115-3700/01 – Introduction to Management (ZM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ManagementCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Petra Horváthová, Ph.D., MBASubject version guarantorprof. Ing. Petra Horváthová, Ph.D., MBA
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master, Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HAS70 prof. Ing. Petra Horváthová, Ph.D., MBA
KAS348 Ing. Kateřina Kashi, 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.To identify basic ideas, opinions, principles, conceptions and theories relating to management area. 2.To characterize manager, his activities, roles and responsibilities. 3.To list and to explain basic managerial functions - planning, decision-making, organizing and control. 4.To describe importance and content of human resource management. 5.To clarify leadership theories and styles. 6.To characterize individual activities within the staffing. 7.To describe the training and development cycle of employees and possibilities of their remuneration. 8.To clarify the meaning, function and procedure of employee appraisal. 9.To explain the principle and ways of motivating employees. 10.To characterize the nature and process of communication. 11.To clarify the principle, importance and function of strategic management.

Teaching methods

Project work


The aim of the subject is to identify the basic terms, views, principles and concepts related to management, to characterize the manager, his/her activities, roles and responsibilities and explain all managerial functions - planning, decision-making, organizing, controlling and managing people. The subject also deals with selected areas of human resources management - recruitment, selection, adaptation, learning and development of employees, their evaluation and remuneration. The aim of the subject is also to clarify motivation and communication and explain the nature, function and importance of strategic management.

Compulsory literature:

COLE, Gerald A. a Phil Kelly. Management Theory and Practice. 8th ed. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2015. 624 s. ISBN 9781408095270. DAFT, Richard L. a Dorothy MARCIC. Understanding Management. 10th ed. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2017. 708 s. ISBN 978-1-305-50221-5. GRIFFIN, Ricky W. Management. 12th ed. Mason: Cengage Learning, 2016. 706 s. ISBN 978-1-305-50129-4. HORVÁTHOVÁ, Petra a Andrea ČOPÍKOVÁ. Human Resource Management. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2017. 240 s. ISBN 978-80-248-4103-8. LUSSIER, Robert N. Management Fundamentals. Concepts, Applications, and Skill Development. 8th ed. USA: Sage Publishing, 2019. ISBN 9781544331331.

Recommended literature:

ARMSTRONG, Michael. Armstrong´s Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice. 14th ed. New York: Kogan Page, 2017. 779 s. ISBN 9780749474119. ROBBINS, Stephen P. a Mary K. COULTER. Management. 12th ed. Boston: Pearson, 2014. 720 s. ISBN 978-0133043600. SCHERMERHORN, John R. a Daniel G. BACHRACH. Management. 13th ed. New York: Wiley, 2014. 566 s. ISBN 978-1-119-0339-43.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Credit test, final written test.


Other requirements

At least 70% attendance at the exercises. Absence, up to a maximum of 30%, must be excused and the apology must be accepted by the teacher (the teacher decides to recognize the reason for the excuse). Tasks assigned on the exercises must be hand in within the dates set by the teacher.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.Management. 2.Manager. 3.Planning. 4.Decision making. 5.Organizing. 6.Control. 7.Human resource management. 8.Leadership. 9.Staffing. 10.Training, development and remuneration of employees. 11.Employee appraisal. 12.Work motivation. 13.Communication. 14.Strategic management.

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0732A260029) Civil Engineering - BIM Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0732A260029) Civil Engineering - BIM Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0732A260029) Civil Engineering - BIM Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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