The Department of Labor Economics and Industrial Relations provides basic concepts of labor economics and industrial relations within the curriculum of education and training carried out, and it also enables to investigate economic and social issues related to working life. The aim of the department is to examine the working life in the light of social sciences such as economics, sociology, psychology, law, management and to analyze the policies to solve the problems that exist in this area.
Within the general framework of the labor economics; issues such as branch of labor, social policy, labor market, supply of labor, employment and unemployment are covered in the course hours and in practice. In the field of social policy, the economic and social problems of the industrialists, their solutions, and international social policy are important topics. In addition, the general characteristics of the labor market, factors affecting labor supply, short and long term determinants of labor demand, unemployment-inflation relation and Philips curriculum, economic evaluation of unemployment, trade unions, collective bargaining strategies and factors affecting wage formation are included in the curriculum within the department.
In the field of labor law and social security law, the place of doctrine and practice of legal arrangements related to individual and community work relations of workers' and employers' associations is covered. In addition, the legal aspects of social security emerged in business relations are examined in social security law.
Within the general framework of the Department of Administration and Labor Sociology Department, it is tried to prepare an infrastructure in the sociology of work by giving information about the concepts of sociology, its birth, development and relations with other branches of science, socio-cultural structure, social change and development concepts. Then, the history of working relations, the developments in industrial society and industrialization, social problems emerging in industrial society are examined. The information is also given in recent issues such as the day-to-day labor movement, new developments in globalizing world and industrial relations and new missions in trade unionism. In this sense, a training program is being followed that deals with the basic dynamics of working life.
Departmental graduates have the opportunity to find jobs as union experts, auditors and senior managers in all business lines in the private sector, including banking and finance. Besides, they can be employed as inspectors or specialist personnel in all the official organizations like the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, as well as they can take positions in occupations spread over a wide area such as administrative judges, district governorships and auditors. On the other hand, these program graduates are preferred in the personnel management departments of public and private organizations.
The Department of Labor Economics and Industrial Relations accepts students with the TM-1 score from the Higher Education Transition Examination. In 2016, the Gazi University Department of Labor Economics and Industrial Relations opened a quota of 110 students and the department received the lowest score of 325,11188 and the highest score of 391,60312.