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School of Management and Labor Relations

Redefine What It Means to Work

Renowned for its outstanding faculty, prolific research, and excellent student outcomes, the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University–New Brunswick is a top destination to study work, organizations, and workforce issues.

Research centers and initiatives dedicated to advancing policy and practice
Degree opportunities
Full-time faculty
Major research focus areas

Program Spotlight: Master's in Human Resource Management (MHRM)

The School of Management and Labor Relations has one of the top Human Resource Management (HRM) departments in the world, with faculty that combine scholarly eminence with hands-on corporate experience. 

Rutgers' MHRM program is internationally renowned for its research and teaching in the areas of strategic human resource management, global employment strategies, new approaches to worker involvement, and the transformation of work.

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations students

Become a Builder of Better Organizations

Learn from leaders in the world of work and what it takes to build effective organizations and understand the changing employment relationship. With three undergraduate degree offerings, two master’s degree programs, a PhD program, and a host of specialized programs for people in the workforce, the School of Management and Labor Relations can cater to your interest in pursuing studies in the dynamic field of human resources and labor studies.

“A great sense of community...”

“I love that the School of Management and Labor Relations is so diverse and ever-changing. The class sizes are small and intimate, and professors actually get to know the students on a personal basis. Classes are much more than just a lecture, and professors go beyond the classroom to help you succeed and pursue your career goals. Many of the professors were either in the field for a very long time, or are still currently in the field. It allows students to not only learn about the material in class, but also outside experiences that each unique professor brings. On top of our professors, the school builds a great sense of community with the students.”

Jason DiGiacinto, Human Resource Management and Labor Studies and Employment double major

Jason DiGiacinto

Why Choose Rutgers?

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) was founded on the idea that collaboration between labor and management was the key to not only improving the economic welfare of employees but also the communities served by their employers. SMLR connects these two seemingly competing interests, focusing on research and education that improves understanding of employment relationships from two equally important perspectives.

SMLR produces new knowledge through research and helps translate that knowledge into tools for better practice through its human resource management and labor studies & employment relations curricula. The school also offers advice on state and national policy through its distinguished faculty and research centers. SMLR remains at the forefront of research and applied practice by maintaining relationships with key stakeholders in government, business, and labor organizations developed over its 70-year history.

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations students