2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Nov 29, 2022  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Systems and Telecommunications Management, CAS

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Art Thomas, Program Director, 338 Hinds Hall, 315-443-2911, igrad@syr.edu


Information Systems and Telecommunication


Managing the information systems and telecommunications functions has become critical to all organizations. The 15-credit graduate certificate program in information systems and telecommunications management (IS&TM) enables you to advance your present career or discover new options in the dynamic, challenging field of information systems management and telecommunications. With this program, you can expand your career options and gain a competitive advantage in pursuing career opportunities in business, government, or not-for-profit organizations.

The certificate stands alone; however, after successful completion, you have the option of continuing to earn a master’s degree in information management or in telecommunications and network management.

The graduate certificate in information systems and telecommunications management (IS&TM) equips you with an understanding of key issues in the fields of information and telecommunications management, including:

  • Management and implementation of rapidly changing information technologies
  • Database management and administration
  • Management of local and wide-area networks and the challenge of global interconnectivity
  • Harnessing information resources to improve organizational effectiveness, including decision making, problem solving, strategic planning, marketing, and budgeting processes
  • Project management processes and challenges of outsourcing
  • Systems integration
  • Website design and management, including information architecture
  • State-of-the-art applications in computer, telecommunications, and information technologies


To earn the IS&TM certificate, you must complete 15 graduate credits.


Students wanting a general preparation in both information systems management and telecommunications management may wish to take both introductory courses, substituting one for an elective below.

Additional Information

Other graduate courses offered during the spring and fall, or in the summer, may be used as electives with the approval of the program director.

Earn a Master’s Degree:

Participants in the certificate program have the option of applying these graduate credits toward a master’s degree offered at the School of Information Studies. All 15 credits completed for the certificate can be included in the 42-credit requirement Master of Science in Information Management or 36-credit Master of Science in Telecommunications Management. Selective credits may be applied to the 36-credit Master of Science in Library and Information Science.

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