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Masters in Network and Communications Management

For students working towards a Masters in Network and Communications Management, classes often concentrate on the design and construction of computer networks to support companies of all sizes. Class topics usually include computer security, network management, systems development, software engineering, decision support systems, telephony systems, and enterprise resource management. While studying in his two-year course, students get skills in gathering specifications, designing communication networks, implementing these networks, and managing existing communication systems. They can go on to work for a variety of institutions including the government, public agencies, and private corporations.

Students often do not have the time for traditional classes. They balance professional and personal lives that are extremely busy. For those students, obtaining an online degree opens up options that they might not have otherwise. Network and Communications Management Masters Programs come with the same professional prestige as those degrees students could get on a traditional college campus. This option is often more affordable as well since students do not pay facility fees charged to students of traditional universities. This keeps tuition costs down. Doing class work at home is also a convenient since they can schedule their class assignments around their personal and professional lives. They get the professional advancement without disrupting their lives.

Many students that enter this program already work in some capacity in information technology department. Some are working towards advancement at their current companies while others want to move into other companies that hire positions. Right out of school, many start out as network or communication analysts. Some move on to become network systems administrators or managers over large corporate network departments. For someone just out of school, they can expect to make $45,000 or more per year in a larger corporation. Getting certified with network telephony certification can advance salaries substantially.

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