Labor Studies & Employment Relations

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate

As our society becomes more diverse and our economy more global—how an organization draws upon the talents of every individual in the workplace is critical to its success. This Graduate Certificate Program is designed to give you the tools to help organizations successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities associated with an increasingly diverse workforce.

Schedule Courses around Your Lifestyle

  • Available in both online or in-class formats
  • Just four total courses to complete
  • Flexible course options, sequence, and scheduling

Build Your Skills and Qualifications

  • Develop your expertise in this critically important area
  • Strengthen your qualifications for current and future positions
  • Broaden your perspective on diversity and inclusion
  • Challenge yourself with high-level coursework
  • Enhance your appeal to corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations

Experience Academic Quality Second to None

  • Composed of master’s level courses taught by the top faculty in their fields
  • Featuring interactive discussions of real-world issues
  • Courses also count toward a Master of Labor and Employment Relations or a Master of Human Resource Management degree from Rutgers–New Brunswick

Choose from an Interesting Variety of Courses

Curriculum is a combination of courses from the Human Resource Management (HRM) and Labor and Employment Relations (LER) programs required courses include:

  • Employment Law (offered each term by HRM - online or classroom)

AND one of two choices:

  • Selected Problems in HRM: Managing Diversity (offered in the fall by the Human Resource Management (HRM) Department)
  • Topics: The Inclusive Workplace (offered in the spring by the Labor and Employment Relations (LER) Department; online)

AND any two classes from the following:

  • Managing Workforce Flow (semester varies–HRM)
  • Developing Human Capital (semester varies–HRM)
  • Seminar in Minorities and Work (offered in the spring - LER)
  • Women and Work (Offered in the fall–LER)
  • Topics: Professional Development Strategies (Semester varies–LER; online)
  • Topics: Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace (Semester varies–LER; online)
  • Immigration, Public Policy and Worker Rights (Semester varies–LER)
  • Independent Study related to Diversity and Inclusion (offered by HRM–LER)

All students must have a bachelor’s degree to participate in this program. If you seek to earn both a master’s degree and a certificate, you must fulfill all requirements in both programs and take at least two courses beyond the number required for your master’s degree.

For more information, contact either Credit Director Paula Voos at or 848-932-1748—or Student Advisor Amy Marchitto at or 848-932-8559.