The Lubar School of Business and the College of Letters and Science offer and present jointly the Master of Human Resources and Labor Relations (MHRLR).

The MHRLR is an innovative master’s program offering students an interdisciplinary blend of courses and faculty in the areas of human resources and labor relations. The MHRLR program prepares students for careers as practitioners, and emphasizes a firm educational grounding in both the liberal arts and business administration. This grounding includes knowledge of human resources, staffing, labor relations, the legal system, and statistics.

Elective courses and options within the core requirements allow students to gain the specialized knowledge needed to work in the human resource management and labor relations areas of: compensation and benefits, collective bargaining, alternative dispute resolution, recruitment and selection, training and development, occupational health and safety, equal employment opportunity, strategic human resource management, and international human resource management.

The program is designed for full-time and part-time students who seek careers in the private or public sectors, and with unions or management.

Industrial and Labor Relations Courses

NameRankDegreeSchoolGraduate FacultyEmeritus Faculty
Scott Adams Professor PhD Michigan State University Yes No
Layth Alwan Associate Professor PhD University of Chicago Yes No
Margo Anderson Distinguished Professor PhD Rutgers University No Yes
Scott Drewianka Associate Professor PhD University of Chicago Yes No
Sarah Freeman Associate Professor PhD University of Michigan No Yes
Jeanne Hewitt Associate Professor PhD University of Illinois-Chicago No Yes
John Heywood Distinguished Professor PhD University of Michigan Yes No
Mark Mone Professor PhD Washington State University Yes No
Belle Rose Ragins Professor PhD University of Tennessee-Knoxville Yes No
Hong Ren Associate Professor PhD Pennsylvania State University Yes No
Romila Singh Associate Professor PhD Drexel University Yes No