The Professional Master of Industrial Relations (PMIR) degree program is a part-time program for professionals in Labour Relations, Human Resources Management and Organizational Development. This program is designed especially for experienced professionals and managers in the field who wish to gain new skills and knowledge for career advancement.
The PMIR provides participants with advanced skills and knowledge to implement solutions to current and emerging workplace issues. New management skills help translate commitment into action to meet workplace challenges
Key Dates & suggested deadlines: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the school year; however the suggested deadline for the fall/winter semester is June 1st, and February 15th for the summer semester.
Queen’s PMIR Features:
• A multidisciplinary program that provides relevant, practical
and leading-edge knowledge that can be applied immediately
to the workplace
• Core courses in Human Resources Management, Organizational Theory and Design, Labour Law, and Labour Relations
• An advanced and innovative educational experience with faculty who are leading scholars and prominent policy advisors
• Accomplished and diverse group of colleagues
• A flexible class schedule that allows students to combine full-time work with part-time graduate studies
"The PMIR program allows me to immerse myself in labour relations and human resources management, both subjects I am passionate about. The program provides the opportunity to enhance existing skills and gain advanced management techniques that can be directly applied to my current workplace. The new skills and knowledge gained also enhances my aspirations of future career advancement."
Queen’s Professional Master of Industrial Relations boasts a full-time faculty whose members are renowned for their commitment to innovative teaching and advancement of scholarship. This combination of excellence in teaching, research and practice provides for stimulating learning.
• Richard Chaykowski: Labour policy, labour relations and collective bargaining, organizational and workplace practices
• Glenda Fisk: Employee entitlement, emotion regulation and stress in service occupations, workplace fairness issues
• Robert Hickey: Labour unions, collective bargaining and labour relations, negotiations, conflict management
• Jacoba Lilius: Organizational implications of high-quality workplace relationships, occupational stress and emotional labour, compassion in the workplace, health-care management
We encourage all students to apply for Queen’s Graduate Awards, Queen’s Graduate Fellowships and other internal, as well as external awards including OGS and SSHRC scholarships. Entering graduate students who win federal government tri-council awards are automatically provided a $5,000 top-up award by Queen’s.
All applicants will be considered for the following internal awards: Clarence J. Hicks Fellowship in Industrial Relations, Don Wood Fellowship in Industrial Relations, Cameron-Wood Prize, H. Carl Goldenberg Fellowship, Robert Grant Fellowship, Lia Dower Memorial Award, Frank Collom Memorial Graduate Award, and the Roy Heenan Award in Industrial Relations.
Applications are accepted under the general regulations of the School of Graduate Studies The normal minimum academic qualification for admission to the PMIR program is a four-year bachelor’s degree with upper second-class standing (B+) (or equivalent) from a recognized university. Professional MIR candidates must also have three years of full-time employment experience in the field (or equivalent).
Candidates, with significant employment experience, who do not meet the normal minimum academic qualification, must provide additional evidence of strong academic potential. This evidence normally involves completion of two courses at the senior undergraduate or graduate level, with a minimum B+ standing in each course, or completion of the Graduate Record Admission Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), with a minimum score at the 75 percentile in the verbal and analytical categories.
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