Business Journalism: Eligibility,Job Options,Syllabus,Colleges

Business Journalism includes coverage of news related to local, national, and global economies and report them to general public in a simplest manner.

Business Journalists  report corporate affairs compose stories about prominent business leaders, companies,economics and the workplace.


According to Chris Roush,Dean of the School of Communications,Quinnipiac University,

"Business journalists act as the watchdogs against the increasing influence of the biggest organizations in society – corporations. Business journalists are the ones that tell us what companies are hiring and which ones are struggling, which ones are taking care of the environment and which ones are not. Even if you’re not interested in business journalism as a career, the skills of a business journalist are used across all beats, from crime to education to government."


Highlights

Course Level
P.G Diploma 
Examination Type
Semester-wise/Year-wise
Eligibility for the program
 Completed graduation with English as a core subject
Duration of the program
1 year
Average Tuition Fee
1,50,000 INR – 3,00,000 INR
Average Salary (per month)
Between 10,000 INR to 30,000 INR
Job Profiles
Editor, Proofreader, Writer, Researcher, ScreenWriter, Illustrator, PhotoJournalist, etc.




Courses and Eligibility

Course 

Duration

Eligibility

Entrance

PG Diploma1 year

Students who are appearing for the final semester or have finished their graduation from a recognized University. The graduation can be in any discipline.


University Entrance



Top Recruiters

Students can work as journalists in business newspapers, business TV channels and business websites.

Some of the  Top Recruiters in this industry are

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


Admission Process

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 online/offline entrance exam. This entrance exam is done to test the Business knowledge and English proficiency of the student. After the entrance exam the aspiring students will go through an interview round. Then the students who qualified the exam will be intimidated for the admission process 

Syllabus

The duration of the program is 1 year and is usually  spread across 2 semesters.

The course structure basically consists of subjects like:-

  • Reporting, Writing and Editing
  • Integrated Journalism
  • Key issues in Business Journalism
  • Economics
  • Companies Briefing
  • Finance and Financial Markets
  • Global trade and finance
  • Technology and Law

You can also learn software like Adobe Premier Pro,Adobe Photoshop,Illustrator,Adobe Photoshop and Canva.


Skills Required

Communication skills. Journalists should have strong communication skills to report the news both verbally and in writing.

Computer skills-Journalists must have their hands on various editing equipment and other broadcast-related devices.

Interpersonal skills-To develop contacts and conduct interviews, reporters need to build good relationships with many people.

Stamina-Journalists must be able to cope up with their fast-paced work and must be able to keep up with the additional hours of work.


Top Entrances

  • Bennett University Entrance
  • Some colleges don't have entrances rather they  have selection based on merit and interview round.



Career and Job Prospects

Job Profile Job DescriptionAnnual Salary
Print JournalismIn print journalism you can work in Newspapers as an Editor, Sub- Editor, Writer, Proof-Reader, Reporter,Columnist, Critic, Photojournalists and Cartoonist .
2-3 Lacs
Electronic JournalismIn Electronic Journalism you can work in the television and internet segments as a Researcher,Reporters,Production Workers and Presenters.
3-4 Lacs



FAQ's


Q: What is the minimum eligibility for Business Journalism?

A: 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?

A: 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 general public in a simplest manner. Business Journalists  report corporate affairs compose stories about prominent business leaders, companies,economics and the workplace.


Q: What are prominent job profiles in this field?

A: 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?

A: 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?

A: There are some universities that have entrance exams but there are also some universities and colleges those select on the basis of merit.


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

A: Some of the top recruiters in this field are:

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

For more information refer to the top recruiter section.


Q: What are the skills required in this field?

A: Some of the skills required in this field are:

  • Communication skills.-Journalists should have strong communication skills to report the news both verbally and in writing.
  • Computer skills-Journalists must have their hands on various editing equipment and other broadcast-related devices.
  • Interpersonal skills-To develop contacts and conduct interviews, reporters need to build good relationships with many people.
  • Stamina-Journalists must be able to cope up with their fast-paced work and must be able to keep up with the additional hours of work.


Q: What are the course curriculum of Business Journalism?

A: The course curriculum are as follows:

  • Reporting, Writing and Editing
  • Integrated Journalism
  • Key issues in Business Journalism
  • Economics
  • Companies Briefing
  • Finance and Financial Markets
  • Global trade and finance
  • Technology and Law




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