Project Administration

Program Presentation

The current program is aimed at people who wish to manage projects, whichever the nature of these might be.

To achieve this, the Project Management program is aimed at acquiring the general and executive skills that enable managing the effort to realize a project into fruition.

The current program structure covers theoretical topics for individual studies on the full competence that the Project Manager must have for the great stages and tasks of a project, some that are managerial in nature (initiating, planning and designing, executing and controlling, closing and post mortem), as well as, more strategic others to cover program or portfolio project topics.

The Project Management Program highlights 2 important features. First, the particularity of summarizing the overall and particular knowledge in only 9 topics. And second, the program counts with the participation of Certified IPMA professionals, with the supervision of IPMA/AGPA thanks to member associations.

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

Successful completion of the Program will enable you to be awarded the degree in Project Administration.

After successfully completing the Program, the student will receive the degree as awarded by the University where they have enrolled.

Professional Certificate

Each student has the possibility of obtaining a professional certification as a Certified Project Management Associate (Level D) through the cooperation agreement between FUNIBER and the Argentina Project Management Association (Asociación de Gestión de Proyectos Argentina, AGPA) and the Argentina IPMA Certifying Body (Organismo Certificador IPMA Argentina, OCIA).

To apply for the Certification Level “D” of the IPMA (Project Management Associate.) (*), the student should be enrolled for the certification and have completed the Project Design Module.

The certification consists of carrying out a test issued by the OCIA.

(*) Exclusive for student residents in America

For further information:

https://agpa.org.ar/ocia/

ocia@agpa.org.ar

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 Management program comprises 9 subjects, with a Final Subject Assignment called the Final Specialization Assignment in the case of a Specialization, Postgraduate or Expert program:

  • 1st PART: SUBJECTS

The subjects enable understanding and gain knowledge of the skills required for Project Management.

The Project Management Program develops topics exclusively related with the activities carried out by the project manager, highlighting the responsibilities and inconveniences in each area they participate, covering the great stages and tasks in a project, some that are managerial in nature (initiating, planning and designing, executing and controlling, closing and post mortem), as well as, more strategic others to cover program or portfolio project topics.

The corresponding subjects and hours comprising the first part are shown in the following table:

1st Part: Subjects
# SUBJECT HOURS
1 Virtual Collaborative Work Environments 20
2 Management without Distances 20
3 Public Speaking Techniques 20
4 Business Administration and Management 40
5 Strategic management and planning 40
6 Negotiation and conflict resolution techniques 30
7 Management Techniques for Teams 30
8 Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning 30
9 e-Business and its Integration in Corporate Management Systems 50
TOTAL 280

Though these subjects are independent of one another, they are structured according to a consistent pedagogical order. Each subject is divided into basic thematic units or chapters. A printed version of the content is offered for the student to successfully complete the evaluation tasks.

  • 2nd PART: FINAL SPECIALIZATION ASSIGNMENT

In the case of Specialization, Postgraduate or Expert, the final phase of the Program will be focused on the development of the Specialization Final Assignment, which will be a monograph on the project's development.

The Final Specialization Assignment must be an original contribution to the field of projects with a strong component for specific possible application. It is of the utmost importance to understand that the proposals from this field of projects must be capable of taking fruition in real life.

2nd Part: Final Specialization Assignment
# SUBJECT HOURS
1 Final Specialization Assignment 100
TOTAL 100

Description of the Subjects

The subjects that comprise the Study Program, despite being independent between them, are self-contained and structured according to a coherent pedagogical order. Each subject is divided into basic thematic units or chapters. A printed version of the content is offered, so the student can successfully complete the various evaluation tasks.

1st PART: MANAGEMENT

  1. VIRTUAL COLLABORATIVE WORK ENVIRONMENTS

    The present subjects incorporate the student into the “world” of those technologies associated to collaborative work where the objective is to achieve the set group goals, covering organizational team management, to the management of teams at a distance mediated by virtual work environments.

    FUNDAMENTALS OF INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR
    GROUP AND TEAM MANAGEMENT
    FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
    MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES THROUGH VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS
    VIRTUAL COLLABORATIVE WORK ENVIRONMENTS
  2. MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DISTANCE

    This subject allows us to learn the complex process, its tools, the possible methodologies and the different types of a project’s off-shore management. Project management carried out at a distance. To study this topic in depth, it is necessary to address such concepts as: Cooperative construction, collaborative knowledge and cooperative models of participation, all supported by information technologies.

    COOPERATIVE AND COLLABORATIVE CONSTRUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE
    COOPERATIVE MODELS OF PARTICIPATION SUPPORTED BY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
    DISTRIBUTIVE TELEENGINEERING AND OFF-SHORE MANAGEMENT: DISTANCE MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION USING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGICAL RESOURCES FOR THIS END.
    STUDY AND ASSESSMENT OF NEW SCENARIOS OF WORK AT A DISTANCE.
  3. PUBLIC PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES

    This subject is currently of great importance in the management of projects as it trains managers with the skills to promote projects and its product/service to attract Investors, or at the very least, interest from the receptive market. For this, it is necessary to understand communication strategies and how to define the characteristic features of the project that create its image.

    COMMUNICATING THE PROJECT PROPOSAL AND DOCUMENTS OF A PROJECT, AND ORAL AND GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES FOR PLANNERS.
  4. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT

    This subject introduces the student to the concepts and techniques of business administration and management. It covers topics from organizational theories to novel organizational ways in the new economy, whether it be for Service Businesses, Technological Businesses, SMEs and Family Businesses.

    INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATIONAL THEORIES,
    ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES
    TYPES OF BUSINESSES
    BUSINESSES FUNCTIONS
    NOVEL ORGANIZATIONAL WAYS IN THE NEW ECONOMY
    TYPES OF BUSINESSES
    Service Businesses. Technology Businesses SMEs Family Businesses. Case Study.
    STEPS FOR CREATING A BUSINESS
  5. STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING

    This subject focuses on strategic thinking applied to management, with training on the tools and mechanisms employed in modern-day management, and accepting managerial changes as conditional within the unstable and varied surroundings in which organizations find themselves in.

    Some topics addressed in the subject are:

    CHANGE MANAGEMENT AS A SUBSTRATUM OF STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
    Personal and organizational change. Some models for implementing organizational change. Resistance to change. Participation in the strategic change process
    STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AS A MODEL FOR CHANGE
    Strategical thinking and strategical management. Presentation of an internationally recognized strategic planning model. The SWOT matrix as a valuable instrument for strategic planning.
    IMPLEMENTATION OF STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT BUSINESS STRATEGIES
    Strategic scenarios Vision. Analysis of the values system supporting the strategy. Development of business strategies. Objectives and measurement criteria. New businesses. Growth. Consolidation. Revitalization.
  6. NEGOTIATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION TECHNIQUES

    This subject is one we all need in practice, more so in our professional life, trains us with theoretical and practical knowledge for conflict solutions, resolution strategies and the basic skills for its resolution.

    INTRODUCTION TO CONFLICT ANALYSIS
    Strategies and methods for the search of resolutions and the competencies and necessary skills in conflict resolution in a business.
  7. MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR TEAMS

    This subject presents different team management techniques where human resources are the primary approach that we count with and which must be “taken” care of. For this, it is necessary to know what the management tools are that ensure administrating these resources in an efficient manner.

    GROUP AND TEAM CONCEPT
    Its differential characteristics. Practical applications for motivation. Teams. Competition related to teamwork. Members and roles in a team.
  8. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING

    It analyzes each one of the types of knowledge created in companies for the management, diagnosis, distribution and availability of information as key factors of success. Knowledge management is an “activity” that must be present in all professional activities, more so for a high decision-maker like a manager.

    KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
    Knowledge and management, the objectives of knowledge management, properties and types, tools and implementation.
    NEW PARADIGMS IN TEACHING AND RESEARCH
    e-Learning.
    ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING AND MATURITY MODELS
  9. E-BUSINESS AND ITS INTEGRATION WITH CORPORATE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS.

    This subject provides a broad and extensive vision of the concept and notion of business integration through information by reviewing its integration from the organizational and technological aspect, and the essential concepts of integration based on such ICTs as ERP, SCM and CRM.

    THE ORGANIZATIONAL VISION OF INTEGRATION: SUPPLIES, CUSTOMERS AND SYSTEMS.
    Introduction. Foundations. Value chain. Example of Supply Chain Integration. Reflections
    TECHNOLOGICAL VISION OF INTEGRATION: CONCEPTUAL ASPECTS OF E-BUSINESS INTEGRATION.
    Importance of e-Business. Organizational change. Business strategy. E-Business: implementation.
    ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING (ERP)
    Conceptual aspects. Integration in the information management. Integration of the ERP. Selecting a supplier. Strategic impact in investment return.
    HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE DIGITAL FIELD
    Introduction. Change in companies. Human resources management. Technology in human resources management.
    SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (SCM).
    Introduction. Supply chains. Definition. Supply chain management. SCM implementation in e-business. Reflections.
    CUSTOMER RELATION MANAGEMENT (CRM)
    Introduction. Conceptual aspects. Strategy. Implementation. Selecting a supplier. Integration.

2nd PART: FINAL SPECIALIZATION ASSIGNMENT

In the case of Specialization, Postgraduate or Expert, the final phase of the Program will be focused on the development of the Final Specialization Assignment, which will be a monograph on the project's development.

The Final Specialization Assignment must be an original contribution to the field of projects with a strong component for specific possible application. It is of the utmost importance to understand that the proposals from this field of projects must be capable of taking fruition in real life.


Note: The subject content may be subjected to slight modifications due to updates and improvements.

Management

  • Dr. Roberto M. Álvarez. Doctor by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Project Engineering: Environment, Safety, Quality and Communication. Master from the Polytechnic University of Milan in Project Management and Design, Architect by the University of Buenos Aires, UBA. Developer of the first incubation project models for young professionals. President of AGP IPMA (International Project Management Association) Argentina.
  • Dr. Luis Dzul López. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Safety. Civil Engineer. Expert in international cooperation projects. Professor at the International Iberoamerican University.
  • Dr. Eduardo Garcia Villena. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Safety. Master in Engineering and Environmental Technology. Industrial Engineer.

Teaching staff and Authors

  • Dr. Izol Marez. Doctor in Architecture. Professor at the International Iberoamerican University.
  • Dr. Alberto Vera. Doctor in Economic and Geographical Development and Integration. Architect. Full Professor in the Urban Environment Management program, National University of Lanús, Argentina.
  • Dr. Martha Velasco. Doctor in Technological Innovation Projects, Project Management Specialist, Master’s Degree in Management Science and Industrial Engineer. Researcher in Sustainable Development and Social Commitment. Professor at the International Iberoamerican University.
  • Dr. Miguel Ángel López Flores. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Safety. Research Professor from the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico.
  • Dr. Arturo Ortega. Doctor in Electrical Engineering. Telecommunications Engineer. Director of R&D in FUNIBER.
  • Dr. Benjamín Otto Ortega Morales. Doctor in science and specialized in microbiology. Researcher and Professor at the Autonomous University of Campeche.
  • Dr. Fermín Ferriol Sánchez. Doctor in Education Sciences from the University of La Habana. Professor at the International Iberoamerican University.
  • Dr. Antonio Eduardo Fuenzalida. Doctor in Exercise Sciences. Prof. at the University Santo Tomas. Santiago, Chile
  • Dr. Eduardo García Villena. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Safety. Industrial Engineer.
  • Dr. Brenda Bravo. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Safety. Professor at the Metropolitan University of Mexico.
  • Dr. Víctor Jiménez. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Safety. Professor at the Metropolitan University of Mexico.
  • Dr. Héctor Solano. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Safety. Professor at the International Iberoamerican University.
  • Dr. Izel Márez. Doctor in Project Engineering. Master's Degree in Environmental Management and Audits
  • Dr. Roberto M. Álvarez. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Safety. Master in Project Management and Design, by the Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy. Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Director of the Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER) Argentina.
  • Dr. Luis Dzul López. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Safety. Expert in international cooperation project designs. Professor at the International Iberoamerican University.
  • Dr. Santos Gracia Villar. Doctor in Project Engineering: Industrial Engineer. Specialist in International Cooperation Projects.
  • Dr. Olga Capó Iturrieta. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Safety. Civil and Industrial Engineering. Responsible for the Area of Projects at the Agricultural Research Institute (INIA, Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias), Chile.
  • Dr. José Rodríguez. Doctor in Civil Engineering. Civil Engineer. Responsible for the Environmental Management Area of FUNIBER Peru.
  • Dr. Lázaro Cremades. Doctor in Chemical Engineering. Professor in Project Engineering by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
  • Dr. Margarita González. Doctor in Chemical Engineering. Professor in Project Engineering by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
  • Dr. José Cortizo Álvarez. Full Professor of the Geography and Geology Department at the University of Leon, Spain.
  • Dr. Manuel Castejón Limas. Full Professor of the Aerospace, IT and Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Leon, Spain.
  • Dr (c). Gregorio Urriola. Professor in the Universidad de las Américas de Panamá. Expert in International Cooperation.
  • Dr (c). Lina Pulgarín Osorio. Bachelor in Environmental Engineering. Master in Integrated Management: Quality, Prevention and the 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 (PMI) as a Professional Project Manager.
  • Dr (c). Nelson Yepes. Industrial Engineer. Specialist in Financial Engineering and Master in Project Design, Management and Administration.
  • Dr. Silvana Marín Garat: Economist. Master in Sustainable Development. Professional Experience in foreign business project development and foreign trade consulting.
  • Dr. Pablo Urquizó: Computer Engineering. Master in ICT Strategic Management. Experience as Director and Consultant of Information and Communication Technology, Systems Design and Webmaster.
  • Dr. Santiago Brie: Doctor in Projects from the Iberoamerican International University (in process). Master’s Degree in Project Design, Management and Administration, University of Leon, Spain. Bachelor’s in Urban Environmental Management from the National University of Lanús, Argentina. Professor at the International Iberoamerican University.
  • Dr (c). Jhonny Espinosa Bryson: Mechanical Engineer and Master in Project Design, Management and 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.