Undergraduate Concentration Requirements for AEM

Concentrations within Dyson

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
  • 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
  • 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.


All courses and requirements are subject to change. Refer to the Dyson Office of Student Services for up-to-date information.

Accounting

  • AEM 3360: Corporate Financial Reporting I (Required)
  • AEM 3370: Corporate Financial Reporting II (4) (Required)

9 credits from list below:

  • 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)

Agribusiness Management

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

9 credits from the list below

  • AEM 3040: Dairy Markets & Policy Seminar
  • 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 for Business Analytics OR AEM 2840 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 the 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 4120: Computational Methods for Management & Economics
  • AEM 4225: Systems and Analytics in Accounting
  • AEM 4435: Data-Driven Marketing (1.5)
  • 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 the 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
  • 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

  • ECON 3030: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (4) (Required)
  • ECON 3040: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (4) (Required)
  • AEM 2500: Environmental & Resources Economics (Required)

6 credits from the list below

  • AEM 4500: Resource Economics
  • AEM 4510: Environmental Economics
  • AEM 4515: Business and Economics of Energy

3 credits from the list below

  • AEM 3100: Business Statistics
  • AEM 4110: Introduction to Econometrics
  • ECON 3120: Applied Econometrics
  • ECON 3140: Econometrics
  • ILRST 2110: Statistical Methods for Social Sciences II
  • HADM 3740: Fundamentals of Database Mgmt. & Data Analysis
  • PLSCS 4200: Geographic Information Systems
  • STSCI 4060: Python Programming & Its Applications in Statistics
  • HADM 4010: Data-Driven Analysis
  • 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: Corporate Financial Reporting I (Required)

6 credits from the 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 AEM 4680: Quantitative Equity Investing (2)
  • AEM 4681: Impact Finance (4)

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 the list below

  • AEM 3270: Supply Chain Strategy/Supermarket Simulation
  • 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 the list below

  • AEM 3245: Organizational Behavior
  • AEM 3249: Entrepreneurial Marketing & Strategy
  • AEM 3270: Supply Chain Strategy/Supermarket Simulation
  • AEM 4015: Customer Strategy & Analytics (1.5)
  • AEM 4080: Innovation & New Product Management (1.5)
  • AEM 4095: Digital Marketing
  • AEM 4150: Price Analysis
  • AEM 4160: Strategic Pricing
  • AEM 4400: Retail Strategy
  • AEM 4420: Emerging Markets
  • AEM 4435: Data-Driven Marketing (1.5)
  • AEM 4495: Consumer Neuroscience
  • AEM 4550: Economics of Advertising

Strategy

6 credits from the list below

  • AEM 3220: Digital Business Strategy
  • AEM 4160: Strategic Pricing
  • AEM 4190: Strategic Thinking
  • AEM 4371: Case Studies in Innovation (1.5)
  • AEM 4380: Entrepreneurial Strategy for Technology Ventures (1.5)
  • AEM 4390: Technology Strategy (1.5)
  • AEM 4615: Digital Platform Strategy

9 credits from the list below

  • AEM 3110: Design & Innovation
  • AEM 3245: Organizational Behavior
  • AEM 3260: Cooperative Business Management
  • AEM 3249: Entrepreneurial Marketing & Strategy
  • AEM 3320: Leadership and Management in Sports
  • AEM 4010: Organizational Analytics (1.5)
  • AEM 4015: Customer Strategy and Analytics (1.5)
  • AEM 4080: Innovation & New Product Mgt. (1.5)
  • AEM 4580: The Economics & Psychology of Sustainable Business
  • AEM 4421: Research & Strategy in Emerging Markets

Student Spotlight

Zach Leighton '15

Zach Leighton
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