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Curriculum

The Master of Arts in HRIR provides students with a thorough understanding of contemporary practices, underlying theories, and the major areas of human resources and industrial relations, giving them the conceptual basis and analytical framework for successful careers with corporations and public sector organizations.

To provide a rigorous education across the entire field of human resources and industrial relations, the curriculum is structured around 3 core areas and rooted in 3 key concepts from social science, behavioral science, and business. Students take core courses in all 6 of these areas of HRIR.

Core areas

  • Staffing, training, and development
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Labor relations and collective bargaining

Key concepts

  • Organizational behavior and theory
  • Managerial economics and labor market analysis
  • Data analysis

Full-time sequence

A sample full-time course sequence for fall semester entry is given below.

Term Courses
First Semester HRIR 8001 Business Principles for the HRIR Professional
HRIR 8011 Using Data and Metrics in HRIR
HRIR 8031 Staffing, Training, and Development
Second Semester HRIR 8141 Organizational Theory Foundations of High-Impact HRIR
HRIR 8241 Organizational Behavior Foundations of High-Impact HRIR
HRIR 8051 Compensation and Benefits
HRIR 8071 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
Summer Internship Full-time students usually complete a summer internship between first and second years
Third Semester 12 credits of HRIR electives and related field courses
Fourth Semester 10 credits of HRIR electives and related field courses and
HRIR 8101 HRIR in Practice: Strategy, Execution, and Ethics

 

Part-time sequence

The curriculum is the same for the part-time option as for the full-time option, but part-time students go at their own pace and typically take 4-8 credits per semester. Taking the core courses as early as possible in the program is recommended.