Labor Studies & Employment Relations

Graduate Certificates

The School of Management and Labor Relations offers individuals with bachelor’s degrees the chance to obtain graduate certificates. These involve a series of regular graduate courses. Credits can later be transferred to one of the master’s programs offered by the School of Management and Labor Relations.

Alumni of SMLR master’s programs can return to complete a certificate in a particular area as well. If they have already taken some of the coursework needed, they can earn a certificate by taking at least two additional courses in the appropriate area.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate

Many organizations are aware that they need to create an inclusive workplace that taps into the multiple talents of an increasingly diverse workforce. Students in this four-course graduate certificate program will develop their diversity and inclusion expertise and signal their qualifications to prospective employers.

Labor and Employment Relations Certificate

This certificate program in the general area of labor and employment relations involves successful completion of four graduate courses offered by the Labor Studies and Employment Relations Department. The courses must be selected in consultation with the Credit Director of the MLER program.

Public Sector Labor-Management Relations

This four-course certificate program helps students develop a broad perspective on public sector labor-management relations issues—involving teachers, Rutgers university employees, police officers, and other public employees.

Disability Management

Currently only offered to employees of Prudential Insurance Corporation at their facilities—this graduate certificate is given for the successful completion of six graduate-level courses offered by SMLR. Courses are in the areas of:

  • Disability Management
  • Negotiation and Mediation
  • Employment Law
  • Staffing and Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Employee Involvement and New Work Organization
  • Labor Markets and the Workforce

Other corporations interested in providing a similar graduate certificate program to their employees should contact the dean's office of the School of Management and Labor Relations.

Instructions for Applying

Please review the Instructions for Applying document for additional information.