The School of Applied Sciences (ASCI) was established in the academic year 2008-2009 to educate students who can meet the industry’s expectations, have theoretical and practical skills, use computers and information technologies effectively, are able to keep up with technological changes and new trends with ethical responsibility and possess teamwork skills. It started with one undergraduate program however, in a short period of time the number of programs under the school has rapidly increased and it now offers five programs including Computer Technologies and Programming, Computer Aided Accounting, Information Technologies, International Trade and Business, and Management Information Systems.
In recent years, theoretical and practical information, including information systems, has found wide use in the business world as well as in all areas of life. For this reason, it is expected that today's business executives are able to benefit effectively from their computing systems. In accordance with this expectation, our program, in which the management and information systems are integrated, aims to train qualified personnel to carry out the management of enterprises with the help of information systems with maximum efficiency.
Our department was founded in order to educate individuals who have a strong academic and professional background, who are creative, who know their values well, and who know their social responsibilities in a rapidly changing and developing world. We educate our students in European Union norms. The vision that has been determined in accordance with these expectations aims to provide students with high quality and up-to-date instruction with relevant modern research and business-oriented applications in their knowledge and management systems.
Students can access the required lecture materials from the university's library and online course management system. Furthermore, students use laboratories or go on field trips (for applicable courses) to practice their theoretical knowledge. Apart from laboratory work, practical exercises, together with case studies from real life situations, course internships and independent studies offered within courses, help students to apply their knowledge. In addition, seminars which include talks and debates with industry experts, invited guest speakers for the related courses, summer training in which students work in a company for 30 days, and agreements and collaborations with organizations, provide various learning as well as employment opportunities for students. Also, the Cyprus International University Finance Laboratory is equipped with the highest level of technology, supported by the TradeMaster platform. The financial laboratories, usually found in America and Canada, are aimed at making students closer to the business world and preparing for the financial world during their education.