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:
Common Business Core (3 courses)
Degree Requirement (6 courses)
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.
COMMON BUSINESS CORE
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
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:
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
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
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: