International University in Geneva

Pursue an IT career for a wide variety of organizations or setup your own start-up in the field of IT services/consultancy. Gain an effective, comprehensive understanding of coding and information systems design as well as fundamental management areas.



The students have an option of achieving two bachelor degrees simultaneously in 3 years in Geneva: a BSc in Computer Science from IUG and the BSc (Hons) Business Management degree awarded by the University of Plymouth, UK.

  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Starting
    September February
  • Courses
    30 Courses

Key Benefits

  • Gaining an effective, comprehensive understanding of both technology and management areas.
  • Learning algorithmic thinking, problem solving and creating IT solutions. 
  • Exploring business and technology trends and understand digital transformations.
  • Having the option of achieving two bachelor degree in 3 years in Geneva: one from IUG and an additional BSc (Hons) Business Management degree awarded by the University of Plymouth, UK
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Program Details

Course Descriptions

semester 1 Credits
  • CSC 125 – Introduction to Computer Science 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.
  • 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.
  • MKG 115 – Principles of Marketing The course provides students with an introduction to all basic principles and concepts of Marketing. It covers the marketing mix, the value creation, customer satisfaction and loyalty. It also covers direct and on-line marketing.
  • FR1 – French The objective of the course is to acquire a basic knowledge of French. At the end of term, students should have a basic understanding of French and be in a position to communicate in a simple way.
  • PSY 223 – Social Psychology This course analyses 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. It also critically analyses development and maintenance of social prejudice, persuasion and propaganda, and the application of social psychology to different areas of management, health, environment and international peace and conflict.
  • COM 220 – Communication Skills This course examines the strategies and skills necessary to make successful business presentations. Students will develop their communication skills and examine the components of informative and persuasive presentations, both written and oral.
semester 2 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 this module students look beyond the hype and learn the important concepts behind latest innovations.
  • 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.
  • CPS 207 – Creative Problem Solving Creative Problem Solving is a course designed to assist students in analyzing case studies from simple to complex. Using a variety of problem solving techniques, students will learn how to reach the best solution using the sixth step problem solving process.
semester 3 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.
  • CSC 210 – Management Decision Making The goal of this course is to introduce students to how decision analysis and processes are carried out in businesses and how data is used to improve performance and make better decisions at all levels of organizations. Students will also have the opportunity to practice the concepts/methods learnt through hands-on exercises using some commercial applications/tools.
  • CSC 115 – Website Development and Management This course provides a comprehensive overview of website design and management. Students explore the prevailing vocabulary, tools, and standards used in the field and learn how the various facets and multimedia function together in today's web environment. The course provides a solid web design foundation, focusing on content and client-side development. Students learn the basic principles behind Usability and User Experience, how to manage a web project and how to evaluate its success. Finally they gain hands-on practice by producing an interactive website.
  • MGT 340 – Organizational Behaviour This course provides an introduction to individual and group behavior in organizations. Topics include organization theory, organizational culture, team building, power, motivation, commitment and productivity, as well as the dynamics of conflict and change in organizations.
  • ECO 125 – 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.
semester 4 Credits
  • CSC 225 – Database 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.
  • CSC 245 – Computer Networks and Internet of things 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.
  • MGT 210 – Project and Operations Management This course provides the knowledge and skills required to manage complex global supply 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 competitive advantage in the global marketplace.
  • POL 132 – Global Governance This course will focus on politics and processes of Global Governance with a particular reference to the major roles played by International Organizations and WTO. A particular focus will be on the United Nations system and its agencies as centrepieces of Governance at the International level. The course will conclude with the need for new approaches to Governance and future Challenges.
  • COM 314 – Social Media and Blogs 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.
semester 5 Credits
  • CSC 215 – 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. It also examines software metrics and software cost estimation.
  • 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.
  • LAW 205 – International Commercial Law The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to international business and commercial law. The study of torts, contracts and business organizations are covered, together with sales transactions, licensing and foreign direct investment (notably franchising and joint ventures). Key concepts of international litigation and trade/WTO law are included, with current controversies in Intellectual property and digital media regulation highlighted.
  • CSC 235 – Web Applications Development The aim of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of development of web application. 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.
  • MKG 310 – Marketing Strategies The goal of this course is to introduce students to market analysis and strategies. Topics covered include the marketing mix, market planning and implementation through case studies.
semester 6 Credits
  • CSC 498 – Computer Science Capstone 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.
  • COM 303 – Video 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.
  • ENV 421 – Sustainablility and 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.
  • COM 208 – Public Relations and Persuasion The course focuses on the importance of public relations as a management tool for communicating with media and internally with employees and shareholders. Specific techniques for influencing people are presented in this course.
  • BUS 402 – International Business This curriculum explores the socio-political, economic and cultural contexts that have shaped international business in past decades. It focuses, in particular, on how multinational companies (MNEs) gain competitive advantages at the international level and constraints on global corporations' development. Students will reference macro- microeconomic theories to evaluate entry modes and investment decisions, develop hypothetical corporate strategies, structure and operations intended to maximize shareholder value and capture a share of the global marketplace.

Distinguished Speakers

Daniel Borel

Cofounder and Chairman of the Board of Logitech
Graduation ceremony 2004

Amrote Abdella

Regional director, Microsoft 4Afrika Graduation ceremony 2016


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


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

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.

Admission Requirements

  • 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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