Master of Science in Network & Communication Management & Services

The telecommunications industry is undergoing rapid change as technology innovations change how companies in this space operate. As companies shift resources from landline service to building out 4G and LTE offerings, they also are looking to leverage their networks to provide new services and applications to their customers. This has become a vital shift as traditional telecommunications providers find their business models under attack by rivals like Google, Apple and Netflix.

The Stevens master’s degree in Communication and Network Management and Services was created to train managers in the telecommunications industry to think about the future of networks and services, and to prepare them to take on leadership roles in the telecom industry or in the communications departments of large companies. Graduates will gain a broader perspective on the network — to see it as a tool, rather than a bunch of routers or wireless access points, that can be used to help customers solve their business problems. 

About the Curriculum

The 36-credit Network & Communication Management & Services program addresses the changing needs and business model of the global communications industry, businesses, and government for technical expertise combined with business skills. The program provides students with advanced technical knowledge of applied communications integrated with business management. This program prepares students to plan, implement and manage leading edge communications capabilities. The objective is for students to become a technical business and management professionals responsible for planning communications products and services; for leading the resources required to implement the plan, including people, product, networks, and systems, and for the decisions and budgeting for development, acquisition, installation, and maintenance of products and services.

The Network & Communication Management & Services program has 3 components:

  1. Common Business Core (3 courses)
  2. Degree Requirement (6 courses)
  3. Electives (3 courses)

The NCMS graduate program (M.S. & MBA) is an interdisciplinary program between the School of Technology Management and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the School of Engineering and Science. The School of Business administers the program. This program is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) – designated by the department of Homeland Security. A Co-OP is an available option for students seeking work experience.


  • MGT 609 Project Management Fundamentals
  • MGT 615 Financial Decision Making
  • MGT 689 Organizational Behavior and Design


  • TM 601 Principles of Applied Telecommunications Technologies
  • TM 605 Probability and Stochastic Process
  • TM 610 Business Information Networks
  • TM 612 Regulation & Policy in the Telecommunication Industry
  • TM 615 Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
  • TM 630 Broadband Networking: Services & Technology

Twelve graduate courses (36 credits) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the degree of Master of Science or twenty graduate courses (60 credits) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA.).


Information on concentrations or career options can be found by selecting the “Concentrations or Career Options” tab above.


Two 3-course concentrations are available in NCMS:

View Study Plans for NCMS degree


Network & Communication Management & Services

The following courses are required in the following sequence to earn the Graduate Certificate in NCMS.

  • TM 601 Principles of Applied Telecommunications Technology
  • TM 605 Probability and Stochastic Processes
  • TM 610 Business Information Networks
  • TM 612 Regulation and Policy in the Telecommunications Industry
Management of Broadband and Converged Networks

Previous experience in EE, communications engineering, TM 601 & TM 610, or equivalent required.

  • TM612 Regulation and Policy in the Communication Industry
  • TM630 Broadband Networking Services and Technology
  • TM631 Broadband Service Management
  • 1 elective with permission of your advisor
Management of Wireless  Networks

Courses in this program have the graduate pre-reqs of TM601, TM605, TM610, and MGT615/MGT600 or equivalent

  • TM615 Wireless Networking and Mobile Computing
  • TM616 Global Wireless Industry
  • TM617 Next Generation Wireless Systems
  • TM/EE 584 Wireless Systems Security or TM618 Performance Management Of Emerging Mobile Wireless Networks


Career Options

School of Business

With permission of a faculty adviser, qualified NCMS students may choose any 3 courses from another School of Business degree program. Students wishing to progress to the MBA are advised to take the following 3 general business courses:

  • MGT 606 Economics for Managers
  • MGT 623 Advanced Financial Management
  • MGT 657 Operations Management

NCMS students may also choose from the set of specially designed School of Business “career options” in the following subject areas:

  • Business Intelligence & Analytics
  • Social Networks
  • Technology Leadership

From Other Schools at Stevens Institute of Technology

With permission of a faculty adviser, qualified students may alternatively choose to take up to 3 courses in another school at Stevens. Example career options include:

School of Systems and Enterprises

  • Engineering Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Software Engineering

School of Science and Engineering

  • Computer Science
  • Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology