Certificate in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) Online Certificate 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) is a strategy and priority for many companies and organizations, especially those focused on building inclusive workplaces to help drive sustainable growth and innovation.

Earn This Certificate for Less 
For a limited time, Peirce is offering special, discounted tuition of $350 per credit for new students who enroll in an undergraduate certificate. This is more than 40% less than our regular undergraduate tuition. Tuition for the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging certificate is $4,550 (does not include fees or books).

The Certificate of Proficiency in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging is an ideal credential that adds DEIB to your professional skill set. The certificate equips students with a well-rounded recognition of the historical and modern-day impact diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging have on society and the workplace.

The DEIB certificate at Peirce College is also:


  • Tuition for the DEIB Certificate is $4,550 
  • Students can complete the certificate in 6-9 months
  • Students may apply up to six transfer credits to the certificate, including credit awarded for select workplace training focused on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

DEIB efforts can help organizations ensure that every employee feels valued and has an equal opportunity to do their best work.

Many employers have reported that their DEIB efforts helped make their organizations more successful and improved both job retention and talent recruitment.

To help students save time and money, Peirce College can evaluate diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging training provided by employers and organizations and determine if it can be applied as transfer credit that satisfies some of the requirements of the DEIB certificate.

Contact us at admissions@peirce.edu to learn more about this opportunity. 

Program at a Glance:




100% online & stackable

Transfer Credits:

Apply up to 6 transfer credits to this certificate

Time to Complete:

6-9 months; transfer credits can reduce completion time


($350 per credit x 13 credits; there is no cost to earn 3 credits via Coursera)

*Based on a special, limited-time tuition for new students who enroll in undergraduate certificates (does not include fees or books).


Employers are recognizing that DEIB efforts can make businesses stronger, and DEIB roles are growing.

  • A study by McKinsey found that executive teams with higher gender diversity were 25% more likely to earn higher profits.
  • A Boston Consulting Group study found that companies with more diverse management teams have 19% higher revenues due to innovation. 
  • A CNBC survey found that the majority of employees want to work at companies that value diversity, equity and inclusion and have DEIB policies.
  • According to Indeed, the number of jobs focused on diversity, inclusion and belonging are growing   

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    Curriculum for Certificate in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

    Certificate of Proficiency in DEIB – Minimum Total Credits: 16

    PRCPRC 1011
    MGT 102Foundation of Diversity (Coursera)3
    MGT 119Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace3
    MGT 126Organizations and People3
    MGT 222*Applications in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging3
    COM 202Intercultural Communications 3
    Total 16

    To enroll in this certificate program, students must be eligible for placement in college-level English. 

    Please consult Academic Advising for the best path forward.


    Graduates of the Certificate in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging will be able to:

    1. Identify various measures of difference within society, historically and present-day. 
    2. Identify key concepts of diversity in an organizational setting.
    3. Demonstrate concepts of self-awareness and inclusivity.
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