Course detail

Analysis of company´s capability

FP-rvpPAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course focuses on the following topics: Development of fundamental approaches to the efficiency of the company. Comparison of company performance efficiency (fundamentals of benchmarking). Balanced Scorecard System. Measurement of the financial efficiency of the company. Measurement of the efficiency in the field of customers and the markets. Measurement of the internal processes efficiency. Measurement in the field of resource potential of the company. Questions related to the interconnection of the measuring index system with the company strategy. Possibility to apply the EFQM Model Excellence when evaluating the efficiency and comparing the companies. Methodical approach to the implementation of company efficiency measuring systems.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will have a clear idea of modern methods of measuring the company efficiency, including most frequently used systems of efficiency measurement. They will acquire the basic skills necessary for evaluation and comparison of efficiency of companies and they will be able to take an active part in realization of projects concerning implementation of company efficiency measurement systems.

Prerequisites

Solution of equations and working out function graphs, knowledge of account sheets, cost accounting, cost calculation, financial analysis methods, fundamentals of organization and managerial functions within the company.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

SOLAŘ J., BARTOŠ V. Rozbor výkonnosti firmy. 3.vydání Brno: VUT Brno, Fakulta podnikatelská, 2006, 163 s. ISBN 80-214-3325-6. (CS)
KAPLAN,R.S. – NORTON,D.P. Balanced scorecard. Praha, Management Press 2000. 267 s. ISBN 80-7261-032-5. (CS)
PAVELKOVÁ, D., KNÁPKOVÁ, A. Výkonnost podniku z pohledu finančního manažera. 2. aktualizované a doplněné vydání. Praha: Linde, s.r.o., 2009. 333 s. ISBN 978-80-86131-85-6 (CS)
HORVÁTH & PARTNERS Balanced Scorecard v praxi. 1.vydání Praha, Profess Consulting s.r.o. 2002. 386s. ISBN 80-7259-018-9. (CS)
NENADÁL J., Měření v systémech managementu jakosti. 2.vydání Praha, Management Press, 2004. 335 s. ISBN 80-7261-110-0. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Conditions for awarding the course-unit credit:
1. Active participation in exercises will be controlled and assessed by the teacher – max. 30 points.
2. Successful completion of a credit test – max assessment: 30 points in due term, 25 points in resit test.
3. Successful elaboration of semester work in pre-set deadline. Maximum 40 points for handing over in the deadline max 30 points for late handing over.
4. Total number of points for awarding the course-unit credit has to be higher than 60.
Conditions for passing an exam: Knowledge of taught topics and its practical application.
Form of examination: Combined – a written test and an oral examination if necessary.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Topics of lectures are the following:
- Development of basic approaches towards measuring of company efficiency
- Comparison of company efficiency (fundamentals of benchmarking).
- Balanced Scorecard System. Measurement of the financial efficiency of the company.
- Measurement of the efficiency in the field of customers and the markets.
- Measurement of the internal processes efficiency.
- Measurement of the efficiency in the field of learning and growth.
- Questions related to the interconnection of the measuring index system with the
company strategy.
- EFQM Model Excellence – principles and methods of implementation.
- Models Malcolm Baldrig and T. Conti.
- Self-assessments of company efficiency - diagnostic process.
- Programmes for implementation of company efficiency measuring systems.

Aims

The main objective of the course is to provide students with the theoretical foundations and methodology necessary for the evaluation and comparison of companies efficiency. This requires mastering modern methods of the company efficiency measurement, including questions related to the most frequently used systems for efficiency measurement. Students should also understand questions with respect to the interconnection of the index measuring systems with the company strategy and to master methodical procedure of the implementation of the efficiency measuring systems.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Control of results of independent work on assigned tasks. In case of excused absence from seminars, the teacher can set additional condition if appropriate, usually elaboration of partial written task.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme IT-MGR-2 Master's

    branch MMI , any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme MGR Master's

    branch MGR-UFRP , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory
    branch MGR-ŘEP , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch MGR-PFO , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

seminars

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer