115-0390/02 – Crisis Management (KRM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ManagementCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Marie Mikušová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Marie Mikušová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation2019/2020
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MIK90 doc. Ing. Marie Mikušová, Ph.D.
PAP30 Ing. Marcela Papalová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1. Identify signals of an impending crisis. 2. Propose the composition of the crisis team and ways to train it. 3. Identify the key points of the business recovery strategy. 4. Evaluate the crisis vulnerability of the enterprise, create a crisis scenario. 5. Develop a simple crisis plan for the enterprise, create an early warning system.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


The aim of this subject is the definition of Crises management as a summary of managerial activities aimed at broad problematic, beginning with risk evaluation, through planning and organizing all the way to realization and verification of all activities performed in connection with the crises situation solution. After the subject completion, the student gains: clear idea about what is business crises and its management, enough information about the issues of business crises today and what kinds can we expect tomorrow, what does it take to manage them and also inspiration for his/her own effective steps in the field of crises management. To achieve these targets the subject is aimed at crises with economic characteristics – from its typology, symptoms, revitalization process, and prevention principles to way of closing the business. The subject emphasizes secure business continuity, which derives from complex approach to prevention, reaction to crises situation, consequence minimization and recovery from the crises situation. It considers securing continuity as a continuous process and as a set of countermeasures, which can prevent, overcome or significantly reduce the influence of interfering factors onto smooth and undisturbed activity. The separate block is focused on dealing with crisis situations in the area of public administration. Emphasis is placed on the legislative basis of crisis management in public administration as well as economic contexts.

Compulsory literature:

CRANDALL, William, R., John A. PARNELL a John E. SPILLAN. Crisis Management: Leading in the New Strategy Landscape. London: SAGE, 2020. 390 s. ISBN 979-85505-5551-4. GALLOWAY, Scott. Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity. London: Portfolio, 2020. 256 s. ISBN 978-0-593-33221-4. KOVOOR-MISRA, Sarah. Crisis Management: Resilience and Change. London: SAGE, 2019. 264 s. ISBN 978-1-506-32869-0.

Recommended literature:

COLE, Thomas, A. a Paul VERBINNEN. Collaborative Crisis Management: Prepare, Execute, Recover, Repeat. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2022. 192 s. ISBN 978-02-2682-137-5. SEGAL, Edward. Crisis Ahead: 101 Ways to Prepare for and Bounce Back from Disasters, Scandals and Other Emergencies. New York: Brealey, 2020. 256 s. ISBN 978-15-2936-142-1. SCHWERDTFEGER, Patrick. Pandemic, Inc.: 8 Trends Driving Business Growth and Success in the New Economy. London: Authority Publishing, 2020. 184 s. ISBN 978-19-4964-240-7.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Discussion during seminars.


Interactive using of LMS.

Other requirements

Advanced knowledge from the field of management and enterprise economic.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Trends in crisis management practice. Crisis typology, algorithm for the development and solution of the crisis situation in the enterprise. Enterprise threat analysis, crisis matrix compilation for vulnerability detection. Crisis management (signals, tools, remedies, resources, stakeholders, revitalization). Early Warning System (purpose, indicators, creation). Crisis plan (content, creation). Crisis team (composition, responsibility of members, activites before, during and after crisis, types of training). Choice of crisis strategy, key points of business recovery strategy. The final solution of the crisis (continue or end of the business). Crisis communication, communication strategy. Key points for creating a crisis management system in an enterprise. Crisis model and its application. Case studies.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 Winter semester, validity until: 2019/2020 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Exercises evaluation Credit 85 (85) 85 2
        Zápočtová písemka Written test 85  85 2
Mandatory attendence participation: The participation in the lectures is recommended, active participation in seminars min 70 %.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2018/2019 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T037) Management P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T037) Management P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T037) Management P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T037) Management P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T037) Management P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T037) Management P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T037) Management (00) Management P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner

Assessment of instruction

2018/2019 Winter
2017/2018 Winter
2016/2017 Winter
2015/2016 Winter
2014/2015 Winter