Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Cornell University


Advancing the World of Work


Front entrance to Ives Hall

Cornell University"s School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) is the premiere institution in the field it pioneered: the study of employment related issues. ILR is a combined program in business, liberal arts, and professional studies centered in the social sciences and their applications to the real problems of real people around the globe. For 60 years the school has provided a setting where graduate students become knowledgeable about, and skilled at handling the volatile issues confronting the ever-changing workplace. Click here to see the website.


ILR has the largest concentration anywhere of scholars in the areas of human resources, organizational behavior, labor relations, collective bargaining, dispute resolution, labor economics, social statistics and international and comparative labor studies. They are acknowledged instructors with award-winning teaching practices, and first-rate researchers who write books and articles that define their discipline. 


ILR students have access to a large Ivy League university while enjoying the benefits of a small college (ILR), which is comprised of 800 undergraduates, 180 graduate students, and 50 faculty members. There is a great deal of flexibility in choosing courses in addition to the required core courses. Courses offered by the ILR School and the 10 other colleges at Cornell"s Ithaca Campus provide ample opportunity for cross-disciplinary work. Apply today!


ILR graduate students now have a new opportunity to get international experience to further their educational and career goals. Interested MILR Students can work toward a dual degree from the ILR School at Cornell and a Degree in Management from the Paris campus of the European School of Management ESCP-EAP, ranked fourth among European business schools by the Financial Times.


ILR School Graduate Programs
214 Ives Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 607-255-1522
School of Industrial and Labor Relations

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