The third block of study is optional block and consists of 2 modules. Students choose one module from the “Optional Modules I” offer and another module from the “Optional Modules II” offer. Individual seminars are largely focused on the development and deepening of managerial skills and soft skills. In addition to these issues, students have a choice of modules focusing in law, marketing and other fields. The student will complete the selected 2 modules within 1 course day.
Optional Modules I
Emotional Intelligence and Practical Application
The module aims to expand knowledge in the area of managing emotions in everyday working life. High IQ is not always a prerequisite for success; EQ is often decisive. To succeed, one also needs to understand oneself, and one’s emotions and be able to use them to one’s advantage. Students will learn how to motivate themselves to succeed, how to set meaningful goals, and how to achieve them. They learn to manage their thinking and emotional potential, fears, and barriers standing in their way. With the help of various practical exercises, they will learn to understand themselves and other people and be able to work with their own and other people’s strengths and reserves.
This module focuses primarily on presentation skills associated with cultivated speaking and also addresses the issue of argumentation techniques, which students will learn to apply in practice in commercial negotiations. For managerial work, mastering communication skills is one of the basic conditions for job success. Students will gain knowledge about the principles, values and techniques of assertive communication, and try to construct informative and argumentative presentations. Upon successful completion of the module, they will be able to handle negotiations with commercial partners, be able to hold conversations with employees, and make presentations.
The aim of the module is to introduce managerial coaching as an important component of effective work with people, aimed at developing the potential and increasing the performance of work teams and individuals. The module will introduce students to important coaching tools, techniques and procedures. They will learn how to successfully develop and motivate co-workers and clients through their own practice and experience. They will learn how to give feedback and how to achieve the professional and personal development of clients. The coaching method of leading people creates a new space for developing the performance of individuals and entire teams, which is why coaching is now a standard part of every manager’s toolkit.
The module aims to understand the principle of stress, its negative and positive effects on the human organism with an emphasis on its use in managerial practice. We will focus on an interdisciplinary approach in eliminating the harmful effects of stress and building resilience. Part of the module is the analysis of individual sources of stress and the search for one’s own coping strategies. The module is designed practically, students will have the opportunity to test a whole range of diverse approaches, such as working with the body and the effects of sport; forest therapy; art therapy; meditation, relaxation and many others. The Stress Management main topic is taking care of your own well-being, we will also touch on the managerial approach to well-being in the workplace.
The module introduces the students to the basics of online marketing. First, we will anchor the position of online marketing within the entire marketing discipline and clarify the difference from digital marketing. We will introduce the advantages and disadvantages of online marketing and its position in today’s business world. We will look at the creation of websites, which we will analyze from the point of view of seven basic levels that every website should meet. We will get to know the tools of online marketing and we will pay more attention to the three basic disciplines with which we can bring relevant users to the website – SEO, SEM and communication on social networks.
The module provides students with an overview of employment relations. They will become familiar with the key concepts, institutes and principles of labor law, and gain knowledge of legal relations between employer and employee. The emphasis in this module is on the creation, change and termination of the employment relationship, the employment contract, liability for damages, wages, agreements outside the employment relationship, and terms and conditions of employment. All legal concepts are demonstrated with real examples.
Competencies of the Leader of the Future
As part of the module, students will gain an overview of labor relations. They will become familiar with the key concepts, institutes, and principles of labor law, and gain knowledge about the legal relations between the employer and the employee. The emphasis in this module is on the creation, change, and termination of employment, employment contract, liability for damage, wages, agreements outside the employment relationship, and working conditions. All legal concepts are demonstrated using real examples.
Optional Modules II
The module focuses on selected topics that many managers commonly encounter in practice. It offers students the opportunity to get to better know themselves and others. The module is practically oriented, combining interpretation with a coaching approach, and analysis of the situation with the search for solutions. It deals with the content of the manager’s roles and conflicting expectations of him, changes and how to pass them on to others, and topics like my difficult subordinate and my managerial goals, priorities, and values. Each participant, with the support of the lecturer, will create their own managerial ten commandments and their own development plan.
Managerial Decision Making
The aim of this module is to introduce students to the issue of decision-making in managerial practice. Students will learn the basic principles, methods, techniques, and tools of decision-making as well as expand their knowledge and skills in risk management and group decision-making. They will understand the role of the manager in the decision-making process and the function of decision-making as the essence of managing any organization. Students will learn to apply the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice when solving examples from the business environment.
Leadership – Managerial Skills and Abilities
The module focuses mainly on practical knowledge in the field of management, which is necessary for the performance of managerial functions. In practice, it can be seen that there are countless “bosses” who do not master leadership. Leaders have to set the direction, formulate visions, recognize opportunities, and last but not least, be able to enthuse and effectively motivate their colleagues. The aim of the module is therefore to become aware of the principles of leadership and to understand how to become a good leader and effectively motivate your subordinates to achieve the best possible results.
Not defining and knowing one’s own corporate culture can result in many misunderstandings and problems in managing an organization. The aim of this module is therefore to familiarize students with the issue of corporate culture and its factors, which affect the daily operation of the organization and have a significant impact on its competitiveness. An appropriately set corporate culture influences relationships between employees, create a suitable workplace climate, and can create a positive image for clients or job applicants. Corporate culture influences corporate strategy and should also support the achievement of corporate goals.
Subsidies, Grants and Preparing Applications for EU Funding
This practical module provides students with an overview of subsidies and grants within the European Union. Students will learn to work with relevant information on programs for financing their own business plans and be able to prepare project applications. They will also learn to navigate European Union programs supporting the business sector and become familiar with the specifics of these programs so that they can successfully prepare project proposals.
The aim of the module is to deepen and broaden knowledge in the field of private law with an emphasis on the issue of commercial obligations. Students will gain knowledge and an overview of the formation and termination of commercial obligations, security and limitation of rights under commercial obligations and knowledge of the contract of sale and contract for work. Emphasis is also placed on changes related to the new Civil Code and the Business Corporations Act. Upon successful completion of the module, students will have an overview of commercial law aspects, which they will be able to use in their daily corporate practice. Moreover, knowledge of commercial law makes many business negotiations more efficient and easier.
Meaning at Work
At work, it is crucial to understand the meaning of what we do and what we contribute to it. From the manager’s point of view, the ability to show people the meaning of their work is one of the important competencies. If people understand how their activities fit into the overall company effort, they find intrinsic motivation more easily and are on the best path to being happy (at work). The meaning of what we do is not always clear. Not everyone works as a doctor and saves lives. Most people in normal jobs don’t see the meaning of their work on a plate like this. Therefore, in addition to general insight into the topic, we bring a specific method of job crafting, with which everyone can discover their “why”.