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MBA Diversity and Inclusion

Concentration in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

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Infuse DEIB in Your Corporation’s DNA

Diversity, equity, and inclusion have been part of the fabric of U.S. businesses and organizations for decades, dating back to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the formation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

In recent years, the focus has shifted from “doing” diversity, equity, and inclusion, to “being” diverse, equitable, and inclusive. In its most recent evolution, the concept of “belonging” has been incorporated to personalize and humanize DEI in the workplace.

The corporation of today and tomorrow, infused with DEIB in its DNA, will deliver a meaningful social practice and impactful business economic benefit to its internal and external constituencies.


Recognizing the need for leaders who understand and embrace diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, Cambridge College has created the nation’s first MBA with a concentration in DEIB, focused principally on preparing vanguard leaders who are empowered with the responsibility of infusing DEIB in their corporate DNA.

The MBA courses and curriculum were designed with internationally renowned DEIB practitioners, experts, and authors. The results: a multi-layered approach to training and engaging the entire corporation, including the board of directors, C-suite, and department essence, every facet of the organization.

The Cambridge College Global MBA DEIB provides you with tools to:

  • Implement a comprehensive change management approach
  • Identify, acknowledge, and celebrate race and gender differences
  • Overcome the barriers that take attention away from inclusion
  • Communicate effectively in interactions with employees from all backgrounds
  • Navigate change management and its impact on diversity, equity & inclusion from a systemic perspective
  • Recognize unconscious bias
  • Develop individual skills from a multiple intelligences perspective: including emotional intelligence, systems thinking, and inclusive leadership
  • Engage in challenging conversations about diversity, helping to build a diverse workforce and fostering an equitable and inclusive experience for all employees

Cambridge College also offers a three-course Leadership Certificate in DEIB.

MBA DEIB Advisory Council Members

Marcela Aldaz-Matos

Marcela Aldaz-Matos

• Co-Founder and CEO, Arka HR Solutions
• Managing Partner, MCBI Advisors
• National Board Chair, Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)

Stephanie Browne

Stephanie Browne

• Former Vice President of Talent Acquisition & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
• Founder & CEO,
• Vice Chair, Cambridge College Board of Trustees

Carol Fulp

Carol Fulp

• CEO, Fulp Diversity
• Former CEO, The Partnership, Inc.
• Author of Success Through Diversity: Why the Most Inclusive Companies Will Win

Dani Monroe

Dani Monroe

• 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.

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