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miniMBA: Inclusion and Belonging


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Full course description

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What You'll Learn

The heart of the workplace is people; respecting their unique experiences and perspectives strengthens the workplace and leads to a more vital organization. DEI in the Workplace, Cross-Cultural Communication, and Women in Leadership are topics applicable to anyone who wants to understand, communicate with colleagues, and lead diverse populations.

The DEI in the Workplace section discusses the need for an expanded conceptualization of diversity focused on cognitive diversity, considers why diversity needs to be purposefully managed, and provides tools for working to achieve inclusion and equity.  Next, the topic shifts to culture and how it influences ethics and conflict resolution, as well as factors to consider when choosing successful cross-cultural partnerships.  Finally, Women in Leadership focuses on research with actionable strategies for everyone in the business environment.

Course Topics

  • DEI in the Workplace
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Women in Leadership

miniMBA Certificate Overview

Miami University's miniMBA program consists of five short courses, each focusing on a different area of business. Led by renowned faculty from Miami's Farmer School of Business, you'll advance your business acumen and earn a digital badge of completion for each three-module course. Complete all five courses to earn your shareable, verifiable miniMBA Certificate.

Why Miami?

Miami University Farmer School of Business students — tomorrow's leaders — choose us for our teaching excellence, global perspective, access to business leaders, career connections, and outstanding alumni network. Farmer ranks in the nation's top 15 public undergraduate business schools — and number one in Ohio (Poets & Quants, 2023). Our academic programs are all accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Computer and Browser Requirements

A computer or laptop is recommended for an optimal learning experience. Miami University hosts this course in its learning management system, Canvas. Most browsers should work fine, but Canvas provides a list of minimum browser and computer requirements and a tool to check whether the browser you are using is up to date.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you wish to cancel your registration and receive a refund for the course, you must complete the Refund Request Form within 3 days of enrollment.

Enrollment Guidelines

This course is currently open to those in the United States. Our payment gateway does not accept international credit cards at this time.


  • Gillian Oakenfull, Professor
  • Darryl Rice, Assistant Professor
  • Megan Gerhardt, Professor

Learn more about Farmer School of Business faculty.