The Professional Online MLER is designed to give students as much choice as possible, while making them knowledgeable and competent in areas expected of labor and employment relations professionals. The degree requires twelve (12) 3-credit courses (36 credits) in total. You can take courses in any order after you complete the Introductory Seminar.

Foundational Courses

Take all 4 courses (12 credits)
  • Introductory Seminar in Labor & Employment Relations
  • Collective Bargaining & Worker Representation
  • Economics and Public Policy in a Global Context
  • HR Decision-making:  Financial Decisions

Core Competencies

Choose 1 in each area (4 areas; 12 credits)
Law choices
  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law
  • Immigration Law

Workforce Diversity choices
  • The Inclusive Workplace
  • Women & Work
Research Methods choices
  • Research Methods in Labor & Employment Relations
  • Problem-Solving Tools
  • Creating & Administering Surveys

Institutional Variety choices
  • Labor/Employment History
  • Global Employment Relations Today

Elective Courses (select 4 courses, 12 credits)
  • Negotiation
  • Inter-Personal Conflict Resolution

  • Public Sector Employment Issues

  • Leadership in Work Organizations
  • Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
  • Shaping the Future of Work
  • Enforcing Worker Rights
  • Organizational Leadership & Change Management
  • Any second course from a competency area