Business Minor for Engineers

A generous donor has endowed the Dyson Business Minor for Engineers (DBME), putting in place the ongoing resources for a minor that is specifically tailored to the education and career needs of engineering students.

Eligible Students

Declaring the Minor

Please visit the Business Minors website to enroll in the minor. Students may sign up starting their freshman year and must declare their intent to minor by their sixth semester.

To complete the Declaration of Intent, select the current and future courses to fulfill each category in the minor.

Completing the Minor

Courses and grades are self-reported by the student. Once all coursework has been met, students should certify completion. The Minors office will verify completion and submit for the minor to be listed on the student’s transcript.

Dropping the Minor

There is no penalty for not completing or dropping the minor. To drop the minor, students should select “Drop Minor” from their Minors profile.

Transfer Credit

Transfer requests must be submitted and reviewed PRIOR to taking the course. The request will be reviewed by the curriculum committee and the Minors office will respond with an approval/denial within ten business days.

Please submit the Transfer Request, located on the Minors website. A full copy of the course syllabus is required and must include the following information: mode of instruction, institution, instructor, number of course credits, meeting times/hours, exam schedule and list of topics covered.

A course is acceptable for transfer credit only if it is listed on the student’s college transcript. Please check with your college’s registrar for specific policies about transfer credit before taking a course outside of Cornell University.

Minor Requirements

Pre-Requisite Courses:

  • All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better if taking for a letter grade.
  • Taking a pre-requisite course S/U is permitted.
  • AP credit or transfer credit is acceptable for the pre-requisite course as long as the course is listed on the student’s transcript.
  • Online courses are acceptable for pre-requisite courses as long as the course is listed on the student’s transcript and must be submitted for approval prior to taking the course.

Core Courses:

  • All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • At least 7 credits must be taken in the Dyson School with the AEM course code.
  • If a core requirement is taken online, it must be a Cornell University online course to count toward the minor.
  • 1 core course from outside Cornell University may be applied toward the minor and must be submitted for approval prior to taking the course.

Course Requirements

To learn more about each course, click on Cornell’s Courses of Study (http://courses.cornell.edu/).

Pre-Requisite One of the following courses is required.
ECON 1110 Introductory Microeconomics
ECON 3030 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
PAM 2000 Intermediate Microeconomics
HADM 1410 Microeconomics in the Service Industry

Core Requirements

Introduction to Basic Business Concepts One of the following courses is required.
AEM 1200 Introduction to Business Management
AEM 2400 Marketing
NCC 5580 Managing Operations
ORIE 4152 Entrepreneurship for Engineers
HADM 2410 Marketing Principles
ILRID 1700 Introduction to Organizations and Management
NCC 5530 Marketing Management
Introduction to Accounting Principles One of the following courses is required.
AEM 2210 Financial Accounting
ORIE 3150 Financial and Managerial Accounting
NCC 5500 Financial Accounting
HADM 2230 Financial Accounting Principles
Understanding Finance One of the following courses is required.
AEM 2241 Finance (formerly AEM 2240)
HADM 2250 Finance
NCC 5560 Managerial Finance
Integrating Marketing, HR, and Operations Required
AEM 4660 Market Dynamics, Computer Simulation and Modeling
Business Management to Support Career Goals 3 Credits to Support Career Goals Career Goal
AEM 3100 Business Statistics Consulting
AEM 3120 Branding and Brand Management General Business, Marketing
AEM 3200 Business Law I Law
AEM 3220 Digital Business Strategy Entrepreneurship
AEM 3230 Managerial Accounting General Business
AEM 3249 Entrepreneurial Marketing and Strategy Entrepreneurship, Marketing, General Business
AEM 3250 Business Planning Process for New Ventures Entrepreneurship, General Business
AEM 3251 The Business Laboratory and New Venture Management Finance, General Business
AEM 3360 Intermediate Accounting I General Business
AEM 3370 Intermediate Accounting II General Business
AEM 3380 Social Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Problem Solvers Entrepreneurship
AEM 3390/AEM 6390 Research Methods in International Development Economics
AEM 3440 Consumer Behavior Consumer Goods, Consulting
AEM 4020 Food and Brand Lab Workshop I Consumer Goods, Marketing
AEM 4060 Risk Simulation and Monte Carlo Methods Consulting, Manufacturing
AEM 4070 Advanced Financial Analytics Finance
AEM 4080 Innovation and New Product Management Consumer Goods
AEM 4120 Computational Methods for Management and Economics Consulting, Manufacturing
AEM 4140/AEM 6140 Behavioral Economics and Managerial Decisions General Business
AEM 4150 Price Analysis General Business, Finance
AEM 4160 Strategic Pricing Consumer Goods, Manufacturing
AEM 4190 Strategic Thinking General Business, Consulting, Manufacturing
AEM 4195 Strategic Thinking and Analysis General Business
AEM 4210 Futures, Options, and Financial Derivatives Finance
AEM 4230 Contemporary Topics in Behavioral Finance Finance
AEM 4260 Fixed-Income Securities Finance
AEM 4280 Valuation of Capital Investment Finance
AEM 4290 International Financial Management Finance
AEM 4300 International Trade Policy General Business, Manufacturing
AEM 4380 Entrepreneurial Strategy for Tech Ventures Entrepreneurship, General Business
AEM 4390 Technology Strategy Entrepreneurship, General Business
AEM 4400 Retail Strategy Marketing
AEM 4421 Research and Strategy in Emerging Markets Consulting, General Business
AEM 4450/NS 4450 Toward a Sustainable Global Food System: Food Policy for Developing Countries General Business, Entrepreneurship, Consulting
AEM 4520 Advanced Accounting Finance
AEM 4550 Economics of Advertising Consumer Goods, Consulting
AEM 4560 Federal Income Taxation of Business Entities Finance, Consulting
AEM 4570 Corporate Finance Finance
AEM 4580 The Economics and Psychology of Sustainable Business General Business, Entrepreneurship
AEM 4590 Financial Markets and Institutions Finance
AEM 4610 Business Processes, Analytics and Enterprise Systems Consulting, General Business
AEM 4615/NBA 5615 Platform Strategy Entrepreneurship
AEM 4670 Investments Finance
BEE 4890 Entrepreneurial Management for Engineers Entrepreneurship, General Business
NBA 6720 Family and Privately Held Firms: Financial and Managerial Perspectives Finance

Special note for ORIE students: ORIE students satisfy the accounting requirement using ORIE 3150.

ORIE students are required to achieve greater depth in accounting or finance by completing one additional course from the list below:
AEM 3360 Intermediate Accounting I
AEM 4160 Strategic Pricing
AEM 4210 Futures, Options, and Financial Derivatives
AEM 4230 Contemporary Topics in Behavioral Finance
AEM 4260 Fixed-Income Securities
AEM 4280 Valuation of Capital Investment
AEM 4290 International Financial Management
ORIE 4130 Service System Modeling and Design
ORIE 4150 Economic Analysis of Engineering Systems
ORIE 4154 Revenue Optimization and Marketplace Design
ORIE 4600 Introduction to Financial Engineering
ORIE 4630 Operations Research Tools for Financial Engineering
ORIE 4820 Spreadsheet-Based Modeling and Data Analysis
ORIE 5600 Financial Engineering with Stochastic Calculus

Contact Us

B38 Warren Hall
Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Thursday; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Friday, and by appointment.
minors.dyson@cornell.edu
https://minors.business.cornell.edu