Course detail

Knowledge Management

FP-IzmPAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course focuses on explaining the basic theoretical concepts related to the management of knowledge and its practical application in the company. The emphasis is on obtaining, using, storing and sharing knowledge. The issue of knowledge management is handled separately. First, it focuses on the description of knowledge management environment outside the organization (knowledge-based economy, knowledge society, learning region) and subsequently within the organization (knowledge organization, learning organization, knowledge strategy, market knowledge, knowledge worker, tools and knowledge management). The course also provides basic information on the integration of knowledge management with other managerial disciplines, such as with design, innovation, operational, stress and time management.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

After studying this module students should be able to:
a) Understand the complex range of knowledge management.
b) Apply methods of getting of knowledge for management of company.
c) Apply knowledge as a support of management decision making.
d) Apply the principles of knowledge management in a company.
e) Apply methods and tools of knowledge management.


Students are expected to have the following knowledge and skills: Management (function of management), Strategic management (SLEPT analysis, Porter model, SWOT analysis).


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

DOSKOČIL, R. a V. KORÁB. Znalostní management, 1. vyd. Akademické nakladatelství CERM, Brno, 2012, ISBN 978-80-214-4668-7. (CS)
BUREŠ, V. Znalostní management a proces jeho zavádění, průvodce pro praxi, GRADA Publishing, Praha, 2007, ISBN 978-80-247-1978-8. (CS)
COLLINSON, CH. a G. PARCEL. Knowledge management. 1. vyd. Computer Press, Brno, 2005. ISBN 80-251-0760-4. (CS)
MLÁDKOVÁ, L. Management znalostních pracovníků. 1. vyd. Praha, C. H. Beck, Praha, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7400-013-3. (CS)
PETŘÍKOVÁ, R. a kol. Moderní management znalostí. 1. vyd. Praha, Professional Publishing, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7431-011-9. (CS)
SCHWALBE, K. Řízení projektů v IT. 1. vyd. Brno: Computer Press, 2011. ISBN 978-80-251-2882-4. (CS)
TRUNEČEK, J. Znalostní podnik ve znalostní společnosti. 1. vyd. Praha, Professional Publishing, 2003 ISBN 80-86419-35-5. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for gaining the credit:
Successful completion of the semester projects within the specified deadline.

Examination requirements:
The exam has a written form, using open questions (max. 20 points). Oral examination if necessary. Overall evaluation of the course is based on the results obtained by exam with possible reference to the results obtained during the semester.
The mark, which corresponds to the total sum of points achieved (max. 20 points), consists of:
The grades and corresponding points:
A (20-18), B (17-16), C (15-14), D (13-12), E (11-10), F (9-0).

Requirements for gaining the credit:
The same as in the section COMPLETION OF THE COURSE.
Examination requirements:
The same as in the section COMPLETION OF THE COURSE.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Introduction to knowledge management
Knowledge management outside the organization
Knowledge management within the organization
Tools and methods of knowledge management
Integration of knowledge management


Aim of the course unit is:
a) To provide students with importance of knowledge for company and their management.
b) To provide students with the basic conception of knowledge management.
c) To provide students with the basic methods and tools of knowledge management.
d) To presented the new trends of knowledge management.
e) To presented integration of knowledge management with other managerial disciplines.

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

A student’s own work on the tasks assigned is checked.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MGR Master's

    branch MGR-ŘEP , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective
    branch MGR-PFO , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective

  • Programme MGR-SI Master's

    branch MGR-IM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer