Activities at the Faculty of the Economics (2014 - 2019)

Trainings for employees

Basic scientific methods for supervising bachelor and diploma theses using sociological data I

When: September 5th 2014 from 9:00, Deans‘ office EF, Lecture room A 307, 3 lessons

Aim: the aim was to ensure the respective level of students‘ final theses that use sociological methods, questions and their own empirical research. This was a basic revision of this topic intended for academic workers and teachers.

Method: lecture- interactive form with many examples from research praxis


  1. What does it mean to think and ask in sociological terms?

What is the focus of my sociological research and why? Step by step in sociological research

   2. “How” in sociological research. Characteristics of sociological hypothesis, specifics of a hypothesis for statistical purposes, common mistakes

  3.  Methods of selecting a statistical sample, most common methods of data collection

Lecturer: PhDr. Miloslav Lapka, CSc., PhDr. Jana Vávra, Ph.D., doc. Ing. Evy Cudlinová, CSc.


Basic scientific methods for supervising bachelor and diploma theses using sociological data II.

When: September 8th 2014 from 9:00, Deans‘ office EF, Lecture room A 307, 3 lessons

Aim: the aim was to ensure a respective level of students‘ final theses that use sociological methods, questions and their own empirical research. This was a basic revision of this topic intended for academic workers and teachers.

Method: lecture - interactive form with many examples from research praxis


  1. Questionnaire: research and auxiliary questions, types of questions, methods of measuring the outcome. Constructing a questionnaire.


  1. Asking in a different way: Qualitative research, coding in qualitative research. Difference between qualitative and quantitative research- advantages, disadvantages, when to use them


Lecturer: PhDr. Miloslav Lapka, CSc., PhDr. Jana Vavra, Ph.D., doc. Ing. Eva Cudlinova, CSc.



Basics of data analysis with STATISTICA software

When: 15th September 2014, 9:00, lecture complex F, F005, 3 lessons

This seminar was intended for academic workers and PhD students of the Faculty of Economics.


The aim of this seminar was to introduce the statistical software STATISTICA to attendants and give them the basics of using this program for basic data analysis.

Introduction and basic information of the existing statistical software:

  • Introduction to the STATISTICA environment
  • Work with data
  • Importing files of different formats (MS Excel, .txt, csv)
  • Work with data matrix in STATISTICA
  • Data types
  • Sorting and recoding
  • Options of creating random choice
  • Calculations, transformation and further data processing, processing of missing values
  • Work with the outcomes (project, protocols, workbooks)
  • Reporting through MS Word
  • Visualisation of data and creation of charts, 2D and 3D charts (confidence interval, categorization)
  • Interactive work with data - data explorer
  • Macros and adding macros in the system menu
  • Analyses
  • Module structure of the system menu
  • Case filter

Lecturer: Ing. Michael Rost. Ph.D.


Use of quantitative methods in decision-making

When: November 13th, 2014, 15:00, lecture complex F, F005, 3 lessons

This seminar was intended for academic workers and PhD students of the Faculty of Economics.


The aim of this seminar was to introduce basic quantitative methods which could be used as support measures for decision making. Use of these methods was demonstrated on case studies. A suitable software was introduced in the class, which could have been used for solving these issues.

Lecturer: RNDr. Jana Klicnarová, Ph.D.


Copyright for pedagogic workers of the Economic Faculty, South Bohemian University

When: February 27th, 2015, 13:00, meeting room A 009, 2 lessons


  • Intangible assets
  • Intangible assets in legal system
  • Copyright legal regulation- history and present day
  • Copyright work- definition
  • Material copyright
  • Non-material copyright
  • Use of the work by the third party (free use, legal and contractual license)
  • Collective management of copyright

Lecturer: JUDr. Pavel Rubeš, Ph.D.


Workshop: Teaching skills for academic workers

When: November 28th 2016, 8:30 – 16: 30, meeting room A 009, EF, 2 lessons

This workshop was intended for PhD Students of the Faculty of Economics, beginer teachers and other interested academic workers.

Aim: Aim of the workshop was to help beginer teachers gain inspiration in teaching in order to develop their teaching skills and to enrich their scope of methods that can be used in the class. Attendants will get acquainted with principles of leading  group activities that increase the students’ motivation, strengthen their active participation and in that way heighten the effectiveness of the seminar.


  • Recommendation for successful seminar opening
  • How to raise and keep attention, interest and motivation of students
  • Tips for effective group leading
  • Effective use of verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Questions, listening, dialogue leading
  • Appropriate space layout and use of learning tools
  • Organization of seminars, presentations, discussions, case studies
  • Kolb’s learning cycle
  • Transmissible or constructive teaching?
  • Development of teaching knowledge, skills and competences
  • Active learning methods
  • Tips for lectors for gaining confidence
  • Managing problem situations
  • Solving critical situations with students

Methods used in the seminar:

Assessing the entry level knowledge, setting the workshop targets, interactive definition explaining and discussion. Exercises, practical examples of methods and lector work. Discussion about experience and practical aspects of lecturing work.

Lecturer: PaedDr. Pavel Štursa



Mortgage loan or building society account? How to compare different financial products

When: November 15th 2016, 13:15- 15:00, class room A 201


The attendants were acquainted with the term “annual percentage rate (APR)” that is used to compare different loans in the terms of financial costs. They learned different ways of using APR for comparing very different loans. Furthermore, possible complications of using APR were demonstrated.

Lecturer: doc. RNDr. Tomáš Mrkvička, Ph.D.

Seminar “Best tip”s

When: February 13th 2015, 14:00- 15:30 class room A 107

 This seminar was intended for academic workers of the Faculty of Economics.


 Content: sharing experience with using Moodle program in the class at the EF.


 Lecturer: Ing. Viktor Vojtko, Ph.D.



Online course Financial literacy Effectively

This course was intended especially for lectors of financial literacy, financial advisors and those interested in deepening their own financial literacy. Although this course is not accredited by DVPP, it can help elementary and high school teachers in comprehension of this topic.

The aim of the course was to give attendants the basic understanding of financial issues, give them comprehension of long-term consequences of their own financial decisions, to teach them basic principles of financial planning, asset and risk management that follow different life situations with the use of various financial products.

An overview of suitable and easily available teaching tools and materials was prepared for those, who want to teach financial literacy.

This course was taught in the form of an e-learning course in the system Moodle (, that was supplemented by 3-4 online Skype/Google Hangouts sessions throughout the duration of the course. The duration was 10 weeks and it was possible to start the course anytime between October 1st and October 31st. The course was completed by a final test and an attendant obtained a certificate after a successful completion of the test.

Price: 3500 CZK


1 – Money (Week 1)

  • Money function
  • Cash transactions
  • Non-cash payments
  • Prices
  • Inflation


2 – Household financial management (Week 2 – 3)

  • Household life cycle and preparation for each stage
  • Household budget and its planning
  • Sources of income
  • Expenses
  • Properties
  • Management of administration
  • Taxes and financial social support
  • Chosen life situations and their solution


3 – Financial products (Week 4 – 5)

  • Loans
  • Insurance
  • Investments


4 – Consumer rights (Week 6 – 7)

  • Consumer protection regulation
  • Institution and advisory centres for consumer protection
  • Contracts and contractual risks


5 – Basics of Entrepreneurship (Week 8 – 9)

  • Business plan
  • Marketing
  • Cash position
  • Staff and business resources
  • Business legal forms
  • Entrepreneurial obligations            


6 – How to pass financial literacy on? (Week 10)

  • Publications and methodical materials available in the Czech Republic and abroad
  • Educational games
  • Computer interactive teaching environments
  • Further activities supporting financial literacy– competitions, roadshow etc.
  • Implementing financial literacy ŠVP (for basic and high school teachers)


Lecturer: Ing. Viktor Vojtko, Ph.D., Ing. Liběna Kantnerová, Ph.D.



The Economic Faculty, in collaboration with EURES, holds annually a job fair EUROPEAN JOBDAY for all university students. The aim of this event that is traditionally organized within the month of April is to intermediate a contact among the students and representatives of important employers. This is a unique opportunity for approaching potential employees or candidates for internships and trainee programs among more than 12000 students of the South Bohemian University.

Event: InvestDay- Entrepreneurial Ideas competition (from 2014)

Set your idea in motion, gain feedback, valuable prizes or money to launch your business. The vision of this competition is to support the initial spark of entrepreneurship ideas created by students and graduates of chosen universities. Introduce your idea to professionals in their fields, get feedback and win valuable prizes. Maybe YOU can be the winner of INVEST DAY!


Trainings for students

Technical course for Economists

When: October 4th 2017- December 13th 2017, 6 seminars per semester 15:00- 16:30, class room VOŠ a SPŠ automobilní a technická, Skuherského 1274/3, Č. Budějovice


 The content of the course was e.g. technical documentation, understanding of technical plans, basics of mechanical engineering, categories of technical materials, welding technology, systems for construction and quality management and metrology.

Technical documentation - orientation and understanding of technical plans

  • Normalization in technical documentation
  • Surface quality
  • Production design analysis


Machinery basics - connections and connecting parts

  • Normalized parts
  • Work with machinery tables
  • Machinery parts


Materials - categorization of technical materials

  • Production and processing of technical materials
  • Modern trends in processing and production of TM
  • Use of metallurgy in production business


Technologies-  basic categories of machining

  • Basic categories of moulding
  • Welding
  • Melting


CAD/CAM systems - systems for construction and technologies. 3D technics


Quality management and metrology- basics of metrology and sampling

  • Czech and international metrological institutions
  • International SI system
  • Statistics
  • Modern trends in 3D metrology


Lecturer: Ing. Jan Jakeš, Ing. Jiří Jelínek, Mgr. Zdeňka Hellerová, Ing. Václav Vávra, Ph.D.


Civil engineering for economists

When: 23. 2. 2016, 8. 3. 2016, 22. 3. 2016, 5. 4. 2016, 19. 4. 2016, 3. 5. 2016, 17. 5. 2016 from 15:00 – 16:35, class room F003


 Content of individual seminars:

1) Introduction of the course (content). Introduction to civil engineering (overview of basic materials and constructions)

2) Basic functional principles of constructions (construction systems, founding of objects, filling constructions, roofs, object isolation, technical facilities of buildings

3) General overview of construction law (District planning and construction regulation- location, permits and building removal.)

4) Stakeholders in the construction process (project architect and his authorization, construction worker, construction site manager, authorized inspector, explaining of the term „ construction journal “)

5) Basic principles of project work (from design to realization), content of project documentation and its understanding- PD type, content of individual PDs, content of individual designs)

6) Basics of designing a construction and reading a blueprint (types of blueprints, types of lines, quotations and measurements, schematic signs, descriptions, legend, tables)

7) Final test

Lecturer: Ing. Jan Závitkovský


Courses for students and employees


Tax declaration for employees and entrepreneurs

When: March 11th 2019 and March 13th 2019, class room A 220, 15:00 – 18:00

This course consisted of complex knowledge of taxes and tax declarations submitted for 2018. Throughout the course, attendants gained knowledge for the correct filling and submitting of tax declaration.

Lecturer: Ing. Marie Benešová


Course: Chinese Language by Pinyin

When: March 18 – May 13, 2019 8 blocks per 90 minutes Classes from 16:30 p.m. to 18:00 p.m. on Monday

This course was specially intended for adults who were interested in Chinese Language and culture but with little or no foundation. The Chinese language was studied mainly in Pinyin instead of Characters, the teaching and practising was conducted in English. Then, most frequently used Chinese was covered, which enabled participants to engage in everyday conversation.

Course Objectives: By the end of the 8-week course, the participants will be able to:

Build up a vocabulary of approximately 50 words by pinyin

Master 15 Chinese sentences for everyday conversations

Be familiar with the way of learning Chinese language by pinyin

Have a rough idea about the traditional Chinese culture

Establish an interest to learn Chinese language and culture

Guarantor & lecturer: Prof. Jonathan Xuesen Zhang, Ph.D. (Director of the Center for Financial Law and Policy at Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance).


International Business Law (with Chinese Specifics)

When: 18. 3. 2019 – 13. 5. 2019, classes from 15:00 p.m. to 16:30 p.m. on Monday

The objective of the course of International Business Law (with Chinese Specifics) was to help students of all majors to grasp the basic theory and practice of international business, international conventions and practices, especially the relevant provisions of the CISG, and international commercial dispute resolution systems. During the teaching, the Chinese related commercial laws and regulations were introduced for comparison and better understanding.

 Guarantor & lecturer: Prof. Jonathan Xuesen Zhang, Ph.D. (Director of the Centre for Financial Law and Policy at Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance)


Lectures for the public – Competence academy

                                         Managerial academy