Study programmes / B-EMEN Economics and Management / Managerial Psychology
Course code:MPSA
Course title in language of instruction:Managerial Psychology
Course title in Czech:Manažerská psychologie v AJ
Course title in English:Managerial Psychology
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:English
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:SS 2018/2019 - FBE
Name of lecturer:PhDr. Jana Dundelová, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Prerequisites:Sociology and Social Psychology
Aims of the course:The objective of the course is to make students acquainted with theoretical knowledge of a manager and with psychological pieces of knowledge, which can be used in work of a manager, leader and entrepreneur and to concentrate on application of this knowledge in managerial work. The students should acquire concrete skills and social competence of a manager.
The course is also aimed to acquisition of knowledge of work communication skills, to get throught theory of conflicts and theirs solution, techniques of assertive behaviour and other managerial skills.
Course contents:
1.Introduction to Psychology for Managers (allowance 2/1)
2.Communication skills (allowance 4/2)
3.Leadership skills (allowance 2/1)
4.Self-management (allowance 4/2)
5.Problem and conflict solving techniques (allowance 4/2)
6.Stress management (allowance 2/1)
7.Personal selection and assessment methods (allowance 2/1)
8.Motivation (allowance 2/2)
9.Groups and teams at work (allowance 4/2)
10.Intercultural communication (allowance 2/1)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to create new ideas (creativity)
-ability to organize and plan ahead
-ability to solve problems
-ability to work in international context
-interpersonal skills
-leadership skills
-work in team

Specific competences:
-Students should be able to cope with coflict and other stress work situations.
-Students should be able to effectively motivate themselves as well as their future subordinates.
-Students schould be able to communicate effetively in intercultural work environment.
-Students schould be have knowledge in use of psychological methods for managerial work.

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Writing examination; knowledge of terms, theories, methods, concepts, paradigms and problems from lectures, seminars and managed self-study; conditions for the exam are active participation in seminars and elaborating of assigned tasks (one essey - 2 standard pages).
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture27 h
     seminar13 h
     preparation for exam30 h
     preparation of presentation10 h
     elaboration and execution of projects16 h
     writing of seminar paper16 h
Total112 h

Basic reading list
  • MCKENNA, E F. Business psychology and organisational behaviour : a student''s handbook. 4. vyd. New York NY: Psychology Press, 2006. 798 p. ISBN 1-84169-392-8.
  • TUBBS, S L. -- MOSS, S. Human communication: principles and contexts. 11. vyd. Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 553 p. ISBN 978-0-07-338498-6.
  • HOGG, M A. -- VAUGHAN, G M. Social psychology. 5. vyd. Harlow [u.a.]: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2008. ISBN 978-0-13-206931-1.
Recommended reading list
  • ARNOLD, J. -- SILVESTER, J. et al. Work psychology : understanding human behaviour in the workplace. 4. vyd. Harlow, England: Prentice Hall/Financial Times, 2005. 718 p. ISBN 0-273-65544-2.
  • ARONSON, E. Social Psychology. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2004. 677 p. ISBN 0-13-121787-9.