Master of Arts in Human Resources & Industrial Relations

Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

Program Description

Master of Arts in Human Resources & Industrial Relations

Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

The Master of Arts in Human Resources and Industrial Relations is widely considered to be one of the top programs of its kind in the nation and is available through a full-time or part-time option. Taught by world-renowned faculty, the curriculum gives students a thorough understanding of contemporary HR practices and the underlying theories that are necessary for successful careers in the field.

A Dynamic Field of Study

The field of human resources and industrial relations encompasses all aspects of the employment relationship, from human resource management to labor relations and beyond. By blending theory and practice, our degree programs provide our full-time and part-time students with a multi-disciplinary foundation in economics, psychology, business, ethics, culture, and law.

The program's 60-year connection to the HR community translates into diverse opportunities for students and alumni. Local, national, and international companies recruit our students for a full array of HR positions to be the next generation of HR leaders. The Evening HR Masters Program enrolls talented and experienced professionals from diverse backgrounds that enrich the student experience and provide networking opportunities, before and after graduation.

Current research and practice issues include:

  • How organizations empower employees and unleash intellectual capital to succeed in the global economy.
  • How HR professionals move beyond administration to become strategic business partners.
  • How the field of HRIR provides leadership as organizations reinvent themselves to focus on core competencies?
  • How employment is becoming more family-friendly, flexible, and responsive.
  • How to create public policies and grow institutions that balance the interests of workers and employers in a global economy.

Full-time & Part-time Options

The MA-HRIR program is offered in both Full- and Part-time formats to allow students to study full time and to accommodate busy working professionals. No matter which format you choose, the MA-HRIR program offers a comprehensive education.

Full-time program

For students dedicated to graduate studies full time. Program begins in the fall and classes held throughout the day and evening. Students enroll in 12 credits per semester and complete the degree in two academic years. For many students, a full-time summer internship between the first and second year rounds out the program.

Part-time program

The Evening HR Masters Program covers all aspects of Human Resources and Industrial Relations so you can apply what you learn to your current work, and to your future challenges. Our faculty draws on your professional experiences to enrich the classroom experience.

Curriculum

The Master of Arts in HRIR provides students with a thorough understanding of contemporary practices, underlying theories, and the major areas of human resources and industrial relations, giving them the conceptual basis and analytical framework for successful careers with corporations and public sector organizations.

To provide a rigorous education across the entire field of human resources and industrial relations, the curriculum is structured around 3 core areas and rooted in 3 key concepts from social science, behavioral science, and business. Students take core courses in all 6 of these areas of HRIR.

Core areas

  • Staffing, training, and development
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Labor relations and collective bargaining
  • Key concepts
  • Organizational behavior and theory
  • Managerial economics and labor market analysis
  • Data analysis
  • Full-time sequence
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 28, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
2 - 4 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
32,000 USD
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February 1st: Full-Time Fall Semester Admission. June 15: Part-Time Fall Semester Admission. October 15: Part-Time Spring Semester Admission
Locations
USA - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Start date: Sept. 2018
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February 1st: Full-Time Fall Semester Admission. June 15: Part-Time Fall Semester Admission. October 15: Part-Time Spring Semester Admission
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Dates
Sept. 2018
USA - Minneapolis, Minnesota
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February 1st: Full-Time Fall Semester Admission. June 15: Part-Time Fall Semester Admission. October 15: Part-Time Spring Semester Admission
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Non-resident