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.

  • Durée
    3 ans
  • Début des cours
    Septembre Février
  • Cours
    30 Cours


  • 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 degrees 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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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

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 102 – 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.
  • ACC 105 – Fundamentals of Accounting This course describes the fundamentals of accounting, the objective is to familiarize students with the use of financial statements, journals, ledgers and business transactions.
  • ECO 235 – 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 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 240 – 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.
  • 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.
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.
  • MGT 305 – Human Resources 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.
  • 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.
semester 5 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. It also examines software metrics and software cost estimation.
  • 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.
  • IUG 3004B – Project Management Report Quantitative Methods (Plymouth) Students are required to undertake independent quantitative research into a management issue. Use should be made of appropriate research methodologies techniques. The module aims to provide final year Business Management undergraduates with an opportunity to develop an in depth understanding of a key management issue or research problem. And, through a critical evaluation of the extant literature, quantitative primary research and/or a consultancy role, either to demonstrate how management theory can be developed further or produce a set of recommendations to ameliorate an organisational problem. This module is taught jointly by the faculty of the University of Plymouth and IUG.
  • IUG 3001 – Current Issues in Management (Plymouth) This module exposes students to current debates within the field of business and management. The content will be fluid as it will draw on contemporary case studies, technological innovation, government legislation and philosophical, ethical or environmental debates. The module aims to facilitate knowledge and understanding of the full scope, complexity and responsibility of the management role, to critique the social, political, environmental, structural and technological processes and relationship that impact on management and to explore the range of individual, organisational and societal responses. This module is taught jointly by the faculty of the University of Plymouth and IUG.
  • IUG 3002 – Global Enterprise (Plymouth) A module providing advanced study of contemporary international business and theory. The module aims to compare and contrast the practice of strategic management in different cultural and economic contexts, to identify key trends in the core data on the international business environment and consider the implications for international businesses and to focus on the changing world order, the emerging economies and the impact this is having on dominant business management paradigms. This module is taught jointly by the faculty of the University of Plymouth and IUG.
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.
  • IUG 3004A – Project Management Report Qualitative Methods (Plymouth) Students are required to undertake independent qualitative research into a management issue. Use should be made of appropriate research methodologies techniques. The module aims to provide final year Business Management undergraduates with an opportunity to develop an in depth understanding of a key management issue or research problem and, through a critical evaluation of the extant literature, qualitative primary research and/or a consultancy role, either to demonstrate how management theory can be developed further or produce a set of recommendations to ameliorate an organizational problem. This module is taught jointly by the faculty of the University of Plymouth and IUG.
  • IUG 3000 – Organizational Leadership (Plymouth) This module examines the role of leadership in relation to structural, social, political, cultural and psychological processes at individual, team, organisational and national levels, adopting multiple perspectives. The ethical and moral responsibilities of corporate leaders are critiqued as is the inter-relationship between leadership, governance, decision-making and change. The specific aims of the module are to facilitate knowledge and understanding of corporate leadership, to critique the multi-dimensional (social, political, cultural, structural and psychological) role of leadership and to explore the ethical and moral foundation of the leadership role. This module is taught jointly by the faculty of the University of Plymouth and IUG.
  • IUG 3003 – Strategic Management Theory and Practice (Plymouth) The purpose of this module is to develop an understanding of strategic management in facilitating enterprise sustainability and growth. The module provides an integrative perspective on business development and experience of this through the use of an online simulation game. The module introduces key strategic issues and frameworks and develops students’ abilities in applying appropriate analytical techniques used in strategic decision-making. The module aims to apply appropriate methodologies and techniques to the analysis of strategic management issues, to develop an understanding of the cross-disciplinary integrative nature of the subject material and to use the principles covered in the programme to analyse issues in a variety of markets and contexts, including within a simulation game. This module is taught jointly by the faculty of the University of Plymouth and IUG.

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


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

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.-