BKH_BAS1 Bachelor Thesis Seminar 1

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
8/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
doc. Ing. Ondřej Částek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Alena Klapalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Tomáš Ondráček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Mgr. Jakub Procházka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Bc. Petr Suchánek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Bc. Alena Šafrová Drášilová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Radoslav Škapa, 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)
BKH_TEBP 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 to solve professional and research problems in the fields of business and management 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 bachelor 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
After completing the course, students will be able to:
- design a method to obtain valid primary data useful for solving a research or managerial problem,
- select an appropriate sample to draw valid conclusions for the enterprise or for a selected population of enterprises or individuals,
- use primary data or previously published findings to solve a research or managerial problem,
- evaluate the costs and economic benefits of own proposals,
- adhere to the rules of research and publication ethics.
  • Teaching takes place in three forms. The first is writing a thesis under the supervision of a consultant. The second form consists of reading the textbook and recommended literature on the methodology of social science research and solving of professional problems in the fields of business and management. The third form consists of records from seminars for full-time students and of two tutorials with possibility to consult key topics with teachers from Department of corporate Economy.

    1. Introduction
    - Schedule and requirements
    2. Sampling
    - Sampling methods
    - External validity of research, how to generalize results

    3. Methods of data collection
    - How to choose a suitable method of data collection
    - Why data can be unreliable
    - How (not) to formulate questions in the questionnaire and interview

    4. Research ethics, ethics of writing academic manuscripts
    5. Data analysis
    - When it is and when it is not appropriate to use statistical analyses
    - Standards of work with statistical methods in business, management and business informatics

    6. Economic evaluation of proposals
    - How to economically evaluate a solution of managerial problems
    - How to take into account the economic aspects of the recommendations resulting from research
    required literature
  • Aktuální studijní materiály předmětu Akademické psaní. https://www.econ.muni.cz/akap/
  • SAUNDERS, Mark, Philip LEWIS and Adrian THORNHILL. Research methods for business students. Eight edition. Harlow: Pearson, 2019. xxxiii, 83. ISBN 9781292208787. info
  • ČSN ISO 690. Informace a dokumentace – Pravidla pro bibliografické odkazy a citace informačních zdrojů. 2011. info
    recommended literature
  • RABUŠIC, Ladislav, Petr SOUKUP and Petr MAREŠ. Statistická analýza sociálněvědních dat (prostřednictvím SPSS) (Statistical data analysis (with SPSS)). 2. přepracované vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2019. 573 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-9247-1. URL info
  • FIELD, Andy P. Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS statistics. 5th edition. Los Angeles: Sage, 2018. xxix, 1070. ISBN 9781526419521. info
  • The SAGE handbook of qualitative business and management research methods : history and traditions. Edited by Catherine Cassell - Ann L. Cunliffe - Gina Grandy. Los Angeles: Sage, 2018. xxii, 597. ISBN 9781526429261. info
  • 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
  • PIMPLE, Kenneth D. Six domains of research ethics. Science and Engineering Ethics. 2002, vol. 8, No 2, p. 191-205. ISSN 1353-3452. info
Teaching methods
Frontal presentations (records, within tutorials), solving model problems (within tutorials), learning by doing (writing a thesis), feedback and mentoring (from the supervisor)
Assessment methods
Outputs from the course are a) final test and b) half of the text of the thesis.
The test is based on the content of seminars that are available in Interactive syllabus. 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 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 part of his / her thesis.
The student should submit about half of the thesis, after at least one consultation. The expected range and the exact deadline are agreed with the supervisor at the beginning of the semester.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Note related to how often the course is taught: 8 hodin přímé výuky+individuální konzultace: dle pokynů vedoucího závěrečné práce.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: tutorial 8 hodin.
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 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, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024.
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