MPV_DIS1 Diploma Thesis Seminar 1

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 12 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Martin Guzi, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Jiří Špalek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Jiří Špalek, Ph.D.
Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Jana Biskupová
Supplier department: Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Prerequisites (in Czech)
MPV_TEDP Diploma Thesis
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course is organized as a combination of group and subsequent individual consultations.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
- formulate thesis objectives properly,
- set proper working hypotheses,
- choose relevant methods to work up the thesis,
- choose information sources,
- generalize acquired pieces of knowledge,
- present the thesis as well as its contribution.
  • - Main contentual and formal requisites for working on a thesis.
  • - Main criteria for thesis evaluation.
  • - Most frequent issues.
  • - Citations, research of sources, ethics, plagiatorism.
  • - Individual consultations for detailed objective settings, thesis structure and methodics for a particular student's thesis.
  • A seminar focusing on the presentation of thesis drafts will take place in the 11th week: students present their thesis draft versions in small groups. They are supposed to present and defend the topic, objectives, methods, logical structure, expected findings, and current results. They also have to answer questions from their colleagues.
    required literature
  • Aktuální studijní materiály předmětu Akademické psaní.
    recommended literature
  • ŠTĚPÁNEK, Libor, Janice DE HAAFF, Alena HRADILOVÁ, Colin KIMBRELL and David SCHÜLLER. Academic English - Akademická angličtina: Průvodce anglickým jazykem pro studenty, akademiky a vědce (Academic English). 2. aktualizované vydání. Praha: Grada Publishing, a. s., 2018. 224 pp. ISBN 978-80-271-0842-8. info
  • FRANCÍREK, František. Absolventská práce : co, jak a proč připravit, zpracovat, napsat a zhodnotit (obhájit). Vyd. 2. Praha: Ingenio et Arti, 2013. 62, 51. ISBN 9788090528734. info
  • TICHÁ, Michaela. Průvodce psaním závěrečných prací : (nejenom pro ekonomy). Vydání první. Ostrava: Institut vzdělávání Sokrates, 2013. 150 stran. ISBN 9788086572772. info
  • GERŠLOVÁ, Jana. Vádemékum vědecké a odborné práce. 1. vyd. [Praha]: Professional Publishing, 2009. 148 s. ISBN 9788074310027. info
Teaching methods
The lessons consist of the presentations of the scientific and research methods, case studies of the selected thesis (“good practice” examples), class discussions and individual consultations.
Assessment methods
There are three requirements students have to fulfill:
(1) active attendance at both group and individual consultations,
(2) measurable progress of the text of a thesis,
(3) presentation of the thesis draft and its defence.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
General note: Pouze 1. a 2. týden. Dále průběžné konzultace s vedoucím práce.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Inovace studia ekonomických disciplín v souladu s požadavky znalostní ekonomiky (CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0227)" which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021.
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