115-0358/04 – Career Development (RK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ManagementCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Terezie Krestová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Terezie Krestová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KAS348 Ing. Kateřina Kashi, Ph.D.
BAR404 Ing. Terezie Krestová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1. Define careers and identify the factors that influence them, as well as the different types of careers available. 2. From both a personal and organizational perspective, explain career management and its importance. 3. Discuss various individual career management strategies and career assessment methods that can aid in personal and professional development. 4. Discuss current trends in career management, such as the importance of lifelong learning, improving the quality of working life, promoting employee well-being, and addressing age management issues. 5. To better prepare students for entering the job market, provide guidance and support in areas such as career exploration, job search strategies, and professional networking.

Teaching methods



The objective of this course is to shed light on the evolving nature of career challenges and to examine current and conventional methods of career development. It delves into both individual and organizational perspectives on career planning and management. The course also covers novel topics like diversity in gender and culture, as well as contemporary themes like lifelong learning, work-life balance, and wellbeing. By the end of the course, students will be equipped with the skills necessary to manage their career and personal development, including job searching. The course also examines various career assessment criteria and the root causes of career difficulties, while emphasizing the importance of a strategic approach to career development.

Compulsory literature:

ARNOLD, John et al. Work Psychology: Understanding Human Behaviour in the Workplace. 7th ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2020. ISBN 978-1-292-26943-6. BROWN, D.S. a LENT, R.W. Career Development and Counseling: Putting Theory and Research to Work. 3rd ed. New Jersey: Wiley. 2020. ISBN 978-1-119-58035-5. MULLINS, Laurie J. Organizational Behaviour in the Workplace. 12th ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2019. ISBN 978-1-299-24548-5.

Recommended literature:

GRIFFIN, R.W.; PHILLIPS, J.M. a GULLY, S.M. Organizational Behavior: Managing People and Organizations. 12th ed. Boston: Cengage, 2021. ISBN 978-1305501393. PINA e CUNHA, Miguel et al. Positive Organizational Behaviour: A Reflective Approach. New York: Routledge, 2020. ISBN 978-1-138-29309-0. SCHEIN, E.H.; MAANEN, J.V. a SCHEIN, P.A. Career Anchors Reimagined: Finding Direction and Opportunity in the Changing World of Work. New Jersey: Wiley. 2023. ISBN 978-1-119-89948-8.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

credit - completing individual activities from seminars exam - written


Other requirements

Basic knowledge of management.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Career and the factors that influence it 2. Career development from a historical perspective (traditional approaches in industrialism and post-industrialism) 3. New concepts of career management 4. Career types and models of careers 5. Career management from a personal and organisational perspective 6. Individual career management strategies 7. Individual career planning, self-assessment, sub-goals 8. Application of SWOT analysis and personal canvas methods in career planning 9. Methods of career assessment 10. Differences in career approaches (men and women, generational differences, etc.) and in different cultures 11. Current trends in the labour market 12. Continuous professional development, long-life learning, identifying career challenges 13. Current topics in QWL, WB, age management, etc. 14. Entering the labour market (documents, methods, options, interviews, specifics)

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 36 (36) 19
                project Project 36  19 2
        Examination Examination 64 (64) 32 3
                project Project 64  32 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Participation in the lectures is recommended. The extent of mandatory participation in exercises - 80%.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Participation in the seminars is not compulsory The student must submit a seminar project and pass an exam.

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2020/2021 (N0413A050014) Economics and Management (S02) Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0413A050014) Economics and Management (S02) Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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Assessment of instruction

2022/2023 Summer
2021/2022 Summer
2020/2021 Summer