Extract meaning from balance sheets and quarterly reports.
Steep yourself in business and economics, all in the context of current events.
What You'll Study
M.A. students in the Business concentration master the three attributes of excellent economics reporting: a firm grasp of basic economic theory and institutions; hands‐on knowledge of data for measuring economic performance and assessing the validity of economic arguments; and the ability to find and report compelling stories.
They also learn to conceive and execute high-level stories about the business sector. Students dive into accounting, corporate finance and securities and management, while staying firmly rooted in the journalistic process. We teach simple, fast and effective ways to break down complicated problems, locate relevant data and compensate for inherent biases.
Recent guest lecturers have included economists Bruce Greenwald and Ed McKelvey; Disney chief operating officer Thomas Staggs; and CNBC host Jim Cramer.
Sara Jerving '14 M.A., Business Concentration, wrote her thesis on how Liberians thought Ebola was a government scam.Read her article published in The Nation.