546-0153/01 – Economics and Management in Water-management Companies (EVO)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Simona Matušková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Simona Matušková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MAT49 Ing. Simona Matušková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Characterize water management organizations and their activities. Understand the economic aspects of business, explain the property structure of a company, its economic result and price calculations. Acquire knowledge of theoretical background for strategic and personnel management. Evaluate the level of corporate culture in the company.

Teaching methods

Other activities


The course in its first part introduces students to the functioning of water management organizations and explains the basic economic concepts (business assets, costs, revenues, profit, price calculations and statistics). The second part of the course focuses on the structure and types of water economic companies and their management. It also deals with the company strategic management, its human resources and corporate culture.

Compulsory literature:

SAMUELSON, Paul Anthony a William D. NORDHAUS. Economics. 19th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010. ISBN 978-007-126383-2.

Recommended literature:

KOTLER, Philip a Kevin Lane KELLER. Marketing management. 12th ed. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall, c2006. ISBN 0-13-145757-8.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Regular feedback on the progress of knowledge during the current term is provided by seminar works, presentations and written/oral exams.


The Moodle Learning Management System (lms.vsb.cz) is used to communicate beyond the scope of attendance at present, through which communication is made not only between the teacher and students, but also between the students.

Other requirements

Individually according to the instructions of the teacher.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Basic economic terms 2. Market mechanism, market players and their interaction 3. Economic system and organization of water management 4. Legislation in water management (Government Regulation No. 401/2015) 5. Costs, revenues, economic result, CF 6. Capital and property structure of a company 7. Financial policy and sources of investment financing 8. Price calculations of production, tax systems, statistics 9. Structure and types of society in water management 10. Definition of management, characteristics, history, approaches, new directions 11. Manager and his profile 12. Managerial skills and functions 13. Strategic business management 14. Ethics and corporate culture

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  17
        Examination Examination 70  34
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Lectures are optional, 80% attendance at seminars.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (N0724A290009) Water Technologies and Water Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0724A290009) Water Technologies and Water Management K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0724A290009) Water Technologies and Water Management K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0724A290009) Water Technologies and Water Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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