First-Year Course Schedule

What Courses Do First-Year Students Typically Take?

Below is a typical schedule and important notes for first-year students in the applied economics and management (AEM) major. Prior to the July pre-enrollment period, the Dyson Office of Student Services will be hosting their Discover Dyson virtual sessions to prepare students for pre-enrollment and their transition to Dyson in the fall.

Each new student will work with their Student Services Academic Advisor to answer individual questions about courses, degree requirements, and the Dyson experience. Once on-campus, students will continue to work with their Academic Advisor to develop a four-year course plan and learn more about ways to enhance their degree both in and out of the classroom.

Students will receive a Discover Dyson summer schedule in May as well as a link to additional information. Questions can be emailed to Dyson_OSS@cornell.edu.

First-year schedule notes:

  • Student must enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits each semester (each course is typically 3 or 4 credits)
  • Students are limited to 18 credits max during their first two semesters including PE. There are no exceptions.
  • Students must complete college-level calculus, statistics, microeconomics and macroeconomics. The Dyson School does not accept advanced testing credit for those courses.
  • First-year students should only enroll in AEM courses listed below.

Fall Semester

  • AEM 1101 Design Your Dyson (1 credit)
  • AEM 2200: Business Management and Organizations (4 credits)
  • ECON 1110: Introductory Microeconomics (3 credits) or ECON 1120: Introductory Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • MATH 1110: Calculus I (4 credits)
  • First-Year Writing Seminar (3 credits)
  • CALS Distribution Requirement
  • Physical Education Requirement (does not count towards academic credit but does count towards 18 credit limit)

Spring Semester

  • AEM 2010: Spreadsheet Modeling (3 credits)
  • AEM 2420: Marketing (4 credits)
  • AEM 2700: Management Communication (3 credits)
  • ECON 1110: Introductory Microeconomics (3 credits) or ECON 1120: Introductory Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • CALS Distribution Requirement
  • Physical Education Requirement (does not count towards academic credit but does count towards 18 credit limit)

Student Spotlight

Aileen Chang '15

Aileen Chang
Hometown

Los Angeles, California

Concentration

Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics

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The breadth of course offerings. From Derivatives and Technology Strategy to Farm Business Management and Social Entrepreneurship, Dyson has it all!