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University of Minnesota, M A Human Resources and Industrial Relations

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The University of Minnesota's Master of Arts in Human Resources and Industrial Relations program is taught by world-renowned faculty and gives students a thorough understanding of contemporary HR practices and the underlying theories necessary for a successful career in the HR industry.

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Features

• Four semesters, on campus
• One summer internship for full-time students
• 40 credits in Human Resources and Industrial Relations
• 8 credits in business-related fields
• Capstone course on strategy, execution, and ethics
• Evening and weekend classes
• Summer courses for part-time students
• MA-HRIR/MBA dual degree program

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Human Resources and Industrial Relations

Duration

2 academic years, full-time
3 to 4 years’ part-time

Cost

About $30,000 to $50,000

What is best?

• 8 credits in business-related fields
• Capstone course on strategy, execution, and ethics
• Evening and weekend classes
• Summer courses for part-time students
• MA-HRIR/MBA dual degree program

What are the benefits?

• Leverage program's 60-year connection to the HR community
• Get employed in local, national, and international companies
• Interact with experienced professionals from diverse backgrounds in the Evening HR Masters Program
• Establish networking opportunities, before and after graduation
• Provision to study MA-HRIR/MBA dual degree program

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The University of Minnesota's Master of Arts in Human Resources and Industrial Relations program provides students with comprehensive education on contemporary practices, core theories, and the key areas of human resources and industrial relations, giving them the conceptual basis and analytical framework for successful careers, in both local and global organizations.

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The University of Minnesota's Master of Arts in Human Resources and Industrial Relations program is taught by world-renowned faculty and gives students a thorough understanding of contemporary HR practices and the underlying theories necessary for a successful career in the HR industry. The field of human resources and industrial relations covers all aspects of the employment relationship, from human resource management to labor relations and more. The program’s curriculum is structured around 3 core areas and rooted in 3 key concepts from social science, behavioral science, and business, so as to provide comprehensive knowledge in the entire field of human resources and industrial relations. The core areas include; staffing, training, and development; compensation and benefits; and labor relations and collective bargaining. The key concepts are: organizational behavior and theory; managerial economics and labor market analysis; and data analysis. By incorporating theory and practice, the program provide both full-time and part-time students with a multi-disciplinary foundation in economics, psychology, business, ethics, culture, and law. The MA-HRIR program’s part-time format allows busy working professionals to get a comprehensive HR education. The Evening HR Masters Program covers all aspects of Human Resources and Industrial Relations so you can apply what you learn to your current job posting, and to your future challenges. The degree can also be taken as a MA-HRIR/MBA dual degree program which adds only one additional year of study to the standalone HRIR or MBA degree, and culminates in the completion of two graduate degree programs. The dual degree program prepares graduates to become effective business leaders as it imparts a highly sought-after skillset in both business and human resources.

 

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