FIAP—located in São Paulo, Brazil—specializes in the area of Informatics. Popular courses include computer engineering, information systems, and business intelligence (BI). Professor of BI, Danilo Vasconcelos de Souza shares how students use Tableau in their coursework. Within the first class, students understand how to ask smart business questions and answer them with data. After students use Tableau in the business intelligence course, they continue to use it in other disciplines—and bring it their jobs once they graduate.
Tableau: Tell us about your MBA course. Danilo Vasconcelos de Souza, Professor, FIAP - Faculdade de Tecnologia: I am the professor of the MBA course on BI (Business Intelligence), specifically for technology and big data, which is a new course that we are working on in Brazil. I have a hands-on method for teaching Tableau. In the first lesson, I talk about some of the history, explain the goal, explain why merging a database with computer graphics and human interface is so important. Tableau: Why did you choose Tableau for your course? Danilo: With Tableau drag and drop, when I have a business problem, I ask a question and it answers me with a chart. It´s perfect. In the first class, students are already able to develop this.