Telecommunications Systems Management
TSM Master of Science
only Program of Distinction of its kind and is one of few in the
nation. The program is offered online and students must complete ten
graduate courses (30 credit hours) broken into 24 hours of required
courses (8 courses) and six hours of electives (2 courses). The flow
below shows how the core courses work together to develop the
competencies of the TSM graduate. TSM 680 is the capstone course for
the M.S. in TSM. Students use project management techniques involving
the technical, financial, and managerial aspects of developing an
integrated communications network solution that meets voice, data and
video requirements. Major emphasis in the proposed solution is
requirement analysis, design, implementation, economic feasibility, and
solution management. Students usually take the capstone course in their
last semester of core courses.
graduate students with the technical, financial, and project management
competencies necessary for development and implementation of successful
telecommunications network solutions in both the private and public
sectors. Graduates will be positioned to be highly valued participants
in the market as effective providers and well-informed purchasers of
integrated telecommunications applications in a wide variety of
Advantages of TSM at Murray State
systems are networks of leading-edge technologies such as fiber optic
systems, satellites, wireless, telephony, and cable that are connected
to computers that allow organizations and individuals throughout
business and industry to communicate instantaneously around the world.
Since these systems provide the infrastructure for such activities as
electronic commerce, electronic banking, video teleconferencing,
distance learning, telemedicine, data interchange, on-demand video, and a
host of other traditional and new uses for business and industry.
Persons qualified to manage such systems are in very high demand. The
market need exceeds the number of graduates in the field. Our TSM
graduates know how to manage technology as well as how to manage with
technology. This unique set of skills is possible because of the
program’s interdisciplinary nature, combining technical and technology
skills with business skills to produce well rounded, competitive-edge
graduates for the 21st century telecommunications industry. TSM
graduates have gone to work in the US and some foreign countries for
banks, insurance companies, technology companies, governmental agencies
and university in positions such as telecommunications systems
administrator, technical sales executive, internet engineer, SQL
database administrator, information technology analyst, business
development executive, e-commerce developer among many others.
Access and Flexibility –
TSM MS Classes are offered to fit your schedule. Classes are taught at
night, during the day, as well as 100% online. Yes, you can complete
the TSM MS program 100% online.
Personal attention - Each student receives personal attention from the TSM Advisor, as well as from the teaching faculty.
Non-TSM Majors Welcome - Yes, we welcome students whose undergraduate degrees are NOT in Telecommunications Systems Management!