The School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) is a source of expertise on the world of work, building effective and sustainable organizations, and the changing employment relationship. The school comprises two departments with faculty from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds. The Department of Human Resource Management focuses 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 Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations 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 to its degree program offerings, SMLR provides many continuing education and certificate programs taught by world-class researchers and expert practitioners. The faculty conduct research and teach degree and nondegree programs on managing and representing workers, designing effective organizations, and building strong employment relationships. They also provide technical assistance to corporations and labor organizations. The school strives to promote harmony between labor and management, and to provide the skills needed by all parties to foster productive interaction in the global marketplace.
School of Management and Labor Relations
At a Glance
Students: 697 (full-time and part-time)
Faculty: 126 (full-time and part-time)
Office of the Dean: Janice H. Levin Building, 94 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus, Piscataway
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Human Resource Management (Awarded jointly with the School of Arts and Sciences)
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Labor Studies and Employment Relations (Awarded jointly with the School of Arts and Sciences)
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Labor and Employment Relations
- Master of Human Resource Management (M.H.R.M.)
- Global Executive Master’s in Human Resource Leadership
- Master of Labor and Employment Relations (M.L.E.R.)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Industrial Relations and Human Resources (Awarded through the Graduate School–New Brunswick)
- Three undergraduate degree programs with different focuses are offered, two B.A. programs in conjunction with the School of Arts and Sciences (B.A. in human resource management and B.A. in labor studies and employment relations) and a B.S. in labor and employment relations that 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. Added to these is an innovative, accelerated global executive master’s in human resource leadership that looks to prepare the next generation of global HR leaders, with sessions held in four international locations. 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.
- The school offers a variety of online undergraduate and graduate courses.
- Also offered are extensive continuing education programs, including labor education and research now (LEARN), union leadership academy, occupational training and education consortium, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and more.
- The school includes a number of centers and institutes that focus on specific research areas and offer additional continuing education programs and outreach support. Some examples are the Center for Women and Work and the Center for Management Development.