Integral Software Analysis and Design

Program Presentation

Software development is an industry sector worth millions of dollars a year. Its presence in daily life and business is an undeniable economic fact. Investments in software make it an undeniable strategic asset.

Any software today should be integrated with others, as it operates on multiple processes, sharing data with various functions, and will sometimes be used for unforeseen purposes which will have an economic impact.

1.1. Importance of graduate training in Integral Software Analysis and Design

There are a lot of studies in systems analysis and design, generally characterized by being formed in isolated or biased or watertight issues among the diverse dimensional analysis and designs. Having a complete picture is not commonly transmitted. This results in systems with high maintenance or utility expectations that are surpassed by everyday use.

Regarding the Integral Software Analysis and Design Program, it is a comprehensive program that addresses software modeling in its analysis and design phases, keeping in mind that the software is not a static product, but a product that evolves from conception, which transversely affects the organization one way or another.

1.2. Central concepts of the program: integral analysis and design

Software development is a well created opportunity tied to infrastructure, and an operating model made algorithmic. In this regard, the integral analysis and design, addresses analysis and design neither as tasks that are static, nor as tasks that study static subjects. Modeling tasks are also addressed pointed toward various dimensions and not losing sight that in the end, software is a living resource that should generate profits and / or savings.

Who is the programme for?

The proposed training methodology, along with the clarity, breadth and educational content design, to manage the Comprehensive Analysis and Software Design program to people from different fields interested in the study and development of organizations through software or people that have experience in software analysis tasks and design that want to acquire a comprehensive perspective. This allows people working or serving in fields such as systems analysis, functional analysis, organization and methods, computer programming, to gain a more integral software view in terms of an organizational asset, either as a product to be manufactured or as a strategic tool in organizational processes.

Diploma

By passing all Subjects and meeting all academic, administrative and financial requirements set and demanded by the Ibero-American University Foundation and the university or entity that governs the program, the respective degree or title shall be issued. The name of the degree or title obtained may vary depending on the laws of each country and the regulations of each university or institution that grants it.

Program Structure

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

Regarding the distribution of time, it states that:

  • Since it is a distance program and not subject to classroom attendance, a specific start date is not set, so the student can enroll at any time, provided there are spaces available.
  • For academic or educational reasons it has a minimum program length of 3 months, starting from the date of delivery of the first volume to the last date of receipt of the evaluation exercise.
  • The maximum time available for the program is 10 months. In this time period, the student must have completed all assessments relating to the subjects.

In the case of people without a previous degree, the credit structure of the program is found in the following table:

  CREDITS1 LENGTH2 HOURS
TOTAL 32 7 320
1st Part: Subjects 22 5 220
2nd Part: Case Study Resolution 10 2 100

In the case of people with a previous degree and who have completed a program requiring a Final Project, credit structure of the program is found in the following table:

  CREDITS3 LENGTH4 HOURS
TOTAL 42 10 420
1st Part: Subjects 22 5 220
2nd Part: Case Study and Resolution 10 2 100
3rd Part: Final Project 10 3 100

1. The equivalent value of credits can differ according to the university granting the degree
2. Length in months
3. The equivalent value of credits can differ according to the university granting the degree
4. Length in months

Objectives

General objectives:

  • Modeling software with strategic thinking and an integrated view of organizations both internal functions and processes as well as externally in value chains, public-private integration, etc.

Specific objectives:

  • Learn organizational tools and modeling methods oriented to software development.
  • Develop software as a business process.
  • Understand that software development is a process of organizational integration.

Career Opportunities

The career opportunities for the Comprehensive Analysis and Software Design program are:

  • Advisor or consultant in organizational analysis of computer and information systems.
  • Analyst/practical, organic and technological and software information systems designer.
  • Software developer.
  • Engineering Software Project Director/ Manager.

Study Plan

The Comprehensive Analysis and Software Design program is made up of:

  • 1st Part: Subjects (220 hours).

Each subject provides different perspectives on how to take an integral view of the analysis and design of software with contents that allow knowing a technology but always focus use or lateral spread to organizations, systems, technology, people, processes and business.

Relevant subjects and hours that make up this part are shown in the following table:

SUBJECTS HOURS
Comprehensive system Analysis and Design and requirements 40
Web Technology and Engineering 40
Data Modeling and Database Design 40
Business Intelligence and Document Management 60
Business process software 40
TOTAL 220

These subjects, despite being independent, are self-contained and are structured according to a consistent teaching sequence. Each is divided into basic topic or chapter, the content includes printed material to be studied in order to satisfactorily answer the different assessment activities.

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

The goal is to solve a case of practical approach proposed by the student himself or the lecturer.

SUBJECTS HOURS
Case Study Resolution 100
  • 3rd Part: Final Project (100 hours).

The objective is to make a Final Project for the program aimed at putting the knowledge acquired in the program into practice. The Final Project is performed when the standards governing the program require it according to each university or organization that issues the degree or title.

SUBJECTS HOURS
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. Angélica Agudelo Reina. Master and Postgraduate degrees in SAP SD and MM (Materials Management - Sales and Distribution). Extensive experience in ERP functional consulting in different sectors of the industry, and analysis of industrial operations. Academic Coordinator of the Master Program in the Strategic Management of Software Engineering and their specializations.

Teaching staff and Authors

  • Dr. Isabel De La Torre Díez. 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.
  • Mr. 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.
  • Dr. Marina Aguado. Doctorate in Telecommunication from the Basque Country University. MSc. in Management of Manufacturing Systems from the Cranfield University, England. Experience in I D i Projects. Professor in the Basque Country University
  • Dr. José Manuel Figueroa González. Doctorate in Project Engineering, from the Catalonia Polytechnic University, Spain. Masters in Human Resources from the EAE Business School, Barcelona. Director of the Department of Innovation, Business and New Technologies. Iberoamerican International 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.
  • DrIzel 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.
  • Dr. Alberto Jorge Acosta. Associate professor in the School of Management and Administration, EADA, and the Catalonia Polytechnic University. International Consultant.
  • Dr. 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 Country 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.
  • Dr. (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 Ibero-american University Foundation (FUNIBER) periodically delivers an economic baseline with extraordinary character for scholarships in FUNIBER Training.

To apply for it, you only need to send your application for a scholarship on the website’s main page with the required data, and the evaluation committee will examine the suitability of your candidature to be granted economic aid, in the form of a scholarship in FUNIBER Training.