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

Certificate Requirements

As a student in this certificate program, you must take one of the following two courses (you may take both):

  • Public Sector Employment Issues (38:578:525)
  • Public Sector Collective Bargaining (38:578:565)

You can then select additional classes to total the four courses necessary to complete the certificate from the following School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) courses and Rutgers Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) courses.

SMLR Master of Labor and Employment Relations Courses
(take up to three)

  • Conflict Resolution in the Workplace (38:578:515)
  • Labor Law (38:578:550) 
  • Collective Bargaining (38:578:560)
  • Benefits and Social Insurance (38:578:520)
  • Negotiation (38:578:505)
  • Organizational Design and Structure (38:578:556)

SPAA Courses
(take up to two)

  • Managing Public Organizations (20:834:522)
  • Human Resources Administration (20:834:523)
  • Public Sector Labor Relations (20:834:527)