Project Management

Program Presentation

This program introduces the topic of Project Management including the stages of initiation, planning, control, execution and closure, as well as areas of knowledge and skills as recognized by international standards. Specific areas are: selecting and using tools and management methods, scheduling and project monitoring.

The Project Management Program is unique in that within its nine subjects both general and specific knowledge of solid management practices are taught. To ensure this, the program is based on a parallel view of the two sets of main standards related to the field (American and European).

Who is the programme for?

The proposed methodology with a clear and diverse curriculum makes the Project Management program designed for highly disciplined professionals in charge of responsible decision making, with or without work experience in the field, that wish to broaden and strengthen their knowledge in the field of project management in order to apply it to teaching and research in project management 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 Management is 350 hours (35 credits)1.

Regarding the distribution of time it is established that:

  • Being a distance program and not subject to classroom attendance, there is no set starting date, so students may enroll at any time, provided there are spaces available.
  • For academic purposes, 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; in the case of the Post-graduate or Expert Specialization degrees, the Final Project.

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

  CREDITSa LENGTHb HOURS
1st Part: Subjects 25 9 250
2nd Part: Final Project 10 3 100
TOTAL 35 12 350

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

Objectives

General objective:

  • To train professionals in managing a complete project. A comprehensive view of project development together with specific knowledge ensures a correct management of human and technological resources involved in the project.

Specific Objectives:

  • To manage projects in the stages of initiation, planning, control, implementation, communication and closing, touching on all areas of knowledge and expertise.
  • To calculate resources required to implement project proposals.
  • To learn to use tools that facilitate management tasks.
  • To learn to use international standards such as those from the International Project Management Association (IPMA) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Career Opportunities

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

  • Project management and administration departments.
  • Areas of project management in government agencies.
  • Areas of project management within universities.
  • Private consultants in Program Management.
  • General Architecture and Engineering studies.

Study Plan

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

  • 1st Part: Subjects

The subjects include all that is needed to be familiar with the project management process.

Project Management presents methodologies needed to efficiently generate and manage a project, from the design to the evaluation and the knowledge accumulated throughout.

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

  SUBJECTS HOURS
1 Introduction to project management 10
2 Project planning and management 40
3 Computing tools for project management 30
4 Project monitoring and control 30
5 Project evaluation 30
6 Trust management: risk and quality 30
7 Strategic management of human resource 30
8 Labor risk prevention: OHSAS 18001 30
9 Project communication 20
  TOTAL 250
  • 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 Project Management.

# SUBJECTS
1 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

  • Dr. Izol Marez. Doctor in Architecture. Professor at the Ibero-american International University.
  • Dr. 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.
  • Dr. 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. Doctor 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.
  • Dr. 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.
  • Dr. 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.
  • Dr. 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.
  • Dr. 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.
  • Dr. (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 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.