Course: Small and Medium-Sized Enterpreneurship

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Course title Small and Medium-Sized Enterpreneurship
Course code PEM/BAMSP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • ŠEBESTOVÁ Jarmila, Ing. Ph.D.
  • RYLKOVÁ Žaneta, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, sources for starting business 2. History of entrepreneurship. Definition of small businesses. 3. The support of small and medium sized entrepreneurship (SME) in the selected countries of the EU and in the Czech Republic 4. Management in small businesses, life cycle of a small company 5. The family firm and Leadership. 6. Women Entrepreneurship. Gender issues. 7. Entrepreneurship in Services 8. Social Entrepreneurship 9. The use of the networks in the entrepreneurship of small and Medium sized enterprises 10.Financial management in SMEs 11. Crisis management in SMEs 12. Personnel policy in SMEs 13. Case studies

Learning activities and teaching methods
Interactive lecture, Lecture supplemented with a discussion, One-to-One tutorial, Skills demonstration, Seminar classes
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 76 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 30 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 13 hours per semester
Recommended literature
  • BENNET, R. Small Business Survival. London: Sales Departnem, Pitman Publishing, 1999. ISBN 0-273-03624-6.
  • BRIDGE, S., O´NEILL, K., CROMIE, S. Understanding Enterprise, Entrepreneurship & Small Business. London: Macmillan, 1998. ISBN 0-333-68348-X.
  • BURNS, P. Entrepreneurship and Small Business. Hampshire UK: Palgrave Publisher Ltd., 2001. ISBN 0-333-91474-0.
  • COONEY, T.M., MOORE, R.A. European Cases in Entrepreneurship. Dublin: Blackhall Publishing, 2007. ISBN 978-1842181447.
  • LUNDSTRÖM, A., STEVENSON, L.A. Entrepreneurship Policy. Theory and Practice. New York: Springer, 2005. ISBN 0-387-24140-X.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
School of Business Administration in Karvina Business Economics in Trade and Services (13) Economy 3 Winter