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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Fundamentals of Management - CZV837050
Title: Fundamentals of Management
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2022
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 0/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Švecová Lenka doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Last update: Krátká Jana Ing. Ph.D. (02.11.2022)
Management is a wide topic. The course has only 16 hours of lecture and exercises. While this is sufficient for setting the basics, it cannot possibly cover all management subjects. The course therefore focuses on three key areas: (1) Managing people (2) Organizing and leading, and (3) Deciding, planning and managing performance. The course will be fully case study based and students will derive the key management concepts from the cases. A particular care is paid to providing examples and discussing cases/problems that are relevant to students and take into account the potentially limited student work experience.
Aim of the course
Last update: Krátká Jana Ing. Ph.D. (02.11.2022)

At the end of the course, students should have a good idea of manager´s job, be equipped with a basic set of management concepts, be able to critically evaluate the suitability of alternative managerial solutions. In parallel, students will learn how to analyse case studies, improve their presentation and negotiation skills, and practice critical analysis skills. Hopefully, they will be able to leverage their knowledge and skills in specialized business courses such as decision making, change management, human resources management, or performance management.

Literature -
Last update: Krátká Jana Ing. Ph.D. (02.11.2022)

1. Dessler G. Human Resource Management,16th ed., Pearson global ed., 2020.

2. Armstrong M. Handbook of human resource management practice. London : Kogan Page, 2017.

3. Worth R. Communication Skills, 2nd ed., Ferguson Publ. Comp., 2004.

Last update: Krátká Jana Ing. Ph.D. (02.11.2022)

1. Deciding, planning and managing performance (8 hrs): Case study- Ethical decisions, Abusing company credit card, Forklifts and stakeholder management, Crisis management- Blackmail, Introducing sustainability.

2. Organizing and Leading (4 hrs): Case study - A graduate induction program, Difficult graduate, Winning back a lost customer.

3. Managing people (4 hrs): Case study - Toxic team member, False CV, Dealing with enemies.