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Cornell to launch business minor

ITHACA — Growing interest in business education at Cornell University led the school to add another academic option for its students.

Cornell will launch a business minor for all undergraduates, except current seniors, next semester, according to a news release.

The minor comes at a good time because many students are looking to gain some familiarity with business concepts before graduation, says Deborah Streeter, university-wide business minor faculty director.

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“There has always been a lot of interest across the board in business education,” Streeter says.

The minor requires that students complete introductory courses in statistics and microeconomics as well as 12 credits in classes on topics including marketing, management, and more.

Courses directed toward the minor currently exist and are taught by current faculty members, Streeter says.

“What we were trying to do is create a minor from resources that already exist on campus,” Streeter says.

Enrollment estimates for the minor vary from 50 to 500 students, Streeter says. Cornell has more than 14,000 undergraduate students, according the university.

Contact Imbert at news@cnybj.com

 

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