What can the combination of master's degree in Industrial and Labor Relations and an MBA do for you?

Our alumni who have earned both MBA and MILR degrees have a distinct advantage in today's rapidly changing workplace.

Many pursue careers in high levels of human resource management, where having the whole picture of how organizations operate gives them a powerful understanding of the relationship between HR strategy and business strategy and the leadership skills to run an organization and have a respected voice in top management decision making. Likewise, those who focus on labor relations find that the MBA/MILR puts them on the fast track in their careers.

Others use the dual degrees in the consulting arena, where their depth of understanding of business combined with specialized knowledge about human resource management, labor relations, and other specialized knowledge gives them a powerful edge.

For those who pursue careers in Asia, the combination of the MBA/MILR is particularly powerful. Since the field of human resources is particularly valued in Asian organizations, individuals who combine an overall understanding of business with particular strengths in human resource management are highly sought and have great opportunities to advance their careers.

Why Cornell?

Johnson and Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations are among the nation's most highly respected schools in their fields. Earning degrees from these two Cornell schools puts the powerful reputation of both behind your name. While you are here, you will find yourself in a strong culture of collaboration, with easy access to faculty and incredibly talented peers. Additionally, you benefit from the huge network of engaged Cornell alumni.

Learn about the Johnson's application process and degree requirements.

Learn about the School of Industrial and Labor Relations MBA/MILR application process and degree requirements.

Apply to Johnson.

Apply to the School of Industrial and Labor Relations with the Cornell Graduate School application.