115-0594/02 – Small Business Management (SBM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ManagementCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Marcela Papalová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Marcela Papalová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKF, FMT, FEIIntended for study typesBachelor
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PAP30 Ing. Marcela Papalová, 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

Objectives •Students be able to choose right legal entities. •They would have basic skills in operations, finance, marketing and human resource management during a starting of business. •Student would able to plan personal as well as external resources of their enterprises. •They would definite idea, clear vision of business. •Students get also the necessary know-how about wherewithal for accessing to business.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The management of an enterprise nowadays faces completely new challenges. Traditional business administration concepts cannot cope with the ensuing demand for adaptation and adjustment. It is far more the case that change must be managed by introducing fundamentally new and far-reaching approaches for business restructuring. This applies particularly for small and medium-sized companies that are the growth motor of every economy. The special focus is of the course is on entrepreneurship, innovation, business plan.

Compulsory literature:

BARRINGER, Bruce R. a R. IRELAND. Entrepreneurship: successfully launching new ventures. 4th ed. Boston: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2012. ISBN 01-325-5552-2. HISRICH, D. Robert et al. Entrepreneurship. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill, 2011. ISBN 978-007-0620-179. STOKE, David and Nicolas WILSON.. Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship. London Sixth edition. 2010. ISBN 1408017997.

Recommended literature:

WITEK-CRABB, Anna. Sustainable strategic management and market effectiveness of enterprises. Elsevier, Procedia, Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol. 58, 2012, p. 899 – 905. ISSN 1877-0428.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Další požadavky na studenta

Basic knowledge of management.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.Small and Medium-sized Entrepreneurship SME in EU. SBA in USA. Definition, criteria. 2.Legal Aspect of the Business Sole trader. Partnerships. Limited company. Unlimited company. Advantages and disadvantages. Other factors linked to incorporation. 3.Innovation and Small Business Small firms as innovators. Creativity of owners. The sources for innovative opportunity. Microtrends. 4.Preparing a Business Plan Content od business plan. Why, who, when , for whom. Criteria of business plan. The markets, customers and competition. The long-term plans of the business. 5.Business Name, Mission statement. Rule for creating names. Commercional register. Mission statement of well known enterprises. Intent of Mission statement. 6.Financing the Business Financial stability. Types of finance. 3 F Theory. Sources of finance. Strategic aspects of finance. 7.Managing the Business Entrepreneur, owner, manager – relationship. Manager and his rule. Specific aspects of SMEs´ management.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2014/2015 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100 (100) 51
        Semestral Work Semestral project 50  26
        Written exam Written test 50  26
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Incoming students - bachelor study 2019/2020 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming students - bachelor study 2018/2019 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2017/2018 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2016/2017 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2015/2016 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2014/2015 Full-time Czech Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block