Bachelor study programme – Economic Policy and Administration

Field of study – Public Economics and Administration

The graduates of the bachelor subject Public Economics and Administration gain in the course of study the basic theoretical knowledge and practical skills of public economics and public administration, economic policy (including social and tax policy and public finance), law (including administrative law and EU law), management, finance and economics of municipalities. An integral part of the knowledge pertaining to the graduates of the subject Public Economics and Administration is the application of modern principles in the management of public administration and observing legal and ethical standards in their activities. The analysis of all the mentioned areas is viewed in the course of study from the perspective of their development and the current situation in the European Union. Emphasis is also placed on the development of communication skills and the corresponding knowledge in informatics.
The specialisation within this subject creates employment prerequisites for graduates at the middle and lower levels of management in public administration (in economic management of self-governing bodies of all levels, various bodies of state administration, especially at revenue offices, employment offices, social security offices), in officer and manager jobs of central administrative bodies, regions and municipalities and the institutions established by them, in enterprises and organisations of the public sector, in non-profit organisations specialised mainly in education, health care, social care, culture, transportation and technical infrastructure as well as companies, agencies, consulting firms providing the coexistence and coordination of entities and activities in a specific area. The graduates can apply the gained knowledge and skills when:

  • using information management systems, computer technology and economic-mathematical methods for efficient operation of an administrative office, including the efficient utilisation of public resources;
  • preparing the material for budgeting;
  • processing financial materials and projects;
  • ensuring supervision and inspection at the level of local self-governing authorities;
  • processing the information on the forms, relations and processes of the inspection activities carried out by the bodies of public administration;
  • processing the information, reports and progress of the supervision against local self-governing authorities;
  • carrying out specific administrative activities and during their procedures;
  • doing basic work in legislative processes and during the preparation of legislative proposals at the respective level of public administration;
  • performing general activities in self-governance which are entrusted to local self-governing authorities;
  • carrying out environmental activities.

The graduates of the subject Public Economics and Administration are theoretically prepared to study also the following master degree.

Field of study – Management in the Social Sector

The graduates of the bachelor subject Management in the Social Sector gain in the course of study the basic theoretical knowledge and practical skills in managing welfare service systems in order to understand the role of management when governing the organisations in the welfare service sector. Emphasis is placed on understanding the importance of human resources for the development of the society and individual companies and institutions as well as on change management in an organisation. The subject focuses on economics and management, economic and social policy, social-administration and social-legal issues, counselling and economic and political, economics, financial and managerial activities in the social-economics sector. Emphasis is placed on effective mastering of the basis and broader context of social policy, and on creating the foundations of professional competences in the form of desirable communication skills. The graduates gain insight into the concept of management focused on quality in relation to user requirements, and practical skills needed to implement such concept.
The gained knowledge and skills create employment prerequisites for graduates of the bachelor subject Management in the Social Sector at the middle and lower levels of management in public administration and self-governance, in officer and manager jobs of central administrative bodies, regions and municipalities and the institutions established by them, in enterprises and organisations of the public sector, in non-profit organisations, in the institutions specialised in social security and social security benefits. The graduates will find employment also in the institutions of private law (citizens associations, charitable trusts, ecclesiastical organisations, foundations etc.) and in advisory work. Other areas of employment include middle management positions in assistance services of social security, social security benefits and social insurance.

The graduates of the subject Management in the Social Sector are adequately prepared to study also the following master degree.

Bachelor study programme – Social Policy and Social Work

Field of study – Social Work

The graduates of the bachelor subject Social Work gain in the course of study the basic theoretical knowledge and practical skills in social policy, social administration activities, counselling, social prevention and social and legal protection of children, social protection of citizens, social security, social analysis processing and project creation. Emphasis is placed on effective mastering of the theory and broader context of social policy and social work, including the knowledge of information about the material and technical means of aid, ability to conduct fieldwork and continuous information activities, groundwork creation for professional qualifications of social workers in the form of required communication skills and the following activities of social work.

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The gained knowledge and skills create employment prerequisites for the graduates of the bachelor subject Social Work in public institutions at the level of state administration of self-governance, in social security, social security benefits, non-government non-profit organisations, welfare service, municipal authorities and municipal authorities with extended powers, regional councils, social security administration and the following areas:

  • social security (social administration activities within social aid as a social worker of municipal authorities and municipal authorities with extended powers, welfare services including institutional care and other services as per Welfare Service Act),
  • social security benefits, employment offices, regional councils,
  • social and legal protection of children (social worker, youth officer, persons charged with social and legal protection of children, municipal authorities with extended powers),
  • employment policy (employment offices etc.),
  • justice (mediation and probation service),
  • Ministry of the Interior – prison service – social worker,
  • non-governmental non-profit organisations – field social work,
  • education (social workers in institutions and youth custody centres),
  • humanitarian work.

The graduates of the subject Social Management are adequately theoretically and practically prepared to work in:

  • non-profit institutions of private law (associations, charitable trusts, ecclesiastical organisations, foundations etc.),
  • institutional facilities of welfare services and other welfare services as per Welfare Service Act,
  • municipal authorities with extended powers, municipal authorities and regional councils,
  • employment offices (employment policy),
  • education – as a social worker.

The study objective is to develop skills for qualified performance of social work in public administration, self-governance and non-government non-profit organisations. The quality performance of social work is supported with theoretical knowledge from relative sciences to social work and social work as an independent scientific discipline, and practical skills and abilities to communicate with clients and other entities.
With respect to its potential formation, the graduate’s profile is built also on the basis of information and experience stemming from the Operational Programme Cross-Border Cooperation Czech Republic – Poland ‘Human Resource Development of the Czech-Polish Silesia,’ which conducts a survey of the Moravian-Silesian Region and the Czech-Polish border area.

The graduates of the subject Social Work are theoretically prepared to study also the following master degree.