CORE Courses


The MHRLR Program believes in a common body of knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective Human Resource or Labor Relations professional. We have a core of five courses totaling 15 credits.  All courses are three (3) credits.

  • Industrial and Labor Relations (Ind Rel 701)
  • Managing in a Dynamic Environment (Bus Mgmt 706)
  • Human Resource Management (Bus Adm 738)
  • Staffing in Organizations (Bus Adm 735)
  • Research Tools for Practitioners in Human Resources and Labor Relations (Ind Rel 731/Bus Mgmt 731)

Two additional courses are required from those listed below to round out the required common body of knowledge.   

Human Resource Professional

  • Employment Law (Ind Rel 712)
  • Economics of Personnel (Ind Rel 720)

Labor Relations Professional

  • Labor Relations Law (Ind Rel 711)
  • Collective Bargaining (Econ 753)

Nature of Courses

Classes generally meet for two hours and forty minutes once each week starting at either 5:30 or 6:00pm.  Underlying all courses is an emphasis on developing effective Human Resource/Labor Relations professionals.  We encourage student involvement and participation in the classroom and focus on practical applications.  

Teaching format, organization and style of classes is determined solely by the most effective way to teach a particular course.  Many instructors make extensiveuse of case studies.  Others include in-class presentations, role-playing and visiting speakers.


Elective Courses