Business School

Diversity in Business

Learn how to fully understand the value of inculcating diversity into our businesses, and how to be more aware of the subtle elements within the overall concept of diversity and develop strategies to incorporate them into the fabric of our business practices.

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Min Credits


Diversity awareness skills extend beyond mere tolerance to encompass exploration of such individual differences, respecting them, and ultimately nurturing a healthy relationship with the individual despite the differences. With the help of these skills, organisations foster a harmonious environment where mutual respect and equity are intrinsic, protecting the workforce diversity that is deemed necessary by any organisation that intends to compete globally.
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Upon successful completion of this programme, the participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a nuanced understanding of types and dimensions of diversity
  2. Appreciate trends in diversity and the importance of generational differences
  3. Demonstrate an awareness of the managerial implications of global perspectives of diversity
  4. Effectively promote diversity and transformation at an organisational level.



The following topics constitute the core content of this programme:

  1. Diversity in the South African context
  2. Exploring diversity and conflict
  3. Managerial implications of diversity
  4. Diversity, inclusiveness and transformation.



This programme will run over a period of two weeks.


At the end of the programme, candidates will be certified according to the following requirements:

  • Certificate of attendance: 85% attendance with meaningful participation.
  • Certificate of competence: A final mark of 50%, with a subminimum of 40% in the summative assessment. In addition, successful candidates will receive a statement of results and may qualify for exemptions in line with the prevailing requirements.


Applicants are required to be proficient in English prior to admission to the programme. Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide proof of proficiency.



Milpark provides students with materials, resources, formative assessments (including online tests and quizzes), discussion opportunities and a number of administrative services as part of the myMilpark and myProgrammes online tuition and support environments. Programme materials direct students to additional external resources in the form of links to downloadable documents, websites and videos.

Having access to the above online facilities is essential for efficient communication, learning and success. You will need continuous (daily) access to study, using the resources mentioned above, and to submit and receive your assignments.

The programme duration is 2 weeks.

Next starting date:

  • 4 April
  • 6 June
  • 8 August