Graduate Field of Applied Economics & Management

A rigorous but flexible program

    The graduate field of applied economics and management (AEM) at Cornell’s top-ranked Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management has been producing top graduates through its rigorous but flexible program led by the school’s internationally known faculty for more than a century.

    M.S. in Applied Economics & Management

    If an MS in applied economics and management (AEM) interests you and you’re considering taking the next step, we invite you to learn more about eligibility, the application and admission process, and what costs and local housing options to expect once you get here.

     

     

     

    Ph.D. Program in Applied Economics and Management

    If a PhD in applied economics and management (AEM) interests you and you’re considering taking the next step, we invite you to learn more about eligibility, the application and admission process, and what costs and local housing option to expect once you get here.

    Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Applied Economics and Management

    Tomorrow’s leaders need more than vision. They need an understanding of economics, backed by data and tested on real-world problems. Cornell’s Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Applied Economics and Management (AEM) is a one-year program designed to build upon your undergraduate experience and launch your career with an industry-specific focus in one of five specialized concentrations.

    The MPS in AEM curriculum is best suited for those early in their career looking to grow or expand their undergraduate degree with a specialized master’s degree from a top-tier Ivy League institution. Students accepted into the program must meet the following prerequisites:

    For Cornell students:

    • Completion of a bachelor’s degree -or-
    • GMAT (preferred) / GRE (accepted)*

    For students outside of Cornell:

    • Completion of bachelor’s degree
    • GMAT (preferred) / GRE (accepted)
    • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA: 3.3

    * Not required for those with an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher.

    M.P.S. Concentrations

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    Applied Behavioral Economics & Individual Choice

    Looking to transform the welfare of consumers? Hoping to increase your firm’s performance?

    This unique MPS in Applied Economics and Management with a concentration in Applied Behavioral Economics and Individual Choice (ABEIC) is a cross-disciplinary program that gives you the tools to succeed.

    Technology Management

    Do you have a background in technology? Looking to market your own innovations in technology?

    With an MPS in Applied Economics and Management concentrating in Technology Management, you will develop the business skills that are required to manage your business ventures in technology.

    Environmental Energy & Resource Economics

    The Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics (EERE) concentration has a long history of conducting applied research, teaching, and outreach on contemporary environmental and resource-policy issues and methods, including:

    • Bio-economic modeling
    • Energy economics
    • Experimental economics
    • Non-market valuation
    • Computational sustainability
    • Policy analysis

    International & Development Economics

    International and Development Economics faculty and graduate students are very active in Cornell’s international and development economics community, and work in a wide variety of areas, including:

    • Distributional and welfare impact of growth, especially on poor and marginalized people
    • Agricultural development and food policy
    • Emerging markets
    • Environmental consequences of growth on nations, households, and communities

    Food & Agricultural Economics

    The Food and Agricultural Economics (FAE) concentration conducts research, teaching, and extension directed at a wide variety of audiences and stakeholders. FAE is uniquely positioned to address comprehensive vertical (from land to consumer) problems and issues in the entire agricultural and food sector, including:

    • Marketing
    • Demand analysis
    • Production economics
    • Policy and trade analysis
    • Quantitative methods
    • Technological change
    • Agribusiness finance
    • Management