BPH_ZMAN Principles of Management

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
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)
Ing. Jakub Pejcal, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Mgr. Jakub Procházka, 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
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(! BPH_MAN1 Management )&&(! NOWANY ( BPH_MAN1 Management ))&&(! FAKULTA ( ESF )|| OBOR ( FJHC ))
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 160 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/160, only registered: 0/160, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/160
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course is focused on principles of management in business organizations as well as in non-business organizations.
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
  • Thematic plan of the seminars: Presentations and case studies solving focused on managerial functions.
    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. a Robert KONOPASKE. Management : leading & collaborating in a competitive world. 14e. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2021. xxviii, 62. ISBN 9781260570977.
    recommended literature
  • ROBBINS, Stephen P., Mary K. COULTER and Amy RANDEL. Management / Stephen P. Robbins, Mary Coulter with contributions by Amy Randel. 15e Global edition. Harlow: Pearson, 2021, 618 stran. ISBN 9781292340883. info
  • BLAŽEK, Ladislav. Management. 2. rozš. Praha: Grada, 2014, 211 pp. ISBN 978-80-247-4429-2. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, discussion, presentations and case studies solving in seminars, elaborate papers.
Assessment methods
The course finishes with an test exam. Assessment in seminars is also a part of the overall classification. 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.
Information for students going on a study stay abroad:
The Principles of Management course is designed as a standard basic management course (in terms of content), and you will almost certainly find a similar course in the offer of the vast majority of partner universities. The primary choice should be to complete such a subject at the host university. Upon your return, we will recognize its completion as equivalent to the management course. Before your departure (before filling out the learning agreement), you must send the course guarantor information about the chosen subject (or several alternative subjects) that you propose as an equivalent (title, content, number of credits, possibly also the method of completing the subject, etc.). If such information is not on the website, the Erasmus coordinators of the host universtiy (or possibly the teacherof teh subject) will likely provide it to you.
Only in cases where such a subject(s) is not offered in a given semester at at the host university, Principles of Management can be completed by means of distance learning. In such a case, the student contacts the guarantor of the subject, who will provide information on the conditions for completing the subject.
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Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
General note: Přednášky jsou dostupné online a ze záznamu.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Nezapisují si studenti oborů mateřských na ESF MU.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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