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Module Title LM Managing Equality and Diversity
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 25362
Module Lead Dr Rory Donnelly
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None

This module is designed to enable students to become familiar with the latest research, theory and practice related to diversity management within an organisational context.

This module will consider the legal, business and moral case/arguments for effectively managing diversity.

Public and private sector policy and practice in relation to the promotion of equality and diversity are explored and critically assessed, as is the law (UK and European) and its practical application in related to the protected characteristics of age, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion and belief, gender, sex, pregnancy and maternity.

The module with allow students the opportunity to evaluate HRM policy and practice through a diversity lens in areas such as recruitment, promotion, training, development, mentoring, pay, flexible working and work-life balance.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • critically evaluate the business and moral case for diversity management using contemporary research and theory;
  • understand and interpret the legislative framework within a human resources management context in relation to the protected characteristics;
  • demonstrate a critical awareness of research evidence and methodologies used in the diversity management literature;
  • critically evaluate HRM policy and practice through a diversity lens, in areas such as recruitment, training, development and mentoring, flexible working and work-life balance;
  • consider and assess the validity and usefulness of differing approaches to current diversity management within various organisations.
Assessment 25362-01 : Coursework : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 2,000 word assignment Reassessment: 2,000 word assignment
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