Industrial and Labor Relations M.I.L.R./M.B.A. (dual degree) (Ithaca)

Field of Study

Industrial and Labor Relations

Program Description

Students complete 75 credit hours in two and a half years: 2 semesters at ILR and 3 semesters at Johnson. The dual degree MILR/MBA program from ILR and Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management offers a unique opportunity. Our alumni who have earned both MILR and MBA degrees have a distinct advantage in today’s rapidly changing workplace. The School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Cornell’s Johnson are among the nation's most highly respected schools in their fields. Earning degrees from these two Cornell schools puts the powerful reputation of both behind your name. While you are here, you will find yourself in a strong culture of collaboration, with easy access to faculty and incredibly talented peers. Additionally, you benefit from the huge network of engaged Cornell alumni.


Contact Information

Phone: 607 255-1522

218 Ives Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

  • collective representation (M.I.L.R. only)
  • dispute resolution (M.I.L.R. only)
  • human resource studies (M.S./Ph.D. only)
  • human resources and organizations (M.I.L.R. only)
  • international and comparative labor
  • labor economics (minor)
  • labor market policy (M.I.L.R. only)
  • labor relations, law, and history (M.S./Ph.D. only)
  • organizational behavior (M.S./Ph.D. only)
  • social statistics (minor)


2021-2022: $39,466

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Spring deadline: October 15; Fall deadline: December 15, 2020 (round 1), January 15, 2021 (round 2)

Requirements Summary:

  • all Graduate School Requirements
  • two academic recommendations (Letters of Recommendation must be uploaded with the online application. Letters submitted to the field directly via mail or email will not be accepted).
  • GRE general test or GMAT*
  • TOEFL (for international applicants)
  • Resume

 *The GRE or GMAT is optional for the 2021 Admissions Cycle.

Learning Outcomes

  • Increase your career options
  • Develop management and technical skills
  • Increase your earning power
  • Gain two degrees in 2.5 years