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 provides 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.
Learn by doing, through case studies, workshops, and group exercises
Exchange ideas with international students and faculty
Engage with experts from the ILO and the ITCILO, practitioners and university professors.
In a fast-changing environment (political, economic, social, cultural, technological and in terms of skills), in which governments and workers' and employers' organizations are continuously having to adapt their strategies, a better understanding of contemporary trends and challenges in industrial and employment relations is a compelling need. The International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO), in partnership with the University of Turin, Italy, is offering a Master in Industrial and Employment Relations (MIER). It includes a distance-learning phase, a residential phase at the ITCILO campus in Turin, Italy, followed by a second distance-learning phase for the preparation of the Master's thesis. The Master's programme aims to develop 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 worldwide by looking into recent changes and trends in the major economic and geographical areas. It will also provide a range of learning situations in which participants can enhance their analytical and problem-solving skills. The Master's programme combines the sound academic background of the University of Turin with the ITCILO's international training experience. An international approach has been adopted for the content and methodology, as well as the composition of the faculty.
Government, workers' and employers' representatives; practitioners in the field of industrial and employment relations from the public and private sectors; human resources and industrial relations managers and personnel of human resources departments dealing with industrial and employment relations; labour administration and labour inspection officials; labour court judges and labour lawyers; staff from the ILO and other international organizations; trainers, consultants, researchers and graduate students wishing to pursue a career in the field of industrial and employment relations.
The Master is designed around 7 macro-competencies area.
Describe industrial and employment relations systems with a comparative approach;