Study programmes / C-EM Economics and Management / Master Thesis
Course code:DP2
Course title in language of instruction:Diplomová práce, Masters Thesis
Course title in Czech:Diplomová práce
Course title in English:Master Thesis
Mode of completion and number of credits:Fulfillment of requirements (10 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 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 2019/2020 - FBE
Name of lecturer:prof. Ing. Radim Farana, CSc. (supervisor)
Mgr. Jitka Kominácká, Ph.D. (examiner)
Ing. Marcel Ševela, Ph.D. (examiner)
Prerequisites:Masters Thesis Seminar or Masters Thesis Seminar
 
Aims of the course:The course aims at writing the master thesis under the tuitor's supervision. The extent of thesis is 108000-180000 strokes. The student should demonstrate the ability to use knowledge and literature to formulate and solve the set-up problem in his/her field of study using the scientific approach and methods. The student has to demonstrate ability to solve unique issue in the field of firm activity or general economic issue.
Course contents:
1.Master thesis writing, consultations with supervisor, defence preparation (allowance 0/0)

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:
 
-Ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-modelling of economic problems
-Student can analyse in detail the task under research including the alternative approaches
-Student can set up the aim of the thesis and decide about appropriate methods
-Student can work out the literature overview including the foreign resources
-Student is able to suggest the solution of unique issues and deduce appropriate conclusions

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 by diploma thesis supervisor after submition of the thesis and submition of supervisor's and opponent's review. The thesis has to be structured in the prescribed way meeting all requiement set up by study rules and at least one of reviews is positive.
 
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     consultation10 h10 h
Self-study
     preparation of presentation15 h15 h
     elaboration and execution of projects255 h255 h
Total280 h280 h

Basic reading list
  • KUBÁTOVÁ, H. Od abstraktu do závěrečné práce : jak napsat diplomovou práci ve společenskovědních a humanitních oborech : praktická příručka. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2007. 90 p. ISBN 978-80-244-1589-5.
  • GERŠLOVÁ, J. Vádemékum vědecké a odborné práce. 1st ed. Praha: Professional Publishing, 2009. 148 p. ISBN 978-80-7431-002-7.
  • 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
  • ŠANDEROVÁ, J. Jak číst a psát odborný text ve společenských vědách: několik zásad pro začátečníky. 1st ed. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2005. 209 p. Studijní texty ;. ISBN 80-86429-40-7.
  • ECO, U. Jak napsat diplomovou práci. V Olomouci: Votobia, 1997. 271 p. Velká řada / Votobia ;. ISBN 80-7198-173-7.