Course detail

Economics and Business Management

FSI-5EMAcad. year: 2020/2021

The subject covers the knowledge need in the mechanical production area. It provides the basic economic elements and helps to understand basic economic production relationships. The subject is focused on the fundamental information in the business economy area and marketplace princips ( e.g. company profit, demand, costs, calculations, production capacity, budgeting basics etc ). It includes also network analysis principles, market power, multi-criteria decision making and strategic planning.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The students get theoretical knowledge in the production company economy and production management basics. Students should be able to prepare basic technical-economic calculations and apply the knowledge for production management processes.


General mathematics knowledge at the level of FME courses. Basic knowledge of differential and integral calculus.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

PINEDO, Michael L. Planning and Scheduling in Manufacturing and Services. New York, USA : Springer, 2005. 506. ISBN: 0-387-22198-0. (EN)
ASKIN, Donald G., GOLDBERG, Jeffrey B. Design and analysis of lean production systems. The University of Arizona : John Eley and Sons, 2002. 533. ISBN: 0-471-11593-2. (EN)
KOTLER, Philip a Kevin Lane KELLER. Marketing management. [4. vyd.]. Praha: Grada, 2013. ISBN 978-80-247-4150-5. (CS)
MAIMON, O., KHMELNITSKY, E., KOGAN, K. Optimal flow control in manufacturing systems (Production Planning and Scheduling). The Netherlands : Kluwer Academic Publisher, 1998. 346. ISBN: 0-7923-5106-1. (EN)
HARRISON, D.K., PETTY, D.J. Systems for Planning and Control in Manufacturing. Oxford : Butterworth, Heinemann, 2002. 295. ISBN: 0-7506-4977-1. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course includes the lectures that cover basic principles and theory of the subject. Course also includes the exercises that are focused on practical use of the theory knowledge. Students prepare practical examples joined with actual business practice.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Conditions for obtaining credit:
100% attendance to practice
Test includes 15 test questions (max. 15 points).
Calculation part includes 3 examples (max. 15 points).
27 points or more - A;
:26-23 points - B;
22-19 points - C;
18-17 points - D;
16 points - E

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the subject is to provide knowledge about the business functioning and production management from economic and managerial point of view.

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

Participation in the seminars is mandatory. In seminars activity and basic knowledge is evaluated.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-VSR , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch M-KSB , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction - basics of business economics. Characteristics of specific economic situations with emphasis on technical factors: Free competition. Transition to imperfect competition. Monopoly. Oligopoly. Enterprise as an institution.
2. The importance of process management and control through activities; market; market evaluation of the product Nut BCG, Nut GE.
3. The result of the company's activities - evaluation of the company's performance; sales, costs; profit; operating load lever.
4. Production factors; cost typology; cost functions; cost management tools; turning point.
5. Demand functions, market equilibrium. Operational performance of the company. Return on equity (ROE), return on assets (ROA), return on sales (ROS), return on capital employed (ROCE)
6. Economic aspects of quality; quality costs.
7. Calculation of production; calculation methods; procedure for solving individual methods and their practical use.
8. Production capacity, efficiency of production equipment, efficiency of production management, usable time fund.
9. Financial planning, basic company balance sheets, balance sheet, profit and loss statement, cash flow (CF).
10. Time and risk in financial management, quantification of risk in financial management and investing, time value of money, hourly cost rate.
11. Planning in society, business. goals, network. CPM analysis and its application in planning.
12. Static and dynamic financial analysis.
13. Production management, resource management, managerial functions, leadership, human resources management.


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to the subject, setting requirements. Examples of corporate structure and its processes.
2. Market, market calculations and comparisons, market position of the product.
3. Evaluation of the company's performance, Profitability.
4. Costs, cost management tools, turning point.
5. Demand functions.
6. Quality costs.
7. Calculation formulas.
8. Production capacity.
9. Company balance sheets.
10. Hourly cost rate, calculations of production capacities.

E-learning texts

Podklady_prezentace (cs)