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Applied Economics and Management Major

Concentration Requirements

Students must choose at least one of the following 10 concentrations by the beginning of their junior year, and may choose no more than two.


AEM Specializations
Accounting Finance
Agribusiness Management Food Industry Management
Applied Economics International Trade & Development
Entrepreneurship Marketing
Environmental & Resource Economics Strategy

Note:

  • Courses may be used to satisfy the requirements for up to 2 concentrations.
  • Your faculty advisor may allow you to substitute courses other than what is listed for your concentration requirements.

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


Accounting top

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AEM 2410: Marketing Plan Development (F, S) (not required of students who have completed AEM 2420)

AEM 3200: Business Law I (F, Su)

AEM 3230: Managerial Accounting (S, Su)

AEM 3360: Intermediate Accounting I (F)

AEM 3370: Intermediate Accounting II (S)

At least 6 additional credits from the following:

AEM 4520: Advanced Accounting (3 credits) (F)

AEM 4530: Auditing and Assurance (3 credits) (F)

AEM 4531: Federal Income Taxation (3 credits) (S) OR HADM 4220: Taxation and Management Decisions (F)

NBA 5020: Managerial Cost Accounting (3 credits) (S)

NBA 5060: Financial Statement Analysis (1.5 credits) (F, S)

NBA 5090: Advanced Financial Analysis (1.5 credits) (F)

NBA 5110: Financial Modeling (1.5 credits) (F, S)

Agribusiness Management top

AEM 2410: Marketing Plan Development (F, S) (not required of students who have completed AEM 2420)

AEM 3020: Farm Business Management (F)

AEM 3200: Business Law I (F, Su)

ILRHR 2600: Human Resource Management (F, S) OR HADM 2810 (F, S)

At least 6 credits from the following:

AEM 3040: Dairy Markets and Policy Seminar (S)

AEM 3210: Business Law II (S)

AEM 3260: Cooperative Management (S)

AEM 3290: International Agribusiness Study Trip (S)

AEM 4030: Farm Management Study Trip (S)

AEM 4040: Farm Credit Fellows (S)

AEM 4050: Agricultural Finance (S)

AEM 4150: Price Analysis (F)

AEM 4310: Agricultural and Food Policy (S)

Applied Economics top

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

Note: ECON 3020 can be used to replace both ECON 1120 and ECON 3040 (can replace 3040 with a grade of B or better).

At least 12 credits listed under Applied Economics Requirements and 3 credits from the Quantitative Methods Requirements that have not already been used to fulfill the AEM Core Requirements.

Note: MATH 1120: Calculus II is strongly recommended, especially as preparation for graduate work in economics.

Entrepreneurship top

AEM 1230: Foundations of Entrepreneurship and Business (F)

AEM 2410: Marketing Plan Development (F, S) (not required of students who have completed AEM 2420)

AEM 3200: Business Law I (F, Su)

AEM 3230: Managerial Accounting (S, Su)

At least 8 credits from the following:

AEM 1210: Entrepreneurship Speaker Series (1 credit) (F)

AEM 1220: Entrepreneurship in the Life Sciences (1 credit) (S)

AEM 3220: Digital Business Strategy (3 credits) (F)

AEM 3249: Entrepreneurial Marketing and Strategy (F)

AEM 3250: Business Planning Process for New Ventures (4 credits) (S)

AEM 3340: Women, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship (1 credit) (F)

AEM 3380: Social Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Solvers (4 credits) (F)

AEM 4370: Strategy and Innovation (3 credits) (F, S)

AEM 4420: Emerging Markets (3 credits) (F)

HADM 4130: Entrepreneurial Management

HADM 4211: Entrepreneurial Finance (3 credits) (S)

NBA 3000: Entrepreneurship and Private Equity (3 credits) (F, S)

Note: Any of the following courses, or other entrepreneurship courses outside AEM, may be substituted for up to 3 credits from the list of electives above: HADM 4145 (F), HE 4070, CHEME 5720 (F), LSP 3950/6590, DEA 6450, NBA 5900 (F), NBA 5930 (S), ENGRI 1270 (S)

Environmental and Resource Economics  top

AEM 2500: Environmental and Resource Economics (F)

AEM 4500: Resource Economics (F)

AEM 4510: Environmental Economics (S)

ECON 3030: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory* (F, S)

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

Minimum 6 credits of ERE-related electives offered by the following departments: BIOEE, BEE, CRP, EAS, GOVT, NTRES, DSOC

*ECON 3010 can be used to replace both ECON 1110 and 3030 (can replace 3030 with a grade of B or better). ECON 3020 can be used to replace both ECON 1120 and ECON 3040 (can replace 3040 with a grade of B or better).

Finance top

AEM 2410: Marketing Plan Development (F, S) (not required of students who have completed AEM 2420)

AEM 3200: Business Law I (F)

AEM 3230: Managerial Accounting (S, Su)

At least 9 credits from the following:

AEM 3500: Investments in the Global Economy (F) (replaces AEM 4200)

AEM 4000: Practitioner's Overview of Securities Markets and Investment Banking (F, S)

AEM 4010 : Commercial Bank Management (F)

AEM 4050: Agricultural Finance (S)

AEM 4060: Risk Simulation and Optimization (S)

AEM 4210: Derivatives and Risk Management (S)

AEM 4230: Contemporary Topics in Applied Finance (F)

AEM 4260: Fixed Income Securities (F)

AEM 4280: Valuation of Capital Investment (F)

AEM 4290: International Finance (F)

AEM 4570: Advanced Corporate Finance (F)

AEM 4620: Technology and Financial Markets (F)

Food Industry Management  top

AEM 2410: Marketing Plan Development (F, S) (not required of students who have completed AEM 2420)

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

AEM 4400: Retail Strategy (F)

AEM 4480: Food Merchandising (S)

Choose two of the following:

AEM 3200: Business Law I (F, Su)

AEM 3230: Managerial Accounting (S, Su)

AEM 3270: Marketing-Operations Simulation (F)

AEM 4150: Price Analysis (F)

AEM 4940: Green Marketing (S)

International Trade and Development  top

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

At least 15 credits from the following:

AEM 4290: International Finance (F)

AEM 4300: International Trade Policy (S)

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

AEM 4420: Emerging Markets (F)

AEM 4421: Research and Strategy in Emerging Markets (S)

AEM 4450: Food Policy for Developing Nations (F)

AEM 4545: International Finance and Macroeconomics (F)

AEM 4640: Economics of Agricultural Development (F)

Marketing top

AEM 2410: Marketing Plan Development (F, S) (not required of students who have completed AEM 2420)

AEM 3200: Business Law I (F, Su)

AEM 3230: Managerial Accounting (S, Su)

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

At least 6 credits from the following:

AEM 3210: Business Law II (S)

AEM 3249: Entrepreneurial Marketing and Strategy (F)

AEM 3270: Marketing-Operations Simulation (F)

AEM 3350: International Technology Marketing of Biotechnology (S)

AEM 4020/4021: Food and Brand Lab Workshop (F, S)

AEM 4160: Strategic Pricing (S)

AEM 4400: Retail Strategy (F)

AEM 4420: Emerging Markets (F)

AEM 4550 Economics of Advertising (S)

AEM 4940: Green Marketing (S)

HADM 3430: Marketing Research (F)

Strategy top

AEM 2410: Marketing Plan Development (F, S) (not required of students who have completed AEM 2420)

AEM 3200: Business Law I (F, Su)

AEM 3230: Managerial Accounting (S, Su)

At least 9 credits from the following:

AEM 3210: Business Law II (S)

AEM 3220: Digital Business Strategy (F)

AEM 4140: Behavioral Economics and Managerial Decisions (F)

AEM 4160: Strategic Pricing (S)

AEM 4190: Strategic Thinking (S)

AEM 4370: Strategy and Innovation (F)

AEM 4580: The Economics and Psychology of Sustainable Business (S)

AEM 4940: International Business Strategy (S)