The telecommunications and information management major from Western Michigan University will prepare you for an exciting career in network and computer systems, information assurance and security management, information technology management, and digital media—all of which are in need of talented individuals like you.
Focused on giving you a well-balanced education in business and technology, the program will provide a working knowledge of telecommunications and information systems, as well as a solid foundation in communication and problem solving.
In this interdisciplinary major, you’ll learn about the variety of telecommunications and data communication sub-disciplines, including telephony, database management, network operations, cable television, satellite communication, and internet communication. You will receive a well-balanced education in a variety of business and technical management issues, and be prepared for one of the fastest growing occupations projected by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Beyond the classroom
As a telecommunications and information management major, you have the opportunity to join a registered student organization that matches your personal and professional interests. Through these clubs, you’ll receive access to employers and alumni, as well as a platform for professional growth and service. Organizations you can choose from include: Business Technology Network, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Global Business Students Association, Alpha Kappa Psi, Delta Sigma Pi and more.
You can also gain insight from industry experts by attending the Western Michigan IT Forum. It takes place on campus in the fall, and in the past has featured speakers from such high-profile companies as Google and IBM.
As a telecommunications and information management student, you will be eligible for scholarships that are available through WMU's Department of Business Information Systems. To qualify, you will submit an online application that outlines your qualities as a student.
After you graduate
Recent WMU graduates with degrees in telecommunications and information management are working as:
- Broadcast and cable television managers
- Cellular and wireless communication managers
- Information technology specialists
- Network analysts and designers
- Network managers and administrators
- Satellite communication managers
- Telecommunications and data communications marketing and sales
- Telecommunications and data communications systems analysts
- Telecommunications policy analysts
- Telecommunications project managers
Among the organizations they work for are:
- Cellular and wireless companies
- Government agencies
- Information technology companies
- Media agencies
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