Department of Human Resources Management

The Department of HR Management provides courses at the Bachelor's and Master's level. The department is the coordinator of the Bachelor's degree programme Business Economics and Human Resources Management, which covers mainly courses in personnel management and psychology and sociology for HR professionals. Experts in the field participate in the teaching process. At the Master's level, the department focuses on courses on development of managerial skills, organisational culture and intercultural management.

doc. PhDr. Karel Pavlica, Ph.D.

Head of Human Resources Management Department


Karel Pavlica graduated from the Philosophical Faculty of the Comenius University in Bratislava, majoring in psychology (PhDr.). In 1996, he acquired his Ph.D. in Management from Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2001, he completed his habilitation (doc. degree) in Business Economics and Management at the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Economics in Prague. Since 2005 he has worked at ŠKODA AUTO University, currently lecturing in the follow-on Master's programme in courses related to managerial psychology and sociology – Development of Social and Managerial Potential and Culture, Business and Management, in both Czech and English. At the same time, he has been the coordinator of the Bachelor's degree programme Business Economics and Human Resources Management since 2015. Recently, he has worked on research projects dealing with leadership and organisational structure. He is the author of many professional publications.

Specialisation:

Leadership, organisation culture, managerial psychology and sociology, diagnostics of managerial competence

Courses at ŠKODA AUTO University:

Developing social and managerial potential (Master’s)

Culture, business and management (Master's)

PhDr. Ingrid Matoušková, Ph.D.

Member of Human Resources Management Department

Ingrid Matoušková graduated from the Philosophical Faculty at Charles University (Mgr.). In 2005, she acquired her Ph.D. at APZ Bratislava in the field of Management, Sociology, Psychology and Ethics. In 2011, she received her PhDr. in Andragogy at the University of J. A. Komenský. She has passed a number of certified courses in psychology, including expert witness activities. Since 2016, she has worked at ŠKODA AUTO University, currently teaching courses related to psychology, andragogy and sociology as well as providing psychological counselling to students. She is a member of the Association of Forensic Psychologists of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia, Czech Association of Work and Organisation Psychologists and the Central Bohemian Psychosocial Intervention Team. She is a founding member of the crisis hotline and has worked in crisis intervention with the emergency services since its inception in the Czech Republic. She is a holder of the Critical Incident Stress Management certificate and is a member of the Consortium for Security Research Projects. She collaborates with practically oriented units in the Czech and Slovak Republics and has over 20 years of experience in education of university students. During her university career, she held several management positions. She is the researcher and co-researcher of several research projects and the author and co-author of several publications and many specialised articles. Furthermore, she is a certified lecturer of adult education.

Specialisation:

Managerial psychology and sociology, social communication, personality psychology and diagnostics, andragogy, psychology of work, organisation and management

Courses at ŠKODA AUTO University:

Managerial Psychology and Sociology (Bachelor’s, Master’s)

Social Communication (Bachelor’s)

Personality Psychology and Diagnostics (Bachelor’s)

Mgr. Eva Švejdarová, Ph.D., M.A.

Member of Human Resources Management Department

Eva Švejdarová has extensive experience from domestic and foreign universities. She lived in Spain (Granada) and in the USA (Los Angeles, Oahu Hawaii) for several years. During her studies at the Philosophical Faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc, she spent 4 semesters at Facultad de Traducción e Interpretación at Granada University, where she studied interpretation of English and Spanish for business and law. In 2002, she completed her Master’s degree of English and Spanish philology at the Philosophical Faculty of Palacký University Olomouc, where she started her doctoral studies the same year. During her Merrill Scholarship in the USA, she started to focus on interculturalism, diversity and migration issues, and in 2007 she was admitted to the doctoral programme of the prestigious University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she received an MA in Social Sciences and Comparative Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. She received her Ph.D. in 2012 at FF UPOL. Her teaching practice involves teaching interpretation and intercultural communication at FF UPOL in the Department of English and American Studies and the Department of Romance Languages. In Spain, she held seminars on the prevention of cultural shock and created a course in English for Czech managers – “Intercultural differences in business”. In 2012, she started working at ŠKODA AUTO University as an assistant professor at the Department of Marketing and Management. She currently works as assistant professor at the Department of Human Resources Management, teaching in Czech and English. She publishes specialised articles on the topics of intercultural communication, diversity, personnel management, ethics and sustainability. In her lectures, she applies innovative forms of teaching, including CLIL. In addition, she also manages a project on the integration of foreign workers in the Czech Republic.

Specialisation:

Diversity management, intercultural communication, personnel management, ethics, managerial psychology and sociology, didactics, methodology of economic courses

Courses at ŠKODA AUTO University:

Ethics in Personnel Management (Bachelor’s)

Intercultural Business Communication (Bachelor’s, Master’s)

Managerial Psychology and Sociology (Bachelor’s)

Personnel Management I (Bachelor’s)

Personnel Management II (Bachelor’s)

English C1 (Master’s) – Module 1 (management)

Thesis management in Czech and English (Bachelor’s, Master’s, MBA)

PhDr. Alemayehu Kumsa, Ph.D.

Member of Human Resources Management Department

Alemayehu Kumsa graduated from the Philosophical Faculty of Charles University Prague in the field of study Sociology (Mgr., PhDr.). From 1998, when he received his Ph.D., he worked as university lecturer mostly on the Philosophical Faculty and Faculty of Humanities at Charles University. He expanded his education in Comparative Social Science Studies for Researchers in Norway at Oslo University. He worked on sociological research at the Institute of International Sociology in Gorizia, Italy. He was a lecturer in sociology at Uppsala University in Sweden and Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. In his lectures at University of Helsinki, he examined the issues of globalisation. Since 2017, he has worked at ŠKODA AUTO University, currently as a lecturer of sociological research and a supervisor of the seminar Managerial Psychology and Sociology. He also teaches in follow-on Master’s studies, course Developing Social and Managerial Potential. He regularly organises academic discussion panels and has presented the latest findings in sociological research at the World Congress of Sociology and other major international forums. He publishes in Czech and foreign specialised literature. He is a member of the following professional organisations: Czech Masaryk Sociological Association, Czech Association for Social Anthropology (CASA), International Sociology Association (ISA), Research Committee 01, Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution in the ISA.

Specialisation:

Sociology of globalisation, sociology of conflict resolution

Courses at ŠKODA AUTO University:

Developing Social and Managerial Potential (Master’s)

Sociological Research (Bachelor’s)

Managerial Psychology and Sociology (Bachelor’s)

Thesis management in Czech and English (Bachelor’s, MBA)