Department of Tourism and Marketing
The Department of Tourism and Marketing has been operating at the Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice since April 2014. It currently provides for the teaching of four significant specializations within the field of – Marketing, Business Enterprise, Tourism and Chinese markets for the bachelor level of study of Business Economics. Concept of specialization is based on the requirements of employers and long-term intention of Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice. When delivering undergraduate program and various specializations, emphasis is placed on linking theoretical knowledge with practical application in solving specific problems, case studies, student projects, etc. That is why the cooperation with real businesses is established.
The head of the department is Ing. Roman Švec, Ph.D.
Department of management with its content focus and range of activities is one of profiled departments of the Faculty of Corporate Strategy at the Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice (hereinafter referred to as ITB). It ensures pedagogical and publishing activities in management disciplines in Bachelor´s and Master´s full-time and part-time study programmes at the Faculty of Corporate Strategy as well as at other ITB faculties. It also participates in ensuring instruction in BBA and MBA study programmes. The Department ensures and guarantees compulsory and elective courses with a focus on business administration, human resources management, strategic management, change management, innovation management, regional science and regional policy, business process management, risk management, crisis management, innovations and business processes changes, employee training, organizational culture and behaviour, employees management, intercultural management, state and public administration organization and project.
The head of the department is prof. Ing. Jan Váchal, CSc.
Department of Foreign Languages
The Department of Foreign Languages mainly teaches foreign languages and has been a fundamental part of VŠTE from its very beginning. The department provides language education for all current study programmes at VŠTE with both economical and technical specializations. It also provides personnel for related language courses for the Lifelong Education Centre. Its team is made up of a group of qualified and experienced workers who are continually expanding their education. Several native speakers also work for the department. The department also actively participates in the creative and project activities of the school. It does so by actively cooperating with other departments and sections, not only of its alma mater, but of other domestic and foreign universities as well.
The head of the department is PhDr. Jan Gregor, Ph.D.
Department of Economics
The Department of Economics was founded on July 1, 2015, replacing the former department known as Department of Economics and Management which was split into two seperate departments. The main activity of the Department of Economics is to provide instruction (teaching) and creative activities in the field of economics, accounting and business economics. The Head of the Department of Economics is Ing. Marek Vokoun, Ph.D..
The main objective of the Department of Economics (KE) in the educational activity is to provide students with necessary theoretical basis of economic knowledge, emphasis on issues that significantly contribute to the employability of graduates in the labor market. In the educational process, the Department of Economics will focus on theoretical foundations for applied economics discipline and teaching of applied economic subjects. The main subjects taught include Business Economics, Economic Theory, which covers previously taught Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Investment Management, Inventory Management, Financial Accounting, Administration and Corporate Information Systems. When teaching, modern tools of education support will be used, such as audiovisual aids or graphical and mathematical models. The learning process will be often enriched by lectures of external experts.
The newly accredited Business Administration within the study program Economics and Management should to ensure that graduates thoroughly know all the primary and secondary functions of the company and will be subsequently specialized in a business position in a selected company by them.
In the scientific field research of the Department of Economics will focus on the following issues: economic stability of businesses or regions, cost management and economic performance of enterprises, effective use of production factors, the labor market in the region, the Czech Republic in comparison with the foreign market.
The Department of Economics will seek involvement in the operational program Research, Development and Education (OP VVV), which will include programming period 2014-2020 and where it can draw funds from the EU Structural Funds (center investments in micro-region center optimization of procurement processes of the company, center administration building).
The head of the department is Ing. Marek Vokoun, Ph.D.
Department of subject specific didactics
The Department will provide students with a comprehensive education focused on subject specific didactic component within the education of professionally specialized technicians, economists and teachers of technical and economic subjects. It will also offer other specialized courses through the Centre for Lifelong Education.
The Department plans to prepare the accreditation of the study programme The Secondary School Teaching (N7504), and of the field of study The Special Education Teacher Training (7504T100). The study programme will be possible to complete in parallel with the regular study undertaken at VŠTE, or after the graduating the economically or technically oriented bachelor’s, master’s degree in technical universities and colleges. The study provides the graduates the theoretical knowledge in pedagogy, psychology, didactics of vocational subjects and other disciplines related to the teaching of vocational subjects in secondary vocational and higher vocational schools and secondary vocational apprentice schools. When developing the curricula there will be distinguished four basic components of teacher training (subject specific, field-didactic, pedagogical and psychological, reflected teaching practice) that are common for the preparation of teachers of all types and levels of schools.
Further, the Department intends to prepare the accreditation of a study programme Specialization in Education (B7507), of the Study field Teaching of practical subjects and vocational training (7507R056). It will be a bachelor’s degree course designed for graduates of technical and economically oriented fields of secondary education with GCSE (economic, agricultural, mechanical, electrical, construction and other engineering and related disciplines) who exercise or prospectively consider the qualified employment in a function of a teacher of practical training or teacher of vocational training.
The Department seeks to strengthen relations with vocational high schools, particularly in the South Czech Region. As one of the four fundamental components of teacher training it is the reflected pedagogical practice in secondary vocational schools, schools and colleges which facilitate the contacts between the student of teaching with an educational reality in schools and it will contribute to their professional socialization. The emphasis will be focused on the reflection of practical experience, both within the subject specific and other subject specific-didactic component of studies, and in the pedagogical-psychological component. Practice will be designed as an integrated and graduating system with the emphasis on linking with theory and on reflection and self- reflection of a student teacher´s role.
The Department intends to accredit the subject Professional reflected teaching practice, which will be common for a bachelor’s and master’s degree course.
The head of the department is Ing. Daniel Kučerka, PhD.
The Department of Humanities
The Department of Humanities at the Faculty of Corporate Strategy was founded on January 1st, 2018. It provides teaching as well as creative activities in various humanities, primarily focusing on history, political science, jurisprudence, psychology, etc.
The Department of Humanities takes part in organizing the Corporate Economy bachelor’s study program. It is also currently preparing the accreditation of the Corporate Economy and Management bachelor’s study program.
In their courses, the department’s teaching staff provides key knowledge and skills in humanities and social sciences, which are crucial for the primary objective of the studies, namely educating experts on economy and management. The department pays close attention to writing and publishing high-quality university textbooks and other learning materials.
As a part of its scientific and research activities, the Department of Humanities specializes in solving interdisciplinary projects in the fields of economy, economic and regional history, jurisprudence, and psychology. The department’s staff primarily focuses on publishing entries in impacted, reviewed journals (SCOPUS, ERIH plus), as well as publishing expert monographs and collective volumes. The staff presents its findings at international and domestic scientific conferences. The members of the department strive to receive grants and scholarships, for example from the Czech Science Foundation, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, and others. The department tries to involve its students in its scientific activities and to support their own creative activities.
The department cooperates with important enterprises from the South Bohemian Region and involves their representatives in its scientific and pedagogical processes. It focuses on networking, and on letting the key regional experts (entrepreneurs, managers, representatives of the public administration, and non-profit organizations) take part in teaching and joint projects.
The department cooperates with scientists and pedagogues from important Czech universities. It also cooperates with institutions in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Poland, Hungary, Russia, France, United Kingdom, etc. The department also focuses on cross-border cooperation and strives to develop more extensive relations with German and Austrian institutions.
As of January 1st, 2018, the department employs two associate professors, three scientific assistants with PhDs, and one assistant with a master’s degree. Doc. PhDr. František Stellner, Ph.D. is the head of the department. Mgr. Stanislav Bílek is his deputy. Other members of the department are: doc. PhDr. Alena Kajanová, Ph.D.; Ing. Iveta Kmecová, PhD.; PhDr. Radek Soběhart, Ph.D., and Ing. Marek Vokoun, Ph.D.