114-0385/01 – Professional practice (OPA)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of EconomicsCredits3
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Milan Šimek, Ph.D., MBASubject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Milan Šimek, Ph.D., MBA
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
S1I44 doc. RNDr. Milan Šimek, Ph.D., MBA
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 0+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Course develop these soft skills: Competency for co-operation Competency for entrepreneurship Competency for flexibility Competency for customer orientation Competency for efficiency Competency for independence and decisiveness Competency for solving problems Competency for organizing and planning Competency for life-long learning Competency for proactive approach Competency for stress resiliency Competency for exploring and orientation in information Proffesional skills

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Professional practice is an optional subject only for students of the final year of a Master's degree who are eligible for a final state examination in the given academic year. Learning outcomes of the course unit The aim of the course is to develop students' professional, general and soft competencies, to support the acquisition of application skills and to obtain practical information on the operation of the organization in which the practice is practiced. Students choose to practice either at a company offered by the department or at a company they find themselves. The company selects students according to their own criteria and conditions, mostly on the basis of an interview. The student is in practice at the company for at least 10 days during summer holidays, usually during the months of July and August. Standard working hours are assumed to be 8 hours a day.

Compulsory literature:

Analysis of the implementation of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET2020) - Country analysis. Commission Staff Working Document 1618. Brussels: 2011.

Recommended literature:

MILLER Andrew. Mentoring Students and Young People: A Handbook of Effective Practice. Routledge, 2004. ISBN 978-0749435431.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Course selection and practice 1. During the months of February, March and April, prior to the selection of optional subjects for the winter semester of the next academic year, the students are informed of the current possibilities for passing the professional experience in the cooperating organizations. At the same time, information is provided on the scope of the practice in case the student finds practice in another organization. 2. In case of interest exceeding the capacity of contractual organizations, students will be selected on the basis of study results (study average for bachelor study). 3. The student enrolls the subject of Professional Practice. 4. In the case of a request from a practitioner, a "Professional Practice Agreement" is established between the practice providing organization and the VSB-TUO EkF. The contract is prepared by the student in cooperation with the guarantor of the subject Professional Practice. 5. Student completes professional practice. 6. The practice is documented by a "Practice Report", which contains a detailed description of the activities performed for each day worked. Part of the report is confirmation of performance and number of days worked. The certificate is issued by the company - in writing and must be stamped by the company (if the company owns it) and signed by the responsible person. 7. During the credit week of the winter semester, the student is awarded the credit.


Other requirements

Students of combined (distance) forms of study can be recognized as working experience in the company or institution in which they work.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Selection of a job and company. 2. Approval of the position as the guarantor of the subject. 3. Professional experience in the company. 4. Evaluation of practice.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit Credit  
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: The condition of passing the subject is to practice and submit a statement of practice.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0311A050012) Applied economics (S02) Economic Development P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (N0311A050012) Applied economics (S02) Economic Development P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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