Master in Industrial and Employment Relations

Master in Industrial and Employment Relations
Master
Employment Promotion

Master in Industrial and Employment Relations

5 October 2020–3 September 2021
The course is available in English

The Master in Industrial and Employment Relations aims at developing specialized multidisciplinary knowledge in the field of industrial and employment relations from a comparative viewpoint. It will provide participants with a deep theoretical and practical understanding of industrial and employment relations systems in the world, by looking into recent changes and trends in the major economic geographical areas.

Key features
Modern methods

Learn by doing, through case studies, workshops, and group exercises

Inspiring discussions

Exchange ideas with international students and faculty

High-level resources

Engage with experts from the ILO and other international organizations

Who attends this course?
  • Government, workers’ and employers’ representatives
  • Practitioners in the field of industrial and employment relations from the public and private sectors
  • Human resources managers, personnel in human resources departments dealing with industrial and employment relations
  • Labour lawyers
  • Labour administration and labour inspection officials
  • ILO staff, staff from other international organizations and United Nations agencies
  • Consultants and graduate students
What are the topics?

The Master in Industrial and Employment Relations is designed to provide a wide spectrum of knowledge and skills.

  • International and comparative industrial and employment relations systems
  • Understanding of the implications for current industrial relations systems and practices
  • Negotiation, interpretation, and administration of collective agreements
What will I learn?

An international approach has been applied to the content, the methodology as well as to the composition of the faculty.

  • How to represent employers or workers in industrial relations
  • Best approaches to assist employers or workers in conciliation/mediation procedures
  • Tools and methodologies for effective labour-management relations 
What will I be able to do?

The programme offers a range of learning situations in which participants can enhance their analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Describe the industrial and employment relations systems with a comparative approach
  • Critically reflect upon theoretical approaches and analyse their application to achieve effective industrial and employment relations strategies
  • Apply multi-disciplinary knowledge to industrial relations-related decision making
Why should I enroll?

Find a balance between theory and practice to stimulate interaction between resource persons and participants.

  • Professors, practitioners and other resource persons will use lectures, case-studies, case law judgments, excerpts of collective agreements and legislation, discussions, group-work and practical exercises
  • Study visits to selected enterprises and institutions to expose participants to different practices of industrial and employment relations and human resources management
  • A two-day study visit to the ILO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland

 

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