Course: Informatics for Economists

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Course title Informatics for Economists
Course code MUPI/PIPEE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Janů Tomáš, Ing.
  • Rosman Pavel, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Buřita Ladislav, prof. Ing. CSc.
  • Hollý Martin, Ing.
Course content
The course contents in theoretical part: - Information society, informatics, information, data. - Computer technology basics, data representation for digital computing. - Hardware equipment, von Neumann and Harvard model of digital computer. - CPU, memory, buses, data and memory media, peripheral devices. - Information system and ICT; coding and data compression. - Software equipment. Operation systems, their functionality, development and basic typology. - SW applications, office automation SW, SW development tools (programming). - Data communication and computer networking. Network protocols, Internet and its services. - Internet Protection and Computer Security, Computer Ergonomics. Course content in the practical part - using of MS Windows XP, MS Office 2007: - University Network (UTB) training, OS Microsoft XP, objects - Comprimation, file manager - tables, graphs - presentation and creation - Internet services, - basic worksheet operation, formula creation, consequences - table operations, database, graphs creation - test for credit obtaining

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecturing, Monologic (Exposition, lecture, briefing), Methods for working with texts (Textbook, book), Methods for written tasks (e.g. comprehensive exams, written tests), Simple experiments
  • Preparation for examination - 20 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 12 hours per semester
  • Preparation for course credit - 12 hours per semester
  • Participation in classes - 39 hours per semester
  • Term paper - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Learning outcomes of the course unit is to gain the complex orientation in modern information and communication technology (ICT). The subject is aimed on: - introduces basic terms of informatics, - information and communication technology and systems, - software and hardware description, - basic internet services, and computer networking. The aim of the course in practical part: the course is oriented to Computer Network Training, using of Office Automation applications and basic Internet Services. The other computer skills are elaborated by the computer training. Finishing of this task is a key for application of mentioned pieces of knowledge by the elaboration tasks of the economics and management praxes in the tied subjects for bachelor and magisterial study.
Competences: Student can understand of the basic aspects in the field of Informatics. Student has knowledge and overview about the recent progress information and communication technologies and systems. Student will be able to master work in LAN TBU, Office Automation applications and Internet services. On completion of the course, students will understand the value of information and strategic significance thereof.
Prerequisites and co-requisites: basic knowledge of the basic principles of computer science. Level of computer literacy at least at the level of "intermediate users".

Assessment methods and criteria
Grade (Using a grade system), Written examination, Analysis of the student's performance, Analysis of works made by the student (Technical products), Didactic test

Formal criteria and skills requirements: - completing of the practical part of the computer training - on time elaborations of the credit home work in ICT area including presentation of the chosen topic - obtaining 30 points max. Criteria for graded credit obtaining: - 80% participation at exercise-lectures on PC´s - test for graded credit in theoretical and practical form Theory test consists of two tests - 60 minutes individual student's work and is based: - 30 questions on study book (15 min), 30 points max. - elaboration of theoretical questions based on study book and lectures (45 min), 40 points max. Practical exam consists of 60 minutes individual student's computer work using mainly Office Automation (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint or other applications (File Manager, FTP client) - successful fulfilling min. 4 of 7 practical tasks on PC (60 min),40 points max. The final result of examination for graded credit obtaining is expressed on a six-point scale: A "výborně" (i.e. "excellent") B "velmi dobře" (i.e. "very good") C "dobře" (i.e. "good") D "uspokojivě" (i.e. "satisfactory") E "dostatečně" (i.e. "sufficient") F "nedostatečně" (i.e. "fail").
Recommended literature
  • Microsoft Office 2007 : podrobná uživatelská příručka. Vyd. 1. Brno : Computer Press, 2008. ISBN 978-80-251-1719-4.
  • HORÁK, Jaroslav. Hardware: učebnice pro pokročilé. Brno: Computer Press, 2007. ISBN 978-80-251-1741-5.
  • LAUDON K.C.,LAUDON J.P. Management information systems. Pearson Education,Inc.,Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 07458, 2006. ISBN 0-13-230461-9.
  • Libor Gála a kol. Podniková informatika. Praha: Grada, 2009. ISBN 978-80-247-2615-1.
  • Meyers, Michael. Osobní počítač : názorný průvodce hardwarem, systémem a sítěmi. Vyd. 1. Brno : CP Books, 2005. ISBN 80-251-0834-1.
  • ROSMAN, Pavel a Ladislav BUŘITA. Informatika pro ekonomy a manažery. Zlín : Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně, 2012, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7454-228-2.
  • ROSMAN, Pavel a Ladislav BUŘITA. Informatika pro ekonomy a manažery. Zlín: Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně, 2012, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7454-228-2.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Management and Economics - (15) Economy 1 Winter