Cornell Dyson Undergraduate Academics: Immersive. Innovative. Collaborative.

Inside and outside the classroom, you’ll see Dyson’s “Our business is a better world” vision in action.

The Cornell Dyson undergraduate applied economics and management degree (AEM) is known for its strong, industry-specific academics and unrivaled experiential learning offerings. You’ll learn from a distinguished group of scholars and practitioners, all of whom not only share their expertise with Dyson students but also advance their fields and address global issues through research and community engagement.

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AEM Program Highlights: A Degree Built on Rich Expertise

The Dyson program is built upon rich expertise in fields, such as finance, technology, consulting, consumer packaged goods, and agribusiness.

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Applied Economics and Management Degree Requirements

The rigorous AEM program centers on a core of applied economics and management courses, and it’s also flexible enough to customize your academic plan based on your career goals. You’ll choose one or two Dyson Cornell concentrations and further explore your interests with electives from across the university. A Dyson student can take elective courses from astronomy to zookeeping.

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Expand Your Education with a Minor

Majoring outside of Dyson? Enhance your academic experience—and build even more specialized skills—by choosing a business minor. The SC Johnson College of Business offers a range of minors including food and agricultural business, real estate, sustainable business and economic policy, and international trade and development. Cornell Dyson majors may also choose a minor from other schools and colleges across the university.

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The AEM Program as Your Second Major

The benefits of being business savvy extend beyond traditional corporate careers. The Cornell Dyson undergraduate AEM program is also available as a second major for students majoring in another area within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). These CALS majors may include everything from Agricultural Sciences, to Communication, and Viticulture and Enology. If you’re interested in adding the applied economics and management major, we encourage you to talk with your academic advisor.

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Experiential Learning Opportunities: Your Dyson Education in Action

At Dyson, you’ll put into action what you learn in your applied economics classes through internships, research, study abroad, capstone projects, and other hands-on experiences. Plus, many of these real-world learning opportunities have built-in opportunities to make a difference in communities near and far.

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Academic Advising and Professional Development at Dyson—and After

Dyson students are ambitious self-starters—but there’s also plenty of guidance and mentorship available when you need it. Faculty and academic advisors can help you with short- and long-term course planning, including choosing a concentration or minor. With our Career Advising office’s strong connection to the Big Red Network, you’ll have access to many of Dyson’s professional development resources after graduation, too.

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How to Apply to Dyson

If you have questions about the AEM program, our admissions process, or general Cornell Dyson requirements, we invite you to learn more about applying to the Charles H. Dyson School for Applied Economics and Management.

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Apply to Dyson’s AEM Program

Ready for the rigor? Hungry for hands-on learning? Get started on your application to Cornell Dyson’s applied economics and management degree program today.