Students should visit the program website at tim.wmich.edu/ for information on the program and how to apply. Faculty advisors are available for both Haworth College of Business students and College of Arts and Sciences students.
Telecommunications and Information Management (TIM) is an interdisciplinary and intercollegial major that will enable students to specialize Computer Information Systems (CIS) and Telecommunications Management. The TIM major prepares students for the top fastest growing occupations projected by the U.D. Department of Labor (www.bls.gov/emp).
This major is offered through the Computer Information Systems program, Department of Business Information, Haworth College of Business (HCob) and the School of Communication (COM), College of Arts and Science. The TIM major is designed to train students in a variety of telecommunications, data communications and information technology, including network operations and security, information assurance, wireless and satellite communication, Internet communication, cable television, telephony, and database management. The program’s mission is to give students a well balanced education in a variety of business and technical management issues.
TIM students (TMBJ) graduating from the Haworth College of Business will receive a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree. Those TIM students (TMLJ) graduating from the College of Arts and Sciences will receive a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree.
Students applying to the TIM major from both the Department of Business Information Systems and the School of Communication must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 and meet with the appropriate program advisor in either the Department of Business Information Systems or the School of Communication.
Students who complete the pre-business administration (P.B.A.) curriculum requirements may apply for TIM. Students must meet the following requirements before being admitted.
- Completion of P.B.A. requirements
- Completion of pre-TIM major courses
Students who complete the Pre-TIM major requirements may apply for the interdisciplinary major in Telecommunications and Information Management. To graduate, students must meet all College of Arts and Sciences curriculum requirements. See the Communication advisor for more information.
- Completion of 30 overall semester hours, at least 15 hours of which are at WMU
- Completion of pre-TIM major course