Human Resources & Industrial Relations Curriculum
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, and 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.
What you'll learn
To provide a rigorous education across the entire human resources and industrial relations field, 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
- HRIR 6001 - Business Principles
- HRIR 6111 - Statistics
- HRIR 6301 - Staffing, Training, Development
- HRIR 6305 - Staffing, Training, Development Leadership Practicum
- HRIR 6501 - Compensation and Benefits
- HRIR 6505 - Compensation and Benefits Leadership Practicum
- HRIR 6701 - Labor Relations
- HRIR 6401 - Organizational Theory
- HRIR 6441 - Organizational Behavior
The Full-Time program is a rigorous and immersive program that can be completed in 16 months, three semesters, with the option to curate your program with options that include pursuing a graduate minor in topic areas such as business or law or taking part in our unique study abroad opportunities.
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.