A team from Bloomberg has paid a visit to the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), to seek partnership for its financial journalism training programme in Ghana. The three-member team led by Ms. Erana M. Stennett visited the school to assess a possible partnership for its financial Journalism Training programme. Bloomberg is a Media, Technology and Financial Data Company which provides financial information on international capital markets to the investment community.
The prestigious international Company provides influential decision makers with a competitive edge by connecting them to a network of information, people and ideas. According to Robert Dunn, one of the three-member representation, Bloomberg after conducting intensive research has taken interest in designing a programme which will contribute to the development of financial reporting on the continent. The decision is due to the inadequacy of skilled personnel reporting on financial issues in Africa and the provision of accurate data and information in stimulating investment and contributing to economic growth.
The cross disciplinary programme is set to provide requisite financial journalism training to increase the number of qualified business and financial journalists to promote the link between transparency, accountability and economic growth. It will also increase and enhance delegates’ understanding of data and how it can drive economic development. Finally, the programme will increase international development through improved economic and business coverage to bring best practices to media leaders and connect them with international media technology and business.
The programme seeks to attract people with degrees from reputable Universities and is a post diploma/degree short course. The programme is designed to suit the contextual needs of the African Continent and has been successfully ran with business and journalism schools in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa and has resulted in more than five hundred journalists and business readers completing the programme.
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