Application Deadline Extended to April 1 for Global Business Journalism's 2023-2024 Academic Year

By: Rick Dunham | 02/27/2023

Rick Dunham is a professor and director of the Global Business Journalism (GBJ) program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The two-year master’s program is a partnership between ICFJ, Tsinghua University, and Bloomberg News. The program update has been cross-published from GBJ’s website.

Candidates interested in applying to join the Global Business Journalism program for the 2023-2024 academic year now have an extra month to apply.

You have a little extra time to apply to the Global Business Journalism program this year.

As a result of lingering complications created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the application deadline for the two-year master's program for international students has been extended to April 1. Prospective applicants for the 2023-2024 academic year, which begins in September, can get detailed information and tips for applying on the website. They must formally apply on the official Tsinghua graduate school site.

"We are thrilled that all of our international students are able to attend classes in person for the first time in three years, and we thank our Global Business Journalism students for overcoming many logistical challenges during the coronavirus pandemic," said GBJ co-director Rick Dunham. "With all of the resources of our elite program and China's top university, we are hoping to attract another class of outstanding and diverse students from all parts of the world."

The GBJ Admissions Committee has already conducted a first round of admissions interviews and will conduct additional interviews around March 20. The final interviews will be scheduled in early April. All candidates should receive updates about their status by mid-April.

Founded in 2007, the Global Business Journalism is a partnership among Tsinghua University, the International Center for Journalists and Bloomberg News. It is the first English language journalism master's program in China, and it remains the only business journalism master's program on the Chinese mainland.

GBJ has built a stellar reputation for enhancing the quality of business journalism around the world and preparing a multimedia-savvy group of young journalists for the rapidly changing media landscape. The program has trained about 500 students from nearly 70 nations, and its alumni have worked for some of the leading news agencies in the world, including Bloomberg News, the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal, Agence France-Presse, the South China Morning Post, CGTN and CNBC.

The program – featuring both Chinese and international students – provides a challenging, multicultural education teaching how the cover the intricacies of global economics, finance and business. The faculty, composed of veteran international journalists, Chinese media scholars and economics experts teaches students how to skillfully cover China’s economy and the rapidly changing world economy.

Global Business Journalism offers an array of specialized courses including data mining, corporate strategies, international accounting standards, multimedia journalism, New Media practice, advanced news writing, intercultural communication, and documentary filmmaking. The program also helps students apply for internship opportunities at major media organizations.

The Global Business Journalism website has detailed instructions on the application process and tips to maximize your chances of winning admission and landing scholarships.

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