TSM Course Descriptions

Note: A minimum grade of "C" is required for all Foundation Courses.

TSM Foundation Courses

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ACC 490: Survey of Accounting (3)

Designed for graduate students who have an inadequate background in accounting. Covers the same material covered in ACC 200 and 201 or the equivalent. Not open to students who have credit for ACC 200 and 201 or the equivalent.

ACC 200: Principles of Accounting I (3)

An introduction to financial accounting from a "user" perspective. Emphasis will be on accounting concepts, financial reporting, and how decision makers use accounting information. The course will concentrate on analyzing and interpreting accounting information and financial reports; communication of financial results to external users; and an introduction to business ethics.

ACC 201: Principles of Accounting II (3)

The application of accounting to business management with emphasis on planning, control of operations, and decision-making, including study of cost behavior, the use of cost data in job order, process and standard costing; budgeting; and introduction to international accounting; and a study of business ethics. Prerequisite: ACC 200.

MGT 350: Fundamentals of Management (3)

The fundamental concepts, relationships, and principles of managing organized activities are studied. Special emphasis is given to human behavior in organized systems, with attention to the diverse workforce, interpersonal relations, group processes, and the philosophy for managing human resources effectively. Prerequisite: junior standing.

TSM Graduate Core (Required or Compulsory) Courses

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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.

MGT 651: Seminar in Organizational Behavior (3)

Studies management as a profession, with special emphasis upon behavioral and organizational issues. Examines individual, group and organizational processes in light of the environment within which the organization functions. Special attention is given to managing in non U.S. settings and the ethical problems faced in the managerial job. Prerequisites: MGT 350 or equivalent, and graduate standing.

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 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 NGT 651, ACC 604, TSM602, TSM603, and TSM 610.