Basic information about the study
The aim of the Bachelor’s degree programme Industrial Management is to educate professionals capable of analytical, critical and ethical thinking. They will have a capacity to evaluate the impacts of ongoing processes in the market economy on the industrial sectors, to appropriately apply modern management tools and methods of industrial management and to use the knowledge of industrial, especially automotive and machinery technology for effective operations and tactical management of industrial businesses.
The programme places an emphasis on connecting the knowledge and skills in fields such as economics and management and industrial management and machinery. Lecturers often use modern interactive methods, approaches or interactive management games (simulations, demonstrations) to allow students to have an in-depth understanding of a given issue and acquire the disciplines and skills that every manager working in an international environment needs.
Specialised courses provide students with in-depth knowledge in quality management, organisation and management of production, electrical engineering, mechanics, engineering, design, informatics or algorithm development and programming. The programme also covers the marketing, personnel and psychological and financial aspects of management.
Students gain practical managerial skills not only during their compulsory internships in domestic or foreign companies operating globally, but also in terms of courses which include regular meetings with experts from the field as well as skills training in the Lean Centre of ŠKODA AUTO a.s.; students also attend regular excursions to leading industrial businesses. Practical skills are further developed during preparation and defence of the bachelor thesis, which deals with a topic that is closely related to the study programme similarly as to the compulsory internship.
The fifth semester includes a compulsory internship. Students most often choose ŠKODA AUTO for their internships as well as other partner companies of ŠKODA AUTO University or foreign companies, primarily within the Volkswagen Group.
Thanks to the Erasmus+ programme, students can also spend one or two semesters at one of more than 30 partner universities. ŠKODA AUTO University also offers very interesting projects outside of Erasmus allowing students to choose from destinations such as China, India, South Korea or the USA for their foreign travels.
Graduates of the Industrial Management programme can further expand their knowledge and skills in the follow-on Master’s degree programme Economics and Management or at another university with the same or similar study programme in the Czech Republic or abroad. Complete information on the admission procedure and conditions for admission can be found HERE.