Cornell's Deep Roots

At Cornell University, undergraduate business students actually are a part of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS). The business program is located in CALS's Department of Applied Economics & Management, because it was formerly focused on agricultural economics. It started evolving into a general business program in the 1950s, but there are still traces of its unique roots, almost 100 years after it was founded. While undergraduate business students at other top universities are finding demand curves and calculating assets their first year, Cornell students are doing all of that plus taking a semester of biology and another semester of physics or chemistry.

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