Course: Systems approaches in Management

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Course title Systems approaches in Management
Course code KPM/SPM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Vacek Jiří, Doc. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Sova Martinovský Václav, Ing.
Course content
- Basic concepts and approaches of systems theory and cybernetics - an introduction and examples. - Feedback in the technical, social and economic systems, system dynamics. - Synergetics, complexity, chaos theory, nonlinear problems, fuzzy systems. Applications in Management. - System approach to solving problems. Case studies. - Modeling and Simulation. - The process of designing systems: objectives, priorities, compromise, ethical aspects. - Implementation and management systems. - Monitoring systems, measurement problems in the socio-economic systems. - Forecasts, scenarios, technology foresight. - Technological and economic trends, competitiveness, growth and employment. - System links in the globalization process. - Industry 4.0 - Game theory in economy and management - Knowledge-based society, innovation, learning.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Project-based instruction, Students' portfolio, Task-based study method, Seminar classes, Individual study, Lecture
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 25 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 40 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Follow interdisciplinary relations
professional skills
Work in MS Windows environment
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
Explain basic concepts and approaches of systems theory and cybernetics.
Apply the systems approaches to problem solving .
Critically evaluate the various solutions and case studies.
Model and simulate behaviour od dynamic systems.
professional skills
To simulate complex nonlinear systems with feedbacks using program VENSIM
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture
Task-based study method
Project-based instruction
Individual study
Students' portfolio
professional skills
Practicum
Skills demonstration
Students' portfolio
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Written exam
Continuous assessment
professional skills
Skills demonstration during practicum
Seminar work
Group presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • System dynamics.
  • Janíček, Přemysl. Systémové pojetí vybraných oborů pro techniky : hledání souvislostí : učební texty. I. Vyd. 1. Brno : Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7204-554-9.
  • Kerzner, Harold. Project management : a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling. New York : John Wiley & Sons, 2001. ISBN 0-471-39342-8.
  • Mildeová, Stanislava,; Vojtko, Viktor. Systémová dynamika. Vyd. 2., přeprac. Praha : Oeconomica, 2008. ISBN 978-80-245-1448-2.
  • Senge, Peter M. Pátá disciplína : teorie a praxe učící se organizace. Praha : Management Press, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7261-162-1.
  • Vodáček, Leo; Vodáčková, Oľga. Synergie v moderním managementu. Vyd. 1. Praha : Management Press, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7261-190-4.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Applied Sciences Information Systems (2016) Informatics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Economics Project Management Systems (2015) Economy 3 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Information Systems (2015) Informatics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Information Systems (1) Informatics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Economics Project Management Systems (1) Economy 3 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Information Systems (2017) Informatics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Information Systems (2014) Informatics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Information Systems (2012) Informatics courses 2 Winter