Specialized block DBA

Doctor of Business Administration
Executive DBA



The second block of study is specialized and consists of 3 modules. The teaching of these modules takes place during one training day and students can choose the term according to their will, which gives opportunity for even the busiest to study.

List of specialized modules

Six sigma

Syllabus

The module introduces students to the management philosophy, which is based on the principle of continuous improvement of an organization’s operation using proper process management. One of the main principles is making decisions based on accurately measured data. This structured, quantitatively based principle of using hard data leads to improving the quality of products, as well as the processes of creating them through teamwork. Demonstrations will demonstrate how to offer customers a quality product or service while maintaining adequate costs and, most importantly, how to ensure a sustainable, continuous increase in corporate profits. The essence of Six Sigma is that it provides organizations with guidance on how to reduce the number of errors in all their activities and eliminate the causes of non-conformities before they become manifest. Six Sigma offers much more than conventional control, which focuses on correcting errors that have already occurred – it provides specific methods to redesign the process so that non-conformities do not occur at all. The lecturers will present these very important practical insights from the modern Six Sigma concept to their students.

Industry 4.0

Syllabus

Industry 4.0, the so-called new industrial revolution, is accompanied by a number of groundbreaking changes not only in the labor market. These changes will be discussed during this module. The increased use of computer and robotic support, artificial intelligence systems in production or administrative tasks, the introduction of cyber-physical systems, digitization, automation of both production and service delivery and other sectors of the economy will have a society-wide impact. Changes in industry and various technologies will also be reflected in the education and social systems. The benefits of Industry 4.0 lie mainly in saving time and money, increasing flexibility and productivity. Monotonous and often physically very demanding and dangerous work will disappear, and the process of introducing new technologies into production will be accelerated. In addition to the positive impacts, the negative aspects and risks of the new revolution will also be discussed in detail. Possible preparation for these aspects will of course also be discussed. Risks include possible hacker attacks on systems, the misuse of data and increased unemployment.

Quality Control and Performance Management

Syllabus

Quality management is based mainly on the observation and analysis of all processes in the company, which it then tries to continuously improve. The module focuses on the creation and design of quality management systems in all types of organizations from the private sector to the public sector. The module introduces the basic concepts of quality management and performance management. Their advantages, disadvantages and risks when implemented in a specific organization are discussed. The module also deals with determining optimal performance indicators, their measurement and appropriate data sources and then linking them to strategic management and remuneration in the institution.