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Concentration Requirements

AEM Concentrations

Notes about the concentrations:

  • AEM majors must choose at least one of the following eleven concentrations by the beginning of their junior year, and may choose no more than two.
  • All students must complete one concentration but no more than two.
  • No more than one course may fulfill the elective credits of two concentrations.
  • Courses used to fulfill a core Applied Economics or Quantitative Methods requirement cannot also count towards a concentration requirement except in EERE.
  • Students matriculating into Dyson fall 2017 or after:
    • One class from the core requirements may be taken for a S/U grade
    • NO S/U grades will be accepted in a declared concentration, unless a class is offered S/U only
  • All course petitions or substitutions are managed through the Dyson Office of Student Services in consultation with a committee of faculty from each concentration.

To learn more about each course, click on Cornell’s Courses of Study. All courses are 3 credit hours unless noted otherwise.


Accounting

  • AEM 3360: Intermediate Accounting I (Required)
  • AEM 3370: Intermediate Accounting II (4) (Required)

9 credits from list below:

  • AEM 3355: Applied Accounting
  • AEM 3520: Financial Statements Analysis
  • AEM 4225: Systems and Analytics in Accounting
  • AEM 4520: Advanced Accounting
  • AEM 4521: Cost Accounting
  • AEM 4530: Auditing & Assurance
  • AEM 4531: Federal Income Taxation AEM 4532: Fraud Examination
  • AEM 4533: Federal Income Taxation of Low Income Taxpayers (2)
  • AEM 4534: Real Estate Tax
  • AEM 4535: Financial Mgmt. of Not-For-Profit
  • AEM 4560: Federal Income Taxation of Business Entities, Estates, & Trusts
  • NBA 5090: Adv. Financial Statement Analysis (1.5)
  • NBA 5110: Financial Modeling (1.5)

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Agribusiness Management

  • AEM 3020: Farm Business Mgmt. (4) (Required)
  • HADM 2810 or ILRHR 2600: Human Resource Management (Required)

9 credits from list below

  • AEM 3040: Dairy Markets & Policy Seminar (2)
  • AEM 3260: Cooperative Business Management
  • AEM 3290: International Agribusiness Study Trip (2)
  • AEM 4030: Farm Mgmt. Study Trip (1)
  • AEM 4050: Farm Credit Fellows – Agricultural Lending (1)
  • AEM 4070: Advanced Financial Analytics
  • AEM 4150: Price Analysis
  • AEM 4210: Futures, Options & Financial Derivatives
  • AEM 4310: Agricultural & Food Policy
  • AEM 4510: Environmental Economics
  • AEM 4560: Federal Income Taxation of Business Entities, Estates, & Trusts

Applied Economics and Management

  • ECON 3040: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (4) (Required)
    Note: ECON 3020 can replace ECON 1120 & ECON 3040
  • At least 12 credits listed under Applied Economics (Required)
  • At least 3 credits listed under Quantitative Methods (Required)
  • Must be courses that have not already been used to fulfill AEM Core Requirements. (Required)
  • MATH 1120 is strongly recommended, especially as preparation for graduate work in economics.

Business Analytics

  • AEM 3100: Business Statistics OR AEM 4110: Intro. to Econometrics (4) (Required)
  • AEM 2830: VBA & Python for Business Analytics OR CS 1112: Intro.to Computing Using MATLAB (4) (Required)
  • AEM 2820: Intro to Database Management Systems OR CSS/PLSCS 4200: Geographic Information Systems (Required)

6 credits from list below

  • AEM 2770: Excursions in Computational Sustainability
  • AEM 3030: Explorations in Analytical Modeling (1.5)
  • AEM 4010: Organizational Analytics (1.5)
  • AEM 4015: Customer Strategy & Analytics (1.5)
  • AEM 4060: Risk Simulation & Monte Carlo Methods
  • AEM 4070: Advanced Financial Analytics
  • AEM 4120: Computational Methods for Management & Economics
  • AEM 4225: Systems and Analytics in Accounting
  • AEM 4610: Business Processes, Analytics, & Enterprise Systems (1.5)
  • AEM 4620: Adv. Financial Modeling & Analysis (2)
  • STSCI 4060: Python Programming & Its Applications in Statistics

Entrepreneurship

Complete 15 credits from list with at least 6 credits from AEM 

  • AEM 1220: Entrepreneurship in the Life Sciences (1)
  • AEM 2220: Foundational Perspectives & Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship
  • AEM 3110: Design & Innovation
  • AEM 3220: Digital Business Strategy
  • AEM 3245: Organizational Behavior
  • AEM 3249: Entrepreneurial Marketing & Strategy
  • AEM 3250: Bus. Planning Process for New Ventures (4)
  • AEM 3251: The Business Laboratory & New Venture Mgmt. (4)
  • AEM 3340: Women, Leadership, & Entrepreneurship (1)
  • AEM 3380: Social Entrepreneurs, Innovators, & Solvers (4)
  • AEM 4080: Innovation & New Product Mgt. (1.5)
  • AEM 4370: Strategy & Innovation
  • AEM 4371: Case Studies in Innovation (1.5)
  • AEM 4380: Entrepreneurial Strategy for Technology Ventures (1.5)
  • AEM 4390: Technology Strategy (1.5)
  • AEM 4420: Emerging Markets
  • AEM 4615: Platform Strategy (1.5)
  • HADM 4130: Entrepreneurial Mgmt.
  • HADM 4211: Entrepreneurial Finance
  • NBA 3000: Entrepreneur and Private Equity
  • NBA 6230: Actualizing Your Startup-Part 1 (1.5)

Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics

  • AEM 2500: Environmental & Resources Economics (Required)
  • AEM 4500: Resource Economics (Required)
  • AEM 4510: Environmental Economics (Required)
  • ECON 3030: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (4) (Required)
  • Note: ECON 3010 can be used to replace both ECON 1110 & 3030 (can replace 3030 with a grade of B or better). (Required)
  • ECON 3040: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (4) (Required)
  • Note: ECON 3020 can be used to replace both ECON 1120 & 3040 (can replace 3040 with a grade of B or better).
  • Minimum 3 credits of EERE-related electives offered from: BIOEE, BEE, CRP, EAS, GOVT, NTRES, DSOC (Can also use AEM 2110) (Required)

Finance

  • AEM 4570: Corporate Finance (Required)
  • AEM 4670: Investments (Required)
  • AEM 3520: Financial Statements Analysis OR AEM 3360: Intermediate Accounting I (Required)

6 credits from list below

  • AEM 4060: Risk Simulation & Monte Carlo Methods
  • AEM 4210: Futures, Options, & Financial Derivatives
  • AEM 4230: Contemporary Topics in Behavioral Finance
  • AEM 4260: Fixed Income Securities
  • AEM 4280: Valuation of Capital Investment (4)
  • AEM 4290: International Financial Management
  • AEM 4590: Financial Markets & Institutions
  • AEM 4620: Advanced Financial Modeling & Analysis (2)
  • AEM 4630: Asset Pricing & Management (1.5)
  • AEM 4680: Quantitative Equity Investing (2)

Food Industry Management

  • AEM 2480: Food and Consumer Packaged Goods Industry Dynamics (Required)
  • AEM 3440 or HADM 3470: Consumer Behavior (Required)
  • AEM 4400: Retail Strategy (Required)

6 credits from list below

  • AEM 3270: Marketing-Operations Simulation (2)
  • AEM 3450: Sustainability Marketing
  • AEM 4020/4021: Food & Brand Lab Workshop
  • AEM 4150: Price Analysis
  • AEM 4460: Food Marketing Colloquium (1)

International Trade and Development

  • AEM 2300: International Trade and Finance OR AEM 2350: Introduction to the Economics of Development (Required)

12 credits from list below

  • AEM 2110: The Business of Biofuels (1.5)
  • AEM 4290: International Financial Management
  • AEM 4300: International Trade Policy
  • AEM 4350: The Political Economy of the WTO
  • AEM 4420: Emerging Markets
  • AEM 4421: Research & Strategy in Emerging Markets
  • AEM 4450: Toward a Sustainable Global Food System: Food Policy for Developing Countries
  • AEM 4485: Economics of Food & Malnutrition
  • AEM 4545: International Finance & Macroeconomics
  • AEM 4640: Economics of Agricultural Development

Marketing

  • AEM 3440 OR HADM 3470: Consumer Behavior (Required)
  • AEM 4410: Marketing Research (Required)

9 credits from list below

  • AEM 3245: Organizational Behavior
  • AEM 3249: Entrepreneurial Marketing & Strategy
  • AEM 3270: Marketing-Operations Simulation (2)
  • AEM 3450: Sustainability Marketing
  • AEM 4015: Customer Strategy & Analytics (1.5)
  • AEM 4020/4021: Food and Brand Lab Workshop
  • AEM 4080: Innovation & New Product Management (1.5)
  • AEM 4095: Digital Marketing
  • AEM 4150: Price Analysis
  • AEM 4160: Strategic Pricing
  • AEM 4321: Data Visualization and Marketing Analytics (1.5)
  • AEM 4400: Retail Strategy
  • AEM 4420: Emerging Markets
  • AEM 4495: Consumer Neuroscience
  • AEM 4550: Economics of Advertising

Strategy

15 credits from list below

  • AEM 2550: Corporate Sustainability (1.5)
  • AEM 3110: Design & Innovation
  • AEM 3220: Digital Business Strategy
  • AEM 3245: Organizational Behavior
  • AEM 4015: Customer Strategy and Analytics (1.5)
  • AEM 4080: Innovation & New Product Mgt. (1.5)
  • AEM 4140: Behavioral Economics & Managerial Decisions
  • AEM 4160: Strategic Pricing
  • AEM 4190: Strategic Thinking
  • AEM 4370: Strategy and Innovation
  • AEM 4371: Case Studies in Innovation (1.5)
  • AEM 4380: Entrepreneurial Strategy for Technology Ventures (1.5)
  • AEM 4390: Technology Strategy (1.5)
  • AEM 4480: Executing Firm Strategy (2)
  • AEM 4580: The Economics & Psychology of Sustainable Business
  • AEM 4610: Business Processes, Analytics& Enterprise Systems (1.5)
  • AEM 4615: Platform Strategy (1.5)

For students interested in learning more about the Uniform Certified Public Account (CPA) exam at Cornell University, visit FAQs about accounting at Cornell.


Student Spotlight

Zach Leighton

Zach Leighton '15

Hometown

Jericho, New York

Concentrations

Finance, Marketing

What Makes Dyson Special?

The collaborative and interdisciplinary nature unique to such a competitive business program.

Internships and Work Experiences

Internships at the White House and J.P. Morgan; starting full-time fall 2015 at Ernst & Young