Study programmes / C-TIMS Timber Structures and Wood Building Construction / Management
Course code:MNGN
Course title in language of instruction:Management
Course title in Czech:Management
Course title in English:Management
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:master; master continuing
Semester:WS 2019/2020 - FFWT
Name of lecturer:doc. Ing. Andrea Sujová, PhD. (examiner, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites:State Bachelor Examination and not Management and not Management
Aims of the course:The objective is to familiarize students with industry related topics mentioned in the contents and explain to students the initial theoretical points, including the development of the abilities of managers for the practical application of achieved knowledge.
Course contents:
1.Introduction to management -- basic terminology, historical and current management conceptions, position of management in the firm, conception of 5 mangement functions. (allowance 2/0)
2.Managerial competencies -- manager's personality, manager abilities, types of managers, managerial roles, effective managers (allowance 2/0)
3.Managerial function: Planning - importance, planning process, types of planning, planning documents. (allowance 2/0)
4.Managerial function: Organizing -- matter of organizing, organization strutures and models, organization innovations. (allowance 2/0)
5.Managerial function: Decision making -- matter of decision making, decision making under conditions of certainty, uncertainty and risk. (allowance 2/0)
6.Managerial function: Controll -- controll as a process, content and classification of the controll, managerial controll vs. controlling. (allowance 2/0)
7.Personal management - staff assurance and development, styles and tools of staff management, motivation, evaluation and remuneration of employees. (allowance 2/0)
8.Modern approaches to management: process and project management (allowance 4/0)
9.Modern approaches to management: change management (management of inovation, reengineering, continual improvement) (allowance 2/0)
10.Modern approaches to management: management of conflicts and risks, knowledge management. (allowance 2/0)
11.Managerial methods and techniques (allowance 4/0)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to make decisions
-ability to organize and plan ahead
-ability to solve problems
-ability to speak and write in mother tongue
-ability to work independently
-capacity to learn
-professional knowledge
-resolve to succeed
-skilled at utilizing and processing information
-spirit of enterprise

Specific competences:
- Ability to analyze and synthesis of information
-Eligibility to see the enterprise as a system of management personnel, material, economic and information flows
-Knowledge of basic types of organizational structures
-Knowledge of business organization
-Knowledge of management quality in furniture produktion

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:Eexam.

The way of finishing the subject:

- 70% participation in lectures
- final exam - written test
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture26 h
     preparation for exam86 h
Total112 h

Basic reading list
  • VÁGNER, I. Management: z pohledu všeobecného a celostátního. 2nd ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2003. 537 p. ISBN 80-210-3265-0.
  • VÁGNER, I. -- WEBER, M. Osobní management. 2nd ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2007. 142 p. Edice učebnic PrF MU v Brně ;. ISBN 978-80-210-4265-0.
  • SOUČEK, Z. Firma 21. století. Praha: Professional Publishing, 2005. 258 p. ISBN 80-86419-88-6.
  • CEJTHAMR, V. -- DĚDINA, J. Management a organizační chování: manažerské chování a zvyšování efektivity, řízení jednotlivců a skupin, manažerské role a styly, moc a vliv v řízení organizací. Praha: Grada Publishing, a. s., 2005. 339 p. ISBN 80-247-1300-4.
Recommended reading list
  • VODÁČKOVÁ, O. -- VODÁČEK, L. Management: teorie a praxe v informační společnosti. Praha: Management Press, 1999. 291 p. ISBN 80-85943-94-8.
  • COLE, G A. Management: Theory and Practice. 3rd ed. London: DP Publications, 1990. 19 p. ISBN 1-870941-90-X.
  • Managing innovation: new technology, new products, and new services in a global economy. 2nd ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2006. 503 p. ISBN 978-0-7506-7895-7.
  • BLÁHA, J. -- DYTRT, Z. Manažerská etika. 1st ed. Praha: Management Press, 2003. 155 p. ISBN 80-7261-084-8.
  • STÝBLO, J. Manažerská motivační strategie. 1st ed. Praha: Management Press, 1992. 74 p. Management a podnikání. ISBN 80-85603-05-5.