SCHOOL OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: CREATING BUSINESS
SOLUTIONS

To set Brazil's standards for graduation level work in Information Technology is the aim, challenge, and main guideline for FAAP's bachelor's degree in Information Systems. The course emphasizes training for entrepreneurs as professionals qualified to generate business solutions so that they build technology businesses, or be future global it executives as crucial resources for 21st century companies.

Information Technology students are constantly encouraged to become providers of creative solutions.

This gives them the privilege of advance experience of situations they will meet after graduating, as corporations challenge students from the course to find solutions for certain problems they have detected. The aim is for students to experience, experiment, and exercise their entrepreneurial ability right from the first year. In this context, the director of the School himself plays the role of manager of a business unit in an organization providing higher education services. Professors focus on the intensity of the learning process rather than exaggerating in attributing importance to the processes of teaching and evaluating. They are mentors for the discovery of knowledge, guarantors for the level reached, and tutors for projects.

FAAP's differentiated education proposal is anchored to a curriculum that includes disciplines such as creativity and entrepreneurial training - as well as technical knowledge. This vision is based on professors who use their experience of the market and academic qualifications to convey the business perspective to students. Knowledge and the emphasis on entrepreneurship and creativity are assessed in a yearly report or project in which students must submit a business solution that is feasible in market terms - another differential of this course. The results have been exceptional. Every six months, from a total of about fifteen projects, at least two have great potential for success in the market.

FAAP's structure ensures edge technology in its it laboratories and arranges for ongoing contact with the market through lectures, seminars, and the Management Laboratory, since the School of Information Technology established in 1990 is both an extension and a more modern version of the former School of Technology. During the 1990s, the school experienced dynamic growth marked by great advances and transformations and changed to stay ahead of the field. At all times it emphasized the most desirable attribute of creativity in the quest for the competitive differential needed to get graduates into the market.