115-0545/01 – Trends in Modern Management (TMM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ManagementCredits3
Subject guarantorIng. Kateřina Kashi, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorMgr. Jan Kovács, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2010/2011Year of cancellation2012/2013
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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KOV03 Mgr. Jan Kovács, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students will understand the Repetition of last 20 years of 20th Century: - the first half of 80th years: search perfection era, - the second half of 80th years: thriving on Chaos era, - 90th years: reengineering, development IS and new management systems. They will analyze and evaluate present and future trends in management development: - present trends in development single factors of managerial work and management of companies, - future trends: estimate of future development, experts opinion. Will discuss the trends from experiences of companies (cases:) - cases of companies, which determine trends in world's management development.

Teaching methods



The aim of this subject is focus on critical factor of business included in Conception "7S" American consultant firm McKinsey. This conception, with world's reputable, connect access based on assessment, mutual conditionality and integrity meaningful factors success in managerial work too. Students will study these factors and discuss them. They are: strategy, structure, systems steerage, staffs, shared values, style of managerial work, skills and symbols, that comprises this conception. Organization culture is “nub” of integrity these factors. Learned knowledge and skills, the students will used in problem solving of critical factors.

Compulsory literature:

BICHENO John a Matthias HOLWEG. The Lean Toolbox. 4th Revised edition. PICSIE Books, 2008. ISBN 978-0954124458. BURTOSHOW-GUNN, Simon. The Essential Management Toolbox. 1 edition. Wiley, 2009. ASIN B002NT3BO8. LIKER, Jeffrey a James, K. FRANZ. The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership: Achieving and Sustaining Excellence through Leadership Development. 1 edition. McGraw-Hill Professional, 2011. ISBN 978 -0071477468.

Recommended literature:

MASAAKI, Imai. Gemba Kaizen: A Commonsense Approach to a Continuous Improvement Strategy 2/E. 2 edition. McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012. ISBN 978-0071790352. GEORGE, L. Michale, MAXEY, John, ROWLANDS, David, PRICES, Mark. The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed. 1 edition. McGraw-Hill, 2004. ISBN 978-0071441193.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Knowledge of management.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Framework syllabus of lectures: - McKinsey 7S approach - Shared values - Typology of Company culture - Company symbols - Modern strategies - Company structures - Lean organization and production - KAIZEN a Six sigma approaches - Style of managerial job - New form of managerial job - Knowledge management - Human management potential - Company collaborations

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2010/2011 Winter semester, validity until: 2010/2011 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100 (100) 51
        Written Exam Written examination 50  26
        Project Project 50  25
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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2010/2011 (N6208) Economics and Management (6202T049) Accounting and Taxes P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T040) Regional Development (00) Regional Development P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T062) Marketing and Business (00) Marketing and Business P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

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Incoming Students 2012/2013 Full-time Czech Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block