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Cornell's AEM Program

junior889junior889 Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
edited November 2006 in Business Major
How good is Cornell's Applied Economics and Management (AEM) program? What is it exactly? What's an example of a job you would have with this degree? How much money would you make?
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Replies to: Cornell's AEM Program

  • legionairelegionaire Registered User Posts: 598 Member
    you learn to make fertilizers and come up with second green revolution for third world countries. lol. just felt like saying that, i hear it is a great school, but not the best person to answer your question.
  • sports684sports684 Registered User Posts: 353 Member
    Its a business school just like every other undergraduate business school..it was just accredited two years ago so it is relatively new. To highlight its strengths, the first time it was ever ranked it was 14 two years ago (which is pretty incredible considering its all based on rep) and a year later it jumped to 12...should be top 8 in three years..they are currently getting a donor...That being said, ...they do great with recruiting. All of the top ibanks and consulting firms come to Cornell and many of my freiends and i are working at top ibanks next year. If you have any more questions let me know..but just realize it is gaining substantial rep on the street, but it is also becoming very difficult to get into. It is not yet on the Wharton level, but i would say, as would many people in the field that it is on par with michigan and stern when it comes to recruiting, plus you are getting an ivy league degree.
  • junior889junior889 Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    If I want to study finance do you think AEM would be good? And does AEM basically combine different majors?
  • sports684sports684 Registered User Posts: 353 Member
    AEM has plenty of finance courses..u just choose the finnance concentration within AEM
  • sports684sports684 Registered User Posts: 353 Member
    it does not combine different majors.it is a business school and there are concnetrations within the business school
  • urfavoriteaznurfavoriteazn Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    I thought AEM (where I'm going next fall) is a program, not an actual business school like Wharton and Stern? In fact, AEM is your major - Applied Economics and Management ..and yes you can concentrate in finance, administration, economics, etc.
  • guguruguguru Registered User Posts: 407 Member
    i think on another post somewhere on CC it said AEM students have the easiest workload (next to hotelies) and that most of AEM is filled with athletic recruits who spend most of thier time drinking.

    It there any truth to that sports684?
  • redhare317redhare317 Registered User Posts: 1,449 Senior Member
    AEM is part of the School of Agriculture, so it's a program within a college.
  • sports684sports684 Registered User Posts: 353 Member
    it is a business school like wharton and stern..that is why it was ranked for the first time in US news two years ago under the business schools
  • UntiltedUntilted Registered User Posts: 1,980 Senior Member
    it is NOT a business school.
    it is a business PROGRAM.

    that is why AEM program is ranked under USNews "best undergraduate business programs".
  • sports684sports684 Registered User Posts: 353 Member
    Oh right, I forgot....i guess im the senior at Cornell in AEM so I would not know...your an idiot..it is a business school...get your facts straight before you start running your mouth...in fact there are rumors that it will divest itself completely from CALS
  • KG974KG974 Registered User Posts: 467 Member
    hhahahha i'll take my info from someone actually in the program
  • UntiltedUntilted Registered User Posts: 1,980 Senior Member
    so AEM's full name is school of applied economics and management? my bad, i guess Alexandre told me this a while ago.

    however, i have to say AEM right now doesn't offer as many classes/concentrations as some bigger business programs in the country. it's got a lot of potential to grow though.
  • whartonalumwhartonalum Registered User Posts: 610 Member
    So if AEM was a business school then it would be on the list of College and Schools at Cornell, right? http://www.cornell.edu/academics/colleges.cfm

    But it ISN'T. And that's because it's a program, not a school. NOWHERE does it say that Cornell has an undergraduate business school. Nowhere. In fact, it is clearly stated repeatedly that it is a PROGRAM.

    "We appreciate your interest in Cornell's Undergraduate Business Program, the university's only general business program for undergraduates to be accredited by AACSB International—and one of only two accredited undergraduate business programs in the Ivy League." http://business.aem.cornell.edu/prospective/index.htm

    In fact, AEM is one of 26 academic DEPARTMENTS within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Within the AEM Department, you can concentrate in one of 4 areas (4!).

    Sports I think you're the one who's running your mouth. Until AEM actually does divest itself completely from CALS, it is still a program within a department that is within CALS and not it's own school.
  • UntiltedUntilted Registered User Posts: 1,980 Senior Member
    ah, thank you whartonalum for clarifying this.
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