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MPS in Applied Economics and Management

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The STEM-designated Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Applied Economics and Management (AEM) furthers your career and gives you a competitive edge in just one year. Housed within Cornell’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the program provides a curriculum that combines a strong core with a concentration area specific to your individual interest.

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

  • Behavioral Finance
  • Behavioral Marketing
  • Business of Food
  • International and Development Economics
  • Sustainable Business and Economic Policy
  • Technology Management
Teaching ModeFull Time
Academic RequirementsNo academic background in business or economics required

  • B.S. or B.A. from an accredited university
  • Completion of Cornell undergraduate minor in business, or its equivalent.

Note: If you have not completed all of the business minor prerequisites, please indicate on the application how you plan to fulfill them before you are to enter the program.

Tuition Fees

For the 2023-2024 academic school year, tuition rates are approximately $65,204 (about $32,602 per semester). More information on cost can be found at the Graduate School’s Financial Support page.

Length1 Year
Application Deadline
  • September 1 - Application Opens
  • December 1 - Round 1 Deadline
  • January 15 - Round 2 Deadline
  • March 1 - Round 3 Deadline
  • April 15 - Round 4 Deadline
Application Procedure

Interested students should apply online through the Cornell University Graduate School. Applicants must submit all of the following items to be considered for admission and financial support the subsequent fall term:

  • Complete the Cornell University Graduate School application form
    • Select “Applied Economics and Management” as the field
  • Submit statement of purpose explaining your academic interest and its relation to your professional goals
  • Submit resume
  • Complete the video interview (invitation to complete this portion of application sent automatically after submitting application)
  • Submit all undergraduate transcript(s) along with any graduate school transcripts confirming completion of BS or BA from an accredited university
  • Submit international credentials (if applicable)
    • International equivalent of bachelor’s degree
    • All transcripts, diplomas, or academic records issued by institution in original language
    • Demonstration of proficiency in English language by submitting official TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
    • First letter from a former or current instructor
    • Second letter from an advisor, mentor, coach or supervisor
  • Submit the non-refundable application fee of $105
  • Submit results of the GRE/GMAT examination (optional)
    • Note the test-optional policy is in place for fall 2023 admissions cycle only

More detailed information on the application process can be found at the MPS-AEM Admissions Information page.