Online Learning


Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations provides quality, online education in the field of labor and employment relations (LER). LER studies provide graduates with a broad degree that is useful for many careers. Courses are highly interactive, demanding, and equivalent to Rutgers traditional course offerings. We recommend that new students take no more than two online courses in their first term. Learn more about the benefits of having a B.S. degree in Labor and Employment Relations.



Why Earn a Bachelor of Labor and Employment Relations at Rutgers?

Our Bachelor of Science in Labor and Employment Relations (B.S.L.E.R.) is designed so that students with at least two years of college (approximately 50+ credits) can complete a Bachelor’s degree through flexible scheduling opportunities and credit transfer guidelines.  Our students have the advantage of accessing real-world knowledge from distinguished educators and top researchers in the field of labor relations. Graduates of the Rutgers BSLER. program will be equipped with the skills and experience necessary to compete in the labor market and stand out among their peers.

Labor and Employment Relations certificates can also be completed along with the major.  Open up a variety of career paths by learning to manage people well, whether you work for corporations, government, or a community organization.  Specialize in diversity, dealing with unionized employees, or other aspects of managing people.  Focus on employee rights, work-life balance, or other cutting-edge issues.

  • A globally-acclaimed Rutgers degree offered 100% Online
  • World-class Rutgers faculty, who incorporate their experiences into the classroom
  • Choose from a flexible set of labor and employment relations electives to tailor the program to your specific needs

What To Expect

Online learning is perfectly suited for highly motivated, independent students who are seeking the convenience of distance learning. Our program enables adult learners to complete their degree, so they can proudly join SMLR's distinguished alumni, who are leaders in the field of labor and employment relations. In addition, you will be able to:

Schedule Courses to Fit with Your Life

  • Enjoy flexible course options, sequence, and scheduling
  • Participate in “asynchronous” courses – You can participate in most online courses in a given week at any hour. You must also devote time to course responsibilities on your own schedule.
  • Continue your education even if you must travel or relocate

Build on Your Skills and Experience To Qualify For A Better Job

  • Learn about workplace practices and issues that will help you succeed
  • Strengthen your qualifications for current and future positions
  • Broaden your knowledge while improving key skills

Engage In A Strong, Academic Environment

  • Learn from internationally-recognized experts
  • Expand your understanding of materials through meaningful discussions and projects with your peers. Courses are not self-paced tutorials.  Students are required to interact with each other regularly and submit assignments according to established deadlines.
  • Discover what is going on right now in an area of huge importance: work

Choose from a Large Variety of Courses

  • Complete all 36 credits needed for the major online or through a combination of online and live courses.
  • Choose from new courses, as they are added each term. Course structure varies according to course objectives and desired student outcomes, but usually involves a combination of reading and/or listening requirements; short writing assignments and/or papers; group discussions via written message streams; quizzes and/or exams.

Traditional vs. Online Learning

Please note that not all online courses are the same. Your classes and experience will vary, as it does with in-person class sessions. Students' course responsibilities using this learning venue require the same if not more commitment than traditional courses. In turn, you will learn as much or more than you would learn in a traditional class.