Business for a Bigger Purpose

True to our land grant tradition and innovative spirit, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management cultivates a rich, collaborative learning environment.

A top-ranked school of applied economics and management, Cornell Dyson offers an unparalleled, immersive academic experience. Our ambitious students learn to solve real-world business problems alongside a distinguished faculty and bright, motivated classmates. And they do it with the support and resources of multiple schools and colleges within the greater Cornell community.

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Meet Our Dean: Committed to Collaboration

Dean Jinhua Zhao is passionate about Cornell Dyson’s commitment to applying economic principles and business skills to pressing global issues.


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Why Cornell Dyson?

Dyson is an inspiring place to live and learn. Students develop specialized knowledge and in-demand skills in the classroom, in the field, and around the world. Our expert faculty are deeply invested in teaching—and they also advance their fields and address societal needs through research and service. Our esteemed alumni mentor students and connect them to opportunities. 


Applied Economics and Management Degree Programs at Dyson

Among the nation’s top applied economics and management programs, Cornell Dyson offers academically rigorous and career-focused undergraduate and graduate degrees.

All Programs

All Programs

Unsure what programs apply to your situation? Explore all the Dyson program offerings and see which of our ivy-league economics and management programs aligns with your goals.

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

The undergraduate applied economics and management degree at Dyson prepares students to excel in their post-graduation work. This degree program combines rigorous academics and experiential learning opportunities.

Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Dyson offers a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree and research-based Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees.

Graduate students are encouraged to pursue an interdisciplinary approach to their studies and they work to make an impact.

Industry Expertise: What is Cornell Dyson Known For?

Our graduates find success in a range of industries, sectors, and specialties. Reflecting our deep faculty expertise, Cornell Dyson alumni are especially equipped for careers in:

Financial Services

Financial services is one of the most in-demand occupational fields according to the US Department of Labor. Dyson graduates thrive in finance-related roles in a variety of industries including investment banking, wealth management, real estate, agribusiness, and technology.


Dyson students learn to become big-picture thinkers and expertly trained problem-solvers; these skills make consulting a natural fit. Cornell Dyson alumni work in all aspects of consulting, from business operations to strategic growth.


Cornell Dyson has its pulse on the intersection of business and technology. Our tech-savvy applied economics and management (AEM) graduates move organizations forward in analyst, project management, and sales technician roles and other related roles.

Consumer Packaged Goods

The breadth of career opportunities in consumer packaged goods is astounding. You’ll find Dyson alumni everywhere along the supply chain, from research, product design, and retail to food production, quality assurance, and logistics.

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Our Agricultural Roots: CALS Connection

Cornell University’s land grant mission sets the stage for Dyson’s “Our business is a better world” vision. Housed in the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and the Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), our AEM curriculum and real-world learning opportunities reinforce the value of ethical and sustainable business practices.


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Our History: More than a Century of Applied Economics Education

Dyson’s history is as rich as New York soil—and our agricultural roots continue to inform our future. What began as an agricultural economics major in 1909 is now an internationally renowned, top-ranked business school within the esteemed Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. We invite you to learn more about our evolution from major to department to school.


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Diversity at Dyson: Business Innovation Requires Inclusion

Dyson is committed to developing respectful, equitable business leaders, and that starts by fostering a sense of belonging—in and out of the classroom.

Student diversity, in all its forms, creates a rich learning environment. The Cornell Dyson class of 2025 is the largest and most diverse class in the school’s history: 49 percent women; 21.7 percent Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous; and 21.7 percent first-generation college students.


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Our Campus: Experience Dyson from Wherever You Are

From green roofs and gorges to historic buildings and a bustling business district, there’s so much to explore on and around campus. Take a look inside our top-ranked school and experience life in Ithaca, New York.


News and Stories: The Latest from Cornell Dyson

There’s always something exciting happening at Cornell Dyson—or somewhere around the world related to the work we do here. BusinessFeed features updates on ground-breaking research, student experiences, and other stories about what makes Dyson unique.

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November 29, 2023

New Group Unites, Empowers Female Students of Color

Dyson’s Trisha Beher ’25 founded student group Women Leaders of Color to unite and empower women of color and prepare them for leadership roles.

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November 28, 2023

John Wu’s Journey from Tech Investor to Blockchain Entrepreneur and Web3 Champion

Blockchain entrepreneur John Wu ’92 built his career through Cornell connections and gives back as an advisor, speaker, and benefactor.

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November 15, 2023

Farm-to-School Food Program a Net Positive, Study Finds

Farm-to-school programs, which bring healthy foods to children and support rural economic development, actually work from an economic perspective in at least one upstate New York school district, according to new Cornell research.

Beyond Dyson: College-Wide Collaboration and Resources

The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management is part of the broader Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, which also includes the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. The combined resources, expertise, and networks of these three schools give Cornell Dyson students an unparalleled learning experience.

Dyson Academics: Applied Economics and Management Degree Programs

Find answers to “What degree do you get from Cornell Dyson?” and other questions related to our majors, minors, concentrations, and executive education options.