- Degrees Available:
- Major: Yes
- Minor: No
- Graduate Degree: No
- Campus: Macomb
- Study Opportunities:
Undergraduate Majors, Minors & Programs of Study
As we now depend daily on the stability and reliability of our telecommunication networks and systems, there is a very strong demand for individuals with a background in telecommunication management. The objective of the telecommunications management curriculum is to provide students with the theory, tools, technical expertise and management know-how required to be successful in planning, designing and managing a telecommunications environment.
A foundation in computing principles, computer security, local area networks, wide area networks, network performance analysis and distributed systems will be the cornerstones of the curriculum.
Telecommunications Management is a very broad and dynamics field, hence we have designed our curriculum with this in mind.
The need for individuals with expertise in telecommunications management is reflected in the current Bureau of Labor Statistics information. The United States Department of Labor has listed "network systems and data communications analysts" as being the second fastest growing occupation covered in the 2005-06 Occupational Outlook Handbook. They list the most significant source of post-secondary education or training for this to be a bachelor's degree.
Why Networking Technologies (was Telecommunications Ma at WIU?
Majors in Telecommunications Management are eligible to complete an internship for academic credit, and may combine their major with any minor offered at WIU.
A Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Management opens job opportunities in many areas such as network analyst, network security officer, network systems engineer, information systems manager, and more.
The focus of the Department of Computer Science is to provide our students with an exceptional and comprehensive education in computer science, telecommunications management, and its associated professional practices.