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. and B.S.degrees in labor and employment relations). 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 resource management, 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.
- Extensive continuing education programs include Labor Education and Research Now (LEARN).
- The school includes a number of centers and institutes, such as the Center for Women and Work, that focus on specific research areas and offer additional continuing education programs and outreach support.