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Global Business Journalism
Teaching Medium: English
Degree Awarded: Master's Degree
Entry Requirements: Bachelor's Degree
Duration: 2 Years
Starting Date: Sep.2020
Application Deadline: Feb 23, 2020
Tuition Fee:
CNY 30,000 per year
Application Fee:
300 USD (Non-Refundable)
Schools: Other


One of the impacts of China’s increasing power in the global economy is a soaring demand for trained journalists who can understand that exciting, complicated development – and explain it, in depth, to China and the world.

Tsinghua Master of Arts degree in Global Business Journalism is designed to meet that growing need. The program offers international students the opportunity to master the fine points of business, finance and economics in China. All courses are taught in English, the international language of business, by renowned scholars and journalists with extensive global experience. The facilities and equipment rival those of other leading journalism programs in the world.

The program aims to bring business journalism in China in line with top international reporting standards. Tsinghua School of Journalism and Communication has a long history of cooperation with major international media and financial-information organizations, such as Bloomberg, Reuters, Business Week, New York Times, Financial Times, CNN and others. These partners have contributed talent, equipment and financial support, and several provide internships for students.

For GBJ program, Tsinghua has teamed up with the U.S.-based International Center for Journalists to offer an array of specialized courses that are on the forefront of global business journalism. Students can learn about international accounting standards, complex financial derivatives, journalistic ethics, advanced feature writing techniques and the management of media organizations – knowledge that is transferable to other economies and other professions.

The program benefits from its proximity to Tsinghua’s prestigious School of Economics and Management, as well as to the many media and technology companies in Beijing. Internships, field trips and recruiter visits are integral parts of the program.
The goal is to create a cadre of smart, sophisticated reporters, editors and public relations professionals who can enhance the understanding of economic and corporate developments in China and the world.

The program has three characteristics:

(1) Two years’ full-time program
(2) Globalized faculty
(3) Fully taught in English
Courses and Requirements

Basic Courses

  Introduction to Mass Communications and Society in Contemporary China
  Chinese Language
  Intercultural communication
  Media Research Methods

Core Courses

  English Financial News Reporting and Writing
  Multimedia Business Reporting
  Global Business Journalism (advanced)
  Economics and Accounting Basics for Journalists
  Business Data Mining and Analysis

Elective Courses

  Corporate Communication
  Opinion and News Commentary
  Hot topics in the Global Economy
  Feature Writing
  Corporate Strategies, Case Studies of Chinese and  Global Companies
  Personal Finance Reporting
  Media Management
  Workshop on Film and TV Production
  Theory and Practice of Public Diplomacy
  International Communication
  Public Relations: An Introduction
  Public Speaking

Other Requirements

  Pro-Seminar for Master Candidates in Global Business Journalism
  Literature Review and Thesis Proposal
  Academic Activities

Application Schedule

Phase 1: Before December 24, 2011

Phase 2: Before February 22, 2012

Both the Online Application and a complete set of Application documents should be completed and the package should be received by February 22, 2012.

Please note that for the Government or University scholarship applicants, online application and all the application documents should be submitted before December 24, 2011.


Tuition: RMB 30,000/year.

Accidental Injury and Hospitalization Insurance: RMB 600/year

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree.
1 Photocopy of valid passport
With photo, passport number &expiration date and name included.

2 Passport-sized photo
A passport-sized photo taken recently of the applicant.

3.  Bachelor's degree diploma
Graduation certificate should be in Chinese or English.If not, it should be translated into Chinese or English and be notarized.

4.  Transcript of undergraduate school

5.  Two recommendation letters
From professor,associate professor or equivalents.

6.  Certificate of English proficiency test
IELTS or TOEFl will only be required if the applicant is not a native English speaker.

7.  Personal Statement
Personal Statement with the applicant's signature, written in Chinese or in English. You can download a template or sample from here.

8.  Resume
Written in Chinese or in English