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 MILR/MBA 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.

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.


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


Cornell MILR/MBA Information Sheet

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