115-4604/01 – Trends in Management (TM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ManagementCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Kateřina Mokrá, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Kateřina Mokrá, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
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MAK011 Ing. Kateřina Mokrá, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Part-time Credit and Examination 6+6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1. Explain the McKinsey 7S approach. 2. Clarify current trends in organizational culture. 3. Describe current trends in the structure. 4. Characterize current trends in management systems. 5. Describe current trends in personnel management.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The aim of the course is to introduce students to the trends of modern management based on the "7S" concept of the American company McKinsey. It is a globally recognized comprehensive approach based on the determination of interdependence and integrity of significant success factors in business. Students will focus on the study of trends in the following critical factors: strategy (Strategy), structure (Structure), management systems (Systems), staffs (Staffs), shared values (Shared values), management style (Style), skills (Skills) and symbols (Symbols), which have been extended to this concept. At the core of the integrity of these factors is corporate culture.

Compulsory literature:

NORTHOUSE, Peter G. Leadership: Theory and Practice. 9th ed. Los Angeles: SAGE, 2021. 600 s. ISBN 978-1-07-184091-7. ROTHAERMEL, Frank T. Strategic Management. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2019. 623 s. ISBN 978-1-260-09237-0. TAYLOR, Stephen. Resourcing and Talent Management. 7th ed. London: Kogan Page, 2019. 493 s. ISBN 978-0-7494-8385-2.

Recommended literature:

BYRNE, Zinta S. Understanding Employee Engagement: Theory, Research, and Practice. 2nd ed. New York: Taylor & Francis, 2022. 304 s. ISBN 0367773872. MELÉ, Domènec. Business ethics in action: Managing Human Excellence in Organizations. 2nd ed. London: Red Globe Press, 2020. 424 s. ISBN 978-1-137-60917-5. RAYMOND, J. STONE, A. COX a M. GAVIN. Human Resource Management. 10th ed. Milton: Wiley, 2021. 664 s. ISBN 978-0-730-38535-0.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

credit - presentation exam - written


Other requirements

Management knowledge.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. McKinsey 7S approach. 2. Trends in organizational culture. 3. Trends in strategic management. 4. Trends in structure. 5. Trends in management systems. 6. Trends in leadership. 7. Trends in personnel management I. 8. Trends in personnel management II. 9. Trends in personnel management III. 10. Trends in personnel management IV. 11. Trends in international and intercultural management. 12. Principles and barriers of effective communication. Trends in the professional e-mail communication. 13. Negative phenomena in the organization. 14. Emotional intelligence development.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-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 35 (35) 18
                Prezentace Project 35  18 3
        Examination Examination 65 (65) 33 3
                Písemný test Written examination 65  33 2
Mandatory attendence participation: Attendance at lectures is recommended. Scope of compulsory attendance at seminars - 80%.

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Occurrence in study plans

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2023/2024 (N0413A050014) Economics and Management (S02) Management K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0413A050014) Economics and Management (S02) Management K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0413A050014) Economics and Management (S02) Management K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0413A050014) Economics and Management (S02) Management K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0413A050014) Economics and Management (S02) Management K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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2023/2024 Winter
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2021/2022 Winter
2020/2021 Winter