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NYIT Center for HR Studies

Human Resource Management and Labor Relations

About Human Resources Management and Labor Relations

Human resources management and labor relations professionals balance the needs of management and employees within a company. Human resources professionals direct salary, benefits, hiring, training and appraisal. Labor relations professionals serve as mediators between unions and management in contract negotiations, collective bargaining, union organization and arbitration. Both professions require extensive knowledge of labor law and employee benefit programs.

Careers in Human Resources Management and Labor Relations

Career opportunities for human resources and labor relations professionals are expected to grow in the coming decade, due to the continuing need to recruit highly skilled employees and to provide them with increased benefits. Your NYIT degree will prepare you to work as a human resources executive, benefits administrator or labor relations specialist in a business, government or academic setting. You may also choose to start your own consulting enterprise.

Why Study Human Resources Management and Labor Relations at NYIT?

Alignment with the Society of Human Resource Management's HR Curriculum

Our M.S. program fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, 335 programs in 254 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines -- created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013 -- are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

Active student chapter of Society for Human Resource Management
Opportunity to specialize in either human resources management or labor relations
Classes offered evenings and weekends to accommodate working professionals

M.S. Human Resources Management and Labor Relations

Campuses offered

New York City
Old Westbury, Long Island


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