The Department of Work and Organizations creates cutting-edge research and offers engaging educational programming focused on the workplace, managing and leading people and organizations, and the behavior of individuals and groups. The department offers programs at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral level, including the internationally recognized Master of Arts in Human Resources and Industrial Relations.

  • Undergraduate Major and Minor

    The HRIR undergraduate curriculum provides a deep, broad business education, and builds upon that foundation with courses in the dynamic field of human resources and industrial relations.

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  • Master of Arts in Human Resources and Industrial Relations

    Recognized as one of the top programs of its kind in the country, the master's program offers students an opportunity to study with a world-class faculty committed to providing a dynamic learning experience.

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  • PhD Program

    In addition to a rigorous curriculum, students will enjoy rich opportunities for research collaboration with world-renowned faculty and the ability to develop a teaching portfolio in support of rewarding academic careers in organizational behavior, human resource management, organizational economics, labor relations, and related areas.

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  • Online HR Management Specialization

    A short but robust introduction to the key principles, policies, and practices of human resource management is offered through a fully-online HRM specialization of four massive open online courses (MOOCs) taught by faculty from the Department of Work and Organizations. Courses can be taken individually or packaged together as a specialization.

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Faculty 

The faculty of the Department of Work and Organizations creates cutting-edge research and offers engaging educational programming focused on the workplace, managing and leading people and organizations, and the behavior of individuals and groups. The department offers programs at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral level, including the internationally recognized Master of Arts in Human Resources and Industrial Relations.

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