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Professional Degree – 1st Cycle Quality Management

Fundamental Objectives of the First Cycle Professional Degree in Quality Management

The aim of the first cycle professional degree in Quality Management is providing students with fundamental knowledge from the field of organization sciences with a broad understanding of research methods and a good knowledge of models, standards, and tools for quality.

Graduates of the first cycle will be able to understand the overall meaning and have the opportunities to use knowledge that is based on contemporary organization theory in a real environment within organizations that emphasize determining opportunities for continuous improvement of quality products and services, processes, and the entire process-based organization.

With a broad interdisciplinary knowledge, graduates of the first cycle programme will be able to participate in the creative work process within an organization. These organizations can vary among economic, public administration, non-governmental organizations. Also, first cycle graduates have the opportunity to continue their studies at the second cycle and later at the third cycle.

Upon completion of the first cycle professional programme in Quality Management students are provided with the internalisation of building blocks within contemporary organization theory that is based on an organization as a target-oriented relationship among individuals and people and internalisation of the concept of autopoiesis in reference to quality management and excellence founded on the spiralling order of planning, doing, checking, and acting (Deming’s PDCA cycle).

A crucially important emphasis will be given on understanding contemporary approaches, models, and tools used by exemplary organizations in their daily practices.

 

Curriculum

The first cycle professional degree in Quality Management lasts for three years (six semesters) and is awarded with 180 ECTS. The programme is formed between common compulsory/required courses (1st, 2nd, 3rd year) and elective courses (2nd and 3rd year). In the fifth semester students choose one of two modules. Each module includes three modular courses. The sixth semester is intended for interning in a chosen organization as well as writing and defending the undergraduate diploma thesis. In the course of studies, students complete 25 courses, an internship, and the study concludes with an undergraduate diploma thesis.

Year One
No. Type Learning units
Organized study workload
L T LW ECTS
1st Semester
1 A Fundamentals of Organizations 30 45   6
2 A Research Methodology 30 30 15 6
3 A Business Mathematics 30 45   6
4 A Business Statistics 30 30 15 6
5 A Business English 1 / Business German 1
30 45   6
2nd Semester
6 A Total Quality Management and Business Excellence 30 45   6
7 A Process-based Organizations 30 45   6
8 A Marketing 30 45   6
9 A Development of products and processes
30 45   6
10 A Business English 2 / Business German 2 30 45   6
Year Two
No. Type Learning units
Organized study workload
L
T
LW ECTS
3rd Semester
1 A Theory of Organization 30 45   6
2 A Production 30 45   6
3 A Purchasing 30 45   6
4 A Logistics 30 45   6
5 A Change Management 30 45   6
4th Semester
6 A Human Resource Management 30 45   6
7 A Economics of Organization 30 45   6
8 A Fundamentals of Management 30 45   6
9 A Project Management 30 45   6
10 C Elective Course 1* 30 45   6
Year Three
No.
Type Learning units
Organized study workload
L
T
LW ECTS
5th Semester
1 A Informatisation of Business Processes 30   45 6
2 B Elective Course 2
30 45   6
3 B Elective Course 3
30 45   6
4 B Elective Course 4
30 45   6
5 C Elective Course 5* 30 45   6
6th Semester
6 DP Work-placement
      18
7 DN Diploma Thesis
      12

* Choice based on personal preference.

Electives
No. Type Learning units
Organized study workload
L
T LW ECTS
1 C Management Systems 30 45   6
2 C Strategic Management 30 45   6
3 C Business Communication 30 45   6
4 C Quality Engineering 30 45   6
5 C Management Audit 30 45   6
6 C Standards, Models and Tools of Quality 30 45   6
7 C Quality Management System 30 45   6
8 C Environmental Management System 30 45   6
9 C Safety Management System and Occupational Health 30 45   6
10 C Social Responsibility of Organizations 30 45   6
11 C Quality Statistical Tools 30 45   6
12 C Innovation Management 30 45   6
13 C Entrepreneurship 30 45   6
14 C Quality Lifestyle of Managers
30 45   6
15 C Career planning
30 45   6
16 C Business Coaching
30 45   6
17 C Undergraduate Research Seminar
30 45   6
18 C Tourist Guiding 30 45   6
19 C Additional and supportive activities in the countryside 30 45   6
20 C Storytelling in tourism 30 45   6
21 C Event management 30 45   6
22 C Harmony of food and wine 30 45   6

* Recommended sequence of elective courses: ORGANISATION (7*, 1, 2, 3, 17*) and QUALITY (7*, 4, 5, 6, 17*).

General Competences

Students in the first cycle professional degree in Quality Management will acquire the following general competencies:

Subject-Specific Competencies

Students in the first cycle professional degree in Quality Management will acquire the following subject-specific competencies: