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Network and Telecommunications Management

Overview

This multidisciplinary program prepares undergraduate students to enter the telecommunications industry in entry-level positions with adequate preparation to assume management positions once work experience is gained.

Graduates will possess an in-depth technical understanding of computer networks and telecommunication systems as well as an appreciation of the economic and public policy issues that are important in the design and development of local and wide area networks, and national and multinational telecommunication systems.

Why Study Network and Telecommunications Management?

Telecommunications Management is concerned with information systems, telecommunications technology, computer technology, business practices, policy issues, and psychological/social considerations involved in voice, data, image, and file transmission.

Related Majors

Careers

Related Skills

  • Works well in an environment of constant change
  • Critical thinker
  • Problem solver and logical thinker
  • Analyzes information, makes appropriate decisions, and solves problems
  • Organized
  • Reasons abstractly, observes keenly, and concentrates intensely
  • Work alone and with others
  • Mathematical knowledge
  • Research oriented
  • Has an appreciation for accuracy and detail
  • Writes and speaks proficiently
  • Possesses computational ability
  • Detail-oriented and well organized
  • Good multitasking capabilities
  • Understands computer language, equipment, and application programs

Being Successful in the Field

  • Having related experience is critical to most employers that hire computer science majors. Obtain an internship, co-op, or part-time job in a relevant area to increase employability.
  • Obtain vendor specific certifications or networking certifications to gain a competitive edge.
  • Complete informational interviews with current computer science professionals to help establish career goals.

Related Fields

  • Customer Service Representative
  • Computer Software Engineers
  • Computer Programmers

Career Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Megan Turner  110 Student Services Building  meturne@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-5821 

Internship Coordinator

Name Office Email Phone
Tal Parmenter  Old Union 302A  taparma@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-3718 

New Freshmen

Applying to Illinois State

Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!

Plans of Study and Progress Tracking

New Transfer

Applying to Illinois State

Illinois State's preferred filing period for fall transfer students is September 1-January 1. For the spring semester, the preferred filing period is from April 1-August 1. You are encouraged to apply early in the preferred filing period for best consideration for admission into competitive majors. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!

Minimum GPA

2.20

Middle 50% GPA

2.48 - 3.11

Required Courses

None

Recommended Courses

  • Foundations of information technology (ITK 160)
  • Problem solving for information technology (ITK 177)
  • Systems development I (ITK 261)

Plans of Study and Progress Tracking

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Lisa Walter  Old Union 302C  lkwalte@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-5186 

Illinois State Students

Middle 50% GPA

2.48 - 3.11

Plans of Study and Progress Tracking

Application Period

Always available.

Major Requirements

  • A basic knowledge in telecommunications technologies
  • A working knowledge of the information systems processes used in telecommunication systems;
  • A technical understanding of the design and development of local and wide area networks and national and multinational telecommunications systems;
  • A knowledge of the economics, regulatory, and public policy aspects of the telecommunications industry
  • A basic knowledge of business practices and procedures related to telecommunications industries
  • An understanding of the psychological, social, and cultural aspects of using telecommunications technology

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Lisa Walter  Old Union 302C  lkwalte@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-5186 
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