Department of Management & Labor Relations

Major Requirements

Students majoring in Management and Labor Relations are required to complete these core requirements:

  • MLR 301 Principles of Management
  • MLR 302 Principles of Labor Relations
  • MLR 340 Human Resource Management

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In addition to the department's core courses, students are required to select a track and complete course requirements for the track that they have chosen to follow.

Major Track Requirements

Students who choose to major in Management and Labor Relations must select one area of specialization - either the General Management track or the Human Resources track.  Three courses must be completed to satisfy either track requirement.

General Management Track

This program focuses on developing a student's technical knowledge of the key management functions of planning, controlling, organizing, leading, and problem-solving. In addition, students are given opportunities to develop basic interpersonal skills vital to successful management of people in organizations.

Students choosing the General Management Track must complete nine credits from the following courses:

  • MLR 404 Organizational Theory and Design
  • MLR 421 Comparative Labor Systems
  • MLR 443 Entrepreneurship
  • MLR 422 Labor Law
  • MLR 477 Managerial Skill Development
  • MLR 487 International Management

Students must complete two additional MLR elective courses beyond the track requirements. Students should consult with their adviser to determine appropriate elective courses. MLR 490 (Internship) and MLR 496 (Independent Study) are available as MLR electives, but not as MLR track requirements. 

Human Resources Track

This program focuses on developing a student's knowledge and skills in areas related to the development and management of human resources.

Courses in this track explore many of the contemporary issues facing human resource professionals today, and provide students with an introduction to challenges they will face in their future careers.

Students choosing the Human Resources Track must complete nine credits from the following courses:

  • MLR 341 Compensation and Benefits
  • MLR 342 Staffing Organizations
  • MLR 343 Employee Training & Development
  • MLR 411 Labor History
  • MLR 422 Labor Law
  • MLR 423 Labor Relations in Public Employment
  • MLR 431 Employment Practices Law
  • MLR 455 Trends in Employee Relations & the Quality of Working Life
  • MLR 457 Human Resource Information Systems

Students must complete two additional MLR elective courses; students should consult with their adviser to determine appropriate elective courses. MLR 490 (Internship) and MLR 496 (Independent Study) are available as MLR electives, but not as MLR track requirements. 

Recommended Sequence

The following sequence of course work was developed by the MLR faculty. If you enroll in courses as indicated, you will have the proper prerequisites and background for maximum benefit from these courses.

Fifth Semester Credits
MLR 301 Principles of Management 3
MLR 302 Principles of Labor Relations 3
ECN 302 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
MKT 351 Business, Society, and Government (W) 3
FIN 351 Introduction to Financial Management 4
Total 16
   
Sixth Semester Credits
MLR 321 Organizational Behavior 3
MLR 340 Human Resource Management 3
MKT 301 Introduction to Marketing 3
MLR Track Requirement (see choices above) 3
Arts and Humanities ** 3
Total 15
   
Seventh Semester Credits
OSM 311 Introduction to Operations Management 3
IST 305 Information Technology for Competitive Advantage 3
MLR Track Requirement (see choices above) 3
BLW 411 Business Law and Ethics (W) 3
Arts and Humanities ** 3
Total 15
   
Eighth Semester Credits
MLR 465 Management Strategy and Policy (W) 3
MLR Track Requirement (see choices above) 3
MLR Elective (see choices above) 3
MLR Elective (see choices above) 3
MLR or other Business Elective 3
Arts and Humanities ** 3
Total 18

* The Analytical Geometry & Calculus sequence (MTH 181-182) may be substituted for the Math Concepts sequence (MTH 151-156).

** Students who elect to double-count Arts & Humanities courses with other Gen Ed requirements on the Lower Division checklist will need to take additional elective credit hours in these slots to reach the minimum 128 credits for graduation.

(W) Counts as a Writing Across the Curriculum course for university requirements (only if taken at CSU).  Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in order to receive Writing Across the Curriculum credit.

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Monte Ahuja College of Business
Management & Labor Relations Dep't.
2121 Euclid Avenue, BU 435
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

Campus Location

Monte Ahuja Hall, Rm.
1860 East 18th Street
Phone: 216.687.4754
Fax: 216.687.4708
t.degroot@csuohio.edu


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