Course: Introduction to Management

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Course title Introduction to Management
Course code KPE/UM*T
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Maršíková Kateřina, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Zbránková Magdalena, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Štichhauerová Eva, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures(topics): 1. Definition of managerial work. Fundamentals of managerial thinking and practice, the historical development of management. 2. Manager - personality, competence, interpersonal role, aspects of managerial work. 3. Organisational environment, organisation dimension and its formation. 4. Strategic planning. Planning in action, mission, vision, goals. 5. Managerial decision making, methods, tools. 6. Organising, forms of organisations. New trends in organisation structures. 7. Human resources management from the manager's point of view. 8. Communication, the process of communication, communication barriers, assertiveness. 9. Motivation - fundamental motivation theories, stimulation, use of approaches in managing an enterprise. 10. Leading, coaching, delegating. 11. Quality management. Basic control items. 12. Troubleshooting and risk management. Crisis management. Basics of crisis management. 13. New trends in management. Seminars (topics): Seminars are built on the lectures and students have hands-on experience with the given issues. Students present and defend their semestral projects.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments), Written assignment presentation and defence
  • Semestral paper - 30 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) - 15 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 30 hours per semester
  • Contacts hours - 56 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to teach students to analyse processes taking place in enterprises in terms of fundamental managerial activities. To make students understand the use of functional, human, financial and material resources in enterprises. To discuss personal attributes which are relevant to the activities of executives in enterprises and teams. To acquaint students with the characteristics of groups which are important for an organisation and the work of a manager. To lay out the basics of organisation theory. To introduce students to the techniques and procedures used by HR managers.
Students obtain knowledge in given course in accordance with requirements and course programme.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination, Written exam, Oral presentation of self-study

Credit: Elaboration of semester work and minimum required number of points from the exercise. Exam: Written exam. The overall assessment is given by the sum of the points from the exercises and form the written exam.
Recommended literature
  • GRUBER, D. Time management: prokrastinace, konflikty, porady, vyjednávání, emaily, mobily, angličtina. 4. vyd. Praha: Management Press, 2017. ISBN 978-80-7261-480-6.
  • JAROŠOVÁ, E., D. PAUKNEROVÁ a H. LORENCOVÁ. Nové trendy v leadershipu: koncepce, výzkumy, aplikace. Praha: Management Press, 2016. ISBN 978-80-7261-479-0.
  • JAY, R. a R. TEMPLAR. Velká kniha manažerských dovedností. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2006. ISBN 9788024712796.
  • MARQUES, J. and S. DHIMAN. Leadership Today. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2017. ISBN 978-3-319-31034-3.
  • PILAŘOVÁ, I. Leadership and management development: role, úlohy a kompetence managerů a lídrů. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2016. ISBN 978-80-2475-721-6.
  • VEBER, J. Management: základy, moderní manažerské přístupy, výkonnost a prosperita. Praha: Management Press, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7261-274-1.
  • ZBRÁNKOVÁ, M. a K. MARŠÍKOVÁ. Úvod do managementu I. 3. akt. vyd.. Liberec: Technická univerzita v Liberci, 2017. ISBN 978-80-7494-367-6.

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