Research demonstrates that an intentional DEI practice and creating a culture of belonging requires full corporate engagement beyond the efforts of human resources, a sole DEI hire, or engaging in diversity activities and pleasantries. Cambridge College is a national leader in adult student higher education, providing award-winning and highly ranked graduate degree programs, and building upon a proud history of many decades of graduating African American and Latino students. The College is offering a Leadership Certificate in Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging through its online division, Cambridge College Global.
Our research-based, MBA DEIB program core courses and the DEIB Leadership Certificate were developed in conjunction with an advisory council of experts, practitioners, and consultants in the corporate sector who are thought leaders in the DEIB and change management space. The certificate program recognizes that intentionally and effectively infusing DEIB into the corporate DNA greatly impacts employee morale, creates a culture of belonging, moves beyond performative allyship, increases productivity, increases sales, and increases customer loyalty. Our times require it; building and maintaining your bottom line requires it, and the longevity of your company depends on it.
Students who complete the (3) three-course program have the option to take 9 additional courses to obtain their Master of Business Administration with a concentration in DEIB.
Call 800-997-1673 or complete the Request Information form now to request information about any of these options, or to receive a corporate sponsorship letter to submit to your department head or HR.
What is a Leadership Certificate?
Upon completing a certain number of courses in a specified discipline geared toward all management levels, students will receive a leadership certificate from Cambridge College as recognition of their achievement. These programs are designed to be completed relatively quickly and increase marketability by demonstrating improved skills in these focused areas. The courses may also be transferable to related Cambridge College degree programs, reducing the time required to obtain a degree. A leadership certificate is not a formal academic credential and is not eligible for Title IV financial aid.
MBA DEIB Advisory Council Members
• Co-Founder and CEO, Arka HR Solutions
• Managing Partner, MCBI Advisors
• National Board Chair, Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)
• Former Vice President of Talent Acquisition & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
• Founder & CEO, DeservedTalent.com
• Vice Chair, Cambridge College Board of Trustees
• CEO, Fulp Diversity
• Former CEO, The Partnership, Inc.
• Author of Success Through Diversity: Why the Most Inclusive Companies Will Win
• Founder, Martha’s Vineyard Chief Diversity Officer Summit
• President, CenterFocus International, Inc.
• Author of Untapped Talent: Unleashing the Power of the Hidden Workforce
DEIB Course Descriptions
This foundational course examines systemic racism in business-related aspects, the importance of a common terminology and definitions, the concepts of disruption versus transforming/dismantling, organizational design and change management, intersectionality, affirmative action, and past building block approaches. The course provides a study of issues of race and gender within the organizational challenges of integrating all management levels towards building an organization-wide DEIB team. The use of survey tools for engagement and belonging, the diversity wheel, and studying past and current business practices in DEIB, diversity concepts, and history all serve to deliver a solid foundation. Case studies and simulations will be used to learn how to build a DEIB team and develop an organizational culture that results in the infusion of belonging.
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (“DEIB”) programs in businesses are no longer mere “add-ons” to existing human resources initiatives—they are essential to conducting business. Many employers are developing policies and practices to ensure that their workplaces are as diverse, equitable, and inclusive as possible. Although there is no legal requirement to implement a DEIB program, in creating DEIB policies and metrics, businesses are required to be consistent with state and federal law (such as the Civil Rights Act), and other federal and state rules and regulations. Through case studies, this course examines the legal and practical foundation to be considered in crafting DEIB policy while creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and firmly establishing DEIB as a strategic goal for business organizations.
There has been a quantum leap forward in the growing awareness of the business case for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The DEIB space has transformed efforts by corporations, the public sector, and third-sector organizations worldwide to increase DEIB in the workplace. Many companies are experiencing the profitability of DEIB in their branding, products, and customer base while others are still uncertain as to how they can most effectively use DEIB to support their growth and value creation goals. This course tackles the business case and provides a perspective on how to take action on DEIB to impact growth and business performance. This latest research reaffirms the global relevance of the correlation between diversity (defined as a greater proportion of ethnically/culturally/gender diverse individuals) and the leadership of large companies and financial performance.
|Cost Per Course
|$85 per course**
|$8 per official transcript
|Course Re-enrollment Fee
|Standard tuition rates apply
|Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) Fee
California students only
|$2.50 per one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) of institutional charges
* Special tuition rate applies to courses taken through 8/31/24. Standard tuition rates will apply beginning in the fall 2024 term. All prices are subject to change. No other scholarships or discounts are available for this program. Not eligible for Title IV financial aid. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for the most up to date pricing.
** e-Resources fee waived for the following groups (including their immediate family members/dependents2): military servicemembers3, DOD & USCG employees4
1 Employees, immediate family members of employees, and in some cases members of organizations that have engaged in a formal educational partnership agreement with Cambridge College.
2 Dependents and immediate family members are defined as the spouse and children.
3 A member of the United States Armed Forces (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, Space Force) that is currently serving on active duty, Guard or Reserve status. Members of the Guard and Reserves must be drilling members or on active duty. Servicemembers that are in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR) are not considered as currently serving for purposes of the military benefit but may qualify for the veteran benefit.
4 General schedule employees of the Department of Defense (DoD) and the United States Coast Guard.
5 Prior servicemember of the United States Armed Forces (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, Space Force) separated under other than dishonorable conditions. Servicemembers that are in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR) may qualify for the veteran benefit.
6 All first responders, including law enforcement, fire fighters, emergency medical services, and emergency management.
Withdrawal and Refund Policy
Please refer to the Academic Catalog for withdrawal and refund policy information.