Course: Company Management

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Course title Company Management
Course code KMG/W0016
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Povolná Lucie, Ing.
Course content
1. MANAGERS AND THE STUDY OF MANAGEMENT o manager, management o the evolution of management o classical approach, behavioral approach, management science approach o the systems approach, contingency approach 2. MANAGERS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENTS I o the external environment o customers, competitors, suppliers o human resources o direct and indirect forces 3. MANAGERS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENTS II o the management levels o skills of managers o roles of managers 4. FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGING WORK AND ORGANIZATIONS o principles of work management o principles of efficiency o principles of management and organization 5. DECISION MAKING MANAGEMENT o types of managerial decisions o the process of decision making o evaluating alternatives o choosing an alternative o implementing decision o control and evaluation 6. THE PLANNING FUNCTION o the elements and importance of planning o setting objectives and priorities o courses of action o implementation of plans 7. THE ORGANIZING FUNCTION o specialization of jobs o delegation of authority o departmental bases o dimensions of organizational structure 8. THE CONTROLLING FUNCTION o preliminary control o concurrent control o feedback control o resources, activity, results 9. MANAGING PEOPLE IN ORGANIZATIONS I o the human relations approach o the behavioral science approach 10. MANAGING PEOPLE IN ORGANIZATIONS II - MOTIVATION o the motivation process o hierarchy of needs o two - factor theory o satisfaction and dissatisfaction o expectancy theory o an integrative model of motivation 11. MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING MOTIVATION o job enrichment o job enlargement o relating pay to job performance 12. MANAGING WORK GROUPS o classification and formation of work groups o quality circles, committees o self managed groups o development of work groups 13. LEADING PEOPLE IN ORGANIZATIONS o theories of leadership o factors influencing leadership effectiveness o intercultural leadership 14. COMMUNICATION o process of communication o communication in organizations o interpersonal communications o improving communication in organizations

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
This optional course is focused on the complex conception of management and its decision making process, planning, organizing and control. Moreover, even the main problems of human resources management within organizations (e.g.motivation, working in teams) are covered by this course.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: - describe human resource management process, including various techniques managers can use in evaluating employee performance - demonstrate practical knowledge of the functions of management - define leadership and explain the difference between managers and leaders - demonstrate a basic knowledge of the process and tools of strategic planning - understand classic and innovative strategy paradigms and how to formulate and implement them - know the critical alignment between business strategy and the success of the organization - demonstrate ability to use motivation in the organization, including the ability to use specific motivational procedures to effect changes in subordinate behavior
Recommended prerequisites are: Corporate Economics and Company Management.

Assessment methods and criteria
Continuous assessment, semestral project, written test, lectures attendance is mandatory. To pass the final written test, students must score at least 75%.
Recommended literature
  • DAFT, R.L. et al. Management, South-Western Cengage Learning, Mason, USA, 2011, ISBN 13-978-0-538-47953-0.
  • DIWAN, P. Management Principles and Practices, Excel Books, 2002. ISBN 8174461256.
  • GRIFFIN, R.W. Management, South-Western Cengage Learning, Mason, USA, 2011, ISBN 13-978-1-4390-8099-3.
  • IRWIN, D. Managing and Employing People, Crest Publishing House, 2004. ISBN 8124204411.
  • LONGNECKER,J.G et al. Small Business Management, Thomson South-Western, Mason,USA, 2010, ISBN 978-0-324-578832-9.
  • MONKS,R.A.G. Theory and Problems of Operations Management,Tata McGraw-Hill, 2004, ISBN 0070588708.
  • STOKES,D. et al. Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship, South-Western Cengage Learning, Mason, USA, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4080-1799-9.

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