MPS in AEM Curriculum

The MPS in Applied Economics and Management program entails 30 credit hours of training in applied economics and management through coursework and a capstone problem-solving project. All students are required to select one of six industry-focused concentrations. Students must meet general MPS AEM degree requirements in additional to concentration specific coursework.

Core/pre-requirements

  • Statistics, or BTRY 6010 – Statistical Methods I
  • Intermediate microeconomics or AEM 5600 – Managerial Economics
  • Undergraduate calculus or “Math camp for MBAs” (or Khan Academy calculus)

Required Coursework

  • Quantitative and computational methods (select 6 credits):
    • AEM 5111 – Introduction to Econometrics (Fall, 4 credits)
    • AEM 6120 – Applied Econometrics (Fall, 3 credits)
    • AEM 5410 – Marketing Research (Spring, 3 credits)
    • AEM 5840 – Python for Business Analytics (Fall, 3 credits)
    • NBA 6921 – Machine Learning Applications in Business (Fall, 3 credits)
    • AEM 5XXX* – Computational Methods for Economics and Management (Fall, 3 credits)
  • AEM 5305 – Global Citizenship (Fall, 1 credit)**
  • AEM 5700 – Management Communications (1.5 credits)**
  • Problem-solving project (6 credits): AEM 6991 (Fall, 3 credits)** and AEM 6992 (Spring, 3 credits)**
  • Core coursework specific to each concentration (9 credits)
  • Free Elective Coursework (1–6 credits)
    • Courses must be relevant to your career goals and approved by your concentration leader. Students can select 5000 level courses from across Cornell University for electives.

* Course number TBD
** CEMS students do not take these courses. See CEMS requirements information.


Concentrations