International University in Geneva

Become a digital specialist and pursue an IT career in a wide variety of organizations or setup your own business on IT services/consultancy or create new IT solutions like some other CS graduates did (i.e. Amazon, Google, Facebook)

 

Computer science provides the creative energy for the digital transformations on almost all aspects of life and it continues to be an exciting field. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc -CS) is designed for high school graduates passionate about digitalization, enjoy problem solving and have compassion to create and build IT solutions.

  • 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 of algorithmic thinking, problem solving and creating IT solutions
  • Gaining an effective, comprehensive understanding of both technology and business management areas
  • Exploring business and technology trends and understand digital transformations
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Détails du programme

As one of the top business schools in Switzerland, we believe two forces should be aligned in an effective Computer Science program for a successful career: technology and business development/management.

 

Students enrolled in the BSc-CS program will take the following core CS courses: Application of Information Processing, Introduction to CS and Programming, Website Development, Algorithms and Datat Structures, Business Intelligence, Database Systems, Web Applications Development, Object Oriented Programming, Managing Digital Innovation, Computer Networks, IT Service Management, Software Engineering, Project Management and Capstone.

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
  • 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.
    3
  • ENG 242 – Professional 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
  • FR1 – French The objective of the course is to acquire a basic knowledge of French. At the end of term, students should be able to understand basic conversations in French and to be in a position to communicate in a simple way.
    3
Trimestre 2 Credits
  • CSC 125 – Introduction to CS and Programming This course provides the fundamental concepts of Computer Science and introduces students to the basic concepts of computer programming: Analysis of simple algorithms, use of simple data structures, data types, sequence, control, conditional and looping structures, arrays, file operations, functions and libraries.
    3
  • RES 130 – Research Methods This course assists students to develop their research skills. Different research methods, tools and techniques for effective report writing and presentation are examined.
    3
  • COM 220 – Communication and Presentation Techniques This course examines the strategies and skills necessary to make successful business presentations. Students will develop their oral communication skills and examine the components of informative and persuasive presentations.
    3
  • POL 132 – Global Governance & I.O. This course explores how economic globalization is shaping international relations. An overview of economic globalization and its influence on trade, culture, gender relations, democratization, the structure of the nation state and the inequality among states is provided.
    3
  • COM 145 – Media & Advertising Industry This course focuses on the media and advertising industries and the role they play in society. Particular emphasis will be placed on how media and advertising affect public thought on subjects such as food, body image, health, politics and government, and consumer choices across socio-economic strata and age groups.
    3
Trimestre 3 Credits
  • CSC 115 – Website Design This course provides a comprehensive overview of website design. Students explore the prevailing vocabulary, tools and standards used in the field and learn how the various facets including HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript and multimedia function together in today's web environment.
    3
  • 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
  • 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.
    Prerequisites: Applied Maths II (MTH 122)
    3
  • ENV 200 – Sustainability & Global Environment Environmental issues are among the most profound challenges of the 21st century. The widespread degradation of the earth's air, water, soil and diversity of species is compromising the quality of life of future generations. The course will address the issue of climate change and reveal how transnational cooperation may shape global governance, state sovereignty and human security.
    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
  • CSC 210 – Business Intelligence The goal of this course is to introduce students how data collection and data analysis are used to support a wide variety of management tasks including decision making, performance monitoring, trend spotting in organizations.
    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
  • MGT 210 – Global Supply Chain Management This course provides the knowledge and skills required to manage complex global suplly chains. Global supply chain management involves coordinating and streamlining the flow and transformation of goods, services, information and funds within companies around the world to maximize customer value and gain a competititve advantage in the global marketplace.
    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 design theory of relational databases, normalization, entity-relationship diagram, creating/querying/modifying databases, constraints, triggers, views, security and database connectivity from applications.
    3
  • CSC 235 – Web Applications Development The aim of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of web application development. It equips students with the necessary skills to design and develop distributed web applications in a disciplined manner, using a range of tools and technologies.
    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
  • CPS 207 – Creative Problem Solving Creative Problem Solving is a course designed to assist students in analyzing case studies and complex problems of all types. Using a variety of problem solving techniques, students will learn how to arrive at a range of possible solutions, and how to finally arrive at the optimum solution given the available data.
    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
Trimestre 6 Credits
  • CSC 255 – Object Oriented Programming This course develops the programming skills by examining the fundamental concepts of object-oriented programming: Class, object, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, abstract class and interface. It also explores the implementation techniques such as object representations and garbage collection.
    3
  • TEC 205 – Managing Digital Innovation The course examines the current wave of digitally driven innovation and its implications on the economy and society at large. In each course module students look beyond the hype and learn the important concepts behind latest innovations.
    3
  • COM 114 – Political Communication 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.
    3
  • MKG 330 – Digital Marketing This course reinforces the grounding knowledge in marketing that students have acquired previously and make a focus on understanding the foundations of digital marketing. The understanding digital platforms and customer-centric management coupled with data-driven orientation are at the heart of this module.
    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 Management The course provides students understanding of the key principles, concepts of Service Management and it's lifecycle processes: Service Strategy, Design, Transition, Operation and Continual Service Improvement.
    3
  • 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
  • MGT 490 – E-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.
    3
  • COM 314 – Digital Media The course will provide students with an overview of developments in new media, how communications managers use technology to communicate and how technology affects the way we communicate. Students will learn how concepts such as digital media, cyber culture and web communities work.
    3
Trimestre 8 Credits
  • CSC 240 – Software Engineering This course covers methods and tools associated with the entire software development life cycle, including: how to analyze problems, gather and validate requirements, functional and database design, implementation, testing, debugging and maintenance.
    3
  • CSC 425 – 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.
    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
  • MKG 310 – Marketing Strategies The goal of this course is to introduce students to marketing analysis and strategies. Topics covered include the marketing mix, market planning and implementation through case studies.
    Prerequisites: Principles of Marketing (MKG 115).
    3
Trimestre 9 Credits
  • 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
  • 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
  • COM 242 – Cross-Cultural Communication With globalization, the Internet and the general shrinking of time and space, cross-cultural interaction has become a necessity for business success as well as for our everyday lives. This course is designed to understand and master strategies for interpersonal encounters in multicultural environments, including conflict resolution, negotiation, effective meetings and virtual communication.
    3
  • COM 303 – Digital Media Production The objective of this course is to provide students with an overview of the tools and skills needed to manage and produce digital projects. This course covers the management of digital projects from the concept and storyboard phase to the final product and its promotion.
    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

Orateurs invités

Daniel Borel

Cofounder and Chairman of the Board of Logitech
Cérémonie de remise des diplômes 2004

Amrote Abdella

Directrice régionale, Microsoft 4Afrika Cérémonie de remise des diplômes 2016

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
  • An English Proficiency test of your choice between IELTS (min. score 6.0), TOEFL (min. score 80 internet based; min. score 550 paper-based; min. score 213 computer-based) or Cambridge Advanced Certificate (min. grade C).
  • A non-refundable application fee payable in Swiss Francs CHF 150.-, Euros €140.- or US Dollars USD 150.-
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