understanding differences. Special emphasis is placed on providing the skills and competencies necessary for working with multicultural, inclusive teams

Course objectives:

  • Identify diversity issues at the individual level
  • Critically evaluate and apply common models of identity used in diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of self as an agent of change in diversity and inclusion work
  • Identify and understand unearned privilege
  • Use the dimensions of diversity in the work
  • Use a current vocabulary in diversity and inclusion practice
  • Build and utilize a diversity change agent toolbox
  • Explain unconscious bias
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    One of the most important skills leaders and practitioners can have is the ability to influence others to achieve work and organizational objectives. Many organizations welcome diversity as an asset, but lack strategic thinking for managing diversity, inclusion and belonging effectively. This program provides participants with a strategic planning model and an understanding of the critical role diversity councils play in organization success. There is a blend of facilitation skills and activities that will enable organizations to appoint effective diversity councils, develop a mission statement, a vision for the organization, objectives, strategies, and employee action plans.

    Course objectives:

  • Identify and implement strategic planning tools and models in diversity and inclusion
  • Facilitate leaders through a vision, mission, goals, objectives strategies and value proposition schematic
  • Develop tools to implement and evaluate a comprehensive diversity plan
  • Position diversity councils for success
  • Identify the top ten characteristics common among high-functioning diversity councils
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Effective diversity training is ensuring that leadership and employees have an experience that raises awareness, changes behaviors, and does not reinforce stereotypes and biases. Increasingly, when diversity training is developed improperly, it is fraught with legal risk and may cause backlash. This interactive course enhances skills in developing and delivering diversity, inclusion and belonging training

    Course objectives:

  • Use a training needs assessment
  • Develop a diversity and inclusion detailed training plan
  • Use instructional tools, PowerPoint Slide Show, videos, etc.
  • Decide whether diversity, inclusion and belonging training is the right intervention
  • Deal effectively with the difficult issues (e.g., race, gender, sexual/affectional orientation, unearned privilege, generational gaps)
  • Evaluate success and minimize failure
  • Manage training consultants
  • Gain knowledge of emerging issues in diversity training
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