Network and Telecommunications Management
The Network and Telecommunications Management major prepares professionals to design, manage, and secure the networks and telecommunications systems that are the backbone of the information age.
The Network and Telecommunications Management major provides a well-designed curriculum with in-depth study of cutting-edge networking technologies from both a theoretical and practical perspective. All core networking courses adopt a hands-on learning approach. Our hybrid laboratory environment allows students to complete practical exercises learning how to set up various wired and wireless networks, configure and manage modern cloud data centers, and monitor and secure critical networks and servers.
Our graduates are highly competitive in the job market, employed by leading networking companies and Fortune 500 corporations.
Point of Pride
The School of Information Technology’s mentoring program pairs students with alumni working out in the field. Nearly 80 students participate in the program.
Why study Network and Telecommunications Management?
Networking is a key foundation of modern society. The skills required to provision networking and to manage and secure various networks are highly demanded.
The field is highly challenging but both satisfying and rewarding, with ample opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge to solve very practical problems that impact people. The program's hands-on learning style and competency-based education make your study full of fun and prepare you well for your career.
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!