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Follow-up study program in Master’s study

Graduates of this program put their skills into use in departments dealing with organization, management and transformations in teams, creating business strategies and projects. They are also well-prepared for work in consultancy companies, or their own enterprise.

Major in INFORMATION MANAGEMENT focuses on educating professionals specializing in integration of an organization’s  information system with its managerial system. Attention is paid to the areas of design, project, innovation and implementation, but also to usage and purpose of information systems. It is based on modern concept of business organizations founded on information, or more specifically, on creation and usage of knowledge. Information management interconnects usage of information technologies with the organization’s strategy, with the development of employee’s skills, transformation of hierarchy, management style, business culture etc.

Such a concept of information management sets itself no small goals and is based on integration of three areas of interest and practical skills:

  • systems approaches, seeing organization as a social system, cognitive processes and related development of methodology; problem solving and system design,
  • understanding of information processes within an organization and their support by the means of modern information technologies and using subjective knowledge,
  • application of modern management concepts including theory of organization, decision-making processes, communication processes, creation of business strategy, reengineering and learning.

Study program focuses particularly on development of students’ personal capabilities, their creative thinking and flexible approach to problem solving in an organization’s management. It is based on a wide range of individual work with information – from methods of cognition and interpretation of information, over decision-making to usage of information technology and design of systems. Students then integrate gained knowledge with system approaches to analysis and design of businesses based on modern management concepts.

Resulting versatile professionals then go on to work in management systems, from design of information systems, over work in information centres and provision of assistance to the top management to actual work in leading positions. Furthermore, they are also well-prepared for their own consultancy practice, or enterpreneurship.

This general concept of education provides graduates with demanded general knowledge, which then enables flexible specialization and success on the job market. Graduates can utilize their skills in many areas of economics and management, ranging from banks and industrial companies to services and public administration.

Similar study programs on foreign universities today experience a dynamic development. Most common names of these programs are: Information Management, Management Information Systems or Business Information Systems. Fields closely-related to this concept of information management are Systems Engineering, or in German-speaking countries Wirtschaftsinformatik. Concept of our study program is based on findings of several English universities and their economic colleges (London Business School, Warwick, Lancatser) and of MBA (Master of Business Administration) programs. Many world-class MBA programs today focus on usage of information, these are usually called MBI (Master of Business Information).

The overall goal is aptly characterized by a quote of Professor Davenport:
Information management has to focus on how people use information, not how they use machines.

Recommended literature for entrance examinations

  • DOUCEK, Petr: Informační management. Praha : PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHING, 2010, ISBN 978-80-7431-010-2.
  • ROSICKÝ, Antonín: Informace a systémy: Základy teorie pro úspěšnou praxi. 1. vyd. Praha : Oeconomica, 2009, ISBN 978-80-245-1629-5.
  • STŘÍŽOVÁ, Vlasta, HORNÝ, Stanislav, SVATÁ, Vlasta, VÁCLAVÍKOVÁ, Mária. Systémové pojetí (Hospodářské organizace). 1. vyd. Praha : Oeconomica, 2007, ISBN 978-80-245-1265-5
  • DOUCEK, Petr, NOVÁK, Luděk, SVATÁ, Vlasta. Řízení bezpečnosti informací. 1. vyd. Příbram : PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHING, 2008  ISBN 978-80-86946-88-7
  • GÁLA, Libor, POUR, Jan, ŠEDIVÁ, Zuzana. Podniková informatika. 2. přeprac. a aktual. vyd. Praha : Grada Publishing, 2009,  ISBN 978-80-247-2615-1
  • GIBSON, R. (ed): Nový obraz budoucnosti, Management Press, 1998, ISBN: 8072611591