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 courses 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?

12 core credits on topics like intermediate microeconomics, 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 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.

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 list below.  Please note that 9 credits must be Johnson College of Business (JCB) courses, which include any course code of AEM, HADM, NBA, or NCC.

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.