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) on topics like microeconomics, macroeconomics, and 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.
Prerequisites for the international trade and development minor
You are required to complete 6 prerequisite credits in microeconomics and macroeconomics before you can begin the core courses for the applied economics minor. Transfer and AP credits can be applied toward these prerequisite courses.
You must complete (or have transfer/AP credits) for the following two courses before beginning the minor.
Core requirements for the international trade and development minor
The international trade and development minor’s core includes 15 credits. Keep in mind that 6 of these 15 credits must be fulfilled with 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 course you choose can only count toward one minor. To count toward your 6 AEM credits, a course must have the AEM course code.
One of the following courses is required for the international trade and development minor.
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
Four of the following courses are required for the international trade and development minor.
International Trade and Finance
Introduction to the Economics of Development
Research Methods in International Development
International Financial Management
International Trade Policy
Political Economy of the WTO
Research and Strategy in Emerging Markets
Toward a Sustainable Global Food System: Food Policy for Developing Countries
Economics of Food and Malnutrition
International Finance and Macroeconomics
Economics of Agricultural Development
Impact Evaluation in Developing Countries
Policy Analysis: Welfare Theory, Agriculture, and Trade