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Global Business Journalism (GBJ)
- General Information


    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


    Tuition: RMB 39,000/year.

    Accidental Injury and Hospitalization Insurance: RMB 600/year.


    Tuition Fee
    Master RMB 39,000 pre year
    RMB 78,000 in total (About $ 14,305)
    Accommodation Fee
    Zijing Apartment
    Double Room RMB 40 to RMB 80
    Single Room RMB 80
    Other Fees
    Service Fee USD 150
    Living Expense RMB 2,200 to RMB 2,800
- How Much Scholarship Cover
Admission Only
- You Need Pay After Got Scholarship (RMB)
  • Tuition:  39,000 / Year
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement

Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport. Applicants for master's degree programs should have a bachelor's degree

- Application Documents

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. Passport photo

A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant

3. Undergraduate school transcript

4. Bachelor's degree diploma

Graduation certificate in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

5. Certificate of HSK

Certificate of HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test),No need for English medium programs

6. Two letters of recommendation

Two academic recommendation letters from scholars of associate professorship or higher (must show referee’s phone number and email address on the letter).

7. Personal Statement

A brief introduction of the applicant’s personal history and an explanation of why the applicant is interested in the program.

8. Photocopy of valid passport

With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included

9. GMAT/GRE score

Authorized Copy of GMAT/GRE score of 600 or above within the period of validity of 5 years if apply to study in School of Economics and Management.

  • Step 1: Click "Apply Now" button below and pay scholarship service fee.

  • Step 2: Wait for the payment confirmation, then provide documents guidance. (including the application form)

  • Step 3: Submit documents and wait for result and admission documents (including admission letter, visa letter)
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