The Master in Industrial and Employment Relations is designed to provide a wide spectrum of knowledge and skills for those with professional interests in industrial and employment relations. In addition, participants will be exposed to international and comparative industrial and employment relations systems with a view to better understanding the implications for current industrial relations systems and practices.
On successful completion of the Master in Industrial and Employment Relations, participants will be able to:
• 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;
• Represent employers or workers in industrial relations, including negotiation, interpretation, and administration of collective agreements;
• Assist employers or workers in conciliation/mediation procedures;
• Apply tools and methodologies for effective labour-management relations at different levels of the economy from enterprise to the national and international level;
• Advise government, employers’ and workers’ representatives on industrial and employment relations issues.