MS in Telecommunications and Network Management
Networks are the information infrastructure of an enterprise. The networked global economy has revolutionized markets and reshaped public institutions. The strategic importance of data, voice and video communications fuels a growing demand for professionals who combine knowledge of the network infrastructure with an understanding of applications and industry dynamics and an aptitude for effective project and technology management. With connectivity comes vulnerability, and this requires specialists who can not only build a network, but who can also secure it.
The M.S. in Telecommunications and Network Management (TNM) is designed to meet these needs. It offers students a comprehensive and applied overview of networking technologies. Students get a hands on and forward-looking knowledge of wired, wireless, and unified communications approaches. Students learn how to apply this knowledge to develop effective solutions that can achieve the strategic goals of the enterprise. Our faculty are familiar with the central connectivity and capacity issues that face large businesses, government entities, carriers, and network equipment providers. They have had practical experience in working with standards, government policies, laws, and regulations regarding networks of all kinds. Our faculty have also consulted with diverse organizations in both public and private sectors on infrastructure security approaches. The TNM program incorporates this experience into learning opportunities that can provide students a practical perspective on how to analyze, design, evaluate and manage the total context of networking technology.
Courses give students flexibility to design a program that fits the students career goals. There are classes in technology, management, industry and policy. Students are also encouraged to develop study plans with consideration for obtaining a Certificate of Advanced Study in such areas as Information Security Management, Information Innovation, or Data Science. The economic and policy aspects of the program stress the international environment as well as national and local markets. To complement their program, students may take courses in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Whitman School of Management, or the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.