Course: Basics of Management

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Course title Basics of Management
Course code UPEM/KMAN
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Šatera Karel, Ing. Ph.D., MBA
Course content
Basic terms, basic managerial approaches. Main function of management, planning, organization, human resources management, management and control. Continuous managerial functions, analysis, decision making and implementation. Development of management theories, schools of western management. Planning, its essence, aims, system of plans, strategic processes. Organization, its essence and aims, organization structures, organization documents. Human resources management, selection of people, their deployment and evaluation. Management, motivation, styles of management. Control, main principles and aims of control, styles, types and phases of control processes, feedback and feedforward. Decision making processes, its essence, aims and phases, risks and uncertainties, managerial games. International and comparative management. Management in the 21st century and new selected managerial approaches. Management in the public sector.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint the students with theoretical ground needed for the follow-up courses and further placing of graduates in managerial positions in production and administrative organizations. The course focuses on basic terms, principles as well as historical development. The main part of the course deals with function of planning including decision making and forecasting, organization, human resources management, management and control. The final part of the course presents main characteristics of the world management and new management moments at the beginning of the 21st century.
A student will understand the causes and consequences of various management processes, can benefit from theoretical knowledge in the field of management and related areas.
This course does not require previous special professional knowledge.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination, Home assignment evaluation

The assignment is granted upon submission of all correspondence tasks and attendance at seminars. The examination is written or oral.
Recommended literature
  • BRODSKÝ,Z., SIEGL, M.,ZEMANOVÁ, B.. Management. Pardubice : Skripta, 2014, ISBN 978-80-7395-857-2.
  • BUCHTA, M., SIEGL, M.:. Management. Pardubice: Skripta UPa-FES, 2005.
  • BUCHTA, M., SIEGL, M.:. Základy managementu. Pardubice: Skripta UPa-FES, 2005. ISBN 8071945404.
  • SIEGL, M., BRODSKÝ, Z.:. Management. Díl I. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2010.
  • SIEGL, M., BRODSKÝ, Z.:. Management. Díl II. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2010.
  • Veber, Jaromír. Management : základy, moderní manažerské přístupy, výkonnost a prosperita. Praha: Management Press, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7261-200-0.

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