BKH_ZMAN Basics of Management

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
26/0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Ing. Petr Pirožek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Ladislava Kuchynková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Bc. Alena Šafrová Drášilová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Mgr. Jakub Procházka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Alena Klapalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Petr Smutný, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Petr Smutný, Ph.D.
Department of Business Management - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Vlasta Radová
Supplier department: Department of Business Management - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Fri 13. 10. 12:00–15:50 P101, Sat 25. 11. 12:00–15:50 P101, Sat 16. 12. 16:00–19:50 P101
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course is focused on the managerial theory. The graduate of the course will gain a basic overview of current management theory and practice with application to the management of business and non-business organizations. The graduate of the course will be able to understand standard managerial communication, the hierarchy of organizational organization of business and non-business organizations and coordinate the activities of employees from the position of individual levels of management. By applying knowledge covering in the areas organization, decision-making and motivation and leadership, it will actively contribute to the fulfillment of the chosen strategy of the organization.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
- explain the incorporation of general management into the relevant scientific disciplines
- describe the trends of management in the context of economic, social and political conditions of the twentieth century and further development on the threshold of twenty-first century
- explain the nature of an organization and envinronment in global context
- describe basic types of organizational structures
- apply the principles of organization on the creation of organizational structures
- explain the impact of organizational strategy and organizational culture on the organizational structure
- explain the nature of planning and controlling
- describe the organizational and procedural way of decision-making
- describe of decision analysis to solving decision-making problems
- explain HR of organizations
- describe the principles of selected motivational theories and explain their relationship to the incentive instruments and motivational system
- explain the essence of leadership, motivation and communication
- describe the principles of ethics and sustainibility of organizations
- describe International Management of organizations and explain the operation of MNCś
  • Thematic plan of the course:
  • 1. Managing and Performing; The History of Management
  • 2. External and Internal Organizational Environments
  • 3. Organizational Planning and Controlling
  • 4. Organizational Structure
  • 5. Organizational Development and Change
  • 6. Managerial Communication
  • 7. Human Resource Management; Work Motivation for Performance
  • 8. Leadership, Managing Teams
  • 9. Managerial Decision-Making
  • 10. International Management
  • 11. Ethics, Corporate Responsibility, and Sustainability
  • 12. Project management
  • Topic of POT: Case study focused on managerial functionc in selected organization.
    required literature
  • S. Bright, D.S. & Cortes. A.H. (2019) Principles of Management, Houston, Texas OpenStax, Book ISBN: 0-9986257-7-9, URL: https://openstax.org/books/principles-management/pages/1-introduction
  • BATEMAN, Thomas S. and Robert KONOPASKE. Management : leading & collaborating in a competitive world. 14e. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2021. xxviii, 62. ISBN 9781260570977. info
    recommended literature
  • Robbins, S. P., & Coulter, M. (2004). Management (Vyd. 1.). Praha: Grada.
    not specified
  • BLAŽEK, Ladislav. Management : organizování, rozhodování, ovlivňování. 2., rozš. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2014. 211 s. ISBN 9788024744292. URL info
Teaching methods
Lectures, discussion, presentations and case studies solving in seminars
Assessment methods
The course finishes with an tests. The precondition for the exam is to submit (within the deadline) 1 POT (paper corrected by the tutor) focused on managerial functions in selected case organization. Any copying, keeping a record of tests or carrying the tests out, using forbidden aids including any communication devices or any other breach of objectivity of the exam is regarded as a failure to meet the obligations of the subject and as a serious breach of study regulations. As a consequence, the teacher grades the student with "F" and the dean is allowed to initiate a disciplinary action, which might lead to the termination of the studies.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: tutorial 12 hodin.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
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