MPH_TEDP Master Thesis

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
Ing. Mgr. Michal Krčál, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. Ing. Ladislav Blažek, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Mag. Dr. Eva Born (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. 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)
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. Bc. Petr Suchánek, 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
Thu 16:00–17:50 P101
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(! NOW ( MPH_DIPR Diploma Thesis )&&(! MPH_DIPR 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 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 scholary 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 scholary 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 consultant. The second form consists of lectures focused on the methodology of social science research and solving of professional problems in the fields of business, management and business informatics.

    1. Introduction
    2. Research problem, research question and hypothesis
    3. Consultations with guarantors of the study programmes
    4. Solving a managerial problem
    5. Qantitative research strategies
    6. Qualitative research designs
    7. Review of scholary literature
    8. Critical work with text and argumentation
    9. No seminar
    10.+11. Student presentations
    12. Final test
    required literature
  • Aktuální studijní materiály předmětu Akademické psaní.
  • ČSN ISO 690. Informace a dokumentace - Pravidla pro bibliografické odkazy a citace informačních zdrojů. Praha. info
  • Katedrová pravidla pro závěrečné práce:
  • Fakultní pravidla pro závěrečné práce:
  • SAUNDERS, Mark, Philip LEWIS and Adrian THORNHILL. Research methods for business students. Eight edition. Harlow: Pearson, 2019. xxxiii, 83. ISBN 9781292208787. info
    recommended literature
  • GERŠLOVÁ, Jana. Vádemékum vědecké a odborné práce. 1. vyd. [Praha]: Professional Publishing, 2009. 148 s. ISBN 9788074310027. info
  • ŠANDEROVÁ, Jadwiga and Alena MILTOVÁ. Jak číst a psát odborný text ve společenských vědách :několik zásad pro začátečníky. Vyd. 1. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2005. 209 s. ISBN 8086429407. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, learning by doing (writing a thesis), sample problems, feedback and mentoring (from the supervisor)
Assessment methods
The credits are awarded by the supervisor of the thesis. Credit will be awarded to a student if the student a) passes the test, b) submits a research proposal with literature review .
The test is based on the content of lectures. The test is written online via IS, has multiple-choice questions, and the students are allowed to use any literature and their notes when writing. To successfully complete the test, the students should get at least 40% of points.

The expected range and the exact deadline for the research proposal are agreed with the supervisor at the beginning of the semester.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Předmět Teze diplomové práce si nezapisují studenti, kteří mají téma diplomové práce zadáno před lednem 2014.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Nezapisují si studenti, kteří byli přijati do studia od jarního semestru.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
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, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023, Autumn 2023, Spring 2024.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2021, recent)
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