International University in Geneva

Become a specialist in information systems analysis, design and programming and pursue a systems analyst/programmer/manager career in software/technology companies, computer services companies, and organizations of all kinds (industry, government, banking, healthcare, non-profit, etc.)

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc -CS) is designed for high school graduates interested in pursuing careers in Information systems programming and IT management. The BSc-CS program covers all key aspects of systems analysis, design, implementation, testing, deployment as well as IT service, security and project management.

  • Durée
    3 ans
  • Début des cours
    Septembre Janvier Avril
  • Cours
    43 Cours

Bénéfices

  • Learning in a dynamic environment in Switzerland with a multicultural student body and faculty from academia and international business
  • Providing knowledge and skills vital for all organizations
  • Exploring business and technology trends and understand how IT add value to businesses
  • Gaining an effective, comprehensive understanding of information systems design and programming as well as fundamental management areas.
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Détails du programme

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science - Computer Science program will take the following core computer science courses complemented with laboratory practice: Programming, Algorithms, Data Structures, Software Engineering, Database Systems, Web Applications Development, Computer Networks, Computer Architecture, IT Service, Security and Project Management. In addition, our curriculum includes various business management (i.e. marketing, accounting, statistics, management, finance, economics, human resources, etc.) as well as soft skills/competencies development courses (i.e. communication, negotiation, leadership, entrepreneurship, problem solving).

The BSc-CS is comprised of 43 courses taken over 3 years on a full time basis.

Description des cours

Trimestre 1 Credits
  • TEC 202 – Application of Information Processing This course covers advanced information technology concepts and terminology and introduces students to the use of software tools for business applications. It provides a thorough presentation to the use of spreadsheets from basic navigation to building financial models including introduction to database management systems.
    3
  • ENG 116 – Academic Writing This course provides the basic building blocks for effective university-level writing skills in English. Students learn the mechanics, usage, punctuation, vocabulary, sentence, paragraph structure and advanced grammatical structures necessary for a more sophisticated writing style. Several types of essays are examined throughout the course.
    3
  • MKG 115 – Principles of Marketing The goal of this course is to provide students with vocabulary, theories and methods related to marketing. The course looks at the terminology and strategic concepts of marketing and its role in organizations.
    3
  • MTH 121 – Applied Math I This course provides an introduction to basic mathematical techniques used to explore, model, and analyze phenomena in a broad range of subject matters. Students employ analytical, graphical, numerical, and verbal approaches to model solutions to these problems, increasing their reasoning and problem-solving skills. Students develop skills for quantifying mathematical exercises using appropriate linear and non-linear relationships required in economics and business.
    3
  • HIS 123 – Contemporary Themes in History This course provides an introduction to contemporary history - essentially events of the 20th century. The course is taught thematically and covers six major areas - megatrends, war and peace, the end of empires, revolutions, ideologies and national histories. The course is designed as a bridge between knowledge of contemporary history and an understanding of the basics of international relations. An important element of the course is a discussion of national histories and an analysis of how they fit into the wider themes of world history.
    3
Trimestre 2 Credits
  • CSC 125 – Introduction to Programming The course introduces students to the basic concepts of computer programming: Analysis of simple algorithms, use of simple data structures, data types, top-down structured design, sequence, control, conditional and looping structures, and file operations. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills at writing programs to solve real world problems.
    3
  • ECO 125 – Micro-Economics This course introduces students to the role of supply and demand in determining market prices. The importance of consumers and firms on supply and demand is emphasized.
    3
  • RES 130 – Research Methods and Report Writing This course assists students to develop their research skills. Different research methods, tools and techniques for effective report writing and presentation are examined.
    3
  • STA 243 – Statistics The course builds upon and expands the knowledge acquired in mathematics by introducing statistical methods such as inference, intervals of confidence, hypothesis testing and multiple regression technique. Application of statistics to real life problems in a broad range of subject matters are discussed and practiced using spreadsheets and advanced computer based technology.
    Prerequisites: Applied Maths II (MTH 122)
    3
  • MTH 122 – Applied Math II This course provides an introduction to basic mathematical techniques used to explore, model, and analyze phenomena in a broad range of subject matters. Students employ analytical, graphical, numerical, and verbal approaches to model solutions to these problems, increasing their reasoning and problem-solving skills. Students develop skills for quantifying mathematical exercises using appropriate linear and non-linear relationships required in economics and business.
    3
Trimestre 3 Credits
  • MGT 100 – Principles of Management The course introduces the basic concepts, theories and principles on how a company/organization functions today. Students will learn the challenges modern managers face in running their departments and the company overall. It emphasizes how to make decisions, set objectives, budget and allocate resources, recruit the right people, plan and control in a modern company/ organization.
    3
  • PSY 223 – Social Psychology This course is an analysis of the structures and properties of human groups. Topics include: group formation, development of role relationships, intragroup and inter-group conflict, and factors influencing group effectiveness.
    3
  • FIN 201 – Essentials of Finance This course is an introduction to the basic principles of finance. It covers financial mathematics, valuation approaches for different financial instruments, the appraisal of capital investment projects and the measurement of financial risk.
    3
  • COM 114 – Communication in Politics and Society This course focuses on the history, evolution and contemporary aspects of communications in politics and society. Particular emphasis is placed on the influence of media in modern societies, political movements and international systems. Theory and practice are combined through case studies and examples from recent and historical political and global events.
    3
  • ENG 242 – Business Writing This course prepares students to write successful business correspondence. Basic grammar, style, and rhetorical strategies will be examined. Students will be responsible for writing and editing numerous forms of writing.
    3
Trimestre 4 Credits
  • CSC 205 – Algorithms and Data Structure This course introduces students to the most common algorithms and data structures in use on computers today. It explores the abstract data types of linked lists, queues, tables, stacks, graphs, and trees for sorting, searching and string processing. It also shows how one can implement them in programming languages using fundamental data structures.
    3
  • ECO 235 – Macro-Economics The aim of this course is to examine the impact of national income, monetary policies, interest rates and prices on the global economy. Different economic models and theories are analyzed.
    3
  • STA 341 – Quantitative Decision Making The course familiarizes students with techniques commonly used in Quantitative Decision Making. Topics discussed include concepts of decision-making and decision analysis, optimization theory, linear programming, sensitivity analysis, transportation and assignment problems, cross-section analysis, forecasting and time series analysis, waiting line models and Markov processes.
    Prerequisites: Statistics (STA 243)
    3
  • MGT 340 – Organizational Behaviour This course provides an introduction to selected critical issues affecting individual and group behavior in organizations. Topics include motivation, teams, leadership, interpersonal communication, effective presentations, as well as the dynamics of conflict and change in organizations.
    3
  • E – Elective

    To complete a Minor, students must complete two elective courses in their second year of the Bachelor program, from one of the tracks below. To complete a Major, students must select three additional electives in their third year.


    Marketing and International Business: Consumer Behavior, Advertising, Services Marketing, E-Commerce, Market Research
    International Relations: Global Environmental Issues, Peace and Conflict Studies, Foreign Policy and Decision Making, National and International Security Studies, Comparative Politics and the Nation State
    Media and Communications: Global Communication, Digital Media Production, Introduction to Journalism, Identity and Reputation Management, New Media
    Finance and Accounting: International Money and Banking, International Finance, International Investment Management, Risk Management, Auditing
    General Management: Organizational Behavior, Application of Information Processing, Entrepreneurship, Business and Commercial Law, International Economics
    3
Trimestre 5 Credits
  • CSC 225 – Data Base Systems The goal of this course is to introduce students the theoretical and practical aspects of database management systems. It covers the relational data model, database design and tuning, normalization, and querying databases.
    3
  • CSC 235 – Web Applications Development This course explores Web technologies such as Extended Markup Language (XML) and introduces students to the fundamentals of web applications and web servers.
    3
  • MGT 305 – Human Resource Management This course provides an introduction to key HRM functions found in modern organizations such as: effective job design, staff selection, evaluation, reward systems, management development and organizational training.
    3
  • MGT 324 – Contemporary Ethical Issues This course explores the ethical and philosophical basis for making decisions in business. Students review precedent-setting cases and analyze the effect of government control and legislation on economic and business enterprises, and reviews the use of the law as a tool for generating policy and decision-making.
    3
  • LAW 205 – Business and Commercial Law This course studies the common law legal system with an emphasis on contract and company law. It also presents a study of selected areas of the transactional aspects of international commercial law with an emphasis on private, rather than public, transactions.
    3
  • E – Elective

    To complete a Minor, students must complete two elective courses in their second year of the Bachelor program, from one of the tracks below. To complete a Major, students must select three additional electives in their third year.


    Marketing and International Business: Consumer Behavior, Advertising, Services Marketing, E-Commerce, Market Research
    International Relations: Global Environmental Issues, Peace and Conflict Studies, Foreign Policy and Decision Making, National and International Security Studies, Comparative Politics and the Nation State
    Media and Communications: Global Communication, Digital Media Production, Introduction to Journalism, Identity and Reputation Management, New Media
    Finance and Accounting: International Money and Banking, International Finance, International Investment Management, Risk Management, Auditing
    General Management: Organizational Behavior, Application of Information Processing, Entrepreneurship, Business and Commercial Law, International Economics
    3
Trimestre 6 Credits
  • CSC 245 – Computer Networks This course explores the basic concepts of computer networks by examining and comparing network topologies, protocols and standards. It also examines the Local area networks (LAN) and Wide area networks (WAN) and the services built on top of them.
    3
  • CSC 255 – Computer Architecture This course introduces students to the layers and abstractions of modern computer systems architectures. It examines the representation, storage, management and transmission of data on the computer and management of resources including the role of performance in computer design.
    3
  • TEC 401 – Management of Information Systems This course prepares students to apply knowledge learned from IT tools to solve management problems and find new opportunities to improve their organizations. It examines how information technology supports managers in their operational and decision-making tasks.
    Prerequisites: Application of Information Processing (TEC 202).
    3
  • NEG 342 – Career Planning The goal of this course is to develop interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively with others. The issues of power and influence, corporate culture and group dynamics are studied. Students learn selected negotiating strategies and tactics and apply them through practical cases in a global setting.
    3
  • E – Elective

    To complete a Minor, students must complete two elective courses in their second year of the Bachelor program, from one of the tracks below. To complete a Major, students must select three additional electives in their third year.


    Marketing and International Business: Consumer Behavior, Advertising, Services Marketing, E-Commerce, Market Research
    International Relations: Global Environmental Issues, Peace and Conflict Studies, Foreign Policy and Decision Making, National and International Security Studies, Comparative Politics and the Nation State
    Media and Communications: Global Communication, Digital Media Production, Introduction to Journalism, Identity and Reputation Management, New Media
    Finance and Accounting: International Money and Banking, International Finance, International Investment Management, Risk Management, Auditing
    General Management: Organizational Behavior, Application of Information Processing, Entrepreneurship, Business and Commercial Law, International Economics
    3
Trimestre 7 Credits
  • CSC 315 – IT Service and Security Management The course provides students with an introduction to service and security management: prevention of incidents, faster resolution of problems and more secure introduction of changes. It examines Service Support (Incident, problem, change and release management), Service Delivery (Service Level, Availability, Capacity, Financial and continuity management) processes and the implementation of information security infrastructure, identity management, threat management and access management.
    3
  • ECO 300 – International Economics This course covers such topics as international trade issues, international monetary systems and economic development and growth. Subjects of actual relevance, such as globalization and the European Monetary Union, are discussed in detail.
    Prerequisites: Micro-Economics and Macro-Economics (ECO 125 and ECO 235).
    3
  • FIN 315 – Financial Management The course covers financial analysis tools used for evaluating corporate performance and forecasting future financial needs. It introduces techniques for managing working capital and optimizing the firm's long-term capital structure.
    Prerequisites: Essentials of Finance (FIN 201).
    3
  • E – Elective

    To complete a Minor, students must complete two elective courses in their second year of the Bachelor program, from one of the tracks below. To complete a Major, students must select three additional electives in their third year.


    Marketing and International Business: Consumer Behavior, Advertising, Services Marketing, E-Commerce, Market Research
    International Relations: Global Environmental Issues, Peace and Conflict Studies, Foreign Policy and Decision Making, National and International Security Studies, Comparative Politics and the Nation State
    Media and Communications: Global Communication, Digital Media Production, Introduction to Journalism, Identity and Reputation Management, New Media
    Finance and Accounting: International Money and Banking, International Finance, International Investment Management, Risk Management, Auditing
    General Management: Organizational Behavior, Application of Information Processing, Entrepreneurship, Business and Commercial Law, International Economics
    3
Trimestre 8 Credits
  • CSC 425 – IT Project Management This course introduces students to the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to achieve specific targets within specified budget and time constraints for IT projects. It examines each of the following project management knowledge areas: Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communications, Risk, Procurement and Integration management.
    3
  • MGT 480 – Leadership The purpose of the course is to introduce students to leadership theories aimed at leading, influencing and coordinating team members in the workplace. Students will identify their own leadership attributes and improve their skills through practical exercises. Real world business cases will be analyzed to identify successful and less successful examples of leadership.
    3
  • MGT 490 – Corporate Governance This course studies the system by which companies are directed and managed. The aim of this course is for students to understand that corporate governance is a framework for accountability and a vehicle which encourages companies to create value. Students will understand that establishing the roles of the board and management are fundamental to any corporate structure. Students will also understand how corporate governance influences the setting of objectives, their achievement, how risk is monitored and assessed and how performance is optimized.
    3
  • E – Elective

    To complete a Minor, students must complete two elective courses in their second year of the Bachelor program, from one of the tracks below. To complete a Major, students must select three additional electives in their third year.


    Marketing and International Business: Consumer Behavior, Advertising, Services Marketing, E-Commerce, Market Research
    International Relations: Global Environmental Issues, Peace and Conflict Studies, Foreign Policy and Decision Making, National and International Security Studies, Comparative Politics and the Nation State
    Media and Communications: Global Communication, Digital Media Production, Introduction to Journalism, Identity and Reputation Management, New Media
    Finance and Accounting: International Money and Banking, International Finance, International Investment Management, Risk Management, Auditing
    General Management: Organizational Behavior, Application of Information Processing, Entrepreneurship, Business and Commercial Law, International Economics
    3
Trimestre 9 Credits
  • ENV 421 – Sustainable Development Sustainable Development is a course that demonstrates the need for examining the linkages among economic, social, technological, and environmental issues in achieving a sustainable global society. Building on the multi-disciplinary nature of environmental studies, the course incorporates various aspects of economics, social engineering, ethics, politics, and science. The course discusses strategies, legislations, innovations and best practices for more sustainable economies in the future.
    3
  • MGT 415 – Entrepreneurship Students will be exposed to all aspects of the entrepreneurial process. This will include a discussion of what makes an entrepreneur – external environment and personality characteristics. Assembling resources, launching the business and harvesting rewards will also be discussed. Several sessions will be devoted towards writing the business plan.
    3
  • BUS 402 – International Business This course develops the knowledge required for conducting business successfully in an international setting. Issues relating to the design and implementation of foreign entry strategies, the organizing and controlling aspects of a multinational corporation, and the role of global financial markets in doing international business are analyzed through case studies.
    3
  • CSC 498 – Information Systems (Capstone Course) This course reinforces and expands upon some of the key learning points of the Computer Science program through an individual development assignment/project involving requirements gathering, analysis, design, implementation and project documentation.
    3
  • E – Elective

    To complete a Minor, students must complete two elective courses in their second year of the Bachelor program, from one of the tracks below. To complete a Major, students must select three additional electives in their third year.


    Marketing and International Business: Consumer Behavior, Advertising, Services Marketing, E-Commerce, Market Research
    International Relations: Global Environmental Issues, Peace and Conflict Studies, Foreign Policy and Decision Making, National and International Security Studies, Comparative Politics and the Nation State
    Media and Communications: Global Communication, Digital Media Production, Introduction to Journalism, Identity and Reputation Management, New Media
    Finance and Accounting: International Money and Banking, International Finance, International Investment Management, Risk Management, Auditing
    General Management: Organizational Behavior, Application of Information Processing, Entrepreneurship, Business and Commercial Law, International Economics
    3

Why IUG

Nationalities of Bachelor Students
  • 1. Europe (45%)
  • 2. Asia (28%)
  • 3. America (17%)
  • 4. Africa (10%)

Faculty

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program draws on the wealth of international know-how and resources of its faculty, visiting speakers.

Study in Switzerland

Study in Switzerland Geneva belongs to a select group of truly “international” cities of the world, making it an ideal place to study international management.


An International Network

The International University in Geneva has established a strong network, developing exchange programs with 23 universities worldwide. Learn more about our international network.

Your Career with your BS-CS

BSc-CS graduates engage in systems analyst/programmer/manager careers in software/technology companies, computer services companies, and organizations of all kinds (industry, government, banking, healthcare, non-profit, etc.). There is an increasing need for such resources as all organizations and their business processes have become more and more dependant on the IT infrastructure and systems.

Career services

The International University in Geneva provides for counselling to assist students in their career decisions.

Prérequis d'admission

  • A completed application form with an essay (200 to 300 words) on one of the following topics:
    - Describe your biggest achievement in any aspect of your life and the reasons for this success.
    - Select a current issue of national or international importance which you think will have an impact on society. Explain why.
  • A certified copy of a secondary school diploma in English
  • Certified High School transcripts in English for the last 3 years
  • Two passport size photos
  • A Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • A copy of the student’s passport
  • A recommendation letter from a guidance counselor or school official (principal or teacher) in English
  • A minimum score of 80 (Internet based test) or 213 (computer based test) on the TOEFL test or another equivalent English proficiency test (IELTS or CAE from Cambridge). *
  • A non-refundable application fee payable in Swiss Francs CHF 150.-, Euros €120.- or US Dollars USD 140.-
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