Course detail

Operational and System Analysis

FP-IosaPAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course focuses on the introduction and practical use of selected discipline of operational research, especially in the context of support managerial decision making. Interpretation is headed from explaining the basic theoretical background to their practical application. Emphasis is also placed on the use of appropriate software support.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The students acquire knowledge and skills of practical use of selected methods of operational research in business management by completing the course.
The students will adapt selected methods and techniques thanks the practical realisation of concrete case studies.


Solution of equations and working out function graphs, knowledge of derivatives and integrations. Knowledge of fundamentals of organisation and corporate management functions.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

DOSTÁL, P. Pokročilé metody analýz a modelování v podnikatelství a veřejné správě. CERM, 2008, 430s, ISBN 978-80-7204-605-8 (CS)
JABLONSKÝ, J. Operační výzkum; kvantitativní modely pro ekonomické rozhodování. 3. vyd. Praha: Professional Publishing, 2007. 324 s. ISBN 978-80-8694-644-3. (CS)
RAIS, K.; DOSTÁL, P.; DOSKOČIL, R. Operační a systémová analýza II. Brno, Akademické nakladatelství CERM. 2007. ISBN 978-80-214-3371-7. (CS)
PLEVNÝ, M., ŽIŽKA, M. Modelování a optimalizace v manažerském rozhodování. 1. vyd., Plzeň: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, 2005. 298 s. ISBN 80-7043-435-X. (CS)
RAIS, K. DOSKOČIL, R. Operační a systémová analýza I. Skripta, Brno: VUT v Brně, Fakulta podnikatelská, 2006, 107 s., ISBN 80-214-3280-2. (CS)
WISNIEWSKI, M. Metody manažerského rozhodování. Praha: Grada Publishing a.s., 1996. 512 s. ISBN 80-7169-089-9. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course contains lectures that explain basic principles, problems and methodology of the discipline, and exercises that promote the practical knowledge of the subject presented in the lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The following conditions have to be met by a student to be given the credit:
1. Successful completion of the semester project within the specified deadline.
2. Successful completion of two credit tests.
Examination Requirements:
1. Successful completion of the exam test (min 50%).
Form of examination: Combined - a written test possibly followed by an oral examination.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Managerial decision making – introduction.
3. Managerial decision making – selected methods and techniques.
3. Managerial decision making – selected methods and techniques.
4. Linear programming.
5. Transportation problem – introduction.
6. Transportation problem – selected methods and techniques.
7. Inventory management models.


The main objective of the course is to make students familiar with the basic methods of the optimization applicable for management decision-making, and to develop their skills necessary for the application of this knowledge to solutions of practical organizational and economic problems in a company. Students will be also made familiar with the basic principles of modelling of traditional management problems; they will master the basic modelling principles suitable for well structured and deterministic management problems. They will be able to apply individual methods of the operational analysis under the conditions of particular company.

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

Control of results of independent written projects.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MGR-SI Master's

    branch MGR-IM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer