PEMNAMEK Managerial Economics

School of Business Administration in Karvina
Winter 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Ing. Žaneta Rylková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Ing. Roman Šperka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Žaneta Rylková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Ing. Roman Šperka, Ph.D.
Department of Business Economics and Management – School of Business Administration in Karvina
Contact Person: Ing. Žaneta Rylková, Ph.D.
Wed 11:25–13:00 B206
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PEMNAMEK/01: Wed 13:05–14:40 B206, Ž. Rylková
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives (in Czech)
The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of economic concepts, economic analysis, managerial decisions and to apply their knowledge of managerial economics in practice. Managerial economics integrates many concepts from a wide variety of managerial problems. Problems can be related to various departments in a company like production, accounts and sales. Managerial economics helps recognize how economic forces affect organizations and describes the economic consequences of managerial behavior.
Syllabus (in Czech)
  • 1. Basic concepts of business economics
    Importance and consequence of the study of business and managerial economics, basic concepts and subject matters of business economics and the basic problems of business economics are examined in order to properly understand the business activities.

    2. Cost volume and profit analysis
    Understanding the product cost structure is critical to comprehending the process of estimating. Selling costs are costs directly related to selling products. Costs are categorized according to their behavior in relation to product quantity. Cost volume profit analysis is based on relationship between quantity and sales revenues.

    3. Profit and cash-flow differences
    Several important profit measures, economic profit, Economic Value Added are examined. Cash flow statement is explained through three segments, namely: cash flow - operating activities, cash flow - investment activities and cash flow - financing activities.

    4. Non-linear revenues in economics and in break-even point graph
    Break-even analysis provides businesses a wide variety of information that can be used in decision-making processes, in business and managerial economics. Mentioned are conditions for comprehensive utilization of the break-even point based on incorporation of demand function in the current broadcasts in the break-even point graph construction.

    5. Production planning
    Production planning is used in companies in several different industries. Different types of production methods, such as single item manufacturing, batch production, mass production, continuous production, are explained with accent put on differences.

    6. Economies of scale
    Economies of scale apply to a variety of organizational and business situations. Economies of scale are explained at various levels, such as business or manufacturing unit, plant or an entire enterprise. Economies of scale is classified to two main types – internal and external.

    7. Capital and factors of production
    Factors of production are classified in four groups (land, labor, capital, entrepreneur). Capital is the produced means of production. Examples of capital and an increase in the capital are explained. Capital goods, fixed capital, working capital and capital used to boost the productivity of labor are characterized.
    required literature
  • ADÁMEK, P. and Ž. RYLKOVÁ. Managerial Economics. Selected Aspects of the Business. Karviná: OPF SU, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7248-991-6. info
  • BHAT, M. S. and A. V. RAU. Managerial Economics and Financial Analysis. Hyderabad: BS Publications, 2008. ISBN 978-817-800-153-1. info
    recommended literature
  • ALTENDORFER, K. Capacity and Inventory Planning for Make-to-Order Production Systems. New York: Springer, 2014. ISBN 978-3-319-00843-1. info
  • TATICCHI, P. Business Performance Measurement and Management. New Contexts, Themes and Challenges. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2010. ISBN 978-3-642-04799-2. info
Teaching methods (in Czech)
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Lecture with presentation in Power-point
Assessment methods (in Czech)
Requirements on a student: attendance at seminars (min. 50 %).
Assessment methods : solving of real cases (40 % of assessment), combined exam (60 % of assessment).
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2014, Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2018, Winter 2018, Winter 2019, Winter 2020, Winter 2022, Winter 2023.
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