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AEM Minors

The Dyson School offers a minor in business for engineering majors, a minor in business for life sciences majors, and serves as the administrative home to the University-wide Business Minor. In addition, 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

AEM Business Minors

Dyson Business Minor for Engineers

Minor in Business for Life Sciences Majors

University-Wide Business Minor


Admission Requirements for the Management or Applied Economics Minors top

  1. Review. Review the tables of requirements below in order to better understand the minor. We also suggest visiting minors.dyson.cornell.edu for more information to get started.
  2. Plan. Plan a course of study to complete the minor requirements. Please be aware that there are no substitutions, unless otherwise noted.
  3. Apply. Complete the online Declaration of Intent by the end of junior year, and after you have completed at least one of the courses required for the minor.
  4. Certify. Certify completion of the business minor with an application by February 1st of senior year. Students must complete all courses with a grade of C or better to successfully complete the minor.

Course Requirements top

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

AEM Agribusiness Management Minor top

Core Required Courses:
ECON 1110 Introductory Microeconomics (AP or Transfer Credit Accepted) (3 cr) F, W, S, Su
AEM 1200 Introduction to Business Management (3 cr) S, Su
AEM 2050 Introduction to Agricultural & Development Finance (3 cr) S
AEM 2400 Marketing (3 cr) F, Su
AEM 3020 Farm Business Management (4 cr) F
One of the Following:
AEM 2210 Financial Accounting (3 cr) F, S, Su
AEM 3200 Business Law 1 F, Su
AEM 3040 Dairy Markets and Policy Seminar (2 cr) S
AEM 4040 Credit & Banking in Agriculture (3 cr) S

Applied Economics top

Core Required Courses:
ECON 1110 Introductory Microeconomics (AP or Transfer Credit Accepted) (3 cr) F, W, S, Su
ECON 1120 Introductory Macroeconomics (3 cr) F, W, S, Su
ECON 3030 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (4 cr) F, S
ECON 3040 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (4 cr) F, S, Su
One of the Following:
AEM 4110 Introduction to Econometrics (3 cr) F
AEM 4120 Computational Methods for Management and Economics (3 cr) F
AEM 4140 Behavioral Economics and Managerial Decisions (3 cr) F
AEM 4150 Price Analysis (3 cr) F
AEM 4210 Derivatives and Risk Management (3 cr) S
AEM 4300 International Trade Policy (3 cr) S
AEM 4310 Agricultural and Food Policy (3 cr) S
AEM 4500 Resource Economics (3 cr) F

Environmental and Resource Economics top

Core Required Courses:
ECON 1110 Introductory Microeconomics (AP or Transfer Credit Accepted) (3 cr) F, W, S, Su
ECON 1120 Introductory Macroeconomics (3 cr) F, W, S, Su
ECON 3030 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (4 cr) F, S
AEM 2500 Environmental and Resource Economics (3 cr)* F, S, Su
AEM 4500 Resource Economics (3 cr) F
AEM 4510 Environmental Economics (3 cr) S

*Students need to earn a grade of B- or better in Environmental and Resource Economics.

International Trade and Development top

Core Required Courses:
ECON 1110 Introductory Microeconomics (AP or Transfer Credit Accepted) (3 cr) F, W, S, Su
ECON 1120 Introductory Macroeconomics (3 cr) F, W, S, Su
ECON 3030 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (4 cr) F, S
AEM 2300 International Trade and Finance (3 cr) S, Su
Two of the Following:
AEM 4350 Political Economy of the WTO (3 cr) S
AEM 4450 Toward a Sustainable Global Food System: Food Policy for Developing Countries (3 cr) F
AEM 4545 International Finance and Macroeconomics (3 cr) F
AEM 4640 Economics of Agricultural Development (3 cr) F

Contact op

Prof. Deborah Streeter
Ph: 607.255.1611

Nancy Bell

Undergraduate Minor Coordinator
375 Warren Hall
Ph: 607.254.1297