Course: Methods of Economic Analysis

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Course title Methods of Economic Analysis
Course code UPEM/KMER
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Šenec Alexandr, PaedDr.
Course content
Entry into the issue - meaning, functions and tools of analysis work. The importance of economic analysis indicators. Productivity of labour and wage analysis. Process analysis. Time series of economic indicators analysis. Costs and revenues analysis. Long-run tangible property analysis. Controlling (fundamentals, purpose, tasks, tools, process). Interfirm comparisons. Outsourcing. Internal audit.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Skills training
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with importance of economic analysis for corporate governance, also with the meaning, functions and tools of analysis practice. Beside this, to provide information about methods and procedures for the company's analysis.
Students will be able to understand the implementation of economic analysis, will be able to follow the principles of analytical acquires, will gain the habit in working with the analysis in analytical manner, will be able to apply various methods of economic analysis.

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

A precondition for acquirement of credit is fulfilment of homeworks. The exam has a form of a written test.
Recommended literature
  • Arlt, J., Arltová, M.:. Ekonomické časové řady. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2007.
  • Honus, R. a kol.:. Benchmarking ve veřejné správě. Praha: MVCR, 2004.
  • Karlöf, B., Östblom, S.:. Benchmarking. Praha: Victoria Publishing: 1995.
  • Rydvalová, P., Rydval, J.:. Outsourcing ve firmě. Brno: Computer Press, 2007.
  • SYNEK, M. A KOL.:. Manažerská ekonomika. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2007.
  • Synek, M.:. Ekonomická analýza. Praha: VŠE, 2004.

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