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Business and Economic Reporting


Stephen Solomon is the founder and director of the Master of Arts program in Business and Economic Reporting at New York University. The program, which began in 1999, provides an innovative interdisciplinary curriculum of business journalism courses at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and MBA courses at NYU's Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

In a time when financial and economic stories lead the news cycle throughout the day, aspiring business writers need a deep understanding of the subject matter they are covering. The BER program provides that understanding.

On the journalism side, students learn news and feature writing and work not just in print but also in multimedia. On the MBA side, they take courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, corporate finance, accounting, and more. Each student takes a full-time internship in the summer before their final semester. Read more about the program's curriculum.

Graduates of the program are working at the leading news organizations, including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Reuters, Bloomberg News, Forbes, The Financial Times, Money, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, and Business Insider. Most graduates work in New York; others have postings at news bureaus abroad, including Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, London, and Moscow.