Project Administration

Program Presentation

This program is intended for those who wish to direct all types of projects.

To achieve this, the goal of the Projects Administration program is to teach management and executive skills needed to direct a project.

The program covers the skills for a Project Administrator required for the main stages and tasks of a project, other skills specific to project management (initiation, planning and designing, implementation and monitoring, and closure and post mortem) and the rest to cover topics such as strategic programs or project portfolios.

The Project Administration Program is unique in that both and specific knowledge for project administration is covered in only nine subjects.

Who is the programme for?

The proposed methodology, in which all Project Administration areas are covered, allows the Project Administration program to be aimed at highly disciplined professionals who are in charge of decision making, with or without work experience in the field, that wish to broaden and strengthen their knowledge in project administration, to apply it to teaching and research of project administration and/or the professional field.

Diploma

Diplomas will be issued by the university where the student is enrolled with the sponsorship of the Ibero-american University Foundation (FUNIBER).

Program Structure

The estimated duration for the completion of the Project Administration is 380 hours (38 credits)1.

  • Being a distance program and not subject to classroom attendance, there is no concrete starting date, so students may enroll at any time, provided there are spaces available.
  • For academic reasons the program has a minimum duration of six months.
  • The maximum duration to complete the program is one year. During this period, the student must have handed in all of the corresponding assignments, the Case Study; and in the case of the Post-graduate or Expert Specialization degrees, the Final Project.

The credit structure for the Project Administration is summarized in the following table:

  CREDITSa LENGTHb HOURS
TOTAL 38 12 380
1st Part: Subjects 28 9 280
2nd Part: Final Project 10 3 100

a.The number of credits may vary according to the university granting the degree
b. Length in months

Objectives

General objective:

  • To train specialists in directing all types of projects, as well as learning to develop specific management models for each project.

Specific Objectives:

  • To determine and analyze the activities and responsibilities of a project director in each area of expertise.
  • To propose tools to manage each of the phases of a project.
  • To cover all areas of expertise of a project (integration, reach, time, expenses, quality resources, communications, risks, and supply, among other things).

Career Opportunities

Some of the career opportunities of the Project Administration program are:

  • Project development departments.
  • Areas of project administration in government agencies.
  • Areas of project administration within universities.
  • Private Consultants in Program Administration.
  • General Architecture and Engineering studies.

Study Plan

The Project Administration program consists of nine subjects, and in the case of the Post-graduate or Expert Specialization degrees a Final Project.

  • 1st Part: Subjects

The subjects all that is needed to become familiar with the project administration process.

The Project Administration program presents topics related to a project director’s activities, highlighting the responsibilities and concerns in each area. These cover the stages and tasks of directing a project, some related to management (initiation, planning and design, performance and control, and closing and post-mortem) and others of a more strategic nature.

The corresponding subjects and hours that make up the first part are shown in the following table:

SUBJECT HOURS
Collaborative Work in Virtual Environments 20
Management without Distances 20
Public Presentation Techniques 20
Business management and administration 40
Strategic management and planning 40
Negotiation and conflict resolution techniques 30
Management Techniques for Work Teams 30
Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning 30
E-Business and its Integration with Management Corporate Systems 50
TOTAL 280

These subjects, in spite of being independent, are self-contained and structured in a coherent pedagogical sequence. Each one is divided in basic thematic units or chapters, the contents of which include written material that should be studied in order to successfully respond to the evaluations.

  • 2nd Part: Final Project

In the case of the Post-graduate or Expert Specialization degrees, the last phase of the program is the Final Project, consisting of a monograph on a topic related to the project administration.

SUBJECT
Final Project

Management

  • Dr. Roberto M. Álvarez. Doctor in Project Engineering, from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain. Master in Project Management and Design, from the Milan Polytechnic, Italy. Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Director at the Ibero-american University Foundation (FUNIBER).
  • Dr. Luis Dzul López.Doctor in Project Engineering, Environment, Quality and Prevention. Civil engineer. Expert international cooperation projects. Professor at the Ibero-american International University.
  • Dr. Eduardo Garcia Villena. Doctor in Project Engineering. Environment, Quality and Prevention. Master in Environmental Engineering and Technology. Industrial Engineer.

Teaching staff and Authors

  • Dra. Izol Marez. Doctor in Architecture. Professor at the Ibero-american International University.
  • Dra. María Sol Quiroga.Doctor in Project Engineering: environment, quality, safety and communication. Architect Director, Urban Environment Management, National University of Lanus, Argentina.
  • Dr. Alberto Vera. Doctor in Integration and Economic and Territorial Development. Architect. Associate Professor of Urban Environmental Management, National University of Lanus, Argentina.
  • Dra. Martha Velasco. Doctor in Innovation Technology Projects, Project Management Specialist, Master in Administrative and Industrial Engineer Sciences. Researcher in Sustainable Development and Social Commitment. Professor at the Ibero-american International University.
  • Dr. Miguel Ángel López Flores. DDoctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Prevention, Research Professor at the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico.
  • Dr. Arturo Ortega. Doctor in Electronic Engineering. FUNIBER I D i Director.
  • Dr. Benjamín Otto Ortega Morales. Doctor in Science with specialty in Microbiology. General Director of Post graduate Studies and Research at the Autonomous University of Campeche.
  • Dr. Fermín Ferriol Sánchez. Doctor of Educational Sciences from the University of Havana. Professor at the Ibero-american International University.
  • Dr. Antonio Eduardo Fuenzalida. Doctor in Exercise Sciences. Professor at the University of Saint Thomas. Santiago, Chile.
  • Dr. Eduardo García Villena. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Prevention. Industrial Engineer.
  • Dra. Brenda Bravo. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Prevention. Professor at the Metropolitan University of Mexico.
  • Dr. Victor Jiménez. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Prevention. Professor at the Metropolitan University of Mexico.
  • Dr. Héctor Solano. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Prevention. Professor at the Ibero-american International University.
  • Dra. Izel Márez. Doctor in Project Engineering. Master in Environmental Management and Audits.
  • Dr. Roberto M. Álvarez. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Prevention. Master in Project Management and design from the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy. Professor, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Director at the Ibero-american University Foundation (FUNIBER) Argentina.
  • Dr. Luis Dzul López. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Prevention. Design expert in international cooperation projects. Professor Ibero-american International University.
  • Dr. Santos Gracia Villar. Doctor in Project Engineering: Specialist in International Cooperation Projects.
  • Dra. Olga Capó Iturrieta. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Prevention. Civil Industrial Engineer Head of Projects at the Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR), Chile.
  • Dr. José Rodríguez. Doctor in Civil Engineering. Civil engineer. Head of the Environmental Management at FUNIBER Peru.
  • Dr. Lázaro Cremades. Doctor in Chemical Engineering. Project Engineering Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
  • Dra. Margarita González. Doctor in Chemical Engineering. Project Engineering Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
  • Dr. José Cortizo Álvarez. Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Leon, Spain.
  • Dr. Manuel Castejón Limas. Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering, Information Technology and Aerospace Department at the University of Leon, Spain.
  • Dr (c). Gregorio Urriola. Professor at the University of the Americas in Panama. Expert in International Cooperation.
  • Dr (c) Lina Pulgarín Osorio. Bachelor in Environmental Management. Master in Integrated Management: Prevention, Quality and Environment.
  • Dr (c). Diego Kurtz. Master in Engineering and Knowledge Management.
  • Dr (c) Marcelino Diez. Specialist and Master in Project Management. Certified by the Project Management Institute (PM) as a Project Management Professional.
  • Dr (c) Nelson Yepes. Industrial Engineer. Specialist in Financial Management and a Master in Design, Management and Project Administration and Foreign Trade consultant.
  • Dra (c) Silvana Marín Garat: Economist. Master in Sustainable Development. Professional experience in foreign Project business development.
  • Dr (c) Pablo Urquizó: Computer engineer. Master in ICT Strategic Management. Experience as Director and Consultant of Computers and Information Technology, Systems Design and Webmaster.
  • Dr (c) Santiago Brie: Education. Bachelor of Urban Environmental Management. Master in Design, Management and Project Administration. Professor at the National University of Lanus, Argentina.
  • Dr (c) Jhonny Espinosa Bryson: Mechanical Engineer and Master in Design, Management and Project Administration. Consultant in strategic project management.

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.