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Management MBA / Management pro MBA

Course code: 3MB104
Course title in language of instruction: Management MBA
Course title in Czech: Management pro MBA (anglicky)
Course title in English: Management MBA
Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6
Mode of delivery: full–time; 0/4 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week) as semestral course
Mode of completion: graded course
Language of instruction: English
Level of course and year of study: master (second cycle): 2
Name of lecturer(s): Mgr. Ing. Stanislav Háša, Ph.D. (supervisor), doc. Ing. Ludmila Mládková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Recommended optional programme components: none
Work placement: none

Aims of the course:

Course objectives are carrying out seminars, solving and analysing short case studies and model situations in management. This course aims at deepening, development and integration of knowledge which has been already gained in the course Principles of Management. At the same time, the course is focused on the perception ‘Managerial Model’ as a conscious selection of managers how to ‘manage and lead organizations’, its complex understanding in the context of traditional and alternative paradigms and in looking for such a managerial model which brings long-term competitive advantage. A part of the course is focused on Management Innovations, which are looking for answers to the challenges of 21st century.

Course contents:

  1. Modern approaches in Management, Management functions, manager role and organization theory from perspectives of management gurus (H. Mintzberg, G. Hamel, J. Birkinshaw).Why Management? Management as a source of global growth. Limits of Traditional Management.
  2. Challenges of 21st century and its impacts on Management and Organization. Strategic renovation, innovation and employees engagement. Trends and challenges for management in 21st century.
  3. Modern and alternative paradigms of management, model of management and its principles (coordinating, decision making, planning, motivation). Innovations of management as a source of competitive advantage, S curve of management and main innovations in management.
  4. Coordinating of activities, from beauracracy to emergency.
  5. Decision making, from hierarchy towards community, concept of 3S. Organizing, organizational structures and trends in organizing.
  6. Planning, from alignment towards obliquity.
  7. Influencing on employees – from external challenges towards internal sources. People management, networking and business strategy as a way of increasing organization performance
  8. Managerial models, its advantages, limits and specific examples of companies.
  9. Organizational Development and change management. Organization transformation and factors of its success. Power/Authority, rank, micro-politics of organizations and impact on company performance. Resilient organization. Models of change management.
  10. Managing company in global context. Globalization and global corporations, opportunities and risks. Global leadership. Selected aspects of International Management.
  11. Model/System of managing organization – integrative view of soft and hard features of management (mission, vision, strategy, firm culture, employees engagement, talent management, process management, organizational structure, IT infrastructure, leadership, innovations, and risk management.
  12. Manager’s goals and tasks. Manager’s job description and manager’s roles, manager activities. Career stages Manager’s working style and its milestones, factors of manager career success. Moral dilemma, ethics and sustainability.
  13. Presentation of selected parts of the theory by the students. The course is delivered through seminars, which consist of theories, facilitated discussions, and team solving of case studies from the above mentioned topics. Inevitable prerequisite for student success is pre-reading and homework preparation.

Full syllabus for the course [PDF]