The agribusiness management minor is a 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) 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.
The following course must be completed before you can take on the minor’s core requirements.
The agribusiness minor builds on the following 3-credit course, which is required as a prerequisite before you can complete the other courses.
Agribusiness management minor core requirements
The agribusiness management minor’s core includes 15 required credits. All 15 of these credits must be fulfilled with AEM courses in the following two areas.
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 course you choose can only count toward one minor. To count toward your 15 AEM credits, courses must have the AEM course code.
Completion of three of the following four courses is required for the agribusiness minor.
Introduction to Business Management
Agricultural and Agribusiness Finance
Agribusiness management minors must complete 6 credits from the list of courses below.
Food and Consumer Packaged Goods Industry Dynamics
Farm Business Management
Cooperative Business Management
International AgBus Study Trip
Farm Management Study Trip
Farm Credit Fellows
Agricultural and Food Policy
Food Marketing Colloquium
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.