TSM Course Descriptions

The TSM graduate program is a 30 credit hour program. To graduate from our program, all students must take 8 graduate core courses (24 hours) plus two elective courses (6 hours).

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ACC 604: Quantitative Financial Controls (3)

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. Or Ivy Software Accounting courses, additional information on Ivy Software is provided by TSM-MS advisor.

TSM 601 Telecommunications Principles (3)

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.

TSM 602 Telecommunications Systems (3)

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.

TSM 603 Telecommunications Project Management (3)

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.

TSM 607 Advanced Telecommunications Project Management (3)

A project management course in which students study the processes that result in identification, qualification, and selection of telecommunications projects. Prerequisite: TSM 603 or permission of instructor.

TSM 610 Telecommunication Networks Management (3)

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.

TSM 630 Telecommunications Legal Environment, Law, Policy, and Regulation (3)

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.

TSM 680 Telecommunications Solution Development (3)

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 ACC 604, TSM602, TSM603, TSM 607, and TSM 610.