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.
Current research and practice issues include:
"I chose the University of Minnesota because of its reputation for being among the top HRIR programs in the country. I knew that the quality of education, instruction, and program content would be exceptional—which certainly was the case."
Sheila Kramer '03, MA-HRIR
V.P. of HR Operations, Lifetouch Inc.
Part-time program graduate