Requirements

To earn the Master of Labor and Employment Relations (MLER) degree, students successfully complete 39 graduate credits in a variety of areas.

Specific Required Courses

  • Introductory Seminar in Labor and Employment Relations (Taken in your first or second semester in the program)
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Economics and Demographics of Labor Markets, or Economics and Public Policy in a Global Context

REQUIRED AREAS:

LAW
(Choose at least one)
  • Labor Law
  • Employment Law
  • Public Sector Collective Bargaining

WORKFORCE DIVERSITY
(Choose at least one)

  • Women & Work
  • Seminar in Minorities & Work
  • Immigration, Public Policy, and Worker Rights
  • The Inclusive Workplace
INSTITUTIONAL DIVERSITY
(Choose at least one)
  • Seminar in International/Comparative Employment Relations
  • Globalization & the Future of Employment
  • Globalization, Corporate Restructuring and Employment
  • Labor/Employment History
FINANCE
(Choose at least one)
  • Financial Analysis & Corporate Governance
  • HR Decision Making: Financial Decisions
RESEARCH METHODS
(Choose at least one)
  • Research Methods in Labor & Employment Relations
  • Problem Solving Tools & Analysis in Employment Relations
  • HR Decision Making: Data Based Decisions
  • Strategic Corporate and Industry Research

 

Additional Requirements

In addition, students take 15 credits of graduate-level elective courses offered through the School of Management and Labor Relations, or other Rutgers graduate programs in related areas such as sociology, public policy, or human resource management.

Six of those elective credits must be from the Labor Studies and Employment Relations Department.