About - MMDI


Studies have shown that increasingly diverse work teams think differently about problems, which lead to more effective and feasible solutions than homogeneous teams. Organizations that value differences (15% more effective) and a broad employee demographic, (whether related to race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, ability, military status, religion, generation, sexual orientation and/or political views – 35% more effective) are  more likely to outperform those that don't, and research indicates that organizations with greater diversity amongst its workforce bring in higher sales revenue, customers and profits.  

The Master in Management - Organizational Diversity & Inclusion Leadership (MMDI) Specialization is designed from an organizational perspective to identify, recognize and remove barriers that impeded productivity for the 21st-century workforce and help capitalize on the diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and worldviews that shape the climate and direction of organizations. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to become change agents within their current organizations and/or pursue careers as diversity recruiters, coordinators, managers, and Chief Diversity Officers; as well as careers in higher education and consulting. To qualify for the Master in Management - Organizational Diversity & Inclusion specialization, the student must have earned a bachelor’s degree and are required to have a 2.75 or higher undergraduate cumulative GPA.

MMDI Program Highlights

  • The program is built based on intensive industry research.
  • Focuses on in-depth day-to-day managerial operation within a Diversity and Inclusion context.
  • Applied internship (or like experience) requirement.
  • Students can complete their degree within one year.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a recognized program of study (perferred in psychology, sociology, organizational leadership, or human resource management) from a regionally accredited or domestically recognized international institution of higher education (official transcript required). 
  • Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • A formal application and three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s ability to successfully complete a graduate degree.
  • A personal statement of objectives for pursuit of this degree.
  • Demonstrate writing competence.
  • Program application fee.
  • Approval of Graduate Admission Committee.

For further information, contact Patti Burgmeier, Director of Admissions for Graduate Studies at PBurgmeier@dbq.edu or call 563.589.3664