Journalism

Why Study Business in Boston?

Boston University offers more than just your average college experience.  The urban setting allows students to enjoy the benefits of the historic city.  They can relive history on the Freedom Trail, grab some chowdah at Faneuil Hall, hop the T to Chinatown or catch a Sox game at the iconic Fenway Park. The experiences available in this cultural Mecca are endless.

Boston is the metro center of New England and a leading area for research and industry in the world. In the field of business and economics journalism, Boston offers outstanding opportunities to cover and learn about business from banking to biotechnology.

Boston is a world capital of high-technology and bio-technology businesses. It has long been a source of venture capital and remains an important source of capital to start and expand new businesses. It is home to industry leaders such as Fidelity Investments, State Street Bank and Akamai Technologies. It is among the world’s leading cities for higher education.

More Reasons

  • A powerful lineup of guest speakers in class, including executives, economists, journalists and innovators.
  • A fall semester trip to New York to leading media companies, with opportunities to network with hiring editors.
  • Strong partnerships with business-media organizations in Boston, including Reuters and Boston Business Journal.
  • A chance to grow as a non-fiction writer, including the chance to work alongside published authors.
  • A strong multimedia sequence of courses.
  • The chance to get published clips in the first semester through work that is part of the introductory business-journalism class.
  • Small classes, close attention from professors and help from professionals, including alumni with strong industry connections, to get that first job.