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Work & Organizations Department

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You can reach us by email at worg@umn.edu or by phone at 612-624-7011 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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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 Human Resources and Industrial Relations program.

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.

Master of 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.

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.

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.

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 Human Resources and Industrial Relations.

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