Course syllabus ZPE - Business Economics I (FBE - WS 2019/2020)

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Course code: ZPE
Course title in language of instruction: Podniková ekonomika I
Course title in Czech: Business Economics I
Course title in English: Business Economics I
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 16/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: WS 2019/2020
Name of lecturer: Ing. Bc. Marcela Basovníková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Ing. Matúš Bozogáň (examiner, instructor)
Ing. Alena Melicharová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Pavel Syrovátka, Ph.D. (lecturer, supervisor)
Ing. Marcel Ševela, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Prerequisites: not Final Bachelor Exam
Aims of the course:
Student obtains basic information, knowledge and skills in business economics which compose the prerequisition for entrance to managerial or economic position in a company. The subject has an integrating function, it joins the knowledge of individual areas of busines and it emphasizes the connections and flows among them.
Course contents:
1.introduction to the business economy (allowance 4/2)
a.enterprise, business, enterprise functions, typology of enterprises
b.organizational-legal forms of firms, enterprise integration – mergers, acquisitions financial resources and its allocation (allowance 6/4)'s capital, capital turnover within an enterprise
b.equity, liabilities and debts, fixed and current assets, balance sheet
c.determinants of property structure of companies, corporate investment, and optimal capital structure processes and their technical and economic relations (allowance 12/4)
a.firm's production base, the structure of the inputs and their productivity
b.production and costs, cost categories and cost calculations, product price' outputs, capture and measurement
d.optimizing inventory

4.economic result and its analysis (allowance 6/4)
a.cost and revenues relationships of making profit, the profit and loss statement
b.brake-point analysis, maximizing profit flows and size of firm profit, cash flow statement

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to make decisions
-Basic computing skills
-Professional knowledge
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Student is able to define a business entity based on its functions.
-Student is able to dermine tools of management of costs.
-Student is able to prepare a balance sheet.
-Student knows the classifications of business entities.
-Student knows the classifications of costs.

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h16 h
     practice14 h0 h
     preparation for exam42 h82 h
     preparation for regular assessment14 h0 h
     preparation for regular testing42 h0 h
     elaboration and execution of projects0 h42 h
Total140 h140 h
Assessment methods:
Evaluation of students at the seminar in order to obtain a seminar credit is based on two written papers and on active participation in the seminar. All written papers must be attended in person by the student in the dates and rooms specified by the teacher. The first paper is rated at a maximum of 20 points (at least 4 points are required) and the second paper is rated at a maximum of 25 points (at least 5 points are required). The student can reach through active participation in the seminar a maximum of 5 points too. Therefore the student can achieve 50 points in total of both papers and active participation, and at least 25 points are required for obtaining a seminar credit.

If a student does not receive this minimum score, there is only one chance to correction. The correcting seminar paper is rated at a maximum of 50 points and the student passes it successfully by achieving at least half of the points. Upon successful completion of the correction, the student will always receive 25 points regardless of the result achieved in correcting paper and active participation.

The student can take part in the exam after acquisition of a seminar credit, the examination is in written form. The student can get a maximum of 50 points from written exam. By acqusition of less than 25 points in the exam, student does not pass the exam (F grade). The final grade is given by the sum of the seminar points and the exam as follows: A 100-91, B 90-81, C 80-71, D 70-61, E 60-50.

Student of the full-time form can enroll in the subject even when he / she is abroad, however, he / she needs to comply with the above mentioned conditions of termination of the subject with the possibility of merging of continuous seminar papers into one summary paper, which the student personally attends within the term specified by the teacher. From this paper the student can obtain a maximum of 50 points, to obtain the seminar credit a minimum point gain of 25 points is required.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQKISLINGEROVÁ, E. -- SYNEK, M.Podniková ekonomika. 6. přepracované a doplněné vyd.PrahaC.H.Beck2015978-80-7400-274-8
RQMARTINOVIČOVÁ, D. -- KONEČNÝ, M. -- VAVŘINA, J.Úvod do podnikové ekonomikyPrahaGrada Publishing2014978-80-247-5316-4
RESYNEK, M.Manažerská ekonomika. 5. Aktualizované a doplněné vydáníPrahaGrada2011978-80-247-3494-1
REEBERT, R. -- GRIFFIN, R.Business Essentials. 11th Edition.BostonPearson2017978-1-292-15224-0


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