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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. 

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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. Students will learn best practices in covering companies, markets and the economy. They will emerge better equipped to tell compelling business stories, analyze financial and economic data, and investigate business leaders and operations. However, even if your beat isn’t business, you will 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. 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.


All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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