MSc Telecommunications Management


Program Description

Course Overview

Develop the necessary skills to improve business telecommunications opportunities, and manage the design and implementation of network solutions. The MSc Telecommunications Management programme from Arden will benefit those hoping to progress or move into a strategic or operational telecommunications management role.

Arden’s online study mode makes it is easier to develop your skills and knowledge in telecommunications management alongside your existing commitments and responsibilities. This programme will help you take your career to the next level whilst you enhance the ways and means for your organisation to communicate successfully.

All of Arden’s programmes are delivered with a strong focus on employability and career success. This programme has been developed to help you inspire and manage change within your business, with a particular focus on telecommunications infrastructure. 100% online delivery.


Course Modules:

Business Plan Development

Understand how to approach strategic IT business planning, and navigate the complexities new IT products and services bring to a business. You’ll cover the building blocks of planning, including specifying, evaluating, and prioritising the development of IT solutions, and generate a business plan relevant to your own working context.

Project and Portfolio Management

Learn the various techniques available to effectively manage portfolios and projects in the IT environment. Discover how to successfully implement projects within any strategic plan through proper management, and build your experience through the application of project management tools.

Technology and Trend Monitoring

Stay abreast of the rapidly changing technological environment in this strategic IT role. You’ll have the opportunity to evaluate emerging technologies and investigate the ways they are applied to current business practice. Using an analytical approach, you will evaluate the feasibility of implementing emerging IT trends into current business practices.

Wireless Technology and Networks

The rapid growth of mobile and wireless technology has resulted in infrastructure almost entirely dependent on fast, reliable wireless connections. This module evaluates the role played by wireless technologies, and their development in the short and medium term. You will identify opportunities and threats to the current practise by analysing the implications of new developments, and put your learning into practice by researching trends of secure networks within organisations.

Core Network and Internet Infrastructure

This module will develop an understanding of the infrastructure and networks essential for telecommunications to run. You will look at the central principles to gain a strategic understanding of wired systems, those that underpin the internet, and review existing systems with a view to suggesting solutions to current issues.

Telecoms Environment and Operations

Technological advances have placed telecommunications at the heart of modern society. This module considers the evolution of the telecommunications environment, and how market dynamics affect strategic implementations. You will conduct an environmental audit within your own organisation, and investigate factors affecting strategic management.

Research Project:

This vital project gives you a chance to research an area of your choice, related to the programme theme, and develop your critical abilities. You’ll create a research proposal and choose between a conventional dissertation, or an academic article and presentation. Then you’ll apply all of your knowledge from the programme, with the opportunity to link your research to your actual work needs.

Industry Partnerships

When you enrol in the MSc Telecommunications Management course, you will have the option to participate in the following business skill development programmes:

Cisco Networking Academy
Get a real world grounding in today’s most valuable technical skills. Use real equipment, software, and simulators to gain technical knowledge in at least 1 or 2 high demand job areas.

Salesforce Trailheads
There are 140 Trails and 520 badges to choose from, covering many aspects of business, computing and using Salesforce as a management tool.

Amazon Web Services
With the increasing demand for cloud employees, AWS Educate provides an academic gateway for the next generation of IT and cloud professionals.

How does it work?
Participation with our Industry Partners is completely voluntary – it’s entirely up to you whether you complete one, 10 or none at all! Your participation or decision not to study these additional extras won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

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Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must normally have:

  • A UK honours degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent.
  • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).
What if I don’t have academic qualifications?

We positively encourage and consider applications from those with substantial management experience (typically 5 years) able to demonstrate their motivation to study the programme. We will ask for your CV and references in support of your application.

Last updated Aug 2020

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