Business Administration and Operations

The follow-on Master’s degree programme Business Administration and Operations has a wider focus in terms of project management, supply design and operations chains based on the production management philosophy “The Total Supply Chain” and the related management of integration of purchasing, production and sales. Students of this field acquire deeper knowledge in optimisation and production simulation and technology systems, progressive methods of preparation and management of production including consistent application of computer and communications support. The foundation of specialised applications is a quantitative analysis of production, operations and logistics processes based on economic decision-making, statistical and mathematical models. The courses are taught not only by first-class lecturers from ŠKODA AUTO University, but also by leading experts, top managers and heads of specialised departments within ŠKODA AUTO.

This field of study is a response to new requirements and demands of the leading manufacturers in the automotive industry, of which ŠKODA AUTO is at the cutting edge in terms of logistics and quality management. The high growth potential of the Czech and global automotive industry together with the fact that this industry is recognised as a leader in logistics and quality management by other industries, is the reason for the ever increasing demand for graduates of Business Administration and Operations. 
Students can select a three-month work placement as a part of the block of compulsory elective courses. Work placement is intended primarily for students coming from other universities, so that they are able to gain the necessary work experience before completing their studies, which will improve their employment opportunities in the Czech Republic and abroad.
Under the Erasmus programme, students can also spend one or two semesters at one of more than 30 partner universities or in one of the Volkswagen Group companies. ŠKODA AUTO University also offers very interesting programmes outside of Erasmus allowing students to choose from destinations such as China, India, South Korea or the USA for their foreign stays.

Lectures in Prague: In addition to courses focusing on optimisation and simulation of production and technology systems, progressive methods of preparation and management of production, students can also select courses focused specifically on information technology.

Study plan

Complete information about the admission procedures and conditions required for admission HERE.

Graduate profile

Graduates of the Master’s degree programme Business Administration and Operations are in high demand in the labour market not only in the Czech Republic but also abroad as specialists and experts because of their comprehensive theoretical knowledge of economics, production information technology and integrated management of production, purchasing and logistics. The combination of technical applications and economic decision-making gives graduates a significant competitive edge in the labour market.

Employment opportunities

Graduates of the follow-on Master’s degree programme Business Administration and Operations will find employment especially in the fields of strategic and tactical management of multinational corporations. They work as production managers, heads of specialised departments in multinational corporations, in research as well as many companies in the field of technology. Graduates find employment in the public sector as economics and technology specialists of many foreign institutions. Deep knowledge and the economic context of production and information technology together with the knowledge of management contribute to the wide range of potential employment opportunities, especially in executive bodies of multinational corporations. The timelessness and flexibility of the field is the basis of finding meaningful employment.

Graduates work in positions such as:

production and operations manager/specialist; logistics planning manager; quality manager/specialist; operational logistics manager/specialist; Lean center specialist; technological development specialist or head of logistics department and more.
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