Non-Business Extracurriculars for AEM

<p>How much of an impact would not having business extracuriculars/classes have on my chances of acceptances to AEM?</p>

<p>I have taken one business class (Intro to Business Freshman Year) and joined DECA this year. I have dealt with money a little bit (Treasurer of 2 clubs and raised $3,000) for my class but I'm afraid that my non-business extracurriculars will hurt.</p>

<p>I have always wanted to be involved with science/math and focused heavily on that for the past 3 years, but I realized this year that my true passion is math, particularly as it applies to economics.</p>

<p>Any comments would be appreciated, thanks!</p>

<p>Also, i'm interested in being a doctor/doing premd, will that affect my decision?</p>

<p>I don't think it will hurt at all. Your essay will be key. You can tie virtually anything to biz. That want smart probing minds in AEM. They love science and math backgrounds. DECA
should suffice.</p>

<p>Just saying, I don't think there are many pre-med AEM majors, not saying you can't do it, but it's definitely rare.</p>

<p>would also allow him to stand out if he wants to be a pre-med AEM major. AEM recently opened the minor option to bio majors upon receiving some funding -- to help students interested in medical fields to learn the "business side" of potentially owning a practice in the future.</p>

<p>Econ pre-med in my opinion would be a better option in CAS, as I think you'll have more flexibility (you may want to double check the requirements though). What suits you better really depends though on whether you are more into Econ or AEM. Your post doesn't reflect that you identify much of a distinction, although in reality, they are fairly significantly different. If you have a hard time coming up with a meaningful distinction in your head yourself, I would look at sample course descriptions from both the Econ and AEM departments and see which piques your interest more. </p>

<p>As for non-business extra-curriculars, it does hurt your chances for AEM if you are unable to relate them to your business interests. A well-written essay should be able to identify connections between your ECs and business though, especially if you were the treasurer in an organization.</p>

<p>Then again, if you end up doing Econ pre-med in CAS, you don't apply to a major so your ECs won't be at any disadvantage.</p>

<p>Disclaimer: I was an Econ major in CAS, so if you have any Econ questions, I can (probably) answer them.</p>

<p>I liked the ALS school because I felt like it had the best of both worlds, both business and life science which I thought would work well for me? I don't know if that's true it was just my train of thought when I was thinking about a school. </p>

<p>Also, I took your advice and looked through the course requirements/major requirements for both ALS and CAS and they look about the same for AEM and just normal Economics. What is so different/special about AEM? I've seen a couple threads on it and I still fail to distinguish</p>

<p>Applied Economics and Management (AEM) is an undergraduate business program with predominantly business-centered courses in accounting, marketing, management, finance, applied economics, and more. It's notoriously selective (10-12% admission each year) and many people try to transfer into the major after their first years (mostly from A&S). It and Wharton (Penn) are the only two undergrad business programs in the Ivy League. It and Econ are different majors in coursetype and objective.</p>

<p>Just wondering- how would you compare the admissions rates between Wharton and AEM for RD, keeping in mind the apparently high number of athletic recruits in AEM?</p>

<p>I said look at course descriptions, not major requirements ;) </p>

<p>Read through a few paragraphs of course descriptions from the AEM and Econ departments here: Cornell</a> University - Acalog ACMS?</p>

<p>If that doesn't clarify the distinction between AEM and Econ (it might not, some course descriptions are poorly written), I can do my best to explain it. Islander4 did a good job explaining what AEM is.</p>

<p>Sorry, I still don't see too much of a difference mikey haha. I feel like they're both required to take certain economics classes and you can take classes at AEM in the regular Econ major. If you could explain it to me it would be great!</p>

<p>My point wasn't that AEM and Econ don't allow you to take courses in the other departments, but that choosing Econ or AEM means an entirely different academic focus. Econ and AEM courses are different. AEM is teaching you skills such as how to run a business, finance, and management. Econ is teaching you a social science, where you try to understand human behavior as it relates to market activity.</p>