Course: Specifics of entrepreneurship in the small and middle size enterprises in English

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Course title Specifics of entrepreneurship in the small and middle size enterprises in English
Course code KPM/ASME
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Taušl Procházková Petra, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
- Introduction to SMEs - role of SMEs and entrepreneurship - SMEs specifics, Environmental issues in SME sector - SMEs gap - financing, access to market, knowledge - SMEs and their competitiveness on the market with special emphasis on Czech SMEs - SME´s life cycle - Business strategies and planning process in SME sector I - Business strategies and planning process in SME sector II - Case study - Financial support of SMEs - SME performance - Entrepreneurial marketing from SME perspective - principles and practices - Test, Seminar work, Report, Continuous assessment

Learning activities and teaching methods
Interactive lecture, Group discussion, Task-based study method, Students' self-study, Practicum
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 15 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 35 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 40 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Basic knowledge of the small and medium size (SME) sector Knowledge of English language at least level B2.
learning outcomes
Students are able to: - clarify terms of small and medium (SME) sector, - explain specifics of SME sector, entrepreneurship and business environment, - use case studies, practical examples from SME economic praxis
teaching methods
Interactive lecture
Practicum
Task-based study method
Group discussion
Students' self-study
assessment methods
Test
Report
Seminar work
Continuous assessment
Recommended literature
  • Bygrave, William D.; Zacharakis, Andrew. Entrepreneurship. Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007. ISBN 978-0-471-75545-6.
  • Watson, John. SME performance : separating myth from reality. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2010. ISBN 978-1-84542-977-5.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Economics Business Economics and Management (2017) Economy 1 Summer
Faculty of Economics Business Economics and Management (2013) Economy 1 Summer
Faculty of Economics Project Management Systems (2013) Economy 1 Summer