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Online Master’s in Business Journalism (MS)

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The Master of Science in Business Journalism at Arizona State University is a 100% online degree program geared toward journalists and communications professionals who want to develop expertise in business and in communicating about business, economics and finance in order to more effectively serve audiences.

Next start date

08/17/17

Cost per credit

$502
The cost of this program is $502 per credit hour, not including fees. Technology, Financial Aid Trust and other mandatory university fees may apply.
W. P. Carey has an additional fee of $70 per credit hour. There is also a university fee of $74 per session.
The Master of Science in Business Journalism at Arizona State University is a 100% online degree program geared toward journalists and communications professionals who want to develop expertise in business and in communicating about business, economics and finance in order to more effectively serve audiences.

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Online Business Journalism Details

Students will study data journalism, reporting and storytelling, media law and entrepreneurship at one of the nation’s leading journalism schools, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, home to the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. Additionally, students will take online courses in economics, finance, accounting, statistics, markets and organizations offered through the W.P. Carey School of Business, one of the nation’s leading business schools. In the degree’s capstone course, students will apply their knowledge of business in a journalistic context.

Instructors include renowned journalists and communicators such as Andrew Leckey, Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism and former syndicated investment columnist and CNBC anchor; Pulitzer Prize-winning data specialist Steve Doig, Cronkite’s Knight Chair in Journalism; and Retha Hill, a former vice president for BET Interactive who leads the Cronkite School’s New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab.

The online degree is expected to attract students from a variety of backgrounds: aspiring business journalists, reporters who want to improve their understanding of finance and working journalists looking to improve their economic coverage of topics from sports to sustainability. The online Master of Science in Business Journalism program also will be of value to communications professionals in public relations, education or other public or private environments in which an understanding of business and economics and how to effectively communicate on those topics, is essential. The program is open to students both in the U.S. and abroad

What it costs

The cost of this program is $502 per credit hour, not including fees. Technology, Financial Aid Trust and other mandatory university fees may apply.
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Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Some programs may have additional requirements for admission.