Agribusiness Management

The agribusiness management minor is heavily rooted in the Dyson School’s applied economics and management (AEM) course offerings. This minor gives you the opportunity to select business and management courses that specifically address many of the unique issues and challenges that food and agricultural markets face, both in the United States and abroad. The agribusiness management minor teaches business fundamentals as they’re related to the farm/food economy and even offers study trip course options that will take you out of the classroom and into the field.

Who’s eligible for the agribusiness management minor?

All Cornell undergraduates except students enrolled Dyson.

How many credits are required?

18 credits (15 must be AEM courses) on topics like microeconomics, agribusiness finance, food marketing, and co-op business management.

I’m interested. What’s next?

After reviewing the requirements below and our FAQ and policies page, you can begin the process using the Business Minors Dashboard.

Current students:

You can manage your minor and track your progress using the Business Minors Dashboard.


This minor requires 3 credits in microeconomics before taking the minor’s core courses. Transfer and AP credits can be applied toward this prerequisite.

Core requirements

The minor’s core requirements (15 credits) must be fulfilled by taking the courses from the list below.  Please note that all 15 credits must be AEM courses.

All core courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Transfer courses are not permitted for core requirements. Students may not “double count” courses that overlap with other AEM minors—the courses you choose may only count toward one minor.

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Featured Course: Cooperative Business Management

AEM 3260 – Cooperative Business Management examines the cooperative business model, with a focus on agricultural co-ops. The course offers a mix of lectures, guest speakers, case studies, and hands-on projects. Read more about the class’s trip to the National Farmers Union College Conference on Cooperatives.