International Trade and Development


The international trade and development minor offers a range of courses on trade, international finance, and the economics of developing countries. You’ll have the opportunity to study macroeconomics issues in trade and finance and microeconomics issues rooted in Cornell’s long tradition as a leader in international agriculture.

After completing prerequisites in introductory economics, your elective courses can focus on topics such as the economics of food and agriculture, policy analysis, political economies, and research methods related to international development and emerging markets.

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


All Cornell undergraduates except students enrolled in Dyson.

How many credits are required?


21 credits (6 must be AEM courses) on topics like microeconomics, macroeconomics, international trade, finance, and policy.

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.


Prerequisites

This minor requires 6 credits in microeconomics and macroeconomics before taking the minor’s core courses. Transfer and AP credits can be applied toward these prerequisites.

Core Requirements

The minor’s core requirements (15 credits) must be fulfilled by taking courses from the list below.  Please note that 6 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 the other AEM minors – the courses you choose may only count toward one minor.