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Diversity Certificate

The Diversity Certificate program is a joint venture between the Office of Human Resources’ Center for Workplace Learning and the School of Business and Management.

The 12-unit (4 three-unit classes) program is designed for post-baccalaureate APU employees who desire to develop their management and leadership skills, and apply concepts and principles that will enhance their personal and professional development.

The Diversity Certificate program is committed to preparing employees to be organizational managers and leaders through a broad-based management education. The program builds conceptual skills and core values needed to become effective managers and leaders in today’s rapidly changing global business environment.

This program incorporates work which may be applied to a Master of Arts in Management (MAM). Academic advising with the MAM program coordinator is available for certificate program employees wishing to pursue their master’s degree.


The Diversity Certificate is based on the following objectives:

Program Requirements

The Diversity Certificate is granted to employees who complete all four courses listed below (12 units with at least a B grade in each course):

HROD 575
Leveraging Diverse Community Partnerships
HROD 576
Managing in a Multi-Cultural Context
HROD 577
Cultural Explorations in Global Business
HROD 578
Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce

More Information

Should you have any questions, please email

More information on program distinctives and benefits, cost, prerequisites, and the application process can be found on the Certificate Programs page.