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AEM Minors

The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management offers 1 management minor and 3 applied economics minors only to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Each minor consists of at least 17 credit hours. Unless prior permission is obtained, there can be no substitutions for the courses required for each minor.

In addition to the 4 minors below, the Dyson School also offers a minor in business for engineering majors and a minor in business for life sciences majors, and the Dyson School is the administrative home to the new University-wide Business Minor.

AEM Management Minor

Agribusiness Management

AEM Applied Economics Minors

Applied Economics

Environmental and Resource Economics

International Trade and Development

Dyson Business Minor for Engineers


Minor in Business for Life Sciences Majors


University-wide Business Minor


NOTE: Current CALS students who completed the Dyson School's Declaration to Minor form before January 1, 2010, for a minor in finance, food industry management, or marketing may continue to minor in those subject areas.

Admission Requirements for the Management or Applied Economics Minors top

1. Students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences must complete the Declaration to Minor form to be given preference for admission to Dyson School courses that are oversubscribed. Forms are also available in 240F Warren Hall.

2. Submit the form any time after you have completed at least one of the courses required for the minor. Keep a copy of the form for reference. Note that to receive any consideration or priority in Dyson School course enrollment, a form must have been submitted prior to the semester in which enrollment is desired. Formally declaring an intent to minor in AEM does not guarantee that a student will be able to take a given Dyson School course in a given semester.

3. Plan a course of study to complete minor requirements. Keeping track of courses required and completed toward the minor is the student’s responsibility; students will not be assigned a Dyson School advisor. Except as indicated, only Dyson School courses may be used to satisfy the requirements of the minor. (An exception may be made for transfer students from another university.)

4. Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course required by all of the minors except Environmental and Resource Economics, which requires a grade of B- or better in each of the required courses.

5. When submitting an application to graduate to the CALS Registrar during the senior year, to verify the completion of a Minor Program of Study, a copy of the transcript (it need not be an official copy) should be brought to 240F Warren Hall for verification that all required courses have been satisfactorily completed or are in the process of being completed. Upon review of a satisfactory transcript, the Dyson School's undergraduate minor coordinator or the advising coordinator will verify on the application to graduate form that the requirements for the Minor Program of Study in Applied Economics and Management have been completed.

6. Questions should be addressed to the Dyson School's undergraduate minor coordinator (240F Warren Hall); or Deborah Streeter, Bruce F. Failing Sr. Professor of Personal Enterprise and Small Business Management.

Course Requirements top

*Key: F = fall; W = winter intercession; S = spring; Su = summer.


Agribusiness Management top

ECON 1110: Introductory Microeconomics (or equivalent; AP credit accepted) (F, W, S, Su)

AEM 1200: Introduction to Business Management (S, Su)

AEM 2400: Marketing (F, Su)

AEM 3020: Farm Business Management (F)

AEM 4050: Agricultural Finance (S)

One of the following:

AEM 2210: Financial Accounting (F, S, Su)

AEM 3200: Business Law I (F, Su)

AEM 3040: Dairy Markets and Policy Seminar (S)

AEM 4040: Farm Credit Fellows (S)

AEM 4270: Agribusiness Strategy (not currently offered)

Applied Economics top

ECON 1110: Introductory Microeconomics (or equivalent; AP credit accepted) (F, W, S, Su)

ECON 1120: Introductory Macroeconomics (or equivalent; AP credit accepted) (F, W, S, Su)

ECON 3030: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (F, S)

ECON 3040: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (F, S, Su)

Two of the following:

AEM 4110: Introduction to Econometrics (F)

AEM 4120: Computational Methods for Management and Economics (F)

AEM 4140: Behavioral Economics and Managerial Decisions (F)

AEM 4150: Price Analysis (F)

AEM 4210: Derivatives and Risk Management ( S)

AEM 4300: International Trade Policy (S)

AEM 4310: Agricultural and Food Policy (S)

AEM 4500: Resource Economics (F)

Environmental and Resource Economics top

ECON 1110: Introductory Microeconomics (or equivalent; AP credit accepted) (F, W, S, Su)

ECON 1120: Introductory Macroeconomics (or equivalent; AP credit accepted) (F, W, S, Su)

ECON 3030: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (F, S)

AEM 2500: Environmental and Resource Economics (F)

AEM 4500: Resource Economics (F)

AEM 4510: Environmental Economics (S)

International Trade and Development top

ECON 1110: Introductory Microeconomics (or equivalent; AP credit accepted) (F, W, S, Su)

ECON 1120: Introductory Macroeconomics (or equivalent; AP credit accepted) (F, W, S, Su)

ECON 3030: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory or PAM 2000: Intermediate Microeconomics (F, S)

AEM 2300: International Trade and Finance (S, Su)or AEM 4300: International Trade Policy (S)

Two of the following:

AEM 4350: The Political Economy of the WTO (S)

AEM 4450: Toward a Sustainable Global Food System: Food Policy for Developing Countries (F)

AEM 4545: International Finance and Macroeconomics (F)

AEM 4640: Economics of Agricultural Development (F)


Discontinued Minors top

NOTE: CALS students who will graduate in May or August 2013 and have completed the Dyson School's Declaration to Minor form for a minor in business will continue in that minor. All other students currently in the AEM business minor will be automatically transitioned to the new University-wide Business Minor.

CALS students who completed the AEM Declaration to Minor form before January 1, 2010, for a minor in finance, food industry management, or marketing may continue to minor in those subject areas.

Business top

Note: One non-AEM course taught at Cornell on the same subject may be substituted for AEM 2210, AEM 2400, or AEM 3240.

ECON 1110: Introductory Microeconomics (or equivalent; AP credit accepted; ECON 1120 is NOT accepted) (F, W, S, Su)

AEM 1200: Introduction to Business Management (S, Su)

AEM 2100: Introductory Statistics (or ILRST 2100, PAM 2100, MATH 1710, or equivalent; AP credit accepted) (F)

AEM 2210: Financial Accounting (F, S, Su)

AEM 2400: Marketing (F, Su)

AEM 3240: Finance (AEM 2240, offered summer session, may be substituted) (F, S)

Finance top

ECON 1110: Introductory Microeconomics (or equivalent; AP credit accepted) (F, W, S, Su)

AEM 1200: Introduction to Business Management (S, Su)

AEM 2100: Introductory Statistics (or ILRST 210, PAM 210, or equivalent; AP credit accepted) (F)

AEM 2210: Financial Accounting (F, S, Su)

AEM 3240: Finance (AEM 2240, offered summer session, may be substituted) (F, S)

One of the following:

AEM 4210: Derivatives and Risk Management (S)

AEM 4230: Contemporary Topics in Applied Finance (F, Su)

AEM 4260: Fixed Income Securities (F)

AEM 4280: Valuation of Capital Investment (F)

AEM 4290: International Finance (F)

AEM 4620: Technology and Financial Markets (F)

AEM 4200: Investment Management (S)

Food Industry Management top

ECON 1110: Introductory Microeconomics (or equivalent; AP credit accepted) (F, W, S, Su)

AEM 1200: Introduction to Business Management (S, Su)

AEM 2400: Marketing (F, Su)

AEM 3440: Consumer Behavior (F) (or HADM 3470) (F, S)

AEM 4430: Food Industry Strategy (F)

AEM 4480: Food Merchandising (S)

AEM 4440 : Managing for Market-Driven Growth is no longer offered; AEM 4440 will be accepted in place of AEM 4430 if completed prior to Fall 2009

Marketing top

ECON 1110: Introductory Microeconomics (or equivalent; AP credit accepted) (F, W, S, Su)

AEM 1200: Introduction to Business Management (S, Su)

AEM 2400: Marketing (F, Su)

AEM 3440: Consumer Behavior (F) (or HADM 3470) (F, S)

Two of the following:

AEM 3350: International Technology Marketing of Biotechnology (S)

AEM 4420: Emerging Markets (F)

AEM 4430: Food Industry Strategy (F)

HADM 3430: Marketing Research for Decision Makers (F)

AEM 4440 : Managing for Market-Driven Growth is no longer offered; will count toward one of the two electives if taken prior to Fall 2009