Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) in Business Certificate

Why a certificate in DEIB?

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) in Business Certificate will help you build skills to strategically manage a multicultural and identity diverse workforce. You'll learn tools to lead inclusively and be a change agent in your organization:

  • Teamwork and collaboration with diverse colleagues and customers is the 2nd most critical job readiness competency for college graduates. (The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the leading source of information on the employment of the college educated, rates )
  • 96% of employers agree that “all college students should have experiences that teach them how to solve problems with people whose views are different from their own.”
  • 78% of employers agree that “all college students should gain intercultural skills and an understanding of societies and countries outside the United States. (A survey by the Association of American Colleges & Universities)

With this certificate you will:

  1. Deepen your understanding of your own perspective and those of others so you can perform in a culturally intelligent manner
  2. Understand workplace strategies that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion and increase employees' sense of belonging
  3. Understand the business case for diversity and how greater inclusion results in more successful business enterprises
  4. Distinguish yourself as a leader who is committed to fostering diversity and building belonging in your professional field

Certificate Requirements:

Certificate can be completed by degree seeking students at Kansas State University, obtained as a credential on its own (free-standing), as a non-degree, certificate seeking student, or earned post-baccalaureate.

Students must achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA on all courses taken to fulfill the requirements of the certificate program.


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