Core Requirements

Note: For students who matriculated to the Dyson School before fall 2015, you may use either the current or the previous requirement sheet.

Management Requirements

  • AEM 2200: Business Management and Organization (AEM majors only)
  • AEM 2225: Financial Accounting for Dyson Majors (AEM majors only)
  • AEM 2240: Finance (AEM majors only; formerly AEM 3240)
  • AEM 2420: Marketing (AEM majors only)
  • AEM 3200: Business Law I*
  • AEM 3230: Managerial Accounting*

* Note: AEM 3200 and AEM 3230 are optional for the following three concentrations: applied economics; environmental, energy, and resource economics; and international trade and development.

Economics Requirements 

* Note: For students concentrating in environmental, energy, and resource economics, ECON 3030 is required instead of AEM 2600.

Quantitative Methods Requirements

At least 3 elective credits from the following:

  • AEM 2770: Computational Sustainability
  • AEM 3030: Explorations in Analytic Modeling (1.5 credits)
  • AEM 3100: Business Statistics
  • AEM 3390: Research Methods in International Development
  • AEM 4010: Organizational Analytics (1.5 credits)
  • AEM 4060: Risk Simulation and Optimization
  • AEM 4070: Advanced Financial Analytics with Applications in Agriculture and Development
  • AEM 4110: Introduction to Econometrics
  • AEM 4120: Computational Methods for Management and Economics
  • AEM 4190: Strategic Thinking
  • BTRY/ILRST/STSCI 3080: Probability Models and Inference
  • CS 1110: Introduction to Computing Using Python
  • CS 1112: Introduction to Computing Using MATLAB
  • ECON 3130: Statistics and Probability
  • ECON 3140: Econometrics
  • ECON 4020: Game Theory
  • ILRST 2110: Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences II 
  • ILRST 3110: Probability Models and Inference for the Social Sciences
  • MATH 1120: Calculus II

Applied Economics Requirements 

At least 6 credits; must come from two of the four categories below. Courses used to fulfill a quantitative methods requirement or a concentration requirement or elective cannot also be counted toward a core applied economics requirement, unless that concentration is environmental, energy, and resource economics.

Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics

Economic Analysis

  • AEM 3310: Introduction to Business Regulation
  • AEM 4140: Behavioral Economics and Managerial Decisions
  • AEM 4160: Strategic Pricing 
  • AEM 4550: Economics of Advertising
  • AEM 4580: The Economics and Psychology of Sustainable Business

International Trade and Development

  • AEM 2300: International Trade and Finance
  • AEM 2350: Introduction to the Economics of Development
  • AEM 4300: International Trade Policy
  • AEM 4350: The Political Economy of the WTO
  • AEM 4420: Emerging Markets
  • AEM 4450: Toward a Sustainable Global Food System: Food Policy for Developing Countries
  • AEM 4485: Economics of Food and Malnutrition 
  • AEM 4545: International Finance and Macroeconomics 

Food and Agricultural Economics

  • AEM 4070: Advanced Financial Analytics with Applications in Agriculture and Development
  • AEM 4150: Price Analysis
  • AEM 4210: Derivatives and Risk Management
  • AEM 4310: Agricultural and Food Policy

Student Spotlight

Ashini Ganesalingam

Ashini Ganesalingam '16


Flushing, New York



What makes Dyson special?

Dyson strikes a perfect balance between courses you are required to take and those you choose to take. The required courses build a strong foundation which you will greatly rely on and benefit from in the real world. The courses you choose to take help you discover where your passion lies in the business world and allow you to further pursue it.