Career in Business Journalism. Get Here Complete Course Details

By Sanjeet Nayak

Business journalism is way to communicate with each other.Now a days journalism is most demanding courses in India. Most of the modern candidate prefer to do career in journalism. Business Journalism is a part of journalism who records, analyze, tracks and interprets the business , economic and financial activities which are taking places in our societies. The journalism areas provides news and information about place, people and issues related to business only. Those journalist who are working for busniess, classified as "Business Journalist".

Business Journalists act as watchdogs against the increasing influence of the biggest organizations in a society like corporations. Business journalists are the ones that tell the general public what companies are growing and which ones are struggling, also the ones that are taking care of the environment, and the ones who are damaging. With the evolving trends in journalism, many have sensed the opportunity of business journalism. Many of the students have selected this course as a career option. The skills of a business journalist are used across all beats, from crime to education to government.

What the course of Business Journalism focuses on?

  • Gathering news from different sources.
  • Editing and writing news, business reports, or articles.
  • Understanding the legal and ethical issues of the country.
  • Analyzing the current trends of news.
  • Managing broadcast equipment.
  • Keeping updated with the events occurring in the diversified world. 

Highlights of Business Journalism

Course Name  Business Journalism
Course Level PG Diploma

PG Diploma in Business Journalism (Master/Postgraduate): 1 Year

Examination Type Semester
Eligibility Varies with course
Admission Process Merit and Entrance based admission 
Top Recruiters Impact Guru, BBC, AIR, ZEE TV, STAR TV, Market Times TV, Doordarshan, IndiaToday, etc
Top Career Scopes Advertising Art Director, Broadcast Engineer, Content Writer

Top Colleges:


Course  Duration Eligibility Entrance
PG Diploma in Business Journalism 1 Year

The students who are appearing for the final semester or have completed their graduation from a recognized University.

Graduate students from any discipline can apply.

University Entrance

Skills Required

  • Proper English knowledge.
  • Concentration ability
  • Good communication skills.
  • The general idea of Media production and communication.
  • Good Interaction skills.
  • Interpersonal skills


Semester 1 Semester 2
Foundations of Finance Legal & Ethical Environment of Business
Financial Accounting and Reporting Investigative Reporting
Firms and Markets Digital Media – Economics & Behaviour
Global Economy Business Writing, Research & Reporting 2
Business Writing, Research & Reporting Creative Writing
Creative Writing Corporate Finance
News Editing Math Lab
Math Lab

Admission Process for Business Journalism:

The interested students can apply by filling up the admission form by online/offline mode. The admission process will start after the completion of the application process. The students will then be selected through the online/offline entrance exam that will be conducted by the university or college. Only the candidates who qualify the cut-off mark will be invited for the interview and counseling rounds. However, some institutions have a merit-based admission process where the students with good marks will be given first preference.

Top Entrances:

Bennett University Entrance

Career Scope:

Career Profiles Average Salary per annum
Editor Rs 2.5 lacs to Rs 12 lacs
Broadcast Engineer Rs 3.5 lacs to Rs 5.5 lacs
Content Writer Rs 3.5 lacs to Rs 12 lacs
Reporter Rs 2 lacs - Rs 3 lacs
Columnist and or Critic Rs 3 lacs - Rs 8 lacs
Researcher Rs 3.5 lacs to Rs 14 lacs
News Presenter Rs 4.5 lacs onwards

Top Recruiters

  • Business India
  • American Express
  • Axis Bank
  • Barclays Bank
  • BSE Ltd
  • Edelweiss Securities
  • HDFC Bank
  • IIFL Mutual Fund
  • JP Morgan
  • Reliance Capital

Top Hiring Cities:

  • Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Bangalore
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkatta


Q: What is the minimum eligibility for Business Journalism?
 The minimum eligibility is the student should have completed his/her graduation from a recognized university.

Q: What is the main motive of this course?
 The main motive of this course is to teach the students on how to make reports related to local, national, and global economies and report them to the general public in the simplest manner. Business Journalists report corporate affairs to compose stories about prominent business leaders, companies, economics, and the workplace.

Q: What are prominent job profiles in this field?
 Editor, Proofreader, Writer, Researcher, ScreenWriter, Illustrator, PhotoJournalist are some of the most prominent job profiles in this field.

Q: Which are top colleges providing Business journalism as a course?
: Some of the top colleges in this field are:

  • Bennett University 
  • BSE institution
  • Asian college of journalism
  • Sri Guru Govind Singh College of Commerce

Q: Is there any kind of mandatory entrances for Business Journalism?
There are some universities that have entrance exams but there are also some universities and colleges that select on the basis of merit.

Q: Who are some of the top recruiters in this field?
 Some of the top recruiters in this field are:

  • Business India
  • American Express
  • Axis Bank
  • Barclays Bank
  • BSE Ltd



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