Employment Relations

Why Employment Relations @ Memorial?

The Master of Employment Relations (MER) program is offered jointly by Memorial’s Faculties of Arts and Business Administration. From career counseling to contract negotiations, the MER program will help you effectively manage relationships in your organization. This part-time multi-disciplinary program provides advanced-level study of all aspects of the employment relationship. Students choose our high ranking multidisciplinary Master of Employment Relations (MER) program to study employment relations for the following reasons: 

  • Our MER program allows students to become specialists in the area of Employment Relations.
  • It was ranked fifth in Canada and 39th in North America in the 2013-14 Eduniversal Best Master’s Ranking by Eduniversal Observatory and published at www.best-masters.com.
  • It is ranked in the category of top 200 best master’s in human resources management.
  • Our MER graduates go on to careers in recruitment and selection, human resource managers roles, health and safety and labour relations advisor roles to name a few.

Learn about labour market trends, the latest research in industrial relations, and best practices in human resources management. With core courses in business, sociology, history, and economics, the MER considers the employment relationship from a variety of viewpoints, including yours! 

Description of program

  • MER – The MER program is offered by full-time or part-time study and involves 36 credit hours of coursework. Full-time students normally complete the program in one academic year.

Minimum admission requirements

  • MER – Bachelor's degree with a minimum degree average of 70%, an undergraduate course in statistics, microeconomics, and one of organizational behaviour, sociology of work, or labour history with a minimum grade of 70% in each course. It is highly recommended that non-Canadian applicants submit a sample of their academic writing and achieve a satisfactory result on the GMAT or GRE. Qualified applicants with relevant experience will normally receive preference during the evaluation of applications.

 

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Program Information
Degrees Offered:

MER

Routes:

course

Duration:

MER: 1 year

Campus:

St. John's

Application Deadline:

February 15 for Fall admission

August 15 (part-time) for Winter admission

Tuition (NL students):

MER: $635-$953/semester

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

MER: $826-$1,239/semester

Tuition (International students):

MER: $1,074-$1,611/semester

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