115-0394/03 – Small Business Management (MMP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ManagementCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Marie Mikušová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Marie Mikušová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2017/2018Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
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. Arrange connected survey about requirements on the manager of small family business 2. Identify pro-and-con of the independent business focused on family business 3. Establish the trade of a natural person, to establish a Ltd, to convene a general assembly of the Ltd, to fulfill the administrative duties of the employer 4. Managing the beginning of a natural person's business and Ltd from an administrative point of view, in terms of financing and planning

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


The aim of this subject is the creating a comprehensive overview of the small family manager activities. The combining and complementing the knowledge of other economic and managerial subjects is doing to achieve this aim. The specifications of family business are focused. Different requirements on managerial knowledge and skills in this case are emphasized. After completing the course the student is able to orientate himself in the requirements of the small business manager in the areas of beginning the business, course of business, sourcing, fulfillment of the conditions imposed by internal and external entities, student is able to consider the best way to business end, too. It accentuates the position of family business. These areas are dealt from a position of trademan and partner and executive Ltd. company positions.

Compulsory literature:

LEE, Dwight R. Why Businessmen Are More Honest than Preachers, Politicians, and Professors. The Independent Review. 2009, vol. 14, no. 3, s. 435-444.

Recommended literature:

HEIZER, Jay a Barry RENDER. Principles of Operations Management. 8th ed. Prentice Hall, 2010. ISBN 978-01-3611-446-8. LONGENECKER, Justin G. et al. Small Business Management: Launching and Growing Entrepreneurial Ventures. 16 ed. South-Western College, 2011. ISBN 978-11-1153-287-1. MENDOZA, Drew S. a John, L. WARD. Family Business Governance: Maximizing Family and Business Potential (Family Business Leadership). Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. ISBN 978-02-3011-106-6. MENDOZA, Drew S., John L. WARD a Stephen L. McCLURE. Family Business Succession: The Final Test of Greatness (Family Business Leadership Series). 2nd ed. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. ISBN 978-02-3011-100-4. MENDOZA, Drew S. a John L. WARD. Family Meetings: How to Build a Stronger Family and a Stronger Business (Family Business Leadership). 2nd ed. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. ISBN 978-02-3011-101-1. MONTANYE, James A. Entrepreneurship. The Independent Review. 2006, vol. 10, no. 4, s. 547-569. MONTEMERLO, Daniela a John L. WARD. The Family Constitution: Agreements to Secure and Perpetuate Your Family and Business (Family Business Publication). 2nd ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. ISBN 978-0-230-11116-5. POZA, Ernesto J. Family Business. 3rd ed. South-Western College. 2009. ISBN 978-03-2459-769-1. SCARBOROUGH, Norman. Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. 6th ed. Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2010. ISBN 978-01-3610-959-4. WARD, John. Perpetuating The Family Business: 50 Lessons Learned from Long Lasting, Successful Families in Business. Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. ISBN 978-14-0393-397-3.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Discussion during the seminars, relationships identification.


LMS interactive using.

Další požadavky na studenta

Basic knowledge from the field of management and enterprise economic.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

- Small business – definition, task, specific features - Manager of small business (features, barriers, assumptions) - Family business I (history, status, definition, role of family, type, culture, life style, strengths and weaknesses) - Family business II (management - phase, concept, types, succession) - Trademan, employer (application of foundation, obligations, termination of existence) - Company Limited (application of foundation, leaving a companion, settlement share) - Family business III (cooperation within the family - an association, cooperative person) - Joint venture - a selection of partner - Management of the internal functioning of the family business - Financing options, support - Cooperation (alliance, clusters, networks) - Small business and the environment

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2017/2018 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit Credit 85 (85) 85
        Project Project 85  85
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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