Faced with changing markets, dynamic technologies, globalization and increasingly diverse work forces, today's managers must be prepared to meet a multitude of challenges and opportunities. The Management and Labor Relations (MLR) major qualifies students for entry-level managerial positions in a wide variety of for-profit, non profit and governmental organizations.
Students who choose to major in Management and Labor Relations select one of two areas of concentration.
This program focuses on developing the student's knowledge and skills in areas related to the development and management of people in organizations. Courses in this track explore many of the contemporary issues facing human resource professionals today and provide students with an introduction to the challenges they will face in their future careers.
This track focuses on developing the student's knowledge of the management functions of planning, controlling, organizing, leading and problem solving. Students are also given the opportunity to develop critical interpersonal skills vital to successful management today.
At its essence, management is the art of getting work done by directing the activities of others. In the modern business world, those MLR graduates with limited or no experience can gain entry level jobs as management trainees in a wide variety of organizations and industries. Since many of Cleveland State University's MLR graduates are either already working in permanent positions or have internships/co-op jobs, they are already on established career paths. The General Management Track helps prepare students for diverse management career paths in industries such as banking, health care, manufacturing, retail, distribution, construction, and other services, as well as the non profit sector. The Human Resources track generally prepares graduates for career opportunities within the human resources field in these same industries.
For official requirements for a degree in this major, see the Undergraduate Catalog.