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Graduate Certificate Business Journalism

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Business Journalism

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Advance your media career with the only online graduate certificate in business journalism, offered by the internationally renowned Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Taught fully online through the Cronkite School’s Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, this five-course, 15-hour graduate certificate will help you compete for the many jobs in business journalism.

You’ll learn best practices in covering companies, markets and the economy. And you’ll emerge better equipped to tell compelling business stories, analyze financial and economic data, and investigate business leaders and operations. If your beat isn’t business, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of how money drives decisions in government, politics, the arts, sports and other areas.

The certificate consists of these five three-credit courses:

  • Issues in Coverage of Business and the Economy
  • Critical Analysis of Business Journalism
  • Better Business Storytelling
  • Data in Business Journalism
  • Investigative Business Journalism

The certificate, which can be completed within six months, is designed for journalists globally who are seeking expertise in business journalism.

Your instructors include Andrew Leckey, Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism and former syndicated investment columnist and CNBC anchor; Steve Doig, Knight Chair in Journalism and Pulitzer Prize winner; and Robin J. Phillips, a former editor at BusinessWeek Online.

For more than a decade, the Reynolds Center has trained thousands of professional journalists in how to cover business better through regional workshops, webinars and its website: BusinessJournalism.org.

The Cronkite School is a world leader in business journalism education, offering a specialization at both the undergraduate and graduate levels since 2009. Graduates have gone on to internships and jobs at major media outlets, such as Bloomberg News, Thomson Reuters, CNBC, MarketWatch, MSNBC.com and the Los Angeles Times. Named after the longtime CBS anchor, the Cronkite School has been recognized as a leader and innovator in journalism education by The New York Times, The Times of London, American Journalism Review, multiple journalism foundations and the Federal Communications Commission.

Graduate tuition in spring 2014 is $482 per credit hour, with no additional program fees.

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