152-0509/01 – Small and Medium - sized Enterprises (SME)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Business AdministrationCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Hana Štverková, Ph.D.,MBA,LL.M.Subject version guarantorIng. Hana Štverková, Ph.D.,MBA,LL.M.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2007/2008Year of cancellation2016/2017
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
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STV02 Ing. Hana Štverková, Ph.D.,MBA,LL.M.
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. Knows the basic theoretical and legislative knowledge of the SME 2. Understand the nature, role and functions of SMEs 3. Identify the main targets SMEs 4. Rate knowing state practice, to appreciate the main factors change the status quo and the knowledge of SMEs, to propose specific procedures for the effective development of SMEs 5. Grasp and understand the nature of the owner of SMEs, economic decision-making, leadership and management in SMEs 6. Familiar with the theory and practice of SMEs, to apply the theoretical knowledge into practical proposals and recommendations fictitious company (semester work)

Teaching methods



The course is aimed at further development of knowledge provided to students in the field of Entrepreneurship and Management that will be extended by lectures in the field of Small and Medium – sized Enterprises (businesses). In tutorials students learn to be well versed in given problems through skilled discussion, written reports and seminar papers and learn to work with special literature as well, i.e.: the entrepreneurial perspective, starting a new venture and developing the business, financing a new venture, marketing the new venture, managing the new venture.

Compulsory literature:

1. Hisrich, R. D – Peters, M. P.: Entrepreneurship. Starting, Developing and Managing a New Enterprise. 3rd edit. Irwin, McGraw Hill, 1995 2. Mikolas, Z.: Small and Medium - Size Enterprise. The Present and New Trends in Entrepreneurship. 1st edit. AE, Katowice, 2002

Recommended literature:

BRIDGE, S.; O´NEILL, K.; CROMIE, S. Undrestanding Entreprise, Entrepreneurship and Small Business. Hampshire: Palgrare Macmillian, 2003. ISBN: 13-987-0-333-98465-9. MIKOLAS, Zdeněk. Entrepreneurship, Theses and Questions at the Beginning of the Third Millennium. 1st edit. Victoria, Krakow, 2002. ISBN 83-918127-4-X.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Knowledge in the subject business management. Writing an essay: a business plan. Active participation in seminars.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The status and role of small and medium-sized business in the company / SME / Speeches of globalization and the CZE membership in the EU in the typology of SMEs Legal framework and ethics of SMEs Business philosophy, identity and integrity of small and medium-sized companies Strategy and specific of management in SMEs Specific business environment and marketing in the SMEs Taxs, accounting and documentation of SMEs Basic of SMEs economy Financing of SMEs Business Planning and business Plan in the SMEs MSF and its relationship to the bank, Support for SMEs in the context of membership of the EU SMEs and synergical business Current topics for SMEs

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2015/2016 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 40  21
        Examination Examination 60  30
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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