Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging  Leadership Certificate

Prepare to make a meaningful difference in your organization and society by focusing your studies on diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging (DEIB). You'll learn from the leader in DEIB through this unique graduate-level online leadership certificate.

9 Credits
Starts September 2, 2024


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Leadership Certificate in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Program Overview

Cambridge College has been a social justice pioneer for more than 50 years and continues to champion this important cause by offering an online Leadership Certificate in Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging.

Research demonstrates that an intentional diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) practice and creating a culture of belonging requires full corporate engagement beyond the efforts of human resources, a sole DEI hire, or engaging in diversity activities and pleasantries.

By taking three focused classes in just four months, you can earn the DEIB Leadership Certificate. You then have the option to take nine additional courses to obtain your Master of Business Administration with a concentration in DEIB.

To request information about any of these options, call 800-829-4723 or connect online.

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What is a Leadership Certificate?

Upon completing a certain number of courses in a specified discipline geared toward all management levels, students will receive a leadership certificate from Cambridge College to recognize their achievement.

These programs are designed to be completed relatively quickly and increase student marketability by demonstrating improved skills in these focused areas. The courses may also be transferable to related Cambridge College degree programs, reducing the time required to obtain a degree.

A leadership certificate is not a formal academic credential and is not eligible for Title IV financial aid.

Leadership Certificate in DEIB Program Highlights

Our research-based DEIB Leadership Certificate was developed in conjunction with an advisory council of experts, practitioners, and consultants in the corporate sector who are thought leaders in the DEIB and change management space. The certificate program recognizes that intentionally and effectively infusing DEIB into the corporate DNA greatly impacts employee morale, creates a culture of belonging, moves beyond performative allyship, increases productivity, increases sales, and increases customer loyalty.

Our times demand leadership in DEIB — building and maintaining your bottom line requires it, and the longevity of your company depends on it.

Program Learning Outcomes

Once you complete the DEIB Leadership Certificate program, you will be able to:

  • Analyze and apply DEIB principles in a business context
  • Develop strategies for promoting diversity and inclusion within an organization

"Our DEIB Leadership Certificate is practical and includes elements of professional coaching, not a typical theoretical course process. When students complete the DEIB Leadership Certificate, they continue to contact me for advice or to serve as a mentor, which I gladly do for the program participants."

Dr. Daniel Ibarrondo
Associate Dean & Faculty

Leadership Certificate in DEIB Tuition Information

Cost Per Credit
Total Program Tuition
Cost Per Credit$250
Credits* 9 credits
Total Program Tuition $2,250

*See curriculum sheet for a breakdown of credits and credit ranges.

Bachelor's degree required

Official transcripts. Must be maileddirectly to Cambridge College in a sealed, unopened envelope. Required degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities. Learn How to Send Transcripts

Non-Matriculated Student Registration Form. Submit your completed form to the Registrar's Office.

Careers Focused on DEIB

The DEIB Leadership Certificate is designed for leaders — from managers to C-suite executives — who will bring DEIB to their organization or who want to update and improve their management skills to today’s standards.

It is also a perfect option for leaders with an MBA or master's degree in management. In fact, specializing in DEIB can increase your earnings even more than an MBA alone.

The median U.S. salary for DEIB jobs with a master’s degree or MBA is up to $131,580 - $139,919 DEI Managers.*


Median annual salary for DEIB managers*


Median annual salary for DEIB senior managers*

* salaries for DEI Manager with a Master's Degree or MBA. Accessed Feb. 5, 2024.

DEIB Advisory Council

Marcela Aldaz-Matos

Marcela Aldaz-Matos

Marcela Aldaz-Matos is a business executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in business strategy, talent management, diversity and inclusion.

Stephanie Browne

Stephanie Browne

Stephanie Browne is the founder and CEO of a boutique consulting firm specializing in Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, DEI strategy, HRIT strategy design and implementation.

Carol Fulp

Carol Fulp

Carol Fulp is a business executive who is an authority on diversity and inclusion. She is an author and the founding CEO of Fulp Diversity LLC.

Dani Monroe

Dani Monroe

Dani is a senior executive with global experience in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, strategy, and organization transformation spanning 40 years.

Faculty Spotlight

Daniel Ibarrondo

Daniel Ibarrondo

JD, EdS, EdD

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Program Chair for AAID, BAID, BAPSY, BSCJ, MSBEC, DEIB; Senior Instructor for CJ, Gen Ed, DEIB, and MTEL Prep

Born and raised in Harlem, New York, Dr. Daniel Ibarrondo’s experiences have synergistically centered on his multi-faceted areas of expertise in international relations, law, higher education, business, government, and technology. Upon graduation from law school, Dr. Ibarrondo was awarded the Dale S. Margulies Award for Leadership in the law school and the community, the Legal Methods Award, and an American Bar Association Journalism award. Returning to Harlem, he served as Director of the...