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MBA in Network Communications Management Courses & Tuition
Master of Business Administration <br />

Master of Business Administration

Network & Communications Management Concentration

MBA in Network & Communications Management Coursework

Required program courses (30 credit hours)

We've designed the core program courses in our MBA to provide you with the fundamentals to make an impact in the business world. See MBA Required Program Courses for a list of required coursework.

Network & Communications Management concentration courses (12 credit hours)

The concentration coursework is designed to further focus your MBA curriculum to better prepare you for success in a specific field or industry. To add a concentration to your MBA degree program, you may choose courses totaling 12 credit hours from the following list:

Click on a course name below for its full description.

Networking Concepts and Applications

Wireless Technologies

Wireless Devices and Applications

Wireless Networks

Management of Wireless Systems

Strategic Management of Technology

Telecommunications Law and Regulation

Network Design and Management

Wireless Communication Systems

IP Telephony/VoIP

Networking Concepts and Applications
MIS589 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on design, development and operation of a data communications system and computer network, and emphasizes managing data distribution and access. The course includes essential elements of networks including hardware, software and interfaces. Students use a networking software tool to build and analyze network models.
Prerequisite: None
Wireless Technologies
NETW561 – 3 credit hours
This course provides an in-depth understanding of wireless technologies and their application within the organization. It addresses essentials of radio frequency, spectrum allocation and usage, and current regulation. Topics include first (1G) through fourth generation (4G) applications, including cellular, PCS and wireless local area network (WiFi); and the current and future state of voice, data and video communication. Students gain perspective on how wireless technologies fit into an overall wireless industry and market, as well as on current management challenges.
Prerequisite: NETW589
Wireless Devices and Applications
NETW562 – 3 credit hours
This course introduces an array of wireless devices, including laptops, PDAs, cellular telephones and "all-in-one" devices. Current applications of these devices, as well as potential future uses, are examined. Using such devices in both standalone and integrated network arenas is addressed, with specific focus on interoperability. Ways in which wireless devices are driving the evolution of business practices are also examined.
Prerequisite: MIS589
Wireless Networks
NETW563 – 3 credit hours
This course introduces tools needed to understand and implement wireless networks. Topics include installation and configuration of wireless hardware and software, radio frequency (RF) fundamentals, 802.11 network architecture, capacity planning, use of wireless broadcast and cellular systems, antennas and accessories, power management, wireless local area network security, wireless device network integration and troubleshooting.
Prerequisite: MIS589
Management of Wireless Systems
NETW564 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on managing and operating wireless networks. Topics include QoS, resource management, outsourcing, training, financial considerations, and performance measurement and optimization. Also covered are system documentation and reports pertaining to RF network performance, IP management, network configuration, and system growth and capacity status. Students gain knowledge of charging and revenue assurance in a wireless network.
Prerequisite: NETW589
Strategic Management of Technology
NETW583 – 3 credit hours
This course addresses the need for managers to understand and manage technology needed to successfully compete in an increasingly sophisticated business environment. Topics include identifying technological competencies, the evolution of technology, designing and managing systems for technological innovation, integrating technology into the organization, sourcing technology and managing new product development.
Prerequisite: None
Telecommunications Law and Regulation
NETW584 – 3 credit hours
This course covers the legal and regulatory environment for telecommunications services. Coursework focuses on developing telecommunications law and policy as related to a variety of telecommunications technologies, including the broadcast spectrum of radio and television; cable and satellite; wireline and cellular telephone; and the Internet. Emphasized are the interconnected nature of media, as well as the policy rationale and techniques of government oversight.
Prerequisite: None
Network Design and Management
NETW585 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on technologies and processes used to design, optimize and manage networks. Topics include functions of network standards, protocols and architecture; network design and optimization processes; and network management. Topics also include network design requirements for support of high bandwidth multimedia applications, wireless local area connections and security strategies. Students use a networking software tool to build and simulate network models.
Prerequisite: three years' telecommunications experience, an undergraduate telecommunications education, or NETW505 or NETW525
Wireless Communication Systems
NETW589 – 3 credit hours
This course provides an essential foundation in core wireless technologies. Topics provide managers with required knowledge of voice and data systems. The current wireless industry, its recent past and emerging systems are explored through real-world projects and practitioner-based case studies.
Prerequisite: , MIS589
IP Telephony/VoIP
NETW590 – 3 credit hours
This course examines technologies that carry voice communications over an IP network, including digitization and packetization of voice streams. Coursework addresses VoIP standards and protocols such as SIP and H.323 that support creation of telephony systems using advanced VoIP technology applications. Fundamentals of VoIP such as QoS, traffic aggregation issues, bandwidth management and network assessment are also investigated.
Prerequisite: MIS589

Elective courses (6 credit hours)

You can take your electives in a variety of career fields. Students may choose any electives for which they meet the prerequisites. Download the Academic Catalog and view "Course Offerings" for a complete list of courses that could satisfy your elective requirements.

FINANCING OPTIONS

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