management and industrial relations

Bachelor of Science, BS in Management & Industrial Relations Degree Program

UB's degree program in Management and Industrial Relations major prepares graduates to enter the workplace as supervisors, operations managers, human resources technicians, and start-up entrepreneurs. The program prepares students to take advantage of opportunities in the global job market. Research, special project, and independent study permit each student to fit the major to their personal interests, values, and aspirations. The operational issue, as well as broad management policy concerns, are emphasized, assuring the relevance of studies to a student’s starting position and readiness for growth in any organization, domestic or global.

The program offers flexibility in the selection of electives to fulfill the major requirements. After completion of required courses, the student may elect courses in small business and entrepreneurship, advanced operations management, human resource skills and programs, labor law and conflict management, to complete the major. Students following an entrepreneurial studies track, for instance, would take courses in small business, advanced operations management, and labor law; and complete an independent study focused on the preparation of a comprehensive business.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will understand the knowledge of all core business disciplines and related functional skills that will assist in learning how to work effectively with people in an organization.
  2. Students will develop a personal ethical decision-making framework.
  3. Students will have effective and written communication skills.
  4. Students will be critical thinkers and problem solvers.
  5. Students will develop a deep understanding of concepts, organizational processes, and learn how to effectively use these concepts in practical applications.

Program Director

Dr. James Page
Undergraduate Program Director
Ernest C. Trefz School of Business
University of Bridgeport
Mandeville Hall
230 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
Office: Mandeville 22B
Phone: 203-576-6533