The graduate program has a flexible curricular structure that allows students to enroll in courses that address their concerns and meet their educational needs within a framework that focuses on attaining objectives, developing the final project, and meeting the program's graduate profile.
The Study plan is divided into three curricular areas: Fundamentals; Research, Development and Innovation (RDI); and Electives.
The courses in this area define the academic field and the program's identity, and relate to the Lines of Generation and Application of Knowledge (LGAC's, in their initials in Spanish).
RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION (RDI).
This area is closely related to the Advisory Support System. Its purpose is to accompany students in their process of defining, developing, writing and presenting their final projects. Students will receive group and personal advisory sessions called RDI courses.
The purpose of this area is to give students the chance to dialogue with other fields of knowledge outside of their own discipline, in order to generate knowledge and solve problems related to their project and object of study. This area draws on courses from all ITESO graduate programs and from other universities that have a collaboration agreement with ITESO.
Advisory support system
The advisory support system seeks to encourage connections between students' research, innovation and development interests and the Lines of Generation and Application of Knowledge of each particular graduate program, as well as links to the rest of the graduate programs.
The advisory support system is based on a person-oriented approach, and gives preference to collective production scenarios. It consists of interaction between students and advisors that is intended to provoke dissonance through constructive criticism, as a way to encourage reflection and the collective construction of knowledge.
The support system articulates different educational dimensions (individual, social and historical) in each one of the program's curricular periods. Advisory sessions can also be taken in pairs or individually.
4 required courses
- Sustainable Quality Management
- Applied Statistics
- Economics, Industry, and Strategy
- Regression Analysis
In coordination with your advisor, choose 4 courses from this program's catalogue, or from any ITESO graduate program, depending on your personal project.
Line of study in Engineering (Statistics)
- Statistical Quality Control
- Experiment Design and Optimization
- Lean Six Sigma
Line of study in Quality Management
- Industrial Competitiveness
- Integrated Management Systems
- Management of Organizational Change Processes
- Customers and Quality Services
Quality selected topics
Examples of courses from other degree programs:
- Business Administration
- Financial Decisions
- Innovation, Opportunity, and Entrepreneurship
- Marketing Direction
- Product, Dynamics, and Development
- Applied Informatics
- Cloud Applications and Services
- IT Service Management
Research, Development, and Innovation (final project):
4 required Research, Development, and Innovation courses.
- RDI 1: Research, Development, and Innovation 1/ Define topic or problem
- RDI 2: Research, Development, and Innovation 2/ Design project
- RDI 3: Research, Development, and Innovation 3/ Develop project
- RDI 4: Research, Development, and Innovation 4/ Develop and complete project
Total: 8 courses and 4 Research, Development and Innovation seminars = 80 credits in two years following the suggested route.
Sustainable Quality Management
Economy,industry and strategy
Research, Development, and Innovation I
Research, Development, and Innovation II
Research, Development, and Innovation III
Research, Development, and Innovation IV
By combining courses from different ITESO graduate programs, or from the Jesuit University Network, you can design your own curricular route – in conjunction with your advisor – to strengthen different specialization areas of your interest.
The courses in this study plan are subject to constant updating, and their order or content may undergo changes.
Recognition of Official Validity of Studies (RVOE) as set forth by Ministerial Agreement No. 15018, published in the Official Journal of the Federation on November 29, 1976. Classroom modality.