This part-time graduate program is for experienced professionals working in labour relations or human resources management who wish to enhance and upgrade their academic qualifications. It offers a rich and rewarding learning experience, with faculty who are leading scholars and prominent policy advisors, among accomplished and ambitious student colleagues who are committed to making a significant difference in their workplace and more broadly for the benefit of their organizations.
Stressing the application of knowledge and analysis to the workplace, the PMIR curriculum consists of core courses, electives and independent study. The core courses delve into the required body of knowledge and skills to provide a thorough grounding in industrial relations and human resource theory and practice. Opportunities for specialization are provided through electives courses and shorter skills seminars. The Master’s research project provides the opportunity to pursue independent study in place of two elective courses, with faculty supervision.