Graduate Certificate in International Human Resources and Labor Relations

The Masters in Human Resources and Labor Relations program offers the Graduate Certificate in International Human Resources and Labor Relations. The certificate responds to the increasing influence of globalization on the practice of Human Resource Management and the conduct of Labor Relations. Firms and unions are increasingly part of a complex web of international economic relationships. Many of the workplace innovations now taken for granted began overseas: quality circles, work groups and flatter hierarchies. Many firms operate overseas under very different labor market institutions and human resource expectations.

This program of study provides practical and theoretical knowledge designed to help students function as professionals in the increasing broad international context of human resource management and labor relations. The program makes an effort to bring in relevant experts to present international perspectives.

Students can complete the Graduate Certificate in International Human Resources and Labor Relations while enrolled either part-time or full-time, and by taking courses during the evenings. With the approval of the program, students admitted to the MHRLR degree program may apply courses taken to meet certificate requirements toward their degree.

Admission

Students applying for the Certificate Program in International Human Resources and Labor Relations must hold a bachelor's degree and must have earned a 2.75 GPA overall or must furnish substantial evidence of ability to succeed in graduate level work. Students admitted to the Certificate will be expected to present at least three credits of prior work in microeconomics and three credits in statistics. Students may apply to the Graduate School as candidates for the certificate program in non-degree status, or they may pursue the certificate while enrolled in another graduate program.

Credits and Courses

The certificate requires 12 credits of classwork.

  • IND REL 701: Industrial and Labor Relations
  • ECON 755 Comparative Labor Markets and Employment Relations
  • BUS MGT 723: Managing Across Cultures
    and
  • BUS ADM 738: Human Resource Management
    Or
    BUS ADM 795: International Human Resource Management

Additional coursework recommended for students interested in field work or related research. (Not required for the certificate)

  • IND REL 921: Internship in Industrial Relations
  • IND REL 999: Independent Study
  • BUS ADM 799: Reading and Research

Course substitutions would be allowed with the consent of the MHRLR Director for those who had previously completed similar coursework.

This certificate program is subject to federal gainful employment regulations.  For more information please visit

http://www4.uwm.edu/financialaid/EligConsInfo/gainfulemployment.cfm

 

See also Gainful Employment Certificate Disclosure Information

 

For additional information on the certificate, contact the MHRLR program mhrlr@uwm.edu