The Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations curriculum is built from a foundation of economics and social psychology and provides students with a thorough understanding of contemporary practices, underlying theories, in the major areas of human resources and industrial relations. By the end of the program, students will develop a conceptual basis and analytical framework for successful careers with corporations and public sector organizations.
The curriculum at a glance
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.
- Staffing, training, and development
- Compensation and benefits
- Labor relations and collective bargaining
- Organizational behavior and theory
- Managerial economics and labor market analysis
- Data analysis
A sample full-time course sequence for fall semester entry is given below.
|First Semester||HRIR 6001 Business Principles for the HRIR Professional
HRIR 6111 Using Data and Metrics in HRIR
HRIR 6301 Staffing, Training, and Development
|Second Semester||HRIR 6401 Organizational Theory Foundations of High-Impact HRIR
HRIR 6441 Organizational Behavior Foundations of High-Impact HRIR
HRIR 6501 Compensation and Benefits
HRIR 6701 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 6101 HRIR in Practice: Strategy, Execution, and Ethics
The curriculum is the same for the part-time option as for the full-time option. Part-time students go at their own pace and typically take 4-8 credits per semester and complete the program in 3-4 years. Taking the required core courses as early as possible in the program is recommended.
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