115-0388/01 – Social Sciences in Management (SVM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ManagementCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. PhDr. Jiří Bláha, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. PhDr. Jiří Bláha, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BLA18 prof. PhDr. Jiří Bláha, CSc.
HAS70 doc. Ing. Petra Horváthová, Ph.D.
KAS348 Ing. Kateřina Kashi, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1.To identify basic concepts, ideas and theories of the social sciences. 2.To arrange knowledge about the personality of a worker and manager. 3.To clarify attitudes, values and emotional intelligence, learning and development. 4.To compare theories of motivation - general and applied theories. 5.To conclude the importance of teamwork and team dynamics for innovation.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The aim of the subject is to acquaint students with the knowledge of the social sciences, which are important for modern management of organizations. These findings relate to workers, work groups and teams and social system of the organization, which are key areas of social sciences. Through critical examination of social theory and the links between theory and practice will be achieved greater understanding of people management. Topics relating to workers will include differences between individuals because of their personality structure and dynamics, topics of the working group compare the application and benefits of working groups in comparison with teamwork. Linking individuals and working (social) groups will be summarized in the interpretation of the social system.

Compulsory literature:

NISONKO, Sibram. Managerial psychology: Appraisal of potentials for competitive advantage. Pittsburgh: Red Lead Press, 2010. ISBN 987-1-4349-6432-8. WATSON, Tony. Sociology, work and organisation. 6th ed. Nottingham: University of Notingham, 2011. ISBN 978-0415681094.

Recommended literature:

COVEY, Stephen R. The seven habits of highly effective people: restoring the character ethic. New York: Simon and Schuster, ISBN 978-0671663988.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Mid-term knowledge test. Presentation of a chosen topic.


Other requirements

Basic knowledge of social sciences and their application.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

-Clarification of terms social sciences,concretely managerial psychology,managerial sociology and andragogy. -Worker as a person. The structure personality and personal development. Use of the knowledge in the management. -Attitudes,values and emotions in work. -Emotional intelligence: understanding,applying an development. -Performance, stress and stress management. Relaxation methods. -Stress and the individual. Coping with stress. -Learning and develpoment. Application of learning theory to organizations. -The motivation of knowledge workers. Theories of motivation. Commitment and engagement.Motivation and stimulation for work. -Content theories of motivation/"why"/ and process theories /"how"/. -The meaning and importance of groups and teamwork. Effective teamwork. -Communication in the organization. Communication audit. -Innovation and entrepreneurship. -Powers and authority. Resources management power. -Social system of organization.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2013/2014 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 20 (20) 11
                Projekt Project 20  11
        Examination Examination 80 (80) 40
                Písemná zkouška Written examination 80  40
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2014/2015 (B6208) Economics and Management (6208R037) Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (B6208) Economics and Management (6208R037) Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (B6208) Economics and Management (6208R037) Management (00) Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
Subject block without study plan - EKF - P - cs 2015/2016 Full-time Czech Optional EKF - Faculty of Economics stu. block