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Accelerated Success,
Meaningful Accomplishment

Every fall when the market for new hires heats up, the world's top employers go looking for Bear—the Big Red Bear graduates of Cornell's Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.


They’re Ivy League Smart.

They’re Cornell Visionary. Cornell broadens perspectives like nowhere else. From its founding, Cornell has embraced a revolutionary, egalitarian "... any person ... any study" approach to education, reflected by its 7 undergraduate colleges, nearly 100 departments, more than 4,000 courses, 70 undergraduate majors, and 93 graduate fields of study.

Dyson School undergraduates major in applied economics and management (AEM), whose flexible degree requirements give students ample opportunities to enrich their top-ranked business, agribusiness, and applied economics education. Because of the Dyson School's unique location in Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, one of the world's leading land-grant colleges, students can easily combine their AEM major with a focus or double major in the life sciences, environmental sciences, agricultural sciences, or applied social sciences. It's not unusual, for example, for a Dyson School student to also be majoring or minoring in a biological science, communication, environmental science and sustainability, biometry and statistics, animal science, food science, or information science. And that's just 7 of the 20 majors in which a Dyson School student can double major or minor.

This unbounded exposure keeps Dyson School students one step ahead of the competition by giving them the ability to see a world beyond the present and preparing them to lead in a future of constant convergences between the sciences, social sciences, and the arts.

They're AEM Applied. The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and its AACSB International-accredited undergraduate program have a 100-year legacy of students and professors applying practical, applied economics and management tools on every continent to solve the world's most significant business and social issues. Whether our faculty's focus is on trade agreements with the European Union, emerging markets and the eradication of poverty in Africa, oil production in the Middle East, financial institutions in New York City, agribusinesses in New York State, or the economics of biofuels and wind power, they conduct relevant research whose results have a profound impact on business leaders, policy makers, management scholars, and their students.

They Believe in the Power of Collaboration. Because the Dyson School offers one of the smallest, most selective 4-year undergraduate business program in the U.S., our students know each other. They develop lasting mutual respect for each other's talents and views. They work closely together and with professors, alumni, and employers in the Dyson School's non-cutthroat, can-do culture to achieve results.

They're "Big Red" Energized. Almost no university demands as much of its students and rewards them as strongly with personal achievement, lifetime friendships, powerful worldwide connections, and a sense of belonging to something of great meaning.

The Dyson School's highly ranked business, agribusiness, and applied economics expertise opens eyes and doors for lifetimes of accelerated success and meaningful accomplishment.

Cornell University
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management top
Accredited by AACSB International  
Degree Granted Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Name of the Major Applied Economics and Management
Concentrations within the AEM Major (10) Accounting
Agribusiness Management
Applied Economics
Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics
Food Industry Management
International Trade and Development
No. of 2015 Graduates 252
Campus Location Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Warren Hall
2015-16 Tuition $32,740 (New York State residents)
$48,880 (Non-residents)
Student Profile
Total AEM Majors 754
Incoming Freshmen, Fall 2015
No. of Freshmen 92
Admittance Rate 7%
Incoming Transfers, Fall 2015
External Transfers 45
Intra-Cornell Transfers 75
Faculty Profile
Full-Time Teaching Faculty 52