Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

MGT 469: Managing Cultural Diversity

General Information

  • Name: Managing Cultural Diversity
  • Discipline: Management (MGT)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 300 to 499: This is an upper division course that is designed to apply toward a WNC bachelor's degree, depending on the degree chosen. It may also transfer to other colleges and universities. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Career and Technical Education

Prerequisites and Recommended Courses

  • Prerequisites: admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Provides an understanding of cultural diversity by studying the U.S. workforce. Emphasizes cultural differences in the workplace, valuing diversity, managing diversity in the workplace, and giving competitive advantages.

II: Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should/should be able to:

  • Discuss diversity and explain its importance in the emerging economy.
  • Understand what internal factors contribute to conflict in diverse environments.
  • Identify how to thrive in a diverse environment.
  • Discuss the elements of managing the organizational culture.
  • Understand the advantages of having a diverse workforce.
  • Understand the strategies for promoting diversity in organizations.
  • Identify the principal areas of cultural differences.

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

MGT 469--Managing Cultural Diversity meets a requirement of the BTech Program.

MGT 469 promotes the following Student Learning Objectives of ensuring that students:

  • Have college-level skills in reading, writing, and oral communication that are at a level appropriate to their degree and/or emphasis.
  • Develop solid problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Posses effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Understand the importance of cultural traditions, diversity, and ethics in the modern world.


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