The Dyson Distinction

Dyson students believe anything worth doing is worth doing to the very highest standards. They use their academic accomplishments to thrive in the school’s respectful, accepting, small and collegial community. They enthusiastically embrace Dyson’s can-do attitude to make a positive—sometimes transformational—impact in our communities and the world. Our business is a better world.

As a result, when the market for new full-time hires and interns heats up, the world’s top employers look for graduates of Cornell’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Here’s why.

We’re Ivy League Smart. We’re Cornell Visionary.

Cornell University broadens perspectives like nowhere else. From its founding, Cornell has embraced a revolutionary, egalitarian “… any person … any study” approach to education, reflected by its seven undergraduate colleges, nearly 100 departments, more than 4,000 courses, 80 undergraduate majors and 90 minors, and 108 graduate fields of study.

Dyson undergraduates major in applied economics and management (AEM), whose flexible degree requirements give students ample opportunities to enrich their top-ranked business and applied economics education. Because of Dyson’s unique location in Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), 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 student to also be majoring or minoring in a biological science, information science, communication, environmental and sustainability sciences, biometry and statistics, animal science, or food science. And that’s just seven of the 21 majors in CALS in which a Dyson student can double major or minor.

This unbounded exposure keeps Dyson students one step ahead of the competition by preparing them to lead in a future where the sciences, social sciences, and the arts will increasingly converge.

We’re Applied.

The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and its AACSB International-accredited undergraduate program have an over 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.

We Believe in the Power of Collaboration.

Because Dyson offers one of the smallest, most selective 4-year undergraduate business programs in the United States, 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 Dyson’s non-cutthroat culture to achieve results.

We’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.

Dyson’s highly ranked undergraduate business program opens eyes and doors for lifetimes of accelerated success and meaningful accomplishment.

Student Spotlight

Michael Herman

Dyson has developed a tightly knit community where anyone can make a friend and feel comfortable in classes. The faculty, administrative staff, and students are really a one-of-a-kind, outgoing, and compassionate group of people.

Michael Herman '15