Course detail

Knowledge Management

FP-IzmaPAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course follows basic bachelor´s degree courses in the area of management, IT/ICT and managerial decision-making. 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 interpretation is realised gradually. 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, implementation of knowledge management, knowledge modelling, knowledge management in decision-making process). The course also provides basic information on the integration of knowledge management with other managerial disciplines (project management, risk management, innovation management).

Learning outcomes of the course unit

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


Not applicable.


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

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

1. Introduction to Knowledge Management
2. Knowledge Management Perspectives and the Levels with Knowledge Work
3. Knowledge Hierarchy and Classification
4. Knowledge Strategy and Knowledge Market
5. Knowledge Worker and their Management
6. Methods, Techniques and Tool of Knowledge Management
7. Knowledge Management in Decision Making Process
8. Knowledge Representation from the Point of Knowledge Engineering
9. Selected Approaches to Knowledge Modelling
10. Knowledge (Expert) Systems
11. Implementation of Knowledge Management
12. Knowledge Management in Project-Based Organization
13. Integration of Knowledge Management with other Selected Managerial Disciplines


The aim of the course unit is:
• To provide students with importance of knowledge for company and their management.
• To provide students with the basic conception of knowledge management.
• To provide students with the basic methods and tools of knowledge management.
• To presented the new trends of knowledge management.
• To presented integration of knowledge management with other managerial disciplines.

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

Checking the results of individual work on assigned tasks. In the case of excused absence, the teacher may set in justified cases a replacement condition, usually working out of a partial task.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MGR-IM Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer