GRADUATE EDUCATIONAL MODEL
ITESO's graduate programs reflect the institution's particular approach to the advanced production of knowledge and learning. It is an ideal scenario for the articulation of different areas of expertise and perspectives that address the social and technological needs of our society and strengthen the different professions. It is an ongoing effort by students, professors and numerous actors and institutions to maintain an academic conversation that questions the reductionism of certain technical-scientific perspectives.
ITESO graduate programs center their learning process around students as the main actors. With their personal autonomy and dignity as their starting point, students take on the double role of agents and beneficiaries of educational work, complemented by their interaction with peers and the program faculty.
ITESO's graduate programs are progressively consistent with social needs and institutional orientations, in an effort to address the specific challenges of local/global development with an aim to promoting social responsibility and cohesion, as well as a commitment to the most dispossessed sectors of society. The program and its graduates are expected to have an impact on our social, scientific and academic contexts.
Our graduate programs achieve excellence in forming students by developing specific and cross-disciplinary competencies, supported by complex and critical thinking, reflexive practices, debate, the manifestation of knowledge and life-long accumulated social and professional experience, as well as the construction of solidarity.
The fields of academic production- primarily our institutional programs in research and intervention- are built on organized practices within internal networks of basic academic units, departments or centers. They also operate in external or inter-institutional networks that ITESO has built over the years, allowing students and professors to collaborate and optimize the resources of contextual and applied knowledge.
Our graduate programs produce innovative, creative and critical knowledge. In this sense, innovation is conceived as the implementation of new alternatives for solving existing problems. The applications of such knowledge serve to recognize and solve socio-economic, scientific, technological and cultural dynamics and demands, and are disseminated through publications, prototype development, systems, patents, social applications and interventions, among others.