The Professional Online MLER is designed to give students as much choice as possible, while making them knowledgeable and competent in areas expected of labor and employment relations professionals. The degree requires 12 courses (36 credits) in total.

Foundational Courses (4 courses, 12 credits)

  • Introductory Seminar in Labor & Employment Relations
  • Collective Bargaining & Worker Representation
  • Economics and Public Policy in a Global Context
  • HR Decision-making:  Financial Decisions

Core Competencies

choose 1 in each (4 areas; 12 credits)

Law choices
  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law
Workforce Diversity choices
  • The Inclusive Workplace
  • Women & Work
Research Methods choices
  • Research Methods in Labor & Employment Relations
  • Problem-Solving Tools
Institutional Variety choices
  • International/Comparative Labor & Employment Relations
  • Labor/Employment History
Elective Courses (select 4 courses, 12 credits)
  • Negotiation
  • Immigration Law
  • Leadership in Work Organizations
  • Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
  • Shaping the Future of Work
  • Creating & Sustaining a Learning Organization
  • Enforcing Worker Rights
  • Organizational Leadership & Change Management