Study programmes / C-EM Economics and Management / Business Management Seminar
Course code:SPO
Course title in language of instruction:Seminář řízení podniku
Course title in Czech:Seminář řízení podniku
Course title in English:Business Management Seminar
Mode of completion and number of credits:Fulfillment of requirements (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 0/4; part-time, 0/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:master continuing
Semester:SS 2019/2020 - FBE
Name of lecturer:doc. Ing. Pavel Žufan, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Aims of the course:Aim of the course is to get the students acquainted with the principles of implementation of the process approach into business practice with a specific focus on the trade businesses. The course comes from the fact, that the process approach currently represents a basis of certification of any management system (quality, safety and protection of health at work, environmental management etc.), and as such it is indispensable. Students will be ready to perform process analysis as the basic source of information for process optimization.
Course contents:
1.Project management (allowance 0/12)
a.Project management vs. managing by projects
b.Project process and life cycle
c.Tools applicable in particular stages of project management

2.Process approach to management (allowance 0/12)
a.Process approach context in theories of management
b.Process mapping techniques, SIPOC

3.Operations in the process approach (allowance 0/4)
a.Operations strategy
b.Product design
c.Operation system design
d.Planning and managing operations

4.Product design (allowance 0/12)
a.Stages of product design
b.Differences in different types of systems (production vs. services)
c.Practical aspects of design/development process

5.Operation system design (allowance 0/2)
a.Deciding on location
b.Facility layout

6.Operations planning and management (allowance 0/6)
a.Principles of theory of constraints
b.Capacity planning, inventory management

7.Quality management (allowance 0/4)
b.Quality in trade and services

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-quality concept awareness
-skilled at utilizing and processing information
-work in team

Specific competences:
-Ability to apply models for solution of problems in business management
-ability to suggest the appropriate reaction of firm to changes in environment
-qualified analysis of current situation and trends in business environment
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information
-Student is able to formulate basic recommendations for quality management system within an oganization

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:The course is finished with submission and group presentation of the assigned project (project proposal), which comes from the group work throughout the semester. The project and its presentation has to fulfil the conditions defined at the beginning of the semester.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     practice18 h0 h
     seminar8 h0 h
     professional educational excursion4 h0 h
     consultation4 h16 h
     project work8 h0 h
     workshop8 h0 h
     public presentation (oral)6 h0 h
     preparation for exam0 h26 h
     preparation for regular assessment16 h0 h
     preparation of presentation20 h0 h
     elaboration and execution of projects10 h70 h
     writing of seminar paper10 h0 h
Total112 h112 h

Basic reading list
  • SVOZILOVÁ, A. Projektový management – Systémový přístup k řízení projektů. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2011. ISBN 978-80-247-3611-2.
  • SVOZILOVÁ, A. Zlepšování podnikových procesů. 1st ed. Praha: Grada, 2011. 223 p. Expert. ISBN 978-80-247-3938-0.
  • VEBER, J. -- HŮLOVÁ, M. -- PLÁŠKOVÁ, A. et al. Management kvality, environmentu a bezpečnosti práce: legislativa, systémy, metody, praxe. 2nd ed. Praha: Management Press, 2010. 359 p. ISBN 978-80-7261-210-9.
  • RÁBOVÁ, I. et al. Podniková architektura - strategický nástroj v rukou manažera. Brno: Tribun EU, 2008. 132 p. 1. ISBN 978-80-7399-568-3.