114-0464/01 – Soft skills development (RMD)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of EconomicsCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Balcar, Ph.D., MBASubject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Balcar, Ph.D., MBA
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation2023/2024
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
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BAL112 doc. Ing. Jiří Balcar, Ph.D., MBA
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Part-time Credit 0+10

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

• develop competency for effective communication • develop competency for cooperation • develop competency for efficiency • develop competency for independence • develop competency for problem solving • develop competency for proactive approach • develop competency for exploring and orientation in information • develop competency for flexibility

Teaching methods



Students will develop their soft skills in order to increase their productivity on the labour market.

Compulsory literature:

BALCAR, J. (2018). Soft skills and their importance on the Czech labour market. SAEI, Vol. 55. Ostrava: VSB - Technical University of Ostrava. ISBN 978-80-248-4245-5 BALCAR, J., HOMOLOVÁ, E., KARÁSEK, Z. et al. (2011). Transferable competences across economic sectors: Role and importance for Employment at European level. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. ISBN 978-92-79-20946-8.

Recommended literature:

REES, G., SMITH, P. (2017). Strategic Human Resource Management: An International Perspective. 2nd ed. Los Angeles: SAGE. ISBN 978-1-47396-931-5. SPENCER, L M., SPENCER, S. M. (1993). Competence at Work: Models for Superior Performance. 1st ed. New York: Wiley. ISBN 047154809X

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Active participation, project


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

• effective communication • cooperation • efficiency • independence • problem solving • proactive approach • exploring and orientation in information • flexibility

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester, validity until: 2023/2024 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit Credit   3
        Project Semestral project  
Mandatory attendence participation: min. 75 % attendance

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (B0311A050004) Applied Economics (S02) Economic Development K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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