Student studying

Interested in dabbling in business, but your heart is elsewhere? Pairing a business minor with a non-business major can signal your readiness to function within an organization. You will be able to understand and contribute to the business decisions that are made even if your primary focus is elsewhere. When you understand the economic and financial rationale for a company decision, you will be better prepared to adapt your programs and advocate for productive change.

Benefits of One Course At A Time

Cornell's block plan provides you with the opportunity to experience aspects of business life that are outside the reach of most undergraduates. Experiential learning means you meet people working in the business world, visit various business organizations, and directly observe business processes. In other words, you aren't anchored to just reading about business theory and practices, you see it first-hand. 

Off-campus studies

Block-long, off-campus study opportunities are offered in Argentina, Chicago, Shanghai, Dallas, and more. You'll get the chance to talk to business leaders, and discuss real problems, which will help you build bridges between what you learned in class and what you observe in the business world. You will learn through firsthand experience, whether on the trading floor in Chicago's financial district or on the floor of factories in emerging global markets. 

Internships and fellowships

Internships are an integral part of your coursework. Working in consultation with a faculty advisor, you may be eligible to receive academic credit for an internship. Recent locations include: 

  • Jacobson Group, Chicago, Illinois
  • Teacher Created Materials, Huntington Beach, California
  • Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Nortek Air Solutions, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
  • Republican National Committee, Washington, D.C.