Mandatory requirements for the MIR program.

Students enrolled in the JD/MIR program are required to register for the MIR in their second year of study. 33 credits in total are required to complete the MIR. Credits for Labour Law, Employment Law and some JD electives can be applied to satisfy credit requirements for both degrees.

Mandatory Requirements for the MIR Program are:

  • Completion of required core courses (22 credits - see below)
  • Sufficient electives (approved courses in the JD or MIR) to make up 33 MIR credits
  • Registration/attendance in Autumn, Winter, and Summer terms of Year 2.

Core Courses taken through the Faculty of Law

  • LAW 560 - Labour Law (4 JD credits)
  • LAW 567 - Employment Law (3 JD Credits)

For more details, see Queen’s Law Course Information

For more details on Mandatory requirements for JD Program, see JD/MIR Program Chart

MIR 810 - Unions and Collective Bargaining (3 Credits)

The purpose of the course is to develop a critical understanding of the institutions of unionism and collective bargaining, their rationale, policies and programs, and their effects on workers, organizations, and the society. The course will be taught in a comparative U.S./Canadian context with an emphasis on workplace change.

MIR 830 - Human Resources Management (3 Credits)

This course will familiarize students with the basic responsibilities of the human resources function in organizations. The course covers topics such as strategic planning, job analysis, recruitment, selection, training and development, career planning, performance appraisal, compensation and international HRM. Students will learn about the various tools and techniques available to human resource professionals (such as environmental scanning, delphi methods and transition probability matrices, performance appraisal instruments, selection techniques, job evaluation methods, and some of the various applications of needs analysis) through the use of lectures, case analyses, student presentations, and the text book with supplemental readings.

MIR 840 - Labour Economics and Industrial Relations (3 Credits)

This course examines contemporary labour market behaviour and processes and considers some of the emerging labour market issues and policies that are relevant to the study of industrial relations. The approach is to relate theory and empirical research from labour economics to industrial relations and institutional analyses. A selection of major topics that are typically covered include: the demand and supply for labour; human capital investments; contracts and compensation; unions and their impacts; and labour market discrimination and related public policy; and NAFTA related implications.

MIR 850 - Organizational Behaviour (3 Credits)

This course applied theories and methods from the behavioral sciences to the analysis of organizations.  Students are introduced to classical and modern theories of organization and their underlying assumptions of human nature, the relationship between organizations and their environment, and the role of power, politics and culture in decision-making.  Topics covered include job attitudes and job satisfaction, motivation, group formation, leadership and power, and organization design and culture.  Solutions/approaches to problems in organizations are covered at both the micro and macro levels.

MIR 897 - Analytical Methods for HRM/IR (3 Credits)

This course focuses on the methods used to collect, assess, and evaluate industrial relations related qualitative and quantitative data and information in a variety of contexts. Example topics covered include designing and administering workforce surveys (including interviews and focus groups), compiling, analyzing, and presenting organizational data, and analyzing labour market survey data.