The HUMAN RESOURCES & DIVERSITY specialization
Diversity is a matter of subsistence for society as well as for organisations, for it is what provides strength and generates resources for them. Internal diversity is an important motor of creativity, innovation and transformation. To this dynamic belong processes of discrimination, conflict and negotiation as well.
Hence, dealing with diversity has two aspects: one related to justice, equity and inclusion; other connected with cooperation, sustainability and performance. The former concerns policies to expose discrimination and dismantle systems of oppression and inequality, the latter focusses on strategies to foster dialog, equality in power relations and distribution of resources, productive collaboration and synergy.
Accordingly, in the first semester of this specialisation you will delve into diversity, inclusion and feminism theories in order to apprehend the social functions of identity and especially collective and intersecting identities (e.g. gender, sexual orientation, age, ability ethnic and cultural background) and be able to identify process of inclusion and exclusion. In the second semester, you will discuss factors of diversity in organisational culture and develop HR perspectives to responsibly deal with them. In the third semester you will model creative and future-oriented concepts of leadership with a view to moderate sustainable processes of transformation to unfold the potential of diversity within organisations and the wide society.
Katja Korschinek, Management (M.A.)
"Through very small groups it is possible to have very intense discussions and it is possible to get a whole lot of new insights and point of views."
Human Resources & Diversity: Master Modules
The Specialization “Human Resources & Diversity" can be chosen from students of both Master's programs at Karlshochschule:
It therefore not only prepares you to shape the world you dream of, but also complements your core modules from the chosen Master's program in an inter- and transdisciplinary setting. Bringing together various perspectives is one of the strengths of the study programs at Karlshochschule.
You are interested in "Human Resources & Diversity"? Then choose one of the other six holistic specializations to combine with your core modules and this specialization. You decide on your studies yourself!
For detailed information about each module please see the module description on the right.