Study programmes / C-EM Economics and Management / Masters Thesis Seminar
Course code:DIS
Course title in language of instruction:Diplomní seminář, Masters Thesis Seminar
Course title in Czech:Diplomní seminář
Course title in English:Masters Thesis Seminar
Mode of completion and number of credits:Fulfillment of requirements (2 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, period A 2/0, period B 0/0; part-time, 16/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech, English
Level of course:master continuing
Semester:SS 2018/2019 - FBE
Name of lecturer:prof. Ing. Radim Farana, CSc. (supervisor)
Mgr. Jitka Kominácká, Ph.D. (examiner)
Ing. Marcel Ševela, Ph.D. (examiner)
Prerequisites:Final Bachelor Exam and not System Engineering and not now System Engineering
 
Aims of the course:The aim of the course is to develop students' skills and to improve their abilities to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired in the course of their studies. The will master the methodology and principles necessary for solving tasks related to working out their diploma theses.
The course explain the principles of suggesting, writing and defending the diploma thesis. It gives also the general and specific recommendations for the structure, methods, referencing and formal aspect of the thesis. Then the student work out the intent of the thesis in close cooperation of supervisor.
Course contents:
1.Diploma thesis, topic selection and other formal steps, dean's rules for thesis, intent of the thesis (allowance 4/0)
2.Specification of aim and methods in diploma thesis (allowance 2/0)
3.Referencing in scientific outcomes, citation ethics (allowance 4/0)
4.Formal layout of diploma thesis (allowance 4/0)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
 
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to create new ideas (creativity)
-ability to make decisions
-ability to solve problems
-ability to speak and write in mother tongue
-ability to work independently
-science and research skills

Specific competences:
 
-Student is able solve the assigned task and write the scientific report about the solution
-Student is able structure correctly the wide-ranging scientific text
-Student is able to set up the aim and appropriate methodology of thesis
-Student obtains knowledge of the process of preparing the scientific text

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:credit awarded after approval of written intent of the thesis and issuing the formal thesis assignment certificate by dean's office.
 
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture14 h0 h
     consultation2 h12 h
Self-study
     elaboration and execution of projects40 h44 h
Total56 h56 h

Basic reading list
  • RYBIČKA, J. Doporučení pro úpravu diplomových a jiných prací.  [online]. 2006. URL: http://dahlia.mendelu.cz/~rybicka/zpract/jaknadip.pdf.
  • HUBÍK, S. Hypotéza: metodologický nástroj výzkumu ve společenských vědách. 1st ed. České Budějovice: Jihočeská univerzita, Zdravotně sociální fakulta, 2006. 80 p. ISBN 80-7040-842-1.
  • BAILEY, S. Academic writing: a handbook for international students. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2006. 260 p. ISBN 0-415-38419-2.
  • Science research writing. London: Imperial College Press, 257 p. ISBN 978-1-84816-309-6.
  • The essentials of academic writing. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 347 p. ISBN 0-618-21599-9.
Recommended reading list
  • DISMAN, M. Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost. Karolinum, 2006. 376 p. ISBN 80-246-0139-7.
  • HENDL, J. Kvalitativní výzkum: základní metody a aplikace. 1st ed. Praha: Portál, 2005. 407 p. ISBN 80-7367-040-2.
  • KRČÁL, M. -- FARKAŠOVÁ, B. Projekt Bibliografické citace.  [online]. 2008. URL: http://www.citace.com/index.php.
  • Dle tématu a doporučení vedoucího práce.