Cornell University

The ILR School is advancing the world of work through teaching, research and outreach. ILR's mission is to prepare leaders, inform national and international employment and labor policy, and improve working lives. The school offers undergraduate and graduate education as well as career-long learning for professionals. Read more about the school's mission ยป


One major, endless possibilities

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With an ILR degree, your future is open to many possibilities. After graduating, continue your education by attending law or top graduate programs. Or start your career in human resources, business, financial services, or as a policy analyst, legislative assistant or management consultant. Our graduates work in many fields for a variety of companies and organizations in dozens of countries around the world.

"My experience [as a member of the Cornell Board of Trustees] has not only met my expectations, but far exceeded them ... "

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World-renowned faculty

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ILR faculty are respected worldwide as thought leaders on work, labor and employment issues. They conduct research that informs public policy, provide consultation to government and workplace leaders, and offer regular commentary to national and international media.