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The MSJ Technology and Business curriculum provides you with a solid foundation in the principles of modern journalism as well as in-depth subject area knowledge in technology business reporting. You’ll also have an opportunity to take a few additional elective courses that match your interests and career goals.

In addition to coursework, the MSJ program offers a variety of experiences that enable you to travel to different cities and countries, gain additional skills, meet alumni and industry professionals and plan for post-graduation.

Quarter Overview

Quarter 1 - Chicago (fall)

Quarter 2 - Chicago (winter)

  • Take a core MSJ course:
  • Take MSJ courses:
    • News Reporting
    • Context Course
      • How 21st Century Media Work, or
      • The Journalist Abroad: Legal Risks and Dilemmas, or
      • The Vote: Rigging Elections, Stacking the Deck, Subverting American Democracy and Defying Demographics
  • Take a specialization-specific course:
  • Travel domestically or internationally with students in your specialization through Medill Explores to learn about Technology and Business reporting in other geographies.
  • Participate in Medill Fridays events, including speakers, interactive workshops, career-preparation seminars and community-building activities.

Quarter 3 - San Francisco (spring)

  • Take a specialization-specific course:
  • Take elective courses:
  • Engage with Medill Career Services and faculty on professional goal setting and planning for post-graduation.
  • Travel to Society of American Business Editors and Writers Conference in New York, which also includes side trips.

Quarter 4 - San Francisco (summer)

Optional Quarter 5 (fall)