BKH_TEBP Bachelor Thesis

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
prof. Ing. Ladislav Blažek, CSc. (seminar tutor)
doc. Ing. Ondřej Částek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Renata Čuhlová, Ph.D., BA (Hons) (seminar tutor)
Ing. Bc. Michal Ďuriník, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Michal Jirásek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Ing. Alena Klapalová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Mgr. Michal Krčál, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Ladislava Kuchynková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Ing. Pavla Marciánová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Petr Mikuš, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Dušan Mladenović, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Tomáš Ondráček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Ing. Petr Pirožek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Ing. Mgr. Jakub Procházka, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ing. Milan Sedláček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Jaromír Skorkovský, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Petr Smutný, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Ing. Bc. Petr Suchánek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Bc. Alena Šafrová Drášilová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Ladislav Šiška, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Ing. Radoslav Škapa, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Eva Švandová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ahad Zareravasan, PhD (seminar tutor)
Ing. Viliam Záthurecký, MBA, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ing. Jan Žák (seminar tutor)
Ing. Bc. Sylva Žáková Talpová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Alena Klapalová, 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)
(! NOW ( BKH_BAPR Bachelor Thesis )&&(! BKH_BAPR Bachelor Thesis )) && FORMA ( K )
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 aim of the course is a) to teach students how to solve complex professional and research problems in the fields of business, management or business informatics using scholarly publications and primary and secondary data; b) to teach students to think critically about existing scientific knowledge and data obtained using various research methods. In the short term, the course helps students write a quality thesis. From a long-term perspective, it prepares them to work with new knowledge in the field and to solve new problems in various positions in companies or in research.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course a student should be able to:
- prepare a complex review of scholary publications on the topic of business, management or business informatics,
- identify problems in research designs and in conclusions of the scholarly papers,
- formulate a research or managerial problem and justify the need to solve it,
- suggest a strategy for obtaining data useful for solving a research or managerial problem,
- follow the rules of research and publication ethics.
  • Teaching takes place in two forms. The first is writing a thesis under the supervision of a supervisor. The second form consists of seminars (records in interactive syllabus in IS) focused on the methodology of social science research and solving of professional problems in the fields of business, management and business informatics.

    1. Rules for theses at Department of Corporate Economics
    2. Research problem, research question and hypothesis
    3. Solving a managerial problem
    4. Qantitative research strategies
    5. Qualitative research designs
    6. Review of scholarly literature
    7. Critical work with text and argumentation
    required literature
  • SAUNDERS, Mark, Philip LEWIS and Adrian THORNHILL. Research methods for business students. Eight edition. Harlow: Pearson, 2019. xxxiii, 83. ISBN 9781292208787. info
    recommended literature
  • HENDL, Jan. Přehled statistických metod zpracování dat. [Brno]: [Masarykova univerzita. Středisko pro pomoc studentům se specifickými nároky], 2020. 1 online. URL info
  • HENDL, Jan. Kvalitativní výzkum : základní teorie, metody a aplikace. 3. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2012. 407 s. ISBN 9788026202196. info
  • HENDL, Jan. Kvalitativní výzkum : základní teorie, metody a aplikace. 2., aktualiz. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2008. 407 s. ISBN 9788073674854. info
  • PUNCH, Keith. Základy kvantitativního šetření. Translated by Jan Hendl. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2008. 150 s. ISBN 9788073673819. info
  • HENDL, Jan. Kvalitativní výzkum základní metody a aplikace. [Brno: Masarykova univerzita. Středisko pro pomoc studentům se specifickými nároky, 2006. 1 online. URL info
  • Hendl J. Přehled statistických metod zpracování dat. Portál Praha, 2004. ISBN 80-7178-820-1. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, learning by doing (writing a thesis), practical examples, feedback and mentoring (from the supervisor)
Assessment methods
Credit is awarded to the supervisor for writing the final test for a minimum of 40% points and for the preparation of the research project and the formulation of the official assignment of the final thesis. Obsah testu je dán obsahem jednotlivých seminářů. The test contains closed questions with one correct answer, is written online via IS and the student can use his/her notes and any study materials while writing. The terms and conditions for the content and scope of the research project and the assignment of the final thesis, including the deadline for submission, are agreed upon by the student and the supervisor. If the student does not make arrangements with the supervisor within the first 4 weeks of the semester, the general requirements and deadlines listed here apply (only in Czech): https://is.muni.cz/auth/do/econ/soubory/katedry/kph/3915224/pozadavky_na_zaverecne_prace/01_Vedeni_praci.pdf
The supervisor will only accept a project text that is consistent with the agreed upon thesis assignment and satisfactorily fulfills at least most of the relevant requirements for "Introduction and Literary Research" and "Formalities" according to the thesis checklist posted on the department's website (only in Czech) (https://is.muni.cz/auth/do/econ/soubory/katedry/kph/3915224/pozadavky_na_zaverecne_prace/03_Check-list.pdf).
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Předmět Teze bakalářské práce si nezapisují studenti, kteří mají téma bakalářské práce zadáno před lednem 2014.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The student is responsible for initiating communication with the supervisor and for meeting deadlines. The supervisor is not obliged to remind the student of the deadlines or to invite him/her to deliver the text for consultation. The thesis supervisor is also not obliged to award credit to the student if the student fails to deliver the materials by the deadline or to the required quality. In this case, the student must repeat the course in the following semester The student has the right to receive feedback from the supervisor on his/her work at pre-arranged times and to the extent agreed upon. If the supervisor repeatedly fails to respond to communication from the student, the student should address the situation in a timely manner with the course supervisor or the department chair. 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 "N" and the dean is allowed to initiate a disciplinary action, which might lead to the termination of the studies.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023, Spring 2024.
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