Learn to follow the money… and cover some of the biggest stories of our time
Students in NYU’s Business & Economic Reporting program learn to follow the money and in the process, cultivate the skills needed to cover impactful stories about power, innovation, disruption and inequality in their communities and the global economy. Over three semesters, our students not only gain intensive journalism training from professors with broad experience covering business, they also build subject-matter expertise in accounting, economics and corporate finance through courses at NYU’s Stern School of Business. The program’s small size, with an average of 12 students per year, ensures students receive plentiful feedback and attention from their professors. In addition to their courses, the class meets weekly with editors from the most prestigious news organizations, and students are individually paired with mentors from leading news outlets. In the summer, they gain additional hands-on reporting experience during full-time internships in New York City — an undisputed capital of media. Every year, we also travel (all expenses paid) to London for a week-long seminar studying the U.K. and European Union economies. Graduates have gone on to jobs at leading news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, the Financial Times, CNN, CNBC and many more.
A Journalism Degree Bolstered by MBA Courses
Students in Business and Economic Reporting engage in an innovative course of study that combines rigorous reporting training with in-depth coursework in NYU’s top-ranked Stern School of Business. They graduate fluent in the economics and finance sector and ready to report on the world’s most exciting stories from day one.
Reuters. CNBC. The Wall Street Journal.
BER students study journalism in the beating heart of the media industry, New York City, and quickly develop a network of industry peers and mentors. They graduate with an extensive portfolio of work created through full-time internships and rigorous coursework, and virtually all of them land jobs in top financial publications within a few months of graduation.
We believe that our students will benefit greatly from relationships with outstanding journalists as they seek to create their own paths in the world of business journalism. We view this mentorship program as a valuable tool to help BER students connect with accomplished professionals for advice on their journalism education and their careers.
Each of our mentors is a distinguished graduate of the BER program.
The New York Times
The Detroit News
Recent Published Work
BER faculty and students are active and regular contributors
to top national and international publications.
BER Student Marta Orosz wins two awards
Marta Orosz wins two awards: the Overseas Press Club Scholarship and the Helmut Schmidt Award for Economic and Financial Reporting.
BER Alum Patrícia Campos Mello wins International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists
Patrícia Campos Mello is a reporter at Folha de S. Paulo, a major news organization in Brazil.
Speaker Bercow’s “Brexit for Breakfast” talk at NYU Journalism receives wide press coverage
John Bercow, Speaker of the UK House of Commons, was the special guest of the Business and Economic Reporting (BER) program on Monday, September 16, 2019.