Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
The study's primary educational objective is to provide the graduates with the abilities necessary to run their own small businesses as well as to work at positions responsible for the development of activities related to the running of larger enterprises or other organisations.
In its conception of teaching the theoretical background and the form of gaining practical experience, the programme improves the graduates' interdisciplinary expertise and skills, thus developing their potential for being active in developing all the key functions of an enterprise and devising business models. Here, the principle of interdisciplinarity is seen as a combination of the economic and managerial views in business projects. From this point of view, the general social objective of the programme may defined as the development of the entrepreneurial expertise in the sense of the economic and social development of a country's economy and improved competitiveness both for individual businesses and at the economy as a whole.
The graduates in the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development programme will have expertise and skills needed to launch and run business such as a trade or a small company. They can identify, create, and assess business opportunities in the environment of global market, knowing how to make an efficient use of them, including a suitable business plan. They can clearly define the global social and economic factors affecting entrepreneurial activities being capable of taking effective measures. They apply analytic approach to finding solutions to problems related to entrepreneurial activities.
In managing entrepreneurial activities, founding and running their own company, the graduates can apply procedures for raising and organizing all resources needed. They can devise a suitable business model. They know, understand, and set the management processes of newly founded or developing business entities They can design and apply approaches to safeguard entrepreneurial activities in a way corresponding to the current enterprise growth phase. They define the position of their own business in the market value system and in the social and economic context of the business environment.
The graduates have experience and skills gained through their own entrepreneurial activities being experienced in applying theoretical concepts and knowledge in the real business environment. The graduates' competencies are based on team work and on cooperation of the team and enterprise with customers, suppliers, competitors, business partners, and other external interest groups.
The knowledge, skills, and competencies gained by the graduates with this profile can be divided into three groups – expert knowledge, expert skills, and general competencies. For specialised knowledge and skills, detailed fields are specified to by the below outcomes.
1. First, an applicant will submit an application for study meeting the requisites required by Art. 13. The application must be accompanied by a letter of motivation in a pdf-file attached to the online-application. If the applicant fails to do so, a basic condition has not been met and the admissions will be terminated.
2. The entry exam consists of a written part and an oral part. The written part is an English test by Art. 6 Par. 1 and 4. The oral part is a group interview in English before an examination board. The expected size of the group is 3 to 7 applicants. The purpose of the interview is to verify the applicant's study prerequisites including his or her motivation to study, capability to resolve a given problem, ability to work in a team, and personal presentation.The expected length of the interview is 90 - 180 minutes.
3. No later than 14 days prior to the entrance exam, via the BUT information system, the applicants will receive an invitation informing them on the date and venue of the exam and the way it is organized. Information on the date and venue of the entrance exam will also be published in an online-application.
4. Following a recommendation by the examination board, the Dean will decide about admission (Art. 17). The recommendation by the examination board is based on the assessment of the letter of motivation, the written and oral parts of the exam. A maximum of 25 points may be obtained for the letter of motivation (Art. 9Par. 1), a maximum of 25 points for the English test (Art. 6 Par. 1) and a maximum of 75 points for the oral part of the exam (Art. 9Par. 2). The maximum number of points obtained is 125. The applicant will receive a grade of "succeeded" if he or she has obtained at least 10 points for the letter of motivation (Art. 9 Par. 1), 8 points for the English test, and at least 20 points for the oral part of the exam (Art. 9 Par. 2). Otherwise, the applicant will be given a grade of "failed."
5. A condition necessary for admission is completed secondary education as attested by a school-leaving certificate in the sense of Art. 5 Par. 1 Item a)
Complete rules and requirements for admissions to Bachelor study programme at the Faculty of Business and Management of the Brno University of Technology for the academic year 2020/2021 can be found here.
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