Program Contact: Sara Silver 203-582-7762

The minor in Financial Communication and Business Journalism is designed for students who want to stand out in the fields of news, public relations, nonprofits, companies and government. Students will learn to understand business fundamentals, discover opportunities in public budgets, interpret financial data, articulate business strategies, research markets using journalistic tools and think critically about business models. This specialty opens careers in investor relations, corporate communications, market research and the healthiest parts of media.

Students wishing to minor in financial communication and business journalism must complete 18 credits. 

Financial Communication and Business Journalism Minor Curriculum

For students whose majors are inside and outside of the School of Communications, required minor courses are:

Minor requirements 1
EC 111Principles of Microeconomics3
AC 211Financial Accounting3
FIN 201Fundamentals of Financial Management3
JRN 388Business Reporting:Following the money3
JRN 488The International Money Trail3
Complete one financial communication and business journalism elective from the list below:3
Intermediate Accounting I
Advanced Excel Programming (CIS 350)
Writing for Strategic Comm
Corporate Public Relations
Statistical Programming With R
Web Analytics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Creating Digital Businesses
Financial Statement Analysis
Intermediate Corporate Finance
American Business History
Globalization and International Business
International Marketing Research
International Finance
News Reporting
Entrepreneurial Media (The MIC Project)
Internet Marketing
Marketing Research
Investor Relations
Total Credits18

School of Business students cannot count core courses and must substitute from 300-level electives outside of their major from the electives list or others as approved by the program director.