115-0390/03 – Crisis Management (KRM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ManagementCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Marie Mikušová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Marie Mikušová, 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
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 and Examination 2+2

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.

Compulsory literature:

GALLOWAY, Scott. Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity. London: Portfolio, 2020. ISBN 978-0-593-33221-4. KOVOOR-MISRA, Sarah. Crisis Management: Resilience and Change. London: SAGE, 2019. 264ISBN 978-1-506-32869-0. MARCUS, Leonard J.; McNULTY, Eric J.; HENDERSON, Joseph M.; DORN, Barry C. a GERGEN, David. You're It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When It Matters Most. New York: PublicAffairs. ISBN 978-1-541-76804-8.

Recommended literature:

COLE, Thomas A. a VERBINNEN, Paul. Collaborative Crisis Management: Prepare, Execute, Recover, Repeat. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2022. 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. 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. ISBN 978-19-4964-240-7.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

credit - project exam - written


Interactive using of LMS.

Other requirements

Advanced knowledge from the field of management and enterprise economic, active participation in the seminars.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Typology of crises, algorithm of development and resolution of the crisis situation in the company. 2. Trends, requirements for the crisis manager. 3. The company's crisis profile. 4. Early warning System. 5. Crisis Plan. 6. Crisis management (tools, corrective measures, resources). 7. Revitalization strategy and its elements. 8. Final resolution of the crisis. 9. Post-crisis activities. 10. The crisis Model and its application. 11. Crisis communication. 12. Establishment of a crisis management system in the enterprise. 13. Risk Management. 14. Crisis management in public administration.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 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 20 (20) 10
                Project Project 20  10
        Examination Examination 80 (80) 41 3
                Examination Written examination 80  41 3
Mandatory attendence participation: The participation in the lectures is recommended, active participation in seminars min 70%.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Participation in lectures and exercises is not required. The student must meet the other requirements of course completion.

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Assessment of instruction

2022/2023 Summer
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2020/2021 Summer
2019/2020 Summer