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2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Labor-Management Relations


Contact Information

Phone: 401.865.2156
Fax: 401.865.1264
Location: Sullivan Hall 108

The Faculty
Associate Professor
Francis T. O’Brien, M.A., Director

The Labor-Management Relations Program is an interdisciplinary program of study and is designed to complement the academic pursuits of a student who is enrolled in a formal concentration. As such, all Providence College students are eligible to participate.

The program consists of six required courses and three elective courses. These courses also may be used to satisfy College or departmental academic requirements. A “C” average is required for successful completion of the program. A special notation on the College transcript will be made for those students who complete the program.

Required Courses

The following courses are required under the program:

MGT 101 - Principles of Business Management  3 Credits
FIN 310 - Operations Management  3 Credits

ECN 101 - Principles of Economics: Micro  3 Credits
ECN 102 - Principles of Economics: Macro  3 Credits

ECN 321 - Labor-Management Relations  3 Credits
ECN 322 - Collective Bargaining  3 Credits
LBR 386 - Labor Law  3 Credits

MGT 101 and ECN 101 or 102 are recommended entry-level courses. These courses are especially suitable for freshmen and sophomores.

Three (3) Elective Courses

Elective courses may include offerings in business, economics, psychology, sociology, labor-management relations, and related fields as approved by the program director. Generally, courses must be taken in the undergraduate school. Labor-management relations courses may be taken in the School of Continuing Education or the summer school. Internships are available through the program and may be arranged with employers, labor unions, or government agencies.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the Labor-Management Relations Program include the following:

  • To gain an insight into the relationship that exists among workers, unions, and employers at the workplace;
  • To develop an appreciation of the unique contributions that labor and management make under the American enterprise system;
  • To gain an understanding of the complexity of labor-management problems and a facility for analyzing them; and
  • To further develop basic academic competencies through a systematic examination of labor-management relations issues.