Continuing Studies

We have brought together top university instructors and qualified individuals from the community to offer you courses, programs and services that will put you on the path to the tomorrow you envision. Our courses are designed to cultivate learning and enrich the lives of adults in New Jersey and beyond.

Graduate Certificates

Labor Education Action Research Network (LEARN)

Executive and Professional Education

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate
This four-course certificate program, available in both online and in-class formats, is designed to give you the tools to help organizations successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities associated with an increasingly diverse workforce.

Labor and Employment Relations Certificate
This four-course 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.

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.


Labor Education Action Research Network (LEARN) is the continuing studies division for labor in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University.

Union Leadership Academy (ULA) provides leadership development courses for rank-and-file union members and leaders. Many high-level leaders of the New Jersey labor movement are graduates of the ULA.

Executive and Professional Education (EPE), formerly a part of Rutgers Center for Management Development, develops and delivers innovative training solutions to strengthen individuals’ and organizations’  human resources, labor and employment relations, leadership, and management and administration skills. Instructors are Rutgers University faculty members and industry experts in a variety of specialized fields.

Program participants can earn certifications and academic graduate credits within the School of Management and Labor Relations. 

To register for Executive and Professional Education programs, please click here.