Added Value Services of Technologies

Program Presentation

The evolution and convergence of technologies has nowadays become especially important in relation to a series of new services in organizations.

1.1. Importance of graduate training in added value services of technologies

The large presence of ITCs in organizations and the heavy investments made to acquire, implement, operate and exploit them has shown the need to recognize the services that can be drawn or requested from them to provide additional value to people, processes, systems and the technologies within organizations, and the products and services offered by their own organizations.

The Added Value Services of Technology Program aims to understand how to place ICTs in organizations as agents of value added, triggers for change, drive reforms and become agents of the new economy through the various services reviewed in the program.

1.2. Central concepts of the program: added value services and IT

An added–value service is a new service that does not demand or incurs high costs, but its consequences or outcomes are highly profitable to organizations. ITs have the ability to allow these services to be provided in many different ways, parting from the fact that they are transversal technologies to organizations.

IT as a transversal tool for organizations operates in all areas. Furthermore, operating on information and understanding leads to working on an adaptable asset that takes advantage of the efforts and results from another field.

Who is the programme for?

The proposed training methodology, coupled with the clarity, openness, and didactics of the content design, allows the Added Value Services of Technology program to be directed toward people coming or not from the area of informatics who want to learn about ICT tools that convert a traditional organization into a networked organization supported by technological systems. It allows people with or without training in informatics or in systems, which occupy positions of information management in administrative functions or tasks, secretarial, call center, law firms, educational administration, translation services, libraries and document management, office management, project offices, among others, to master the IT essential in the management of information of an organization, entity or public or private enterprise.

Diploma

By approving all of the subjects and meeting all the academic, administrative and economic demands contemplated and required by the Ibero-American University Foundation, the university or entity that regulates the program, shall issue the respective degree or title. The name of the degree or title to obtain may vary depending on the laws of each country and the regulations of each university or institution that emits them.

Program Structure

The estimated duration of the program depends on the academic profile and requirements by the corresponding university.

  • This being a distance learning program, not subject to face-to-face classes, there is no specific date of initiation, which is why the student can finalize the enrolment process at any time, as long as there are available spaces in the program.
  • For academic and learning purposes it has a minimum duration of 18 months, counted from the date of delivery of the first volume until the date of delivery of the last subject’s assessment test.
  • The maximum time to complete the program is 24 months. During this period, the student must have handed in all of the corresponding evaluations.

In the case of people without previous qualification, the program’s credit structure is set out in the following table:

  CREDITSa LENGTHb HOURS
1st Part: Subjects 20 4 200
2nd Part: Case Study Resolution 10 2 100
TOTAL 30 6 300

In the case of people with previous qualification and who have completed a program that requires a Final Project, the program’s credit structure is set out in the following table:

  CREDITSa LENGTHb HOURS
1st Part: Subjects 20 4 200
2nd Part: Case Study Resolution 10 2 100
3rd Part: Final Project 10 3 100
TOTAL 40 9 400

a. The equivalent value of credits can differ according to the university that grants the degree.
b. Length in months.

Objectives

General objectives:

  • Place ICTs in organizations as agents of added value triggers of change, drivers of reforms and players of the new economy.

Specific objectives:

  • How to develop projects of technological integration.
  • Understand the systems, technologies and processes that enable organizations to obtain value-added services from ICT

Career Opportunities

The career opportunities of the Added Value Services of Technology are concentrated in carrying out the added value analysis of technologies, which allows the graduate to serve as an organizational analyst of technologies, a business consultant, advisor to leadership roles or decision-making.

Study Plan

The Added Value Services of Technology program is composed of:

  • 1st Part: Subjects (220 hours).

Each subject enables the student to get to know and understand the various services that arise from ICT, from its theoretical, conceptual and historical fundamentals, up to its organizational, social and technological implementation. The objective is to achieve a global vision that allows the student to understand how the various services arise and are managed.

The corresponding subjects and hours that compose this part are shown in the following table:

# SUBJECTS HOURS
1 Business Intelligence and Document Management 60
2 Integration of Business System Management 50
3 Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning 30
4 ICT Project Management 60
TOTAL 200

These subjects, even though they are independent between themselves, are self-contained and structured based on a coherent learning order. Each is divided into topic units or chapters, whose content includes printed material that should be studied to satisfactorily answer the various evaluation activities.

  • 2nd Part: Case Study Resolution (100 hours).

The goal is to solve a case with an eminently practical approach proposed by the student or the professor.

# CASE STUDY RESOLUTION HOURS
1 Case Study Resolution 100
  • 3rd Part: Final Project (100 hours).

The aim is to carry out a final project and put into practice the knowledge acquired in the program. The Final Project is carried out when the regulations that govern the program are required by each university or organization that issues the degree or title.

# FINAL PROJECT HOURS
1 Final Project 100

Management

  • Dr. Arturo Ortega-Mansilla. Doctor of Electrical Engineering, by the University of Barcelona. Telecommunications Engineer by the Ramon Llull University, Spain. Coordinator of the IDi Area - Area Projects, FUNIBER.
  • Dr. Jon Arambarri Basáñez. Doctorate in Project Engineering from the Catalonia Polytechnic University and the Cordoba University. MBA Executive, Institute of Applied Business Economics, Basque Country University. Masters in Telecommunication Engineering, Bilbao School of Engineering. Director of IDi in www.virtualware.es; Multimedia, 3D Animation & Interactive Virtual Environments. Academic Coordinator of the Master Program in Strategic Management in Telecommunications and its Specializations.
  • Ms. Saúl Domingo Soriano. Doctoral candidate at the University of Leon. Master in Business Management from the Barcelona Catalonia Institute of Technology. Master in e-Business Consulting and Information Technology from the Las Palmas University in Grand Canaria, Spain. Director of Master and Specializations Final Project, Ibero-american University Foundation.
  • Ms. Angélica Agudelo Reina. . Máster y Postgrado en SAP MM y SD (Materials Management – Sales and Distribution). Amplia experiencia en consultoría funcional de ERP’s en diferentes sectores de la industria, y en análisis de operaciones industriales. Coordinadora Académica del Programa Máster en Dirección Estratégica de Tecnologías de la Información y sus Especializaciones.

Teaching staff and Authors

  • Dra. Isabel De La Torre Díez. D. Doctorate in Telecommunication from the Valladolid University. Professor in the Valladolid University on topics linked to telematics services, databases and business intelligence. Postdoctoral Research in Biomedical Informatics.
  • Dr. Fernando Izquierdo Álvarez. Masters in Telecommunication Engineering and HR and Business Management - MBA IESE. Master in Advanced Networking and Internet Services from the Madrid Polytechnic University. Vast experience in new ICT technologies companies. International consultant.
  • Dra. Marina Aguado. . Doctorate in Telecommunication from the Basque State University. MSc. in Management of Manufacturing Systems from the Cranfield University, England. Experience in I D i Projects. Professor in the Basque State University.
  • Dr. David Barrera Gómez. Doctorate in Engineering from the Catalonia Polytechnic University and an MBA from the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering, UPC. Business, technology and business solutions consultant. Professor in the Iberoamerican International University.
  • DraIzel Marez. Doctorate in Project Engineering: Environment, Safety, Quality and Communication from the Catalonia Polytechnic University. Professor in the Iberoamerican International Universidad.
  •  Dr. Santos Gracia Villar. Doctorate in Industrial Engineering from the Catalonia Polytechnic University. Expert in Cooperation and management Projects.
  • Dra. Beatriz Sainz De Abajo. Doctorate from the Cordoba University. Professor in the Department of Signal and Communications Theory and Telematics Engineering, in the Valladolid University.
  • Dr. Roberto M. Álvarez. Doctorate in Project Engineering, from the Catalonia Polytechnic University, Spain. Master in Project and Design Management from the Milan Polytechnic, Italy, Professor in the Buenos Aires University, Argentina. Professor in the Iberoamerican International University.
  • Dr. Eduardo García Villena. Doctorate in Project Engineering: Environment, Safety, Quality and Communication from the Catalonia Polytechnic University. Academic Director of the Environmental Area in the Iberoamerican University Foundation.
  •  Dr. Jon Arambarri Basáñez. Doctorate in Project Engineering from the Catalonia Polytechnic University and the Cordoba University. MBA Executive, Institute of Applied Business Economics, Basque State University. Masters in Telecommunication Engineering, Bilbao School of Engineering. Director of IDi in www.virtualware.es; Multimedia, 3D Animation & Interactive Virtual Environments.
  • Dr. (c) Diego J. Kurtz. Doctorate in Engineering and Knowledge Management from the PPGEGC – UFSC (in process). Master in International Business - Wiesbaden Business School, Germany. Researcher in the Core Management for Sustainability (www.ngs.ufsc.br) and Junior Researcher of the Dynamic SME Project (www.dynamic-sme.org). Program Coordinator and Professor in the Iberoamerican University Foundation.
  •  Dr. (c) Saúl Domingo Soriano. Doctoral candidate at the University of Leon. Master in Business Management from the Barcelona Catalonia Institute of Technology. Master in e-Business Consulting and Information Technology from the Las Palmas University in Grand Canaria, Spain. Director of Master and Specializations Final Project, Iberoamerican University Foundation.
  • Dra. (c) Gabriela Larrea Madinyá. Doctorate in Projects, from the Iberoamerican International University (in process). Masters in Strategic Management from the Catalonia Polytechnic University. Expert in communication and marketing strategies applying new technologies.
  •  Ms. Pedro Chávez Chiclayo. Computer Systems Engineer from the Trujillo Antenor Orrego University (Peru). Master in Computer Science from the Campinas State University in Sao Paulo (Brazil).
  •  Ms. Virginia Saman. Engineer in Computer Management from the St. Mary University Campus Guayaquil Chile. Master in Logistics (France).

FUNIBER Training Scholarships

The Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER) allocates periodically an extraordinary economic item for FUNIBER Training Scholarships.

To apply, please fill out the information request form that appears in the web of FUNIBER or contact directly the Foundation’s headquarters in your country that will inform you if you need to provide some additional information.

Once the documentation is received, the Evaluation Committee will determine your application's eligibility for the FUNIBER Training Scholarship.