Rutgers' School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) is the leading source of expertise in the world of work, building effective and sustainable organizations, and the changing employment relationship. The school is comprised of two departments—one focused on all aspects of strategic human resource management and the other dedicated to the social science specialties related to labor studies and employment relations--with faculty from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds.

The Human Resource Management department is focused on all aspects of strategic human resource management, including understanding the role of human resources in determining individual and organizational success and managing human resources in a global context. The Labor Studies and Employment Relations department studies and teaches about all aspects of work and the employment relationships and in particular how collective representation and public policy can improve the well-being of workers.

In addition, SMLR provides many continuing education and certificate programs taught by world-class researchers and expert practitioners.

History

SMLR was originally established by an act of the New Jersey legislature in 1947 as the Institute of Management and Labor Relations (IMLR). Like its counterparts that were created in the other large industrial states at the same time, the Institute was chartered to promote new forms of labor-management cooperation following the industrial unrest at the end of World War II. It officially became a school at the flagship campus of the State University of New Jersey in New Brunswick/Piscataway in 1994. Click here to read about the history of labor education at Rutgers and the IMLR.

Why SMLR

SMLR provides a unique learning experience, where you can:

  • Learn from highly cited and published faculty.
  • Experience innovative teaching methods.
  • Network with industry leaders.
  • Gain employment opportunities.

At A Glance

  • Students: 1,597 (full-time and part-time majors)
  • Faculty: 50 (full-time)

Features

  • Three undergraduate degree programs with different focuses are offered, two B.A. programs in conjunction with the School of Arts and Sciences and a B.S. program, which can be completed online. Explore which might fit your needs and interests.
  • The school offers two highly respected master’s degrees: the M.H.R.M. and M.L.E.R. The faculty also administer a Ph.D. degree in industrial relations and human resources, with graduates going on to research and academic positions.
  • Research that explores and anticipates the changing nature of the workplace is a key component of the school’s mission.
  • Several centers and programs that focus on leading research and improving the workforce. Continuing education programs include Labor Education and Research Now (LEARN) and Rutgers’ executive education.
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A Quality Graduate HR Program

Did you know that an HR manager can earn a base salary of $85,000 and is included among Glassdoor's 25 Best Jobs in America report?

Through SMLR's Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) degree, you will gain the key, professional skills needed to become an organizational leader.

Rutgers' MHRM program is internationally renowned for its research and teaching in the areas of strategic human resource management, global employment strategies, new approaches to worker involvement, and the transformation of work. In addition, we have a 95% placement rate.

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The Master of Labor and Employment Relations (MLER) program produces graduates who are thoughtful professionals, informed leaders, and/or researchers grounded in contempo ... [+]

The Master of Labor and Employment Relations (MLER) program produces graduates who are thoughtful professionals, informed leaders, and/or researchers grounded in contemporary reality. Graduates have careers in many types of organizations, ranging from corporations to non-profits, from unions to other social justice organizations, and from state or federal government agencies to public policy institutes. With our degree, you might:

Manage employment relations for employers Build a career as a union professional Specialize in diversity, globalization, or other hot topics Get a great job in a government agency like the NLRB Lead a community or non-profit organization Combine labor relations with human resources Manage people well in many types of organizations Explore Exciting Ideas with Top Instructors Classes both build skills and expand intellectual horizons Engaging real-world courses are taught by nationally-known scholars Part-time or full-time student is available Online courses increase your options Get both the employee and the employer perspective It’s a Professional Program Helping You to: Be a role model for your family Move up at your current employer Teach others what you have learned Advance justice, diversity, or your other ideas What Sets the MLER Program Apart? Breadth Expand your intellectual horizons from both the employee and employer perspective. Understand employment relations from a range of different perspectives, such as: labor, management, employees, citizen activists, and that of society as a whole. Profession Acquire current, leadership skills needed to maximize your future professional employment opportunities in a work world of constant change. Build professional skills that are... [-]
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