Cornell Cooperative Business Management (AEM 3260/5260)
The CEP provides resources to students enrolled in the Cooperative Business Management class. The course explores the fundamental principles, structure, finance, management, and governance associated with the co-op business model, with a focus on agricultural cooperatives. Analyses of the cooperative business organization within the modern economy are emphasized through a mix of lectures, guest speakers, and case study discussion. Unique to the class is the experiential learning projects where study groups of 3 to 4 students take the knowledge gained in the classroom and apply it to an issue of importance to a cooperative business client.