Faculdade de Desenvolvimento do Rio Grande do Sul (FADERGS) was founded in 2004 as Escola Superior de Administração Direito e Economia (ESADE). The institution adopted its new name in 2012 to reflect the growth and development of the institution. More than 4,600 students are enrolled on its three campuses in Porto Alegre, Southern Brazil.
The institution's website can be found at www.fadergs.edu.br/fadergs.
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Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Law, Psychology, Quality Management, Systems Analysis and Development, Marketing, and Nursing. FADERGS is noted for its centers for family businesses, entrepreneurship and leadership, career development, and cultural ventures management programs.
The school is accredited by the Brazilian Ministry of Education.
FADERGS operates EMPRETEC, an entrepreneurship program sponsored by the United Nations, and a Legal Support Center.