Course Syllabi

The Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations degree program requires completion of 48-49 semester credits. Students take 40 credits in Human Resources and Industrial Relations and 8 credits in related fields, such as management courses.

Full-time students typically enroll in 12-14 credits per semester and complete the degree in two academic years. Working professional part-time students typically take 4-8 credits each semester and complete the program in 3-4 years.

To help you get a feel for the topics covered in each class, below are samples of recent syllabi. If you are a current MHRIR student and you are interested in seeing a full description of the courses below, visit OneStop.

1. HRIR Offerings - Partial Listing

Choose at least 12 credits from a rich array of HRIR offerings, such as:

(This is a partial list.)


2. HRIR Issues Analysis

Choose one of these courses to enhance your ability to analyze HRIR issues using economic concepts: 


3. HRIR in Practice: Strategy, Execution and Ethics

Culminate your experience with an experiential learning course to synthesize your academic experience and transition into professional success and responsibility.


4. Related Fields Courses - Partial Listing of options to choose from

To enhance and strengthen the education of our HRIR students, all students are required to take at least 8 credits of courses outside of HRIR. whether you choose to build your business acumen with courses from inside the Carlson School or choose courses from graduate classes elsewhere in the University - all related field courses will build your education in a way that's best for you.

  • CSPH 5805 Wellbeing in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • CSPH 5807 Mindfulness in the Workplace (2 credits)
  • LAW 6203 Labor Law (2 credits)
  • LAW 6632 Employment Law (3 credits)
  • MBA 6030 Financial Accounting (3 credits) 
  • MBA 6220 Operations Management (3 credits)
  • MBA 6230 Financial Management (3 credits) 
  • MBA 6210 Marketing Management (3 credits) 
  • MCOM 5400 Managerial Communications for the HR Professional (2 credits)
  • MGMT 6004 Negotiation Strategies (2 credits)
  • MGMT 6040 Competing Globally (2 credits)
  • MGMT 6050 Management of Innovation (2 credits)
  • OLPD 5033 Foundations of In/Org Career Development (3 credits)
  • OLPD 5048 Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership (3 credits)
  • OLPD 5202 Adult Learning and Development (3 credits)
  • PA 5251 Strategic Planning and Management (3 credits)
  • PA 5401 Poverty and Inequality (3 credits)
  • PUBH 6102 Issues in Environmental and Occupational Health (2 credits)
  • PUBH 6542 Management of Healthcare Organizations (3 credits)
  • SCO 6041 Project Management (2 credits)

(This is a partial list.)

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