Loyola University Chicago

Department of Computer Science

CSIS 498: Telecom for Managers


This course introduces the basic concepts of data communications, telecommunications networks, and business applications of telecommunications technology, from a managerial perspective. Basic concepts covered include data communications hardware and software, transmission media, and network topology, with an emphasis on local area networks (LANs) and client server applications. Issues related to the management of LANs, wide area networks, and international telecommunications networks will be presented. The course will address technical and managerial issues related to the use of telecommunications for strategic advantage and its role in business organizations. Business cases involving the planning, designing, implementation, and management of communications networks in business organizations will be discussed.

Class meets with INFS 498.