Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    Mar 26, 2023  
Courses of Study 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Trade and Development Minor

In SC Johnson College of Business  

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.


All Cornell undergraduates except students enrolled in Dyson. Students are eligible to sign up for the minor as early as their first year and no later than their sixth semester.

Academic Policies

All courses must be taken for a letter grade and a grade of a C or better is required.

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.

Introductory Economics (6 credits)

Core Requirements

The minor’s core requirements (15 credits) must be fulfilled by taking courses from the list below.  Please note that 6 credits must be AEM courses.

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 AEM minors – the courses you choose may only count toward one minor.

Economic Theory or Practice (3 credits)

One of the following courses is required:

International Trade and Development, Various Topics (12 credits)

Four of the following courses are required: