What Kind of
business student are you?

Are you looking to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Choose from two undergraduate business programs in the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Each program is offered by a top-ranked school—the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration—and will give you a distinct set of experiences to match your interests and ambitions.

Facts & Figures for Undergraduate Business Programs



in two SC Johnson College business programs


Student Organizations

housed in the SC Johnson College


complete internships

by the time they graduate from Cornell


Travel Internationally

for study abroad or service learning by the time they graduate

Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics & Management
Dyson School

For Dyson School undergrads, their business is a better world.

Consider Dyson

if you want to:

  • Solve the world’s economic challenges
  • Connect business principles with unique industries like food and agriculture
  • Help small businesses in developing countries or manage businesses on an international scale
  • Work in marketing or business analytics
  • Take on finance and investment banking
  • Start your own business

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Placement rate

for Class of 2022 graduates seeking full-time employment



hired Class of 2022 graduates


Best Undergraduate Business Programs

U.S. News & World Report, 2024


Concentration options

required for AEM majors

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness management
  • Applied economics and management
  • Business analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental, energy, and resource economics
  • Finance
  • Food industry management
  • International trade and development
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
Students with Kellogg's products
Dyson School undergraduate students in San Diego, CA, taking part in the National Grocers Convention where they visited a food expo, networked with industry leaders, and presented in a case competition.
Students working on computers
The Cornell Business Analytics club works on a project together. Dyson School undergraduate students founded the club to practice and showcase their technical expertise.
Students in the field
Dyson School undergraduate students work with a family-owned business in Indonesia. They learned about sustainable farming and conducted market research for the company.

Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration
Nolan School

For Hotelies, life is service.

Consider the Nolan School

if you want to:

  • Launch your career in the hospitality industry
  • Find ways to develop and deliver exceptional service and experiences
  • Apply business analytics and finance principles as you manage properties
  • Own, operate, or develop hotels, restaurants, casinos, and more
  • Innovate where business meets hospitality
  • Dive into real estate or start your own business

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Placement rate

for Class of 2022 graduates seeking full-time employment


hours of practice credit

required for Nolan School undergrads


Best Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools in the World

CEOWorld Magazine, 2023


Specialization areas

for Hotel Administration majors

  • Corporate finance
  • General financial management
  • Hospitality controllership
  • Securities analysis/investment banking
  • Hospitality facilities design
  • Hotel/restaurant development
  • Human resources
  • Law
  • Managerial leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Beverage management
  • Corporate food & beverage operations
  • Information systems management
  • Revenue management
  • Services marketing management
  • Speciality operations
Students walk down city steps
A spring break real estate trek took Hotelies in the Cornell Real Estate Club to Australia to meet with and learn from developers.
Students looking at tablets in a restaurant
From menu development to procurement and house operations, Hotelies entirely run the Establishment restaurant as part of a required undergraduate class.
Three Hotelies stand in front of the Nasdaq building
The Nolan School board members of the Cornell Blockchain Conference were invited to ring the Nasdaq opening bell in NYC to celebrate the student-run fintech conference.

Are You Ready to Take the Next Step toward Your Business Bachelor’s Degree Program?

Learn more about the application process, plan a visit to campus, connect with the admissions office, or attend a virtual information session.