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Computer Science & BusinessCourse Structure

Year 1

In the Junior Freshman (first) year, students take a number of subjects in business and computer science areas. Students take three business subjects: Introduction to organisations and management; Introduction to economic policy; and Statistical analysis I. Students take five computer science subjects: Mathematics; Introduction to programming (e.g. development of Java applications); Programming project; Introduction to computing; and Business computing systems.

Year 2

In the Senior Freshman (second) year, students take a number of mandatory subjects but are offered some choice of subjects in computer science. Students take six mandatory business subjects (half year courses): Organisational Behaviour; Principles of marketing; Introduction to Accounting; Financial Analysis; Introduction to Finance; Introduction to Operations Management.

Students take the following computer science subjects: Programming techniques (algorithms, design patterns etc.); Software engineering programming project and Information management, and a choice of either Systems programming (e.g. development of C/C++ applications) or Systems analysis and design.

Year 3

In the Junior Sophister (third) year, students take a combination of subjects, of which one third must be from business, one third from computer science and one third from either. The subject choices are drawn from a list of optional modules as follows:

  • Computer science module choices

    Applied probability; Symbolic programming; Software engineering; Information management; Software engineering group project; Artificial Intelligence; Telecommunications; Compiler design;  e-Business; Functional Programming; Concurrent Systems; Computational Mathematics.
  • Business module choices

    Human Resource Management; Marketing Management; Financial and Management Accounting; Applied Finance; Organisation Theory; Services & Information Management; Business in Society; Innovation, Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development

Year 4

In the Senior Sophister (fourth) year, students take a combination of subjects, of which a quarter must be from business, a quarter from computer science, the computer science final-year project and the remaining subjects drawn from a list of optional modules as follows:

  • Computer Science module choices

    Advanced telecommunications; Fuzzy logic; Distributed systems; Human factors; Computer graphics; Computer vision; Advanced compiler design; Artificial Intelligence; Strategic Information Systems.
  • Business module choices

    International Business & the Global Economy; Exploring Organisational Experience; Financial Reporting and Analysis; Financial Markets and the Corporate Sector; Advances in Marketing Theory and Practice; Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation: organisation & management; Managing New Product Development.
Please note that not all modules run each year and the selection of offered modules is subject to change. Modules are subject to staff availability and timetabling constraints.