Telecommunications Management

Program Presentation

Thanks to telecommunications in all its aspects, local and global markets have come close and have lost their differences to the point where the borders between countries have yielded to nonexistent socio-economic barriers.

1.1. Importance of graduate training in Telecommunications Management

Nowadays, the decisions regarding Telecommunication are not of technology itself but affect the international and domestic competition in terms that overall decisions are introduced, on one side in local markets forcing local companies to improve their competitiveness and expand, and on the other side, altering the relationships of daily life by changing the communicative ways between people and organizations. This gives Telecommunications a high strategic value thanks to the agility which reduces the distances of markets, individuals and organizations.

Regarding the Telecommunications Management Program, it provides a comprehension to a wide umbrella related to telecommunication management in an integral way, from the change in the telecommunications market to understand the possibilities offered by current telecommunication networks including topics on regulation, environmental management, corporate structure, and security.

1.2. Central concepts of the program: management and telecommunications

The concept of management is usually associated with the ability to organize, display and control all the resources necessary to achieve a specific and pre-established order. In the field of telecommunications, these goals range from the technical to the decisions between governments. In these decisions, institutional stakeholders, countries, regulations and standards, technologies and services appear; therefore its management is due to work in different levels or areas of decision. 

Who is the programme for?

The proposed training methodology, in addition to the clarity, breadth and didactics of the content design, allows the Telecommunication Management program to be directed towards working professionals who wish to gain more knowledge or to work in the field of telecommunications with the multidisciplinary perspective that its management requires. It allows people who occupy middle management positions in telecommunication companies to take on greater responsibilities.  

Diploma

When successfully completing all the subjects and fulfilling all the academic, administrative and economic demands stipulated by the Ibero-American University Foundation and the university or entity that manages the program, the respective degree or title will be granted. The name of the degree or title may vary according to the laws in each country and the norms of the university or entity granting said title or degree.

Program Structure

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

Regarding the distribution of time, it is established that:

  • This being a distance learning program, not subject to classroom attendance, there is no specific date of initiation, which is why the student can finalize the enrollment process at any time, as long as there are available spaces in the program.
  • Due to academic and learning reasons, this program has a minimum length of 3 months, starting from the date the first volume is received until the date that the last evaluation exercise is received.
  • The maximum amount of time to finish this program is 10 months. In this time, the student must have successfully completed all the evaluated activities.

In the case of people without a title, the credit structure of the program is shown in the following table:

  CREDITS1 LENGTH2 HOURS
TOTAL 34 7 340
1st Part: Subjects 24 5 240
2nd Part: Case Study Resolution 10 2 100

In the case of people with a degree and that have coursed a program that demands a Final Project, the credit structure is shown in the following table:

  CREDITS3 LENGTH4 HOURS
TOTAL 44 10 440
1st Part: Subjects 24 5 240
2nd Part: Case Study Resolution 10 2 100
3rd Part: Final Project 10 3 100

1. Equivalence in credits may vary according to the university granting the degree
2. Length in months
3. Equivalence in credits may vary according to the university granting the degree
4. Length in months

Objectives

General Objective:

  • Comprehending and dominating the actual global vision of business when Telecommunications are involved and considered a strategic resource.

Specific Objectives:

  • Know the tools that convert a traditional organization into a web organization, supported by Telecommunication services.
  • Understand the Telecommunications market, its technologies and services.
  • Understand how to environmentally manage the technologies.

Career Opportunities

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

  • Consultant or Advisor in Telecommunication Management.
  • Telecommunication Market Analyst.
  • Director or Manager of telecommunication projects.

Study Plan

The Telecommunication Management program is composed of:

  • 1st Part: Subjects (240 hours).

Each subject encompasses diverse aspects related to telecommunication management.

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

  SUBJECTS HOURS
1 The Telecommunications Market 30
2 Technical and Business Structure of Telecommunications 30
3 Telecommunication Networks 50
4 Telecommunication Services 40
5 Network Management and Security 30
6 Telecommunication Market Regulations 30
7 Business Environmental Management ISO 14001 30
  TOTAL 240

These subjects, although being independent from each other, are self-contained and structured according to a coherent pedagogical order. Each one is divided in thematic units or chapters, whose content includes printed material which must be studied in order to successfully complete the various evaluation activities.

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

The objective is to solve a practical case proposed by the student or the professor.

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

The objective is to create a Final Project for the program to put into practice the knowledge acquired on the program. The Final Project will be done when the university or entity that manages the program demands it, according to the university or entity granting the degree or title.

SUBJECTS HOURS
Final Project 100
TOTAL 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.

Teaching staff and Authors

  • Dr. Miguel López Coronado.Doctorate in Telecommunication from the Madrid Polytechnic University. Professor in the Department of Signal and Communications Theory and Telematics Engineering, Valladolid University.
  • Dr. Juan Antonio Romo Argota.Doctorate in Telecommunication from the Basque State University. Professor in the Bilbao School of Engineering, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Basque State University.
  • Dra. 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.
  • Dra. Begoña Blanco Jáuregui.Doctorate in Communication, Electronics and Control, Bilbao School of Engineering. Basque State University. Researcher in the Networking, Quality and Security (NQAS) Group in the Bilbao School of Engineering.
  • 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. 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.
  • Dra. Izel Marez.Doctorate in Project Engineering: Environment, Safety, Quality and Communication from the Catalonia Polytechnic University. Professor in the Iberoamerican International University.
  • 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.
  • 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. Ignacio Eizmendi Izquierdo.Professor in the Basque State 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.
  • Dr. (c) Jon Sánchez de la Fuente.Professor in the Basque State University.
  • 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.