4635 Strategic Diversity Management
Dr. Andrea Elizabeth Romo Perez
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/07/23 to 03/28/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Thursday 04/13/23 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM D2.0.392
Thursday 04/27/23 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM D2.0.392
Thursday 05/11/23 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM TC.3.12
Thursday 06/01/23 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM TC.5.12
Thursday 06/15/23 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM TC.5.12
Thursday 06/22/23 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM TC.5.12

The course looks at and analyzes the implementation of corporate strategies that deal with diversity-specific aspects, and looks at what a diversity strategy should contain. Diversity management involves a process of organizational change, we will therefore assess the consequences of, and the way in which managers can deal with, resistance to diversity. We will also discuss individual and organizational learning processes in relation to diversity. Throughout the course, students will apply their knowledge on live cases, examples, and/or projects.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Identify what a diversity strategy should contain. Understand how to implement diversity strategies, understand diversity management as a process of organizational change, as well as the consequences of resistance to diversity.

Students will also be able to evaluate the implementation of corporate strategies that deal with diversity, and to reflect on the processes of implementation. The course will also promote critical reflection and judgment, and both independent and teamwork

Attendance requirements

Simple attendance is a basic requirement for continuous assessment courses (prüfungsimmanenten Lehrveranstaltungen (PI-LV)).

Should there be an important reason for absence, then a maximum of 20% of the entire course duration can be missed. In case of more than 20% absence, the course must be repeated. For absenteeism, confirmation (for example a medical certificate) must be submitted.
Important reasons are, according to the examination regulations of the WU, any that are beyond the disposition of the student (illness, accident, death of a close relative). Vocational obligations are not considered an important reason in the sense of the examination regulations, since these are at the disposition of the students.

Teaching/learning method(s)
  • Lectures
  • Reading, analyzing and reflection on the scientific literature and case studies
  • In-class group work, and analysis of case studies
  • Presentations
  • Learning from, and discussion with, experts
  • Group-work assignment(s)/homework (30 points)
  • Short exam (15 points)
  • In-class activities and individual participation (15 points)
  • Group presentation (40 points)

Grading scheme: very good: 90-100 points, good: 81-89 points, satisfactory: 72-80 points, sufficient: 60- 71 points, fail: 0-59 points.

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

To be eligible for the course, students must have completed the basic course (Grundkurs).


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Unit details
Unit Date Contents

Presentation of the course details. Understanding diversity as strategy and its implementation


Organizational diversity analysis - Evaluating diversity measures


Diversity, change and resistance in organizations


First guest speaker session


Organizational learning and learning to promote diversity and inclusion, and second guest speaker session


Groups' presentations

Last edited: 2023-01-04