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					LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME / ERASMUS

       MATEJ BEL UNIVERSITY
       FACULTY OF ECONOMICS




GUIDE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

              2009/2010




            www.umb.sk / www.ef.umb.sk
                                       Basic information

Address                                      Matej Bel University
                                             Faculty of Economics
                                             Tajovského 10
                                             975 90 Banská Bystrica
                                             Slovakia

Erasmus Code                                 SK BANSK 01

University Institutional Coordinator         Mr. doc. PhDr. Ján Chorvát, PhD.

Faculty Institutional Coordinator            Mr. Ing. Peter Krištofík, Ph.D.

Contact Person                               Ms. Ing. Zuzana Mikušincová

Contact hours for students                   Weekdays 14:00 – 16:00

Tel.                                         00421 – 48 – 446 21 97

Fax.                                         00421 – 48 – 446 20 01

E-mail                                       zuzana.mikusincova@umb.sk

Application Deadline                         15 July 2009 – for the winter semester
                                             15 November 2009 – for the summer semester

Accommodation Deadline                       15 July 2009 – for the winter semester
                                             15 November 2009 – for the summer semester

Language Requirements                        A good level of English / French / German



Application documents                        Application Form should be sent to the International
                                             Relations Office to the contact person. Accepted
                                             students will be contacted and will receive an
                                             acceptation letter.


                                             Accommodation Form should be sent with the
                                             Application Form until the listed deadlines.

                                             Learning Agreement should be sent signed by student
                                             and sending University at least one week before the
                                             semester starts.



To contact any teacher of Faculty of Economics MBU please compose e-mail address as:
first_name.surname@umb.sk.


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                                    Orientation day

 At the beginning of each semester Faculty organises the orientation day for Erasmus
 incoming students. The representatives of Faculty will give the basic information about the
 study conditions and possibilities.


                                  Academic Calendar

                                   winter semester                    summer semester
Lectures                      21/09/2009 – 18/12/2009             08/02/2010 – 07/05/2010
Examination Period            21/12/2009 – 06/02/2010             12/05/2010 – 15/06/2010


                                 Legalization of Stay

 Each student from non EU should register at Foreigner’s Police Department and ask for the
 temporary residence permit.

 Documents required to obtain temporary residence permit:

  -   application form (available at the International Relation Office)
  -   2 passport photos (4,5 x 3,5 cm)
  -   European Health Insurance Card (from domestic country)
  -   passport valid at least 3 months after study in Slovakia ends
  -   confirmation of Erasmus grant (from sending University)
  -   confirmation of nomination to study at Matej Bel University (from sending University)
  -   Criminal Clearance Form from Slovak Republic (will be managed after student’s arriving,
      the fee for the Criminal Clearance Form costs 3,33 EUR)
  -   Confirmation about the accommodation (will be given by hostel’s contact person)

 The fee for the temporary residence permit is 104 EUR.

 Students from non EU countries need to take health examination in department of foreign
 diseases at the Faculty hospital in Martin (63 km from Banská Bystrica). All diseases or
 regular medicaments have to be notified. The price for health examination is approximately
 132 EUR.

 All documents should be filled in Slovak or translated by officially Slovak translating agency.
 For this reason it is necessary to have each document in English and after arriving to Slovakia
 use Slovak translating agency to translate it to Slovak. The price for one page A4 is
 approximately 18 EUR.

 Students from EU countries do not need to have the temporary residence permit or another
 permission to study in Slovakia.


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                                     Buddy System

Contact person usually manage Slovak students to help incoming students to get used to study
and local conditions. Foreign students are informed by e-mail about name and contact to their
Buddies before their arriving, so they can manage all necessary matters on time.

The list of Erasmus Buddies in the academic year 2009/2010:

Name of Buddy             E-mail                          Spoken Language / s
Mr. Peter Spiner          jeanpiere27@gmail.com           German, English, Spanish (basic)

Ms. Alena Novakova        alena.novakova.1988@gmail.com   English, German (basic) and Italian
                                                          (basic)
Ms. Ivana Kubisova        iivvaannkkaa@gmail.com          English, French

Ms. Jaroslava Krutakova   jaroslava.krutakova@gmail.com   English, German (basic)

Ms. Lucia Palenkasova     lucia.palinka@gmail.com         English, French, German (basic) and
                                                          Spanish (basic)
Ms. Miroslava Svabova     mirka.svabova@gmail.com         English

Ms. Monika Mistunova      monikamistunova@gmail.com       French, English

Ms. Petra Michalkova      petulienka555@gmail.com         French, English

Ms. Zuzana Caganova       susynka@yahoo.com               English

Ms. Zuzana Saladiakova    zussssska@hotmail.com           English, German and Russian (basic)

Mr. Martin Staso          martin.staso@gmail.com          German




                                    Accommodation

Each incoming student will be accommodated in University’s Students Hostels. The
accommodation is provided in four available hostels. All foreign students are usually
accommodated together in hostel ŠD3.

Every student hostel has a furnished rooms including sheets and blankets, bathrooms, toilets
and kitchen. In the kitchen there are a refrigerator, a freezer, a range; other crockery and
cutlery as pans and pots are usually not provided.

Accommodation form

At the Accommodation form students suggest the type of the room (single, double or three-
bed room) as they wish to live during their student mobility. Matej Bel University reserves



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the right to change suggested type of the room in the case of the absence of free rooms. In
hostels ŠD 1, ŠD 3 are single and three–beds rooms.

Costs

Accommodation costs are paying together in the first days of mobility for the whole period
of stay. For the single room it is 56,43 EUR /for one month, for double room it is 53,11 EUR /
for one month, for three-bed room it is 49,79 EUR / for one month.

Registration

Incoming students have to accommodate at least till February 15, 2010 between 8:00 and
14:00. If there is some reason that students should not accommodate until this date, they
need to contact faculty’s contact person and suggest the new term.
For the registration it is necessary to have the passport or ID card, 2 photos (3 x 3,5 cm)
and the acceptation letter.

Social behaviour

Students should keep their room clean and tidy. The furniture in rooms and communal halls
can not be removed or damaged. It is forbidden to keep any animals in the room and use
alcohol, cigarettes, drugs…
Students may receive visitors, for their accommodation it is necessary to inform hostel’s
contact person. It is not permitted to let the other person stay in the room without the
agreement of hostel’s contact person. Students are also responsible for any damage or costs
caused by persons they have invited.
The absolute silence is after 22:00.

Sanctions

Any damage of the room or the communal place is paid by students. Director of the hostels,
dean of the faculty or rector of the University can sanction students by warring, cancellation
or informing the sending University.

The penalties are:

   -    loosing a key - 16,60 EUR,
   -    loosing a Student hostel card – 6,64 EUR,
   -    smoking at the places not dedictated to – 16,60 EUR.

The other fees:

   -    borrowing a rug – 1,66 EUR.




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      Student Hostel ŠD 1

Address:        Tajovského 40,
                974 01 Banská Bystrica

Contact Person: Ms. Darina Dienešová
                darina.dienesova@umb.sk




      Student Hostel ŠD 2

Address:        Komenského 20,
                974 01 Banská Bystrica

Contact Person: Ms. Ruţena Vařeková
                ruzena.varekova@umb.sk




      Student Hostel ŠD 3

Address:        Tajovského 51,
                974 01 Banská Bystrica

Contact Person: Ms. Darina Dienešová
                darina.dienesova@umb.sk




      Student Hostel ŠD 4

Address:        Trieda SNP 53
                974 01 Banská Bystrica

Contact Person: Ms. Bc. Dagmar Pitschmannová
                dagmar.pitschmannova@umb.sk


                                         Laundry

Washing-machines are usually not situated in the Student Hostels, except Student Hostel ŠD
3 where the coin washing-machine is available non-stop. It is working with 0,50 EUR coins
(one washing usually costs 1 – 1,50 EUR). It is possible to dry clothes here. Iron is not
available. It is possible to let wash the clothes in the centre, in the Europa Shopping Centre
or in Tesco.



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                                  Student Canteens

Incoming students can take meals in University’s Student Canteen ŠJ 1, Student Canteen ŠJ
2 and Student Canteen ŠJ 3. To buy the ticket from the canteen it is necessary to have the
student card (confirmation about study at MBU) and passport. Ticket bought in canteen can
be used only in the same canteen. One student can buy 60 tickets for one month and the
price for one ticket is 1,43 EUR. For university guests it is also possible to take meals for the
price 2,29 EUR.

                                               Student Canteen ŠJ 1

                                               Address:      Tajovského 40,
                                                             974 01 Banská Bystrica

                                               Contact Person: Ms. Jarmila Pondelová
                                                            jarmila.pondelova@umb.sk

                                       In this canteen it is necessary to have an electronic
identification student card. Students can buy the tickets only by using this card. The card is
given at request by contact person.

Catering times:    Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:45 – 14:00

                   Fast food: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 14:00

                   Dinner: Monday – Thursday 16:00 – 18:30




                                             Student Canteen ŠJ 2

                                             Address:      Komenského 20,
                                                           974 01 Banská Bystrica

                                             Contact Person: Ms. Jarmila Pondelová
                                                          jarmila.pondelova@umb.sk

Catering times:    Lunch: Monday – Friday 12:00 – 14:00

Booking lunges is possible two days in advance, choosing from three meals.




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Student Canteen ŠJ 3                         Catering times:

Address: Tr. SNP 53,                         Lunch:     Monday – Thursday 12:00 – 13:30

974 01 Banská Bystrica                                  Friday 12:00 – 13:00

Contact Person: Ms. Ing. Zuzana Mrenová                 Sunday 12:00 – 13:00

zuzana.mrenova@umb.sk                        Dinner:    Monday – Thursday 15:00 – 18:30



Booking lunches is possible one day in advance till 13:30, choosing from two or three mails.
For dinner it is not necessary to have booked meal, there are three or four alternatives.



Buffets

In every faculty and every canteen there are several buffets. Usually they are open from
Monday till Friday at 7:30 – 14:30 and Saturday at 08:00 – 11:00.


                         Computer Rooms and Internet

Internet connection is available in every student hostels and faculties. In the Faculty of
Economics there are several computer rooms with free access to the internet for all
students that can be used in the case if there is no lecture. There are also computers on the
halls, which are available non-stop. Students can use own notebooks for the cable internet
connection in two rooms in the 2nd and 3rd floor of the new building (they need to have own
cable).

There is also wireless connection to the internet in the whole building of the faculty.

In every Student Hostel usually in the communal halls there are computers with access to the
internet. In some rooms students can use own notebook for connection to the internet.
Wireless connection to the internet is not always in the rooms, but usually at the common
places.


                                  University Library

The Central library is located in Tajovského 40. More info can be found at
www.library.umb.sk. There are special libraries also on every faculty. Economics library and
study hall is open every day from 9:00 till 17:00.
To use the University library it is necessary to have a library card. The registration is at
request and free of charge.




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                                           Student cards

     Erasmus students can use own ISIC cards to have a discount in shops, cinemas, theatres, city
     transportation and in some intercity transportation companies, etc. To travel by rail with the
     discount it is necessary to have Junior Railway Card (can be managed in Student Agency –
     www.studentagency.sk).
     Studets can use Student Buss Card, that allow them to have an discount from the ticket
     price. The card is managing with a Buddy after student arrival.

     Students who do not have own ISIC can manage new ISIC in CKM Travel 2000 (www.ckm.sk).
     This card is not the same as ISIC of slovak students and have not the completely same
     allowances.


                                           Courses Offer

No. Courses/Matière/ Fächer                       Code      Language/Langue   Credits    Semester/
                                                            /Sprache          /           Semestre
                                                                              Crédits   W/H      S/E
                                                                              /
                                                                              Kredite

A1 Courses of standard study programs (Business Economics and Management)
01   Academic Writing                             A1AW      English           3          ♦
02   Accounting                                   A1ACC     English           5          ♦
03   Business Economics 1                         A1BE1     English           5                       ♦
04   Business Economics 2                         A1BE2     English           5          ♦
05   Business Financial Analysis                  A1BFA     English           5          ♦
06   Business Information Systems                 A1BIS     English           3          ♦
07   Business Law                                 A1BL      English           3                       ♦
08   Business Negotiations                        A2BN      English           3          ♦
09   Business Planning                            A1BP      English           4                       ♦
10   Case Studies in Business 1                   A1CSB1    English           3                       ♦
11   Case Studies in Business 2                   A1CSB2    English           6                       ♦
12   Corporate Finance                            A1CF      English           5                       ♦
13   Economic Policy                              A1EP      English           3                       ♦
14   Effective Presentations                      A1EP      English           3                       ♦
15   Environmental Management                     A1EM      English           3          ♦
16   European Union                               A1EU      English           3                       ♦
17   Financial Systems and Markets                A1FSM     English           5                       ♦
18   History of Economic Theories                 A1HET     English           2          ♦
19   Human Resources Management                   A1HRS     English           4                       ♦
20   Informatics 1                                A1INF1    English           4          ♦
21   Informatics 2                                A1INF2    English           3                       ♦
22   Insurance                                    A1INS     English           3                       ♦
23   Internet      Services      and   Business   A1ISBA    English           3                       ♦
     Applications
24   Introduction to Culture Studies              A1ICS     English           3          ♦
25   Introduction to Finance                      A1IF      English           5          ♦

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26   Introduction to Law                        A1IL         English         2           ♦
27   Introduction to Sociology                  A1IS         English         3                   ♦
28   Macroeconomics                             A1MAC        English         5                   ♦
29   Management                                 A1MAN        English         4           ♦
30   Marketing                                  A1MAR        English         4           ♦
31   Mathematics 1                              A1MAT1       English         4           ♦
32   Mathematics 2                              A1MAT2       English         5                   ♦
33   Microeconomics                             A1MIC        English         5           ♦
34   Project Management                         A1PM         English         3           ♦
35   Regional Management                        A1RM         English         3                   ♦
36   Statistics 1                               A1STA1       English         5           ♦
37   Statistics 2                               A1STA2       English         5                   ♦
38   World Economy                              A1WE         English         3           ♦


A2 Matière de la Filière partiellement francophone
39   Civilasation française                     A2CF         Francais        3           ♦
40   Communication interculturelle              A2CI         Francais        3                   ♦
41   Géographie économique francophone          A2GEF        Francais        3                   ♦
42   Gestion d´ enterprise                      A2GE         Francais        3           ♦
43   Informatique                               A2INF        Francais        4           ♦
44   Macroéconomie                              A2MAC        Francais        5                   ♦
45   Microéconomie                              A2MIC        Francais        5           ♦
46   Négociations commerciales                  A2NC         Francais        3           ♦
47   Politique économique approfondie           A2PEA        Francais        3                   ♦
48   Politique monétaire européenne             A2PME        Francais        3                   ♦
49   Terminologie économique 1                  A2TE1        Francais        3           ♦
50   Terminologie économique 2                  A2TE2        Francais        3                   ♦
51   Union Européenne                           A2UE         Francais        3           ♦


B. Optional courses offered by Department of languages / Matières facultatives      du Départment des
Langues Etrangères / Wahlfächer des Lehrstuhls für fachsprachliche Kommunikation
52   German Language level 1                    BGL1         German          3           ♦       ♦
53   German Language level 2                    BGL2         German          3           ♦       ♦
54   Slovak Language for Foreigners 1           BSLF1        English         3           ♦       ♦
55   Slovak Language for Foreigners 2           BSLF2        English         3           ♦       ♦


C. Special Courses for Erasmus Students / Matières Specifiques pour les Etudiants Erasmus /
Spezialfächer für Erasmus Studenten
56   Basic Problems of Market Economy           CBPME        English         3           ♦       ♦
57   Business Communication                     CBC          English         3                   ♦
58   Case Studies in Financial Management       CCSFM        English         4                   ♦
59   Communication Skills in International      CCSIT        English         3
                                                                                         ♦       ♦
     Tourism
60   Destination Tourism                        CDT          English         3           ♦
61   Direct Marketing                           CDM          English         3           ♦       ♦
62   Experimental Public Economics              CEPE         English         3           ♦       ♦
63   Financial Management                       CFMAN        English         5           ♦
64   Financial Markets                          CFMAR        English         4           ♦
65   Fuzzy Sets Theory                          CFST         English         3           ♦       ♦
66   Game Theory                                CGT          English         3           ♦       ♦


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67   Geschäftkommunikation                        CGK            German              3            ♦          ♦
68   Geschäftsverhandlungen                       CGV            German              3            ♦          ♦
69   Insurance Mathematics                        CIM            English             3            ♦          ♦
70   Intercultural Communication                  CIC            English             3            ♦          ♦
71   Interkulturelle Kommunikation in Staat und   CIKSV1         German              3            ♦
     Verwaltung 1
72   Interkulturelle Kommunikation in Staat und   CIKSV2         German              3            ♦
     Verwaltung 2
73   International Business Development           CIBD           English             3            ♦
74   International Marketing and Management       CIMM           English             4            ♦          ♦
75   Internationaler Tourismus                    CIT            German              3                       ♦
76   Lobbying                                     CLOB           English             3                       ♦
77   Management in der Hotellerie und             CMHG           German              3
                                                                                                  ♦          ♦
     Gastronomie
78   Monetary policy of the ECB                   CMPECB         English             3                       ♦
79   Präsentationstechniken                       CPT            German              3            ♦          ♦
80   Strategies and Regional Tourism Planning     CST            English             5                       ♦
81   Theory of Services                           CTS            English             3            ♦
82   Tourism Marketing                            CTM            English             3                       ♦
83   Wirtschaft in der Zeitung                    CWZ            German              3            ♦          ♦



                                     Courses Specification


A1 Courses of standard study program - Business Economics and Management

01                     ACADEMIC WRITING
Annotation
                       Introduction to writing in English. Various kinds of writing. Writing in business. Business
                       letter writing. Writing of abstracts and summaries. Comparing bad and good writing.
                       Writing economically. Writing needs. Presenting ideas and arguments in written style.
                       Writing skills for academic purposes.

Language               English
Number of Credits      3
Semester               winter
Lecturer               PhDr. Mária Spišiaková, PhD.



02                     ACCOUNTING
Annotation
                       Accounting as an information system. Branches of accounting. Accounting principles.
                       Principles of accounting and financial statements. Recording business transactions.
                       Completion of the accounting tide - adjusting and closing entries. Preparation of the
                       financial statements (balance sheet, profit and loss account). Processes in accounting.
                       Controlling and control. Budgeting and different methods of budgeting. International
                       accounting.

Language               English
Number of Credits      5

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Semester            winter
Lecturer            Ing. Miroslav Škoda, PhD.

03                  BUSINESS ECONOMICS 1
Annotation
                    Main principles of business, goals and functions of it. Life cycle, creation and
                    abolishment of the enterprise. Short term and long term actives of the enterprise.
                    Costs, their nature, classification, functions. Calculations, cost calculations, methods of
                    costs calculations. Pricing. Structure of prices, pricing processes. Revenues, estimation
                    and measurement. Profit/loss as the outcome of business activities. Profit calculations.

Language            English
Number of Credits   5
Semester            summer
Lecturer            Ing. Ladislav Klement, PhD., Ing. Vladimíra Klementová, PhD.

04                  BUSINESS ECONOMICS 2
Annotation
                    Investments, investing, investment processes. Classification of investments.
                    Effectiveness of invested sources. Organisation of supplies. Planning, supply and storage
                    management. Types of production activities, production capacity. Selling management
                    and organisation. Selling policy, product structure. Employees – structure and
                    classification. Human resources management. Work, workload management.
                    Remuneration. Net and gross salaries/incomes from employment.

Language            English
Number of Credits   5
Semester            winter
Lecturer            Ing. Ladislav Klement, PhD., Ing. Vladimíra Klementová, PhD.

05                  BUSINESS FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
Annotation
                    Methodology of business financial analysis. Partial and complex business financial
                    analysis. Analysing financial statements of a firm. Assets and debt analysis. Revenues
                    and costs analysis. Cash flow analysis. Evaluating financial performance of a firm. The
                    levers and basic indicators of business financial performance. Liquidity analysis. Debt
                    analysis. Activity analysis. Profitability analysis. Market value analysis. Assessing and
                    predicting the financial performance of a firm.

Language            English
Number of Credits   5
Semester            winter
Lecturer            Ing. Ľuboš Elexa, PhD.

06                  BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Annotation
                    Definition of business processes (BP), categories of BP; business area; BP modelling and
                    simulation. Definition of the enterprise information system; types of information
                    systems (IS). Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems; hardware and software
                    platform; IS architecture; functionality overview of ERP modules. IS life cycle. IS
                    implementation and operation; outsourcing and closely related models; practical

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                    examples.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter
Lecturer            RNDr. Miroslav Huţvár, PhD.

07                  BUSINESS LAW
Annotation
                    This subject is intended to develop an understanding of legal rules that the students
                    will meet in their business practice. It covers the principles of Commercial Law,
                    including free movement of goods, persons, services and capital pursuant to European
                    Community Law, Labour Law, Trade Law and Civil Procedure.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            summer
Lecturer            JUDr. Jaroslav Svitana

08                  BUSINESS NEGOTIATIONS
Annotation
                    Basic principles of negotiation. Common negotiating mistakes. Cultural aspects of
                    negotiation. Negotiating styles and tactics. Preparing the ground for negotiation.
                    Setting the agenda. Establishing positions. Clarifying positions. Managing conflict.
                    Conflict management styles. Making and responding to proposals. Bargaining. Making
                    concessions. Body language in negotiation. Breaking deadlocks. Conclusion and
                    agreement.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter
Lecturer            Doc. PhDr. Ján Chorvát, PhD.

09                  BUSINESS PLANNING
Annotation
                    The business planning process. Organisation of planning process. Methods and
                    techniques of business planning. The time frame for business planning. The content and
                    structure of business plan. Developing and writing the business plan. Building functional
                    plans in a firm (marketing plan, production plan, personal plan, financial plan).
                    Presentation of the final paper on business plan.

Language            English
Number of Credits   4
Semester            summer
Lecturer            Ing. Ľuboš Elexa, PhD.

10                  CASE STUDIES IN BUSINESS 1
Annotation
                    Case studies in: a) Managerial functions: Planning, controlling, organizing, decision
                    making. b) Small business management. Franchising. Specific communicative skills.



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Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            summer
Lecturer            David Cole

11                  CASE STUDIES IN BUSINESS 2
Annotation
                    Leadership. Motivation. Corporate culture. Business ethics. International management.
                    Intercultural management. Crisis management. Specific communication in international
                    business. Managerial functions, skills and qualities.

Language            English
Number of Credits   6
Semester            summer
Lecturer            Ing. Dagmar Kokavcová, PhD., Ing. Lena Theodoulides, MBA

12                  CORPORATE FINANCE
Annotation
                    Key principles of corporate finance. Financing decisions – equity financing, debt
                    financing, capital structure. Investment decisions – capital budgeting, risk and return of
                    investment. Working capital management – accounts receivable and accounts payable
                    management, inventory management, cash management. Valuation. Financial planning and
                    budgeting. Financial analysis.

Language            English
Number of Credits   5
Semester            summer
Lecturer            Ing. Miroslava Vinczeová, PhD.

13                  ECONOMIC POLICY
Annotation
                    General basics of economic policy. The role of government in the process of supporting
                    and market economy, income distribution, taxes and transfers, competition policy and
                    regulation. Contemporary economic policy. The comparison of the problems solutions in
                    Slovakia and some EU countries.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            summer
Lecturer            Ing. Jana Kútniková, Ing. Barbora Babiaková

14                  EFFECTIVE PRESENTATIONS
Annotation
                    Introduction. Effective presentations. Technical equipment and visual aids supporting an
                    effective presentation. Basic presentation skills. Handling difficult questions. Language
                    of presentations. Presentations at seminars and conferences. Topics for presentations.
                    Trial presentations of students. Video presentations.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            summer

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Lecturer            PhDr. Anna Zelenková, PhD.

15                  ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Annotation
                    The Environmental Management Course will provide students with foundation knowledge
                    in two basic parts. In the first part students will learn terminology and the relationship
                    of environmental issues in the global, European and national contexts. The second part
                    of the course will be aimed at environmental aspects of business management,
                    development strategies and instruments of environmental policy as they are applied to
                    entrepreneurial enterprises, e.g. EMAS, ecolabelling and green marketing.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter
Lecturer            Doc. Ing. Dana Švihlová, PhD.

16                  EUROPEAN UNION
Annotation
                    Foundation of the EU. Single European market. Intergovernmental conferences and
                    treaties (Maastricht, Amsterdam, Nice). European Monetary Union. European
                    institutions. European policies. Economy of the EU and its place in global economy.
                    Eastern enlargement (Wider Europe).

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            summer
Lecturer            Ing. Ţaneta Lacová

17                  FINANCIAL SYSTEMS AND MARKETS
Annotation
                    Classification of financial systems across the euro area. Banks and other deposit-taking
                    institutions. Non-deposit taking institutions - insurance companies and pension funds,
                    mutual funds. Markets. Money markets: instruments, characteristics and use, official
                    interventions, risk of money market. Bond markets, the term structure of interest
                    rates. Equity markets: company shares, equity pricing, share price movement. Foreign
                    exchange markets. Regulation of financial markets.

Language            English
Number of Credits   5
Semester            summer
Lecturer            Doc. Ing. Václav Dufala, PhD., Ing. Peter Krištofík, PhD.

18                  HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THEORIES
Annotation
                    Development of basic theories of economic thought since ancient and medieval economic
                    thought, especially since the beginning of classical economy. The Neoclassical economy.
                    Neokeynesian economy. Neoconservative theories. Important socio-economic theories.

Language            English
Number of Credits   2
Semester            winter

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Lecturer            Ing. Mária Horehájová, PhD.

19                  HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Annotation
                    The philosophy of human resources management and the personal role in the
                    organization. Human resources policy and strategy, planning of human resources.
                    Personal activities – labour markets, forms of employment, job analysis, recruitment and
                    selection methods, development and motivation of human resources, learning principles
                    and training skills, performance assessment, negotiation agreement. Social policy and
                    personal information system.

Language            English
Number of Credits   4
Semester            summer
Lecturer            Ing. Tomáš Makovník, PhD., Ing. Gabriela Elexová, Ing. Jozef Ďurian, PhD.

20                  INFORMATICS 1
Annotation
                    Introduction to informatics. Information systems and information technologies, their
                    business applications. Automatic data processing. Computer hardware. Major types of
                    computer software. Operating systems. End user applications. Word processing in
                    Microsoft Word. Creating multimedia presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint. Software
                    development and distribution. Telecommunication networks. Internet, principles and
                    services. World Wide Web. Security of electronically processed data, main security
                    problems and solutions. Major trends in business informatics.

Language            English
Number of Credits   4
Semester            winter
Lecturer            Ing. Peter Laco, PhD., Ing. Jolana Gubalová

21                  INFORMATICS 2
Annotation
                    Work with electronic spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel. Inserting and formatting data in
                    cells. Creating and formatting charts. Using calculations and built-in functions to create
                    and analyze economic models. Databases. Pivot tables and pivot chart reports.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            summer
Lecturer            Ing. Zuzana Rigová

22                  INSURANCE
Annotation
                    The content of the subject includes: relationship between insurance and risks, briefly
                    about theory of insurance, insurance market, insurance classification, life insurance,
                    premium calculation in life and property insurance, insurance company finance and
                    reinsurance.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3

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Semester            summer
Lecturer            Ing. M.Eng Oto Košík, PhD.

23                  INTERNET SERVICES AND BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
Annotation
                    Internet. World Wide Web. Effective ways of searching for specified information.
                    Designing and publishing web pages and websites. Creating web pages with standard
                    Microsoft Office programs. Creating web pages and websites with Microsoft Frontpage.
                    Publishing of created websites to (free) web servers. Electronic commerce, electronic
                    banking, internet security. Business to consumer, business to business. Cooperation with
                    employees. Virtual firms, distance working, distance learning. Web marketing.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            summer
Lecturer            Ing. Peter Laco, PhD.

24                  INTRODUCTION TO CULTURE STUDIES
Annotation
                    Culture. Dimensions of culture. Culture values. Cultures from different perspectives.
                    Culture and business: managerial styles. Problems of a multicultural society. Emigration
                    and immigration. Cultural stereotypes. Ethnic, cultural and religious identity. Historical
                    milestones in particular cultures.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter
Lecturer            PhDr. Anna Zelenková, PhD.

25                  INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE
Annotation
                    Basic terms of finance and currency. The role of currency and various instruments
                    treated in the market economy. Currency schools. Financial systems. Financial markets.
                    International finance. European Monetary Fond.

Language            English
Number of Credits   5
Semester            winter
Lecturer            Doc. Ing. Václav Dufala, CSc.

26                  INTRODUCTION TO LAW
Annotation
                    The objective of this subject is to develop awareness of the role of law in the society.
                    Students will make the acquaintance of basic legal principles, legal systems and sources
                    of law. They will acquire information on the division of law and on the basics of principal
                    branches of law, including Constitutional Law, Civil Law, Penal Law, as well as European
                    Law. Students shall get the aptitude to apprehend and analyse legal text.

Language            English
Number of Credits   2
Semester            winter

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Lecturer            JUDr. Jaroslav Svitana

27                  INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
Annotation
                    Invitation to Sociology. Culture and Society. Social Groups. Social Interaction and
                    Everyday Life. Deviance and Social Control. Stratification and Social Mobility.
                    Government, Politics and the Problems of Democracy. The Family. Education,
                    Communication and Media. Religion. Understanding Social Change.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            summer
Lecturer            Doc. PhDr. Ján Chorvát, PhD.

28                  MACROECONOMICS
Annotation
                    Introduction to Macroeconomics. Measuring National Output        and Income. Aggregate
                    Demand and Aggregate Supply. Consumption, Savings and            Investments. Economic
                    Growth. Money and Money Market. Opened Economy.                  The Business Cycles.
                    Unemployment. Inflation. Monetary, Fiscal, International Trade   and Income Policy.

Language            English
Number of Credits   5
Semester            summer
Lecturer            Ing. Mária Horehájová, Ing. Ţaneta Lacová

29                  MANAGEMENT
Annotation
                    History of the management. Schools of management. Basic function of management.
                    Planning. Different types of plans into organisation according time, contents, aims, goals
                    and purposes in planning. Control (checking) – relations between control and planning.
                    Organising – basics of organising. different kinds of organisational structures – pros and
                    cons. Decision making. Techniques of decision-making. Leadership. Elements of
                    leadership. Motivation – motivation theories.

Language            English
Number of Credits   4
Semester            winter
Lecturer            Ing. Dagmar Kokavcová, PhD., Ing. Lena Theodoulides, MBA

30                  MARKETING
Annotation
                    Role of marketing in the global economy. What is marketing? What does the marketing
                    concept mean? Finding target market opportunities with market segmentation.
                    Marketing environment. Marketing analyse. Marketing information system and
                    marketing research. Consumer behaviour and customer satisfaction. Elements of
                    product planning, product mix, new-product development. Distribution channels and
                    distribution policy.

Language            English
Number of Credits   4

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Semester            winter
Lecturer            Prof. Ing. Jaroslav Ďaďo, PhD., Ing. Janka Petrovičová, PhD.

31                  MATHEMATICS 1
Annotation
                    Limit calculus, applications of one variable functions. Differential calculus, applications
                    of differential calculus. More variable function, applications of more variable functions.

Language            English
Number of Credits   4
Semester            winter
Lecturer            Prof. RNDr. Rudolf Zimka, PhD.

32                  MATHEMATICS 2
Annotation
                    Integral calculus, applications of integral calculus. Infinite series, applications of
                    infinite series. Linear algebra, applications of linear algebra.

Language            English
Number of Credits   5
Semester            summer
Lecturer            Prof. RNDr. Rudolf Zimka, PhD.

33                  MICROECONOMICS
Annotation
                    Introduction to economics. Basic problems of the economic organization. Market and
                    market mechanism. Demand and supply in individual markets. Demand, utility and
                    consumer behaviour. Business organization. Supply theory and marginal product.
                    Economic analysis of costs, revenues and profit. Competition. Perfect competition.
                    Imperfect competition. Pricing of factors of production. Labour market and wages. Land
                    market and rent. Capital market.

Language            English
Number of Credits   5
Semester            winter
Lecturer            Ing. Mária Horehájová, Ing. Ţaneta Lacová

34                  PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Annotation
                    Introduction. Definition of project objectives/success. Total Project Planning –
                    activities, relationships, budget etc. (pricing and estimating). Organizing of the project
                    team. Managing the project. Leadership. Mapping the project processes. Progress
                    reporting. Controlling the project. Cost control. Conflicts and project changes. Solving
                    common project problems. Completion of the project.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter
Lecturer            Ing. Ján Šebo, PhD., Ing. Hussam Musa, PhD.

35                  REGIONAL MANAGEMENT

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Annotation
                      Main theories of the regional policy and territorial development. Regional development
                      tendencies and policies in European countries. Territorial development as the field of
                      state intervention. Territorial organization of the state and regional policy. Basic
                      instruments of regional management. Strategic territorial planning. Local and regional
                      economic development. Planning of territorial economic development. Local and regional
                      economic development tools.

Language              English
Number of Credits     3
Semester              summer
Lecturer              Doc. Ing. Soňa Čapková, PhD.

36                    STATISTICS
Annotation
                      Introduction to statistics. Measures of central tendency. Grouping and displaying data .
                      Measures of variability. Skewness and Kurtosis. Measures of dependency. Introduction
                      to probability. Random variables (discrete, continuous). Probability function, cumulative
                      distribution function, probability density function. Basic probability distributions.
                      Measures of dynamics. Inference statistics. Estimating a probability distribution.
                      Estimating population parameters (point estimations, interval estimations). Hypothesis
                      testing. ANOVA. Introduction to regression and correlation analysis. Some
                      nonparametric methods. Introduction to analysis of qualitative data.

Language              English
Number of Credits     5
Semester              winter
Lecturer              RNDr. Pavol Kráľ, PhD.

38                    WORLD ECONOMY
Annotation
                      The characteristics of basic international economic relationships and their development
                      especially after the World War II. and their perspectives in the 21st century under
                      the condition of globalization. The characteristics of main regions of world economy –
                      developed, transitional and developing countries.

Language              English
Number of Credits     3
Semester              winter
Lecturer              Doc. PhDr. Jozef Horeháj, PhD., Ing. Mária Povaţanová, PhD.

A2 Matière de la Filière partiellement francophone

39                    CIVILASATION FRANCAISE
Annotation
                      Le but de ce cours est de se familiariser avec la civilisation des Français pour pouvoir la
                      comparer avec celle des Slovaques. L’accent est mis sur les différences politiques,
                      économiques, culturelles ainsi que sur les aspects les plus attrayants du point de vue du
                      tourisme, de la société en général (démographie, gastronomie, us et coutumes, etc.).
                      Thèmes : la notion de culture, les étapes historiques et culturelles les plus importantes
                      en France et en Slovaquie, la situation économique et sociale des pays concernés, leurs

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                    systèmes d’éducation, la santé publique, le rôle des médias et leur influence sur la
                    société, l’identité ethnique, culturelle et religieuse des deux pays, les problèmes
                    d’émigration et d’immigration, le patrimoine culturel et historique.

Language            Français
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter
Lecturer            Christophe Lips

40                  COMMUNICATION INTERCULTURELLE
Annotation
                    Acquisition d´une compétence communicative afin de développer la coopération
                    internationale. Relations interculturelles et interpersonelles entre des Français et les
                    Slovaques. Connaître les mentalités, la façon de réflechir et le comportement des
                    Slovaques et des étrangers. Communication verbale et non verbale. Management
                    interculturel. Tourisme du point de vue interculturel. Gastronomie - particularités.

Language            Français
Number of Credits   3
Semester            summer
Lecturer            Doc. PhDr. Ľudmila Mešková, PhD.

41                  GÉOGRAPHIE ÉCONOMIQUE FRANCOPHONE
Annotation
                    L'économie française et d‘autres pays francophones: caractères généraux, chiffres clé.
                    La population: études démographiques et distribution spatiale. Les entreprises:
                    structure, création, rôle de l'Etat, nationalisation et privatisation. Les secteurs de
                    l'économie: L'agriculture. Le secteur énergétique. Les industries: secteur des
                    transports, les industries électriques et lourdes, les industries chimique et textile,
                    l'industrie du bâtiment et des travaux publics, le secteur agroalimentaire. Les régions
                    industrielles. Le secteur tertiaire: services marchand et non marchand, transport,
                    tourisme dans l'économie, atouts touristique de la France et d’autres pays
                    francophones.

Language            Français
Number of Credits   3
Semester            summer
Lecturer            Christophe Lips

42                  GESTION D´ENTERPRISE
Annotation
                    Créer une entreprise : projet, moyen, créateur, décideur, gestionnaire. Entreprise -
                    objet d’analyse complémentaire. Classification des entreprises.           Décisions dans
                    l’entreprise, typologie et caractéristiques des décisions. Systèmes d’information,
                    gestion de l’information par l’etreprise. Organisation de la circulation de l’information.
                    Analyse de l’environnement concurrentiel.     Stratégie     et     choix      stratégique.
                    Mercatique et connaissance du marché. Segmentation et positionnement. Politique du
                    produit, politique des prix. Politique commerciale : distribution et communication,
                    organisation commerciale, force de vente. Activité productive, types de production, sa
                    flexibilité, impératifs modernes.



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Language            Français
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter
Lecturer            Ing. Jana Marasová, PhD.

43                  INFORMATIQUE
Annotation
                    L’introduction en l’informatique pour les économistes. Les systèmes d’informations et de
                    technologies, le traitement automatique de données. Les ordinateurs personnels et les
                    softwares. Les systèmes opérationnels, leur application. Le traitement de texte en
                    Microsoft Word. L’évolution et la distribution du software. La création des
                    présentations électroniques en Microsoft Power Point. La sauvgarde des données
                    traitées. Les réseaux de communication. L’architecture client-serveur. La
                    caractéristiques de l’Internet, ses services principaux, Wold Wide Web. De nouvelles
                    tendances en informatique. L’informatisation de la société – apports et risques.

Language            Français
Number of Credits   4
Semester            winter
Lecturer            RNDr. Miroslav Huţvár, PhD.

44                  MACROÉCONOMIE
Annotation
                    Le cours permet à l’étudiant de s’approprier les notions macroéconomiques, de
                    comprendre et de justifier les interactions des processus et des phénomènes
                    économiques au niveau national et d’apprendre à les analyser. Thèmes : les objectifs et
                    les instruments de la politique macroéconomique, les indicateurs de la performance
                    économique, la consommation, l’épargne et l’investissement, l’inflation et le chômage, la
                    croissance économique, le cycle économique, les relations commerciales internationales.

Language            Français
Number of Credits   5
Semester            summer
Lecturer            Ing. Jana Marasová, PhD.

45                  MICROÉCONOMIE
Annotation
                    Le cours permet de se familiariser avec les catégories économiques principales et de les
                    appliquer aux conditions de l’économie de marché.         Les étudiants apprennent à
                    comprendre les interactions des phénomènes microéconomiques, le comportement et les
                    décisions des agents économiques. Thèmes : l’introduction en Economie – lois et grandes
                    question, le marché, l’analyse de la demande et de l’offre, le comportement du
                    consommateur, la fonction de production, l’analyse des coûts et des recettes,
                    l’entreprise en concurrence parfaite et imparfaite, le marché des facteurs de
                    production, la distribution des revenus.

Language            Français
Number of Credits   5
Semester            winter
Lecturer            Ing. Jana Marasová, PhD.



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46                  NÉGOCIATIONS COMMERCIALES
Annotation
                    Profil du négociateur. Spécificités nationales. Motivation et typologie des partenaires.
                    Culture de négociation: stratégies et procédés. Étapes de la négociation. Préparation de
                    la négociation: s´informer sur le partenaire, analyser la concurrence, fixer les objectifs,
                    préparer le scénario de négociation. Entrée en négociation: accueil et présentations.
                    Déroulement des négociations: présenter ses opinions, faire les concessions. Clôture des
                    débats: bilan de la négociation, signature du contrat.

Language            Français
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter
Lecturer            Doc. PhDr. Ľudmila Mešková, PhD.

47                  POLITIQUE ÉCONOMIQUE APPROFONDIE
Annotation
                    Le cours enrichit les connaissances des étudiants sur les instruments et la stratégie de
                    la politique économique des économies de marché modernes, en abordant certains
                    problèmes actuels concernant la mise en question du rôle de l’Etat. L’attention est
                    prêtée à la comparaison de la politique économique de la Slovaquie avec celle des
                    certains pays de l’Union Européenne, en visant notamment l’efficacité socio-économique
                    des instruments de l’Etat.

Language            Français
Number of Credits   3
Semester            summer
Lecturer            Prof. Ing. Mária Uramová, PhD.

48                  POLITIQUE MONÉTAIRE EURPÉENE
Annotation
                    Le cours est consacré à l’analyse de l’impact de la politique monétaire européenne sur
                    l’environnement macro et micro économiques des pays non membres. On évalue les
                    conséquences des décisions de la Banque centrale européenne sur le milieu concurrentiel
                    des entreprises ainsi que l‘influence directe de ces décisions sur les choix opérationnels
                    et stratégiques des managers. Quelques questions concernant la préparation des pays en
                    transformation à l’entrée dans l’union monétaire sont également abordées.

Language            Français
Number of Credits   3
Semester            summer
Lecturer            Ing. Ţaneta Lacová

49                  TERMINOLOGIE ÉCONOMIQUE 1
Annotation
                    Maîtrise de la terminologie économique sur la base des textes sélectionnés en fonction
                    des matières économiques données en français. L’accent est mis sur les expressions
                    techniques, expressions figées stylistiquement neutres, expressions idiomatiques
                    “professionnelles“. Thèmes: 1/ entreprise – rôle, objectif, organisation de l’entreprise,
                    organigramme, production, politique commerciale – produit, lancement du produit sur le
                    marché, prix, instruments, marketing, étude de marché, financement de l’entreprise,
                    relation entreprise-banque, politique de crédit, créances, engagements.

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Language              Français
Number of Credits     3
Semester              winter
Lecturer              Doc. RNDr. Ľudmila Mešková, PhD.

50                    TERMINOLOGIE ÉCONOMIQUE 2
Annotation
                      Le but du cours est d’acquérir et de maîtriser la terminologie économique sur la base
                      des textes sélectionnés en fonction des matières économiques données en français dans
                      le cadre de la Filière partiellement francophone.
                      Thèmes: Logistique, ressources humaines, répartition du temps de travail, recrutement,
                      rémunération, formation, vocabulaire de l’informatique de base, Internet dans la vie
                      professionnellle.

Language              Français
Number of Credits     3
Semester              summer
Lecturer              Doc. RNDr. Ľudmila Mešková, PhD.

51                    UNION EUROPÉENE
Annotation
                      Le contenu du cours vise un enrichissement des connaissances concernant l’économie
                      mondiale, il attire l’attention des étudiants sur quelques problèmes particuliers de
                      l’intégration européenne et son élargissement.
                      Thèmes: la naissance et l’évolution de l’intégration en Europe, la formation de l’union
                      douanière et du marché commun, le Traité de Maastricht et les étapes de la formation
                      de l’union monétaire, le milieu économique et social de l’UE, l’adhésion des PECO à l’UE.

Language              Français
Number of Credits     3
Semester              summer
Lecturer              Ing. Ţaneta Lacová

B. Optional courses offered by Department of languages

52                    GERMAN LANGUAGE – LEVEL 1
Annotation
                      Das Ziel der Kurse ist, sich Fachlexik anzueignen und Sprachfertigkeiten weiter zu
                      entwickeln. Es werden Themen wie Bedürfnisse, Produktion und Produktionsfaktoren,
                      Produktionsfaktor Arbeit, Markt und seine Organisationsformen, Wirtschaftssysteme –
                      frei    Marktwirtschaft,    soziale   Marktwirtschaft,    zentrale    Planwirtschaft,
                      Wirtschaftskreislauf,    Preis,   Wettbewerb     und    Steuern,   sowie     aktuelles
                      Wirtschaftsgeschehen in den EU-Ländern und in der Welt besprochen. Studenten/innen
                      lernen Bewerbungsunterlagen (Bewerbung und Lebenslauf) professionell erstellen.

Language              German
Number of Credits     3
Semester              winter, summer
Lecturer              Mgr. Andreja Vidová



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53                    GERMAN LANGUAGE – LEVEL 2
Annotation
                      Einführung in die Fachlexik der Wirtschaft. Europäische Union, Zusammenarbeit der
                      EU-Länder, Umweltschutz in der EU. Wirtschaftssysteme. Konjunkturzyklus. Markt und
                      Preis. Der Schritt zur Selbständigkeit. Interpretation der Grafiken und Schubilder.
                      Schriftliche Kommunikation: Lebenslauf, Motivationsbrief und Bewerbung.

Language              German
Number of Credits     3
Semester              winter, summer
Lecturer              Mgr. Andreja Vidová

54                    SLOVAK LANGUAGE FOR FOREIGNERS 1
Annotation
                      Meeting people, introducing each other, family relations, telephoning, time, making
                      arrangements, daily regime, shopping, visiting people, invitations, suggestions, simple
                      vocabulary of periodicals – newspapers and magazines.

Language              English, German
Number of Credits     3
Semester              winter
Lecturer              PhDr. Katarína Miková, Mgr. Andreja Vidová

55                    SLOVAK LAGUAGE FOR FOREIGNERS 2
Annotation
                      School and work schedule, hobbies, free time activities (sport, reading books, going to
                      theatre or cinema etc.), likes and dislikes, in the restaurant, at the café, vocabulary of
                      periodicals – newspapers and magazines.

Language              English, German
Number of Credits     3
Semester              summer
Lecturer              PhDr. Katarína Miková, Mgr. Andreja Vidová

C. Special Courses for Erasmus Students

56                    BASIC PROBLEMS OF MARKET ECONOMY
Annotation
                      This course covers the problems of a market economy. It explores the different types
                      of economic models including what was relevant in the pass and what are the different
                      models in use today. We cover the effects of supply and demand, unemployment,
                      inflation, globalization, and fiscal policies and how they affect the economy. We will
                      explore the power of unintended consequences and the externalities of economic
                      decisions. We try to answer the questions about what is the role of government in
                      deciding what is to be produced with our resources and how should government ensure
                      stable prices, full employment, and ensure a rising standard of living for ourselves and
                      future generations?

Language              English
Number of Credits     3
Semester              winter, summer

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Lecturer            David Cole, MFA

57                  COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS
Annotation
                    The course combines the development of language skills and the subject knowledge of
                    economy. It is designed for advanced students who intend to improve their
                    communication skills in English through case studies in international business. Students
                    will develop their overall language skills, such as discussion, extensive reading, use of
                    vocabulary, and writing letters and proposals. Business skills, e.g. strategies for
                    negotiations, making decisions and business meetings will also be practised.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter,summer
Lecturer            PhDr. Anna Zelenková, PhD.

58                  CASE STUDIES IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Annotation
                    1. CS "SIP, s.r.o." – application of budgeting, controlling and cost management. 2. CS
                    "Global Communications" – dividend policy and its evaluation 3. CS "Welton Comp." –
                    optimization of capital structure and cost of capital. 4. CS "SAP, AG" – optimization of
                    capital structure 5. Complex CS "WOODSTOCK, a.s." – application of financial analysis
                    and selected aspects of controlling.

Language            English
Number of Credits   4
Semester            summer
Lecturer            Ing. Peter Krištofík, PhD., Ing. Hussam Musa, PhD.

59                  COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN INTERNATIONAL TOURISM
Annotation
                    Preparing students of tourism for better functioning in working environment and
                    developing professional communication competence.
                    Professional communication skills in the following areas: Government and tourism.
                    Destination profile. Hotel management. Tourist information centres. Customer service,
                    dealing with complaints. Marketing in tourism, promotion, advertising campaigns and
                    exhibitions. The work of tourist guides. Organization of conferences, congress tourism.
                    Travel and business travel. Airlines.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter, summer
Lecturer            PhDr. Anna Zelenková, PhD.

60                  DESTINATION TOURISM
Annotation
                    Introduction to tourism. Tourism supply. Tourism demand. Assessing impacts of tourism
                    in destinations. Tourism information system in destinations.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3

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Semester            winter
Lecturer            doc. Ing. Ľubomír Kmeco, PhD.

61                  DIRECT MARKETING
Annotation
                    The aim of the course is to acquire principle and importance of DM for company and to
                    learn to draw up successful advertising campaign in DM.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter, summer
Lecturer            Ing. Janka Petrovičová, PhD.

62                  EXPERIMENTAL PUBLIC ECONOMICS
Annotation
                    Public economics is enjoying a growing interest in experimental terms for the study of
                    how policy makers actually behave when uncertainty may have an important effect.
                    Students are expected to be familiar with the basic knowledge of the theory of the
                    public sector. This course is designed to combine a theoretical approach to public
                    sector economics with active in-class experiments. Working more practically is a good
                    way of testing students’ understanding and they may also find that learning is
                    something that can be better understand by doing. Each class starts with an
                    introduction to the main economic concepts and then an in-class experiment is run by
                    students.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter, summer
Lecturer            Dr. DomeNico Raguseo, Ph.D.

63                  FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Annotation
                    The scope of financial management; Valuation (DCF and other methods, valuation of
                    bonds and stocks); Capital budgeting (techni-ques, cash flow in capital budgeting, risk
                    and capital budgeting); Capital structure and dividend policy (long term financing, capital
                    structure and market efficiency, capital structure – theory and taxes, non-tax
                    determinants of capital structure theories, dividend policy); Short term financial
                    decisions (working capital management).

Language            English
Number of Credits   5
Semester            winter
Lecturer            Ing. Peter Krištofík, PhD., Ing. Hussam Musa, PhD.

64                  FINANCIAL MARKETS
Annotation
                    Financial markets – basic issues (money vs. capital markets); Money markets,
                    instruments and trading; Capital markets, instruments and trading; Bond markets and
                    valuation of bonds; Stock markets and valuation of stocks; Derivatives markets –
                    instruments and valuation of financial derivatives; Analysis of financial markets –
                    fundamental and technical analysis.

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Language            English
Number of Credits   4
Semester            winter
Lecturer            Ing. Peter Krištofík, PhD.

65                  FUZZY SETS THEORY
Annotation
                    Simple introduction to fuzzy sets theory. Fuzzy sets theory can be used to describe
                    vague terms.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter, summer
Lecturer            Mgr. Pavol Kráľ, PhD.

66                  GAME THEORY
Annotation
                    The course provides a basic introduction to the game theory. It has been thought for
                    students who have little knowledge of the theory and want to learn without getting
                    bored by mathematical techniques. A wide range of examples and practical applications
                    are used so that students will find the course useful, easy and friendly understandable.
                    During the course, students will also have opportunities to put into practice the theory
                    they learned by working through in-class exercises and problems.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter, summer
Lecturer            Dr. DomeNico Raguseo, Ph.D.

67                  GESCHÄFTKOMMUNIKATION
Annotation
                    Es wird sowohl schriftliche als auch mündliche Geschüftskommunikaktion geübt.
                    Formulare ausfüllen. Geschäftskontakte schriftlich anknüpfen – Anfrage. Verlangtes
                    und unverlangtes Angebot. Bestellung. Zwischen Zeilen lesen. Unangenehme Kontakte:
                    kundenorientiere Reklamation und Mahnung. Telefonieren und E-Mail im Alltagsgeschäft.
                    Bewerbung per E-Mail.

Language            German
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter, summer
Lecturer            PhDr. Katarína Miková, Mgr. Andreja Vidová

68                  GESCHÄFTSVERHANDLUNGEN
Annotation
                    Das Ziel ist, sich Prinzipien der Geschäftsverhandlungen anzueignen. Es werden
                    folgende Themen behandelt: Begriff Kommunikation (Kommunikationsprozess und seine
                    Elemente, mündliche Kommunikation), Präsentationstechniken bei einer Rede,
                    Unternehmensinteresse:     Image    und   Erfolg   (Höflichkeit   als   Führungsstil,
                    Umgangsformen – Einladung, Pünktlichkeit, Begrüßen und Vorstellen), Telefonieren mit
                    Erfolg (aktives Zuhören, Rückruf), Körpersprache (Verhaltensweisen, Teilbereiche der

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                    Körpersprache), Gesprächsführung (Phasen eines Verkaufsgesprächs, Rolle der Fragen,
                    Argumentation, erfolgreiche Messegespräche), Verhandeln (Grundregeln einer
                    Verhandlung, nicht um die Positionen feilschen, Grundkriterien einer Verhandlung),
                    Verhandlungsstrategie, ein anderer Blick auf die Verhandlungsstrategien, Phasen eines
                    Verhandlungsprozesses        (Vorbereitungsphase,      Kontaktphase,       Kernphase,
                    Vereinbarungsphase, Umsetzung und Pflegephase).

Language            German
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter, summer
Lecturer            Doc. PhDr. Miriam Olejárová, PhD.

69                  INSURANCE MATHEMATICS
Annotation
                    Life insurance, lump sum premium, special type of annuities, general formula on a
                    calculate of lump sum premium, net current premium, gross premium, premium reserve,
                    risk and saving part of premium, surrender of a policy, the profit a insurance company.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter, summer
Lecturer            RNDr. Jana Špirková

70                  INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Annotation
                    The aim of the course is to acquire cross-cultural communication competence in
                    business, to be aware of the values of students’ own culture and differences among
                    cultures and to develop critical attitude to stereotypes and biases. The course gives
                    brief overview of the cultural barriers and their solutions, discusses the cultural
                    clashes in the context of cultural dimensions and shows ways to cultural learning and
                    cultural awareness.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter, summer
Lecturer            Mgr. Dana Benčiková, PhD., Mgr. Marta Teremová

71                  INTERKULTURELLE KOMMUNIKATION IN STAAT UND VERWALTUNG 1
Annotation
                    Das Ziel des Seminars ist, Studierende mit Problemen des Globalisierungsprozesses in
                    Europa und vor allem in der SR und in der Schweiz bekanntzumachen. Gesellschaftliche
                    Bedingungen und ihre Äußerungen auf inter-disziplinären Eben zu vergleichen. Aneignung
                    interkultureller Kompetenz für Verständigung und Akzeptanz kultureller Unterschiede,
                    die zu Toleranz führen, zu kritischem Zugang zu Stereotypen und Vorurteilen,
                    Bewußtmachung der Werte der eigenen Kultur im Kontext der kulturellen Anthropologie
                    führen. Problemstellung festlegen, Bereiche thematisieren und sie professionell
                    strukturieren. Die Themenbereiche: Globalisierung, Charakteristik des slowakischen und
                    schweizerischen Staates und der Gesellschaft, öffentliche Verwaltung, Schulwesen,
                    Gesundheitswesen, Rechtswesen, Kultur, Tourismus, Umweltschutz, Soziales –
                    Diskriminierung, Behinderung, Gleichstellung, sozialer Dialog u.a



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Language            German
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter (Blockseminar)
Lecturer            PhDr. Katarína Miková, Prof. R. Schaffhauser

72                  INTERKULTURELLE KOMMUNIKATION IN STAAT UND VERWALTUNG 2
Annotation
                    Das Ziel des Seminars ist Entwicklung eines Projektkonzeptes, das aus der Präsentation
                    aktueller gesellschaftlicher Themen sowohl in der slowakischen und schweizerischen
                    Gesellschaft, als auch in der Welt resultiert, Fachdiskussionen zu interkulturellen
                    Themen vorbereiten und moderieren können. Die Themenbereiche:
                    Informationsgesellschaft,     europäische     Bildungspolitik,    Slowakei-Schweiz-EU,
                    Menschenrechte,     Regionalpolitik:  EU-Strukturfonds      und     EU-Programme      für
                    Regionalentwicklung, Entwicklung in der Welt – Wirtschaft, Politik, Ökologie, Kultur u. a.

Language            German
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter (Blockseminar)
Lecturer            PhDr. Katarína Miková, Prof. R. Schaffhauser

73                  INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Annotation
                    The course is oriented to the objectives and issues of the international business
                    development, specifically to strategic alliances, international corporations, mergers and
                    acquisitions, franchising, licensing, networking e-business, e-commerce and other
                    progressive forms of the strategic partnership for international expansion.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter
Lecturer            Ing. Dagmar Kokavcová, PhD., Ing. Lena Theodoulides, MBA

74                  INTERNATIONAL MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT
Annotation
                    Theory of international business and economy development, world business environment,
                    international business, operations in the international environment and contracts,
                    payment system, information, forms of the international business, globalization and
                    international entrepreneurship, integration processes, international forms of economics
                    business cooperation at the enterprise level, Slovakia in the international business,
                    intercultural management.

Language            English
Number of Credits   4
Semester            winter, summer
Lecturer            Prof. Ing. Jaroslav Ďaďo, PhD.

75                  INTERNATIONALER TOURISMUS
Annotation
                    Definition und Erfassung des Tourismus.          Internationaler   Tourismus als
                    Erscheinungsform des Tourismus. Der historische Aspekt des Internationalen
                    Tourismus. Entwicklungen im Welttourismus. Die Entwicklungen auf dem europäischen

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                    Tourismusmarkt. Die internationalen Tourismusorganisationen.
                    Thema der Seminar Arbeit für den Studenten: Die Stellung des Landes der Studenten
                    im internationalen Tourismus.

Language            German
Number of Credits   3
Semester            summer
Lecturer            prof. Ing. Marian Gúčik, PhD.

76                  LOBBYING
Annotation
                    Subject focuses at clarification and importance of lobbying in practice of public sector
                    and interest organizations. It clarifies the core of lobbying, organizational and
                    institutional foundations of lobbying and lobbying organizations. Students will deal with
                    strategies and tactics of lobbying campaigns as well as lobbying forms.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            summer
Lecturer            Ing. Ján Šebo, PhD.; Mgr. Štefan Maceják

77                  MANAGEMENT IN DER HOTELLERIE UND GASTRONOMIE
Annotation
                    Der Standort des Betriebes. Das Marktkonzept von Hotelbetrieben. Betriebsarten und
                    Betriebstypen des Gastgewerbes. Zusammenarbeit in der Hotellerie. Die
                    Aufbauorganisation von Hotelbetrieben. Die gastgewerbliche Leistung                   als
                    Dienstleistung. Der Beherbergungsbereic. Der Gastronomiebereich. Thema der Seminar
                    Arbeit für den Studenten: Der Einfluβ der Globalisierung auf die Hotellerie in (Land der
                    Studenten).

Language            German
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter, summer
Lecturer            Prof. Ing. Peter Patúš, PhD.

78                  MONETARY POLICY OF THE ECB
Annotation
                    Information on the European System of Central Banks (Eurosystem, decision-making
                    bodies of ECB, transmission mechanism of moneta-ry policy strategy, operational
                    framework: open market operations, standing facilities, minimum reserves);
                    Identification of assets and liabilities of non-financial and financial sectors; Overview
                    of finan-cial intermediaries (Monetary financial institutions, Other financial
                    intermediaries, Insurance corporations and Pension funds).

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            summer
Lecturer            Doc. Ing. Emília Zimková, PhD.

79                  PRÄSENTATIONSTECHNIKEN
Annotation

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                    Das Ziel des Seminasr ist Erwerb grundlegender Kompetenzen beim Präsentieren und
                    Reflektieren im interkulturellen Bereich: Wie wirke ich auf mein Publikum? Wie gestalte
                    ich meine Präsentation effizient und effektiv? Was muss ich besonders beachten, um
                    auch bei Präsentationen unter Zeitdruck souverän meine Botschaft zu senden?

Language            German
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter, summer
Lecturer            PhDr. Katarína Miková

80                  STRATEGIES AND REGIONAL TOURISM PLANNING
Annotation
                    Strategic planning in tourism. Planning process in tourism destinations (regions, tourism
                    destinations). Region and typology of tourism regions. Carrying capacity analysis,
                    methods and limits of their calculations. Tourism development standards.
                    Implementation of the tourism development standards in particular national and
                    regional tourism plans (Cyprus, Scotland, and Bhutan etc.) Environmental impact
                    assessment in tourism destinations. Implementation of strategic plans into practice.
                    Regional tourism policy, tourism development programs. Investment incentives as part
                    of the regional tourism policy. Monitoring of the implementation of the tourism
                    development plans –monitoring techniques. Tourism development plans in tourism
                    destination (project).

Language            English
Number of Credits   5
Semester            summer
Lecturer            Doc. Ing. Jana Kučerová, PhD.

81                  THEORY OF SERVICES
Annotation
                    The subject deals with the position and characteristics of services in economic system
                    of modern society. Undergraduates explore the essence of services, common and
                    specific features of services and basic issues of service management from the
                    operational and strategic point of view. Subject uncovers development tendencies in
                    services and creates foundations for future study of services in higher classes.

Language            English
Number of Credits   3
Semester            winter
Lecturer            Ing. Ján Šebo, PhD.

82                  TOURISM MARKETING
Annotation
                    Introduction: Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism. The Marketing Environment.
                    Marketing Information Systems and Marketing Research. Consumer Buying Behaviour.
                    Market Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning. Designing and Managing Products.
                    Pricing Consideration, Approaches and Strategy. Distribution Channels. Promoting
                    Products: Communication and Promotion Policy and Advertising, Public Relations, Sales
                    Promotion. Electronic marketing. Destination Marketing.

Language            English

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Number of Credits     3
Semester              summer
Lecturer              Ing. Katarína Holúbeková, PhD.

83                    WIRTSCHAFT IN DER ZEITUNG
Annotation
                      Die Presse der deutschprachigen Länder und der Slowakei im Überblick. Seriöse
                      Tageszeitung contra Boulevard. Unabhängigkeit der Presse. Analyse der Artikel im
                      Wirtschaftsteil. Struktur der Presseartikel. Sprache der Presseartikel –
                      tatsachenbetonte     Artikel    (Aufmachung,      Bericht, Reportage, Interview),
                      meinungsbetonte Artikel (Kommentar, Leitartikel, Glosse). Aktuelles in der EU-
                      Wirtschaft. Projektarbeit: Eine Zeitung selbst erstellen.

Language              German
Number of Credits     3
Semester              winter, summer
Lecturer              Mgr. Andreja Vidová




                                            COPY Center

    Copy center is available for students in the basement of Faculty of Economics. All kinds of
    office utensils can be bought there too.
    Opening hours:


                                 Monday                   8:00-16:00
                                 Tuesday                  8:00-17:00
                                 Wednesday                8:00-17:00
                                 Thursday                 8:00-17:00
                                 Friday                   8:00-14:00



    For making copies there are a lot of places in the centre.


                         Health Insurance and Health Care

    Slovakia has a national system of health insurance. Students from European Union are
    entitled to medical services on the basic of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC -
    international insurance card). It should be issued by a competent domestic authority before
    arrival to Slovakia.

    Students from non European Union need to have EHIC and health insurance provided by
    Slovak authority. Insurance is free of charge and will be managed with cooperation of
    faculty’s contact person.



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Basic health care is provided for foreign students and lecturers.

University general practitioner

MUDr. Helena Draková, Tajovského 40 (near Student hostel), tel.: +421 48 413 79 15

Surgery:
                     Monday               7:30-12:00        13:30-14:30
                     Tuesday              7:30-12:00        13:30-14:30
                     Wednesday                ---           12:00-17:00
                     Thursday             7:30-12:00        13:30-14:30
                     Friday               7:30-12:00            ---


University dentist

MUDr. Jozef Hudec, Tajovského 40 (near Student hostel), tel.: +421 48 413 78 82

Surgery:
                     Monday               8:00-12:00        13:30-14:30
                     Tuesday              8:00-12:00        13:30-14:30
                     Wednesday               ---            12:00-17:00
                     Thursday             8:00-12:00        13:30-14:30
                     Friday               8:00-12:00            ---



                          Sports and Leisure Activities

Every student can use University´s facilities to play volleyball, basketball, tennis, body
building, aerobic or use swimming pool. For details and timetable, please ask contact person or
tutors.
In the city centre there are several sport clubs, museums, galleries, cafes, restaurants, pubs,
cinemas and shopping places (Europa Shopping Center).


                                         AIESEC

AIESEC – an international, non-political, non-profitable independent educational organization
run by students. AISEC Slovakia was formed in 1993 after the separation of Czechoslovakia.
The main activities are focused on educating its members and partners, international
exchanges and supporting educational activities for members and partners. The organization
is based at the Faculty of Economy – (http://www.aiesec.org/slovakia)




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                                      Travel Links

By plane

Students should fly to the M. R. Štefánik Airport in Bratislava, Košice Airport, Sliač Airport
or use Vienna Airport which is located 45 km from Bratislava and than use direct bus
connection to Banská Bystrica. The price for the buss from Bratislava and from Košice to
Banská Bystrica is approximately 10,00 EUR from Sliač it is better to take a taxi, the price
should be approximately 10,00 EUR.

More information and         timetable   is   available   at:   http://www.skyeurope.com,    or
http://www.google.com.

By train

The main station in Bratislava is connected with the railroad network of all neighbouring
countries and also with Banská Bystrica.

More information and timetable is available at: http://www.slovakrail.sk/

By bus

In Slovakia it is possible to arrive from all over the Europe. All busses arrive at the Main Bus
Station Mlynské Nivy in Bratislava, some of the international bus connections continue to
other Slovak cities Banská Bystrica including.

More information and timetable is available at the web-site: http://www.cp.sk, or
http://www.studentagency.cz/index.en.html.

By Car

For arriving by car is necessary to have an international driving licence and international
motor insurance. Safety belts and lithing all the time (day and night) are compulsory. For the
highways, the automobile has to have a toll sticker. There are different types of different
prices available at border crossings and filing stations.

Local transport

To get to the student hostel from the buss or train station in Banská Bystrica students
should use bus number 34 or take a taxi. There are several taxi companies usually situated in
the station or in the centre, so they are easy to find.

The price for one way in the local bus is 0,60 EUR and for the student 0,30 EUR. Tickets are
available at the driver of each bus.




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                                    Public Holidays

     1 January                 Slovac Republic Day
     6 January                 Epiphany
     March – April             Good Friday
                               Easter Monday
                               (is setting every year according the Christian Calendar)
     1 May                     Labor Day
     8 May                     End of World War II
     5 July                    St. Cyril and St. Methodius Day
     29 August                 Slovak National Uprising Day
     1 September               Slovak Constitution Day
     15 September              Day of the Virgin Mary of the Seven Sorrows
     1 November                All Saints Day
     17 November               Day of Fight for Democracy and Freedom
     24 December               Christmas Eve
     25 December               Christmas Day
     26 December               St. Stephen´s Day


                                    About the City

More information about Banská Bystrica can be found at:

-   http://www.banskabystrica.sk/
-   http://www.vucbb.sk/
-   http://bb.mesto.sk/

The map of Banská Bystrica is available at:

-   http://mapy.zoznam.sk/
-   http://www.mapa.sk/
-   http://mapy.atlas.sk/mapviewer/mapviewer.aspx

A lot of useful information about Slovakia are published at:

    http://www.slovakia.travel/
    http://www.tourist-channel.sk//new_pagine_eng/tourist1.php3




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                                                                                Content

Basic information ............................................................................................................................................................ 2
Orientation day ............................................................................................................................................................... 3
Academic Calendar ......................................................................................................................................................... 3
Legalization of Stay ....................................................................................................................................................... 3
Buddy System .................................................................................................................................................................. 4
Accommodation ............................................................................................................................................................... 4
Laundry ............................................................................................................................................................................. 6
Student Canteens ........................................................................................................................................................... 7
Computer Rooms and Internet .................................................................................................................................... 8
University Library .......................................................................................................................................................... 8
Student cards ................................................................................................................................................................. 9
Courses Offer ................................................................................................................................................................. 9
Courses Specification .................................................................................................................................................. 11
COPY Center .................................................................................................................................................................. 33
Health Insurance and Health Care ........................................................................................................................... 33
Sports and Leisure Activities .................................................................................................................................... 34
AIESEC ........................................................................................................................................................................... 34
Travel Links.................................................................................................................................................................... 35
Public Holidays .............................................................................................................................................................. 36
About the City ............................................................................................................................................................... 36
Content............................................................................................................................................................................ 37



Sources of the information
www.umb.sk
www.library.umb.sk
International Student’s Guide to the Slovak Republic



                                                                              Published by:

                                                                     Faculty of Economics
                                                                     Matej Bel University
                                                                        Tajovského 10
                                                                    975 90 Banská Bystrica
                                                                           Slovakia

                                                                                      2009




The prices in EUR are calculated upon the conversion rate - 1 EUR = 30,126 SKK




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