International Markets and Development

The International Markets and Development Minor is built on Cornell’s long tradition of research on global markets and the development of emerging economies,  as well as engagement with global research partners, and organizations. The curriculum brings faculty and students together to study and address pressing questions facing emerging economies. The minor is distinctive in that the curriculum reflects an emphasis on international experience, as well as opportunities to participate in research projects with faculty. This minor is ideal for students interested in a career in global business, consulting, advanced research and development of emerging markets.

Who’s eligible for the international trade and development minor?

All Cornell undergraduates except students enrolled in Dyson, and any major that includes overlap of two or more core courses.

How many credits are required?

12 core credits on topics such as international trade, finance, and policy. In addition, 6 credits in introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics.

I’m interested. What’s next?

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

Current business minor students:

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

Foundation Courses

This minor requires 6 credits in microeconomics and macroeconomics before taking the minor’s core courses. A letter grade of a C or better is required.

Core Requirements

The minor’s core requirements (12 credits) must be fulfilled by taking courses from the lists below.  Please note that 9 credits must be SC Johnson College of Business courses, which include any course code of AEM, HADM, NBA, or NCC.

*Econ Majors – please note that cross-listed ECON course codes will NOT satisfy requirements for the various topics category.

A letter grade of a C or better is required.

Transfer courses are not permitted for core requirements.  Students may not “double count” courses that overlap with the other business minors – the courses you choose may only count toward one minor.