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Major: Business & Financial Journalism
Degree awarded: Bachelor of Arts
Total credit hours: 51
Internship/Practicum opportunities: Visit the Career Development Center for internship information.
The business and financial journalism program at Thiel College is a joint venture between the Department of Media, Communication and Public Relations and the Department of Business Administration and Accounting. Students will learn the basics of business management, accounting and economics, while learning excellent journalism and media communication skills.
You can expect a wide range of courses as a business and financial journalism major, such as journalism, media law, communication ethics, accounting, business management, marketing, economics and other topics. This unique program prepares students for professional positions in print, broadcast and/or online journalism reporting on a wide variety of business, financial and economic news. This can include international news, such as export and import statistics, trade agreements, currency exchanges, multi-country or global economic growth and recessions, effects of international tax rates, worker immigration policies, intellectual property law, etc. Such news also includes national and regional news about unemployment, housing starts, business startups, domestic stock and bond markets, inflation rates, Federal Reserve Board policies, product/service research and development, tax rates, job training, government contracts with business, government regulation of business, management changes, corporate mergers and acquisitions, corporate earnings, profiles of corporations and/or individual executives, corporate bankruptcies, labor union strikes, corporate philanthropy and much more!
Visit our Academic Catalog (2020-2021) for course listings.
Thiel College offers scholarships to students for reasons such as academic success, community service or involvement, exemplary leadership and more! The scholarships available to business and financial journalism majors are:
Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about the types of aid available to students.
It's easy to get involved on campus! Joining a student club or organization is an excellent way to meet others and gain leadership experience. A media & journalism major might be interested in the following clubs and orgs:
Visit our Campus Life page to see a full list of student clubs and organizations.
The ability to communicate effectively and disseminate information about the complex business world will open doors in many careers.
A degree in business and financial journalism from Thiel College will prepare you for positions in:
*Job and salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.