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Bircham International University

Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, Spain
E-Commerce, Biotechnology, Aerospace Engineering

Summary

Distance Learning University - BIU offers distance degree programs of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate (Ph.D.), as well as continuing education and professional diplomas. BIU is a non profit institution of distance learning higher education.

Bachelor Programs

This program illustrates the specific application of technology to the design and construction of aircraft. It provides an insightful and practical guidance into the gamut of aerospace technology, namely: Instrumentation and control, aeronautical and astronautical propulsion, aerospace structures, aerodynamics, flight mechanics, control and stability, avionics, and aircraft and spacecraft design.

The program of Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents a unified and coherent picture of the field. It covers major topics and focuses on the most promising and modern techniques used to solve real problems and build and analyze current and future intelligent systems. Leading edge AI techniques are integrated to create intelligent agent designs and are used as examples to allow students to understand simple reactive agents as well as advanced planning agents that possess natural language and learning capabilities.

In this age of rapidly changing technology, the automotive repair field demands personnel who are trained in the latest methods of diagnosis and repair. Persons who are mechanically inclined and who are willing to learn the necessary skills will find many opportunities in the automotive field. This program provides the skills as well as the modern and ultimate knowledge of diagnosis and repair.

This program explains biochemical concepts and portrays a unified presentation of life and its variation through evolution. It uses both classical and current research to illustrate the source of our biochemical knowledge.

This program provides a foundation for understanding, implementing, and rationally deciding on contemporary networking technologies. It analyzes the contemporary terminology, concepts, technologies, and devices used in the internet industry. It deals with both intentional and accidental dangers, as well as the threats confronting computers mainframe systems and networks. It also shows how to detect and prevent these hazards and how to minimize the potential losses caused by fraud and/or human errors.

This program provides all the perspectives needed for the creation and evolution of entrepreneurial ventures. It presents the methods necessary for transforming organizations and creating innovation. Also, it covers issues such as the diagnosis of opportunities for innovation and development, intervention activities, and implementation strategies. It overlooks the important aspects of launching a business starting from generating the initial idea to growth and international expansion. It considers planning, marketing, financial, legal, control, and human elements associated with the start up, the acquisition and/or the operation of a small business, from a entrepreneurial point of view.

This program underlies the engineering principles of the information technology transforming our economic and social systems. It addresses the need arising from the impact that information technology has made on all professions. Topics dealing with understanding of information science and engineering as well as underlying high performance computing and communications are relevant for students from all disciplines today.

This program provides the theoretical basis as well as a practical analysis of actual international business. It describes the global environment in which business operates, as well as the process of business preparation and market entry, strategy, and operations. It also covers topics such as the human and cultural environment encompassing business, international trade theory, government influence on trade, international business diplomacy, multinational accounting and tax strategy, and multinational ownership reflecting recent developments and current interests.

This program addresses the complexity of the contemporary field of logistics. Logistics is defined as the management of goods, information, and other resources flow from its origin to its consumption. Logistics involves the integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material handling, packaging, and occasionally security. Logistics is a key factor that adds time and space values to the distribution chain. 

This program is designed for all people working in the communication management and planning sectors including advertising and public relation managers. The program helps to plan, implement, and manage an effective and a successful communication program; one that convey messages, create images, make a product famous in the marketplace, generate leads, build sales, motivate distributors, and/or achieve other goals.

The field of occupational safety and health has undergone significant changes over the past decades. These include: the technological changes that introduced new hazards in the workplace; new health and safety legislation; the relation between safety, health, and productivity; as well as costs and environmental pressure. These factors combine to make the job of modern safety and health professionals more challenging and important than ever. This program depicts the latest information needed by individuals practicing this profession in an era characterized by global competition and rapid technological change.

This program introduces the concepts of reservoir and drilling engineering design and their applications to petroleum and natural gas projects. It helps identifying and formulating problems in reservoir engineering and petroleum and natural gas extraction while providing practical solutions. This program prepares students to assume responsibility in the technical and managerial areas within the oil and gas industry.

Robots achieve their functionality by executing purposeful actions in the real world. This program covers all the possibilities offered by robotics and automation, from current industrial robots that have to be pre-programmed to execute their tasks to sophisticated intelligent robots that accomplish their work and set objectives autonomously and without detailed instructions. The program also examines the different computational and technological techniques used in the formation of robots and their evolution.

Nowadays, software development often involves working on large programs, as a team member most likely collaborating and interacting with others in auxiliary disciplines and/or teams for many years. Learning the principles and practice of software engineering is understanding its context, tools, and techniques. This program is not merely a superficial overview of this discipline, it offers students an opportunity to weigh up practical decisions. It has been updated to cover the latest developments such as UML and Software Architecture.

Master Programs

This program explores the utilization of advertising, integrated marketing communications, and new media in the local, regional, national, and global markets. It covers topics such as: advertising campaigns, ad agencies, copywriting, the impact of new technology, interactive electronic media, audience measurement, corporate positioning, branding, consumer behavior, media sales, and management. Whether you are the head of the publicity program of a major corporation or of a smaller business, this program shows you how to reach targeted media and attract the attention that produces effective results.

Biotechnology deals with the deliberate manipulation of biological systems, cells or cell components, for the efficient manufacture or processing of useful products. This program explores how the biological capabilities of living organisms may be used to obtain food, fuel and medicines.

The program offers foolproof tips on how to lower the risks of failure, avoid the common pitfalls, and make daily operations smooth and profitable in the restaurant and catering industries. It covers all aspects in the field of catering and restaurants, namely classification, operation, equipment, and legal issues. It overlooks menu strategies, special promotions, techniques for controlling food production, sound purchasing policies, and good storage and handling practices.

The Internet has opened doors to a new type of project, the "e-business". These projects are unlike any other; they have faster developmental cycles and fuzzier requirements, constantly changing technological platforms, and increasingly complex security issues. This program is designed for managers that need to know how to take effective decisions and implement them in this new commercial environment. The program also considers the particulars of E-commerce and the process of selling products, goods, and services over the internet.

This program provides a comprehensive study of ecology and environmental science. It demonstrates how the theories are applied in the real world to provide an effective understanding of the ecological problems. It presents the knowledge needed to intervene environmental impact and considers the best solutions to ecological problems and environmental health issues.

This program provides a comprehensive study of environmental health and shows how the theories are applied in the real world to provide an effective understanding of the environmental health problems. It presents the best available solutions for both ecological and environmental health problems.

This program combines the major theories and practices in the world of business and leadership. It provides a wide perspective on enterprises and their transformations through numerous case studies and accounts from the managers and executives at leading companies. It contains capstone material that highlights the challenges facing the twenty-first-century managers.

This program covers the principles and practices of forest management. It considers both the regional differences in forests and the industrial demands of forest products. It combines science principles with forestry needs and thoroughly discusses topics such as trees structure and function, reproduction, ecology, industrial applications, and preservation.

This program examines the fundamentals of hotel management while highlighting the latest trends in the field. It allows students to make decisions based on knowledge rather than old practices. Beginning with an explanation of organizational theory and the role of the general manager, the program presents a comprehensive coverage of different hotel departments and activities. It includes case studies that connect theory with application.

This program reviews the principles of hydraulic engineering systems and their applications. It balances theory with designs and practical solutions to common hydraulic engineering problems. It examines the most common topics in hydraulics, including hydrostatics, pipe flow, pipelines, pipe networks, pumps, open channel flow, hydraulic structures, and water measurement devices.

International Trade is a vital component of any modern economy. This program presents the latest economic perspectives on international trade and the major policies employed by governments and businesses in today's global economy. Also, it provides an updated and detailed guide to the mass of procedures and regulations any exporter needs to be familiar with - including shipping documentation, packing, invoicing, credit facilities, and insurance.

Mechatronic engineers use computer computational hardware and software to control mechanical systems. Mechatronic systems are widely used in various aspects of industry: as combined with robotics in the manufacturing industry, in the control of motors in automobiles, in complex laser tracking systems in dvds and cds, and in the auto-focusing, aperture, and shutter control systems of automatic cameras, etc. This program requires the integration of electrical and mechanical engineering with computer technology to solve mechanical problems.

This program balances the technical and the human aspects of project management in engineering . It discusses various topics related to project management such as project prioritization, tools and techniques used to plan and schedule projects, managerial styles that improve the chances of project success, management of the complex network of human resources, factors contributing to the development of a highly integrated and performing team, control measures, and methods to handle international projects in foreign cultures. 

Business Protocol is an essential tool for all businessmen in today's global business environment. This program presents a practical methodology for understanding cultural interaction in today's diverse and complex world. It goes beyond the "dos" and "don'ts" of international business customs to their underlying  rationale and reasoning. It examines the fundamental motivating factors for each culture, and their subsequent rules of behavior. With this thorough understanding of protocol and etiquette, the student will have the confidence to approach any culture and act consistently and effectively in all areas of business transactions.

Modern society relies on stable and readily available energy supplies. Renewable energy is an increasingly important component of energy sources. The program covers energy conversion and the utilization and storage of renewable technologies such as wind, solar, biomass, fuel cells, and hybrid systems. Thermodynamics form the basis for modeling renewable energy systems. The program also touches upon the environmental consequences of energy conversion and how renewable energy can reduce air pollution and global climate change.

This program reviews the administration and management issues related to corporate security functions and planning, as well as risk management, contract security services, management of emergencies, and loss prevention. Additionally, it prepares students to make decisions and coordinate all the aspects related to alertness, mitigation, response to, and recovery from any potential emergency or disaster. It also addresses the security manager's role in personnel management and organizational communication.

This program underlies the principles of statistics and probability crucial to almost all disciplines. It emphasizes the interpretation of results and the presentation and evaluation of assumptions. Topics include describing and summarizing data; probability and discrete probability distributions; continuous probability distributions and sampling distributions; process control charts; estimation procedures; hypothesis testing; the design of experiments; and linear and multiple regression models.

This program examines the overall function of telecommunication engineering and its constituents. It updates telecommunication professionals on the latest technologies in that industry and how it relates to other sectors. It thoroughly explains all aspects of telecommunication and clarifies the increasingly complicated and foremost interrelationships between telecommunication's components as daily novel technology and/or emerging product drastically changes the telecommunication scenery. 

PhD Programs

This program of Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, reviews the ethical responsibility of enterprises, and the impact of their activity and products on society. CSR has proven to become an efficient public and institutional relations tool. It demonstrates that corporation are not only engaged in making money through the sales of their products and services, but do also care to impact positively their communities. CSR deals with charitable projects, community development, public affairs, sustainability and business ethics.

This program prepares professionals for business positions using state-of-the-art computers, software, and networks. Students learn how to interact with computing tools and how to apply information-based technology to solve business problems to optimize the efficacy of business operations. The program covers the core business/computer skills such as operating systems, windows environment, Internet, networks, and the commonly used software applications to enhance business performance.

This program overviews both overall port's activities and maritime transport. It allows port managers to see how their individual activity fits within and affects the entire spectrum of operational and commercial activities running in the complex interface of maritime transport. The program defines ports, their constantly changing and developing functions, and their operations. It introduces key concepts, analyzes various types of ports, their evolution, and the impact left by ship technology. 

The program evaluates the application of mathematics as a tool for engineers and scientists from arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus, to differential equations, excursions into symbolic logic, set theory, topology, fractals, and other mathematical topics.

This program provides a clear and logical presentation of the concepts and principles of physics.

This program investigates the concepts, design, and operations of  control system's elements and instrumentation. It portrays how these elements and instruments affect the overall system operation and tuning. It covers modern approaches to networked and distributed control systems, and discusses both analog and digital signal instruments along with thermal, mechanical, and optical sensors; final control, and several other controller principles and instruments.

This program presents concepts, methodologies, and tools to strategically plan technology developments, to effectively manage core competencies, and to competently integrate these developments into existing or future products of the world economy. It also introduces the techniques used to stimulate and manage innovation in the workplace. Managing Research and Development (R&D) is largely the art of integrating the efforts of diverse, creative, intelligent, and independent individuals. The ideas displayed in this program are the condensed work of a multitude of experts who focused on ways to improve the productivity of R&D and foster excellence and innovation in organizations.

This program provides a comprehensive, practical, and real-world coverage of the fundamentals of buying, selling, and owning real estate. It presents topics that interest every buyer and/or seller such as land rights and interests, title transfer, recordation, as well as title and property insurance. It discusses the forms of real estate ownership, real estate financing, and legislative issues. This program is also devoted to every aspect of real estate investment and reviews financing and investment strategies and techniques.

System analysts are responsible for investigating the information problems and needs of an organization to determine how people, methods, and computer technology should be optimally integrated. An analyst should be able to design systems that can: efficiently capture data from its business source, facilitate the flow of that data to the computer, ensure its processing and storage by the computer, and ascertain the flow of useful and timely information back to the business user. This program examines all issues crucial to complete a sound system analysis and design.

This program provides the fundamental technical and business skills necessary for planning, manufacturing, and engineering. It offers an interdisciplinary examination of the problems encountered in: integrating technology and innovation into processes and products; evaluating tangible and intangible aspects of new technology adoption; managing research and development; functionally integrating marketing and operations. It also highlights the critical role that technology plays in achieving top management objectives.

Other Programs

From a royal wedding to the Summer Olympics and a state fair to a sales' conference; every special event requires planning, scheduling, organization, marketing, and legal issues. Event management resembles performing a high-wire act with no safety net existing underneath. Once the event starts; all is done in one take with no second chances or rehearsals. It is difficult to predict guests and suppliers interaction and reaction when brought together. Nevertheless, a competent special event manager is always prepared, alert, and organized. This program helps event managers, planners, and their clients to produce outstanding events that meet and exceed the expectations of both hosts and guests.

This program exposes the complexities facing the tourism and leisure industry and teaches managers how to confront its challenges and responsibilities. It highlights the relationship between leisure, recreation, and tourism; management theories; and planning and management approaches in diverse recreational and tourism settings.

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