The Department of Accounting and Taxes was established in September 1991 as an independent department of the Faculty of Economics, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava. In September 2016, the department was renamed the Department of Accounting and Taxes. Teaching at the Department of Accounting and Taxes is provided by highly qualified experts who deals with accounting and taxation issues in the long term. The Department of Accounting and Taxes is also a regular organizer of its own conferences and workshops that enable the exchange of experience and knowledge with experts from various universities, institutions, offices and companies.
The aim of the bachelor study programme Accounting and taxes is to seek modern profiling of graduates so that the graduates are able to apply theoretically and practically the issues of accounting and taxation of business entities and non-profit organization including all specific areas and find employment in accounting and tax advisors’ offices, non-profit societies and in the state sector and economic departments of business companies. The graduate gains a general knowledge in compulsory subject courses in which he or she deepens his or her knowledge mainly in the sphere of economics, mathematics, statistics, management, marketing, informatics, finance and other economic disciplines. Further knowledge regarding the professional specialization is gained by the student through the study of specialized courses from the branch of study. The content of the study is mainly to acquire knowledge and practical skills in the field of tax evidence, financial accounting, accounting of business corporations and other entities, accounting of business entities including issue of salaries and premiums, international aspects of financial accounting and financial reporting, transactions in business corporations, managerial accounting of financial management based on economic analyses, direct taxes, indirect taxes, tax administration. The aim of the programme Accounting and Taxes is to educate a graduate, who will gain a job mainly in employment positions in accounting, tax and auditing companies, production and business enterprises, financial institutions as well as in the non-profit sphere or the state administration. Among typical posts of the graduate of the programme belong the head of accounting, tax and economic department in the business environment, non-profit organizations and municipalities, accounting assistant and assistant of tax advisors, assistant auditor and internal auditor, financial manager in the middle level of management, assistant of insolvency practitioner, accounting officer and officer specialist and methodologist of control departments, manager in the middle level of management, tax officer and a specialist in the given field.
The basics of the Master's programme Finance and Accounting is to acquire knowledge in the areas of financial management and decision-making of businesses, financial institutions and public sector entities, as well as controlling, accounting and business and non-business entities in connection with more complex accounting and tax transactions. Within the specialization Accounting and Taxes, the graduates will acquire knowledge and skills in the fields of accounting and taxes, cost management, costing, pricing, controlling, accounting of financial institutions and insurance companies, transactions related to acquisitions, mergers and enterprises combinations, international financial reporting standards, reporting, auditing, consolidation, liquidation and insolvency proceedings, valuation of companies, tax issues including tax theories, EU tax policy and international taxation. The aim of the specialization Accounting and Taxes is to educate a graduate, who finds employment in more demanding jobs both in accounting, tax and auditing companies, production and business enterprises, financial institutions, as well as in the non-profit sphere or state administration. Among the typical positions of the graduates of the specialization Accounting and Taxes belong the head of accounting, tax, economic and control departments, accounting and tax adviser, insolvency practitioner, IFRS specialist and specialist in controlling, consolidation and reporting department, financial and control department, economist and manager, expert and chief financial officer, assistant auditor, internal auditor and statutory auditor, expert in the branch economics, field of accounting evidence and specialist in the given field.
Ing. Jana Hakalová, Ph.D.
Head of Department
Phone number: +420 597 322 325
The predecessors of the Department of Applied Informatics were the Department of Systems Engineering, the Department of Automatic Economic Management Systems, and the Department of Informatics in Economics. Despite the changes in name, the main focus of the Department's activity has always been the training of programmers for economic applications and project workers for information systems. Together with the Department of Systems Engineering, the Department has contributed to the conception of the Master's degree programme Systems Engineering and Informatics, and graduates also have the opportunity to continue in the doctoral programmes Systems Engineering and Management Informatics.
The Department currently coordinates the Bachelor's degrees Applied Informatics and Information and Knowledge Management, as well as the follow-on Master's degree in Applied Informatics. It also contributes to the training of graduates in the Master's degree Systems Engineering and Informatics. The Department provides teaching of subjects for students of other degrees within the Faculty of Economics.
The staff of the Department fully integrate the results of their research activities into their teaching. These results are presented at conferences and seminars both in the Czech Republic and abroad. The Department works in close conjunction with prestigious informatics departments in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and other countries in Europe and elsewhere.
Ing. Petr Rozehnal, Ph.D.
Head of Department
Phone number: +420 597 322 320
The Department of Business Administration provides teaching for the degree in Company Economics and Business Economics and Management.
Through its teaching work, the Department aims to provide modern tuition to enable graduates to deal both theoretically and practically with issues of business and company management. Emphasis is placed on business-related issues with regard to all forms of business activity, especially in industry, trade and services, and on small and mid-sized business (using internet and intranet tools). The key disciplines taught by the Department concern company economics, marketing, management, accounting, finance, company organization and management, business and enterprise, business management and administration, strategic business management, company diagnostics, innovation, logistics, quality management, business consultancy, and a range of other specialized subjects which create specific graduate profiles.
The Department's research activities are published in the Faculty's annual volumes of studies, and at a range of international conferences etc. The Department is involved in research projects concerning the management and administration of companies and the strategic management of large, medium and small businesses, as well as the practical introduction of new innovative management methods and information technologies and techniques such as e-commerce and e-business. The Department is working on Universities Development Fund projects and has submitted grant funding applications to the Czech Science Foundation and Czech-Polish and Czech-Slovak intergovernmental cooperation programmes.
The Department works closely with a range of important companies, banks, agencies and institutions in the Ostrava region.
The Department's foreign links are connected both with the Erasmus programme and with the need to strengthen cooperation within Central Europe with regard to the specific economic and business conditions in the region (contacts with universities from Slovakia, Poland, the UK, etc.).
Ing. Kašík Josef, Ph.D.
Head of Department
Phone number: +420 597 322 353
General economic theory is a theoretical instrument for the analysis of economic environment and economic behavior of individuals, households, companies, governments and international organizations. Giving lectures in this field is therefore a natural part of university studies in every economic branch. At the Faculty of Economics instruction in economic theory is provided by the Department of Economics.
Giving lectures in economics, traditionally divided into microeconomics and macroeconomics, runs in three stages: basic, intermediate and advanced. The basic and intermediate course of microeconomics and macroeconomics is part of master study while the advanced course is part of doctoral study. The department provides teaching in the field of economics also in the courses of life long education and at the technical faculties of the VSB-Technical University of Ostrava. Teachers also cooperate with the University of Ostrava, and with the Faculty of Business Administration at the Silesian University. The Department of Economics keeps contacts with departments of economics at other Czech universities, especially with the departments of microeconomics and macroeconomics at the University of Economics in Prague.
In addition to general economic theory the department gives lectures in the following subjects: Monetary theory, International monetary relations, International finance, International economic integration, History of economic thought, History of the world economy, World economy, Economics of developing countries. Department's research and publication activities are mainly focused on the following issues: macroeconomics of open economy, specificities of small countries economic development, European integration, theory of real estate market, economics methodology, institutional economics.
The Department of Economics is responsible for the doctoral study in the field of 'Economics'.
doc. Ing. Aleš Melecký, Ph.D.
Head of Department
Phone number: +420 597 322 153
The Department of European Integration was established on the 1st April 2004 on the eve of the accession of the Czech Republic to the European Union. The Department provides tuition for the Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Economic Policy and Administration. Since the academic year 2019/2020, department offers new study specialisation in International Economic Relations in the Bachelor's and Master's degree programme Applied Economics.
The role of the Department is to train economists, managers and specialists focusing on issues of European integration and international economic relations; graduates will then apply their qualifications in companies, public institutions and government administration on the regional, national and mainly international level. In addition to the wider economic background, the Department's teaching activities focused on globalisation, international trade and, above all, economic integration in a regional, European and global context.
Particular attention is paid to the focus and profiling of the study on the practical application of graduates in the challenging competitive environment of the global economy through study internships at foreign universities or gaining work experience of students at work placements abroad (eg in EU institutions).
Additionally, the department teaches a range of optional subjects related to national economics, public economics and administration, business and the environment that enabling students to specialise in one particular chosen area. Particular emphasis place the department on the development of language skills in the form of teaching selected subjects in English.
The department maintains and constantly extends and strengthens its links with a range of similar workplaces both in the Czech Republic and abroad, to support its teaching and research activities.
Ing. Lukáš Melecký, Ph.D.
Head of Department
Phone number: +420 597 322 277
The department of Finance is one of the key departments of the Faculty of Economics. It specializes in training financial experts, and provides tuition on the financial management of companies, the influence of the taxation system and the money and capital markets on company finances, banking, insurance, international finance including financial institutions, financial decision-making and modelling, the theory and practice of currency and fiscal policy, and the functioning of the financial system in the Czech Republic in comparison with the financial system in other developed countries.
The Department coordinates the degree in Finance (at Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral levels), which is also taught in English at Bachelor and doctoral levels. The cornerstone of the department’s activities lies in its provision of the Master´s degree in Finance. Graduates are able to find employment in the financial departments of manufacturing and commercial firms, as specialists in financial control, in management positions in the banking industry and other financial institutions, as financial and tax advisors, etc. The department staff coordinate and participate in teaching for the course Managing Finance, taught as a part of the MBA programme.
The department also trains students of other Master’s degrees at the Faculty of Economics, offering an attractive range of optional courses and special seminars. Since 1998 the Department has coordinated the doctoral study of Finance.
The Department is actively involved in research work (Czech Science Foundation, Ministry of Education grants) as well as contributing to the broader research projects of the University as a whole. It provides tuition in specialist seminars and organizes courses as part of lifelong and distance learning programmes focusing on financial company management, banking, capital markets, etc.
Ing. Iveta Ratmanová, Ph.D.
Head of Department
Phone number: +420 597 322 182
Department of Law covers currently education of all main fields of valid law of the Czech Republic (including connection to communitary law) with special emphasis on the economic, financial and business areas. The department´s pedagogues guarantee education of the subject Law for Economists in the attendance and combined forms of study at entire faculty level and in detached workplace as well. They also take part in education in the Property Pricing Course and at the University of the Third Age.
Education is focused on a mutual interaction of legal and economic processes and relations. The teaching is provided in the form of lectures and exercises with the emphasis on skills acquiring and their practical application with an effective support of e-learning in LMS MOODLE.
Department of Law guarantees education in the specialization Economics and Law in Business, the study programme Economics and Management, in bachelor and master forms of study. The study is focused and structured in the way to make the graduates be able to work at professional economical and managerial positions as well as at other specialized functions of organizations and institutions of public administration. The graduate is perfectly prepared to work in the field of international trade.
JUDr. Bohuslav Halfar
Head of Department
Phone number: +420 597 322 205
The Department of Management has five areas of competence:
The Department of Management guarantees one study branch/specialization of study programme Business Administration and Management
Pedagogical scope of the department
The department guarantees courses focused on management and human resources at all levels of higher education (bachelor, master, doctoral). In management education, a broad base of knowledge and skills is preferred. The subjects are related to strategic management, production management, crisis management and other management disciplines, but also marketing, law, financial management. Subjects of the Department affects all fields of study at the Faculty of Economics VSB-TUO.
Science and research
The research is mainly developed in the field of managerial theory and applied management, where the focus is on the implementation of management methods (e.g. BSC method) and on individual management areas (e.g. crisis management, strategic management), personnel management, business ethics and new methods of managerial work.
The role of the Department of Marketing and Business is to train marketing and business professionals for the consumer, industrial and services markets.
The degree programme Marketing and Business is designed according to clearly structured principles. Bachelor degrees enable graduates to either enter the labour market or continue studying for a Master´s degree. In designing Bachelor programmes, the focus on teaching methods and the content of courses ensures that the programmes are more practically oriented, while the Master´s programmes focus more on general learning and the search for connections between theory and practice. The Department´s teaching activities centre around marketing research, the marketing mix, marketing management, consumer behaviour, commercial activity, commercial logistics, and international trade. The Department is gradually developing its teaching of marketing subjects in English, in order to train its students more effectively for the new conditions on the labour market following the Czech Republic´s EU entry.
The teaching team constantly develops the Department´s courses in order both to reflect theoretical developments and to forge connections between theory and practice. The Department maintains good levels of communication with students and cooperates closely with the business sector. The Department also participates in various courses abroad, and its staff are involved a range of specialist research projects. Businesses can take advantage of the Department´s short courses, which can be adapted to suit each company´s specific needs.
All of the Department´s activities are focused on ensuring that the Czech economy is internationally competitive with a strong supply of successful marketing and business professionals.
doc. Ing. Vojtěch Spáčil, CSc.
Head of Department
Phone number: +420 597 322 515
The Department of Mathematical Methods in Economics was established in 1993. It provides teaching in the field of mathematics, statistics and quantitative methods in economics for all Bachelor and Master programmes and subjects at the Faculty of Economics It also participates in teaching in doctoral and MBA studies.
The Department staff are involved in various scientific and research activities. Their research activities focus mainly on fields connected with the evaluation of the socio-economic potential of regions, the modelling and simulation of multi-area regional structural models, the modelling of volatility on the financial and capital markets, the properties of algebra for non-commutative multi-value logic, the search for visualization methods, the application of fuzzy relations, etc. They are involved in the activities of various professional organizations such as the Czech Economics Society, the Czech Society for Operational Research, the Czech Union of Mathematicians and Physicists, the Czech Statistical Society, the Czech Econometrics Society, the Czech Logistics Association, etc.
The Department’s members publish articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings, write monographs and textbooks. They are also involved in research and development projects (GAČR, TAČR, IRP and SGS), including international (ESF).
Ing. Mgr. Petr Kozel, Ph.D.
Head of Department
Phone number: +420 597 322 165
Department of National Economy guarantees the study of Applied Economics with specialization in Economic Development. The programme offers a practical and comprehensive curriculum for students interested in the analysis and interpretation of real-world economic problems at a household and firm, country, European and global level. Building on its tradition of 40 years of high quality economics education, the Applied Economics is a modern study programme, whose name and content are dynamically evolving according to the needs of employers in the Czech Republic and internationally. The programme provides in-depth training in the tools and methods necessary for solving complex economic policy issues, industry trends, and strategies within specialized fields of economics including labour, monetary, development, behavioural and environmental economics. The graduates gain strong skills in data analytics, including statistics and econometrics, to tackle research and analysis of various economic problems.
doc. Ing. Jiří Balcar, Ph.D.
Head of Department
Phone number: +420 597 322 291
The Department's role is to provide teaching for the degree in Public Economics and Administration at two levels of study: Bachelor's and Master's degrees. In addition to full-time study, Master's degree can also be studied in combined (part-distance) form in Ostrava, and Bachelor’s degree of this form can be studied in Ostrava, and at two separate workplaces in Šumperk and Valašské Meziříčí. The staff of the Department also participate in teaching for other degree programmes at the Faculty.
The Department's specializations lie in public economics, management and decision-making in the public and civic sector, non-profit organizations, public administration, administration law, property valuation, public finance, regional administration finance, taxation theory, EU tax, theory and practice of social policy and social security, education, health care, culture, sport, security, defence, transport, technical infrastructure, and housing.
The research work of the Department focuses on socio-economic projects designed to meet the needs of state administration and local government at the national, regional and local levels. The Department participates in grant-funded projects.
The Department maintains working contacts with a number of related workplaces at universities and other higher education institutions in the Czech Republic and abroad, and is a member of the Public Economics Association. Its members are involved in the activities of a range of specialist organizations both in the Czech Republic and in other countries.
doc. Ing. Iveta Vrabková, Ph.D.
Head of Department
Phone number: +420 597 322 306
The Department of Regional and Environmental Economics focuses on the economic, environmental and social aspects of lcoal and regional development. This interdisciplinary character lies at the heart of a new, modern teaching structure comparable with the conceptions applied at Western institutions.
Local and regional economics helps to analyse and evaluate location behaviour of economic entities, the creation of spatial structures and their specific aspects in model and real cases at different territorial scales. Local and regional development is the next field of specialisation of the Department. The application of management and marketing in the administration of regional and local development in the Czech Republic is the next domain of the Department. Theoretical perspectives are typically accompanied by practical implications.
The environmental aspects of economics involve the current trends in the understanding of the economic aspects of the environment and sustainable development, the use of natural resources, the approaches and applications of environmental policy in management at the national, regional, and local levels. Teaching focuses on the environmental specifics of the Czech Republic and experience gained in the European Union.
The next area of the Department's activities stresses social aspects of local and regional development. The spatial behaviour of populations and the development of social structures in regions are explained both in terms of inter-regional differences within the Czech Republic and with a view to differences between countries.
The Department's research activity is focusing upon economic, ecological and social aspects of restructuring and innovation processes in industrial regions, increasing regional competitiveness, cross-border cooperation (with the Polish cross-border regions), location of enterprises and regional management and marketing. The Department co-operates with numerous partners both in the Czech Republic and abroad.
prof. Ing. Jan Sucháček, Ph.D.
Head of Department
Phone number: +420 597 322 229
The Department of Systems Engineering draws on the work done by its predecessors the Departments of Systems Engineering, Automated Management Systems in Economics and Information in Economics, including their long-term experience in training project specialists to develop complex systems in various areas of management. The Department coordinates the Bachelor´s degree programme Systems Engineering and Informatics, the Master´s and follow-on Master´s degrees in Systems Engineering and Informatics, and the doctoral degrees in Management Informatics and Systems Engineering.
Students can specialize on different fields of professional knowledge, which correspond with the main areas of scientific and practical focus of the department's staff:
This allows for a broadly conceived degree programme whose graduates are well prepared to react flexibly to the changing conditions on the labour market. The Department provides teaching for subjects related to the modelling and design of information, management and organizational systems. Specialist courses are targeted at information technologies, methods and techniques of project management, and a wide spectrum of software for management support. The Department also teaches support courses for the Faculty´s students focusing on normal user-level and advanced work with IT, as well as courses training users in the methods, approaches and tools for the support of management skills and business activities.
Doc. Mehdi Toloo, Ph.D.
editorial board member, journal Computers & Industrial Engineering (IF2016 = 2,623)
prof. Ing. Jana Hančlová, CSc.
Head of Department
Phone number: +420 597 322 285