Designed for graduate students who have an inadequate background in accounting. Covers
the same material covered in ACC 200 and 201 or the equivalent. Not open to students
who have credit for ACC 200 and 201 or the equivalent.
An introduction to financial accounting from a "user" perspective. Emphasis will be
on accounting concepts, financial reporting, and how decision makers use accounting
information. The course will concentrate on analyzing and interpreting accounting
information and financial reports; communication of financial results to external
users; and an introduction to business ethics.
The application of accounting to business management with emphasis on planning, control
of operations, and decision-making, including study of cost behavior, the use of cost
data in job order, process and standard costing; budgeting; and introduction to international
accounting; and a study of business ethics. Prerequisite: ACC 200.
The fundamental concepts, relationships, and principles of managing organized activities
are studied. Special emphasis is given to human behavior in organized systems, with
attention to the diverse workforce, interpersonal relations, group processes, and
the philosophy for managing human resources effectively. Prerequisite: junior standing.
TSM Graduate Core (Required or Compulsory) Courses
Careful study of accounting as related to problems of making business decisions. Cases
and problems dealing with accounting concepts and the use of accounting data in planning
operations and policy formulation. "Real world" business cases and problems are examined
in detail. Prerequisite: ACC 201 or ACC 490.
Studies management as a profession, with special emphasis upon behavioral and organizational
issues. Examines individual, group and organizational processes in light of the environment
within which the organization functions. Special attention is given to managing in
non U.S. settings and the ethical problems faced in the managerial job. Prerequisites:
MGT 350 or equivalent, and graduate standing.
A graduate level introduction to the underlying principles of telecommunications.
This course presents the problems and solutions involved in communicating over extended
distances. Topics include: fundamental physical and electronic concepts; information
theory; types of media; requirements and capacity calculations; modulation and multiplexing
methods; standards and architectures; modern applications and issues. Throughout the
presentation of the technical fundamentals, discussion will focus on relevant management
issues such as cost, infrastructure, support, and business advantage.
A graduate level introduction to modern telecommunication systems. This course presents
systems oriented approaches for rapid and reliable communication over extended distances.
Topics include: local area network topology, structure, and operating systems; backbone
architectures; wide area networks; telephony; the Internet; security and privacy issues.
Throughout the presentation of telecommunications hardware and software systems, discussion
will focus on relevant management issues such as cost, efficiency, and business models.
Prerequisite: TSM 601.
Introductory course where students acquire key project management competencies. Students
will learn how to apply the competencies to implement project management processes
established by the Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide). Prerequisite:
TSM 601 or permission of instructor.
An overview of fundamentals of daily telecommunication design, operations, management,
and a survey of technologies and applications of telecommunications systems. Prerequisite:
TSM 601. Co-requisite: TSM 602.
Law, policy and regulation as they affect telecommunications technologies and telecommunications
business strategies. Emphasis will be placed on an examination of the FCC, the Telecommunications
Act of 1996, and the telecommunications business environment, including licensing,
divestiture and antitrust. Primarily a lecture, readings and discussion course.
A capstone course for the M.S. in TSM that requires students to use project management
techniques involving the technical, financial and managerial aspects of developing
an integrated communications network solution meeting voice, data and video requirements.
Major emphasis in the proposed solution is on requirement analysis, solution design,
solution implementation and solution management. Oral communication skills are required
for presentation of proposed solution. Prerequisite: 18 hours of graduate work toward
the M.S. including NGT 651, ACC 604, TSM602, TSM603, and TSM 610.