MHRLR Curriculum

Explanation: the unit offering the course is listed first, then the course number, the number of credits in parentheses, and the name of the course. Note that some courses have variable topics. Only the topics listed in parentheses will be accepted towards MHRLR degree requirements.

CORE Courses (21 credits required)

  • Ind Rel 701: Industrial and Labor Relations, 3 credits
  • Bus Mgt 706: Managing in a Dynamic Environment, 3 credits
  • Bus Adm 738: Human Resource Management, 3 credits
  • Bus Adm 735: Staffing Organizations, 3 credits
  • Ind Rel 720: Personnel Economics, 3 credits
    or
    Econ 753: Collective Bargaining, 3 credits
    and
  • Ind Rel 711: Labor Relations Law, 3 credits
    or
    Ind Rel 712: Employment Law, 3 credits
    and
  • Ind Rel 731: Research Tools for Practitioners in Human Resources and Labor Relations, 3 credits
    or
    Bus Mgmt 731: Research Tools for Practitioners in Human Resources and Labor Relations, 3 credits

Elective Courses(15 credits required)

Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business:

  • Bus Adm 441: Diversity in Organizations*, 3 credits
  • Bus Adm 442: Industrial Psychology*, 3 credits
  • Bus Adm 443: Performance Appraisal, Training & Development, 3 credits
  • Bus Adm 733: Organizational Development, 3 credits
  • Bus Adm 737: Managerial Decisions and Negotiations, 3 credits
  • Bus Adm 795: Seminar in Management (Men and Women in Organizations, Strategic Human Resource Management)
  • Bus Adm 799: Independent Study, 3 credits
  • Bus Adm 899: Management Research Project/Thesis, 3 credits
  • Bus Mgmt 709: Data Analysis for Management Applications, 3 credits
  • Bus Mgmt 712: Strategic Management, 3 credits
  • Bus Mgmt 715: Leadership, Teambuilding and Effective Management, 3 credits
  • Bus Mgmt 719: International Human Resource Management, 3 credits
  • Bus Mgmt 723: Managing and Negotiating Across Cultures, 3 credits
  • Bus Mgmt 728: Training and Development in Organizations, 3 credits

College of Letters and Science (L&S):

  • Ind Rel 711: Labor Relations Law, 3 credits
  • Ind Rel 712: Employment Law, 3 credits
  • Ind Rel 714: Industrial Relations in the Public Sector, 3 credits
  • Ind Rel 715: Alternative Dispute Resolution, 3 credits
  • Ind Rel 716: Compensation: Theory and Practice, 3 credits
  • Ind Rel 717: Employee Benefits, 3 credits
  • Ind Rel 800: Current Issues in Industrial Relations, 3 credits
  • Ind Rel 801: Research Seminar in Industrial Relations, 3 credits
  • Ind Rel 888: Candidate for Degree, 1 credit
  • Ind Rel 921: Internship, 1-3 credits
  • Ind Rel 999: Independent Study, 3 credits
  • Econ 415: Economics of Employment Relations*, 3 credits
  • Econ 448: Economics of Human Resources (3)*, 3 credits
  • Econ 753: Collective Bargaining, 3 credits
  • Econ 755: Comparative Labor Markets and Employment Relations, 3 credits
  • Commun 665: Introduction to Mediation*, 3 credits
  • Commun 865: Theory and Practice of Mediation, 3 credits
  • Hist 440: History of the American Working Classes*, 3 credits
  • Pol Sci 452: Administrative Law*, 3 credits
  • Pol Sci 769: Analyzing and Evaluating Public Policies and Programs, 3 credits
  • Sociol 443: Organizations, Occupations, and Professions*, 3 credits

Alternative Electives:

Note: Student's are allowed up to six credits in courses outside of L&S or SBA.

  • Nurs 630: Occupational Safety and Health*, 3 credits
  • Nurs 701: Women's Health in the Workplace, 3 credits
  • Crm Jst 770: Organizational Behavior in Criminal Justice, 3 credits
  • Ad Ldsp 757: Principles of Adult Education, 3 credits
  • Ad Ldsp 710: Organizational Change and Team Leadership, 3 credits
  • Ad Ldsp 852: Collective Bargaining and Contract Administration in the Public Sector, 3 credits
  • Ad Ldsp 812: Educational Personnel Administration, 3 credits

* Undergraduate/Graduate (U/G) course.


Note: MHRLR students are only permitted 9 credits in U/G courses. Other elective courses can be added to this list at the discretion of the MHRLR Coordinating Committee. Please contact the Assistant Director, Sue Donohue Davies, if you would like to take any non-approved elective course.