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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate

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Creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization is a must in today’s society. The Newman DEI Certificate was created to strengthen personal and situational awareness, interpersonal understanding, and non-judgmental acceptance of others with regard to differences and similarities—all essential keys to creating a welcoming work environment. The courses within this certificate program will facilitate reflection and discussion of important issues in order to foster a deeper understanding of cultural diversity and context.


Classes for the DEI Graduate Certificate begin in August! Seats are limited.

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Why Earn a Graduate Certificate?

Newman University’s Graduate Certificates offer a unique opportunity for professionals to acquire high-demand knowledge and skills within the span of a single calendar year. Each certificate is designed for individuals who have already completed a bachelor’s degree. Further, the certificate coursework completed can be directly applied toward the given concentration field of study to complete a graduate Master of Business Administration degree. In addition, those who have already completed an MBA, or other graduate degree, can further develop their professional training by completing additional graduate certificates in any of the supplemental fields offered by the Newman School of Business.

Who is this Certificate Designed For?

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate is designed to help employees and managers navigate the work environment more effectively. Additionally, the goal of this certificate is to provide employees and managers with the tools to deepen their understanding and acknowledge the differences around them, overcome the barriers that create inclusion, and specifically communicate more effectively with people from diverse backgrounds. Therefore, this certificate is highly valuable to any career or industry.

Roles and careers most likely to benefit from this certificate include:

  • Managers
  • Executives
  • HR Professionals
  • Community & Civic Leaders
  • Government Employees
  • Military Officers and NCO's
  • Healthcare Professionals

Curriculum Requirements

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate 12 credit hours

  • BSAD 6002 Social Welfare and Social Justice - 3 credits
  • BSAD 6093 Negotiation and Influence - 3 credits
  • BSAD 6109 The Emotionally Intelligent Executive - 3 credits
  • BSAD 6913 Ethical Management - 3 credits

Looking for an MBA in DEI degree?

The Newman University School of Business also offers an MBA degree concentration in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

View the MBA in DEI Concentraion