Course supervisor

Petr Hajek

Ing. Petr Hájek, Ph.D.
petr.hajek@cbuni.cz

One Year MBA

Requirements

  • Filled in application
  • CV/résumé in English
  • Scans of your degrees
  • Two reference letters
  • A copy of your ID/passport
  • Pay application fee of 100 EUR

Diploma

MBA Degree

Start date

November, January, May

Price

€ 6000

Online Application

Type of study

  • Online Fastrack 12 months
  • Part-time 14 months

MBA in Beer Production Management comprises of the following study clusters:

  • Regulation of brewing industry

This course covers the regulatory issues. Law environment, licensing, hygiene requirements, wastewater regulation and management, sustainability practices, storage of ingredients and other topics are covered. Therefore, every brewery manager whatever the size of the production facility is will learn mandatory guidelines that needs to be followed in order to put a brewery or distillery on a sustainable development path from the regulatory point of view and to mitigate related risks.

  • Corporate financial management

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a heightened appreciation of the role of a financial manager within a firm and to understand the tools and the nature of the decisions that financial managers must make. Paramount to the topic is an understanding of what constitutes a “good” manager. A traditional finance characterization of a good manager is one who adopts the most firm-value-maximizing projects in the interests of maximizing current shareholders’ wealth. This model is sometimes called the shareholder primacy model. An alternative model, frequently termed the stakeholder model, argues that a good manager is one who effectively maximizes the joint utility of all firm-stakeholders. A substantial literature has evolved highlighting the tensions between the two models. The goal of this course is to expose students to both of these models in the context of a traditional core-MBA finance class. The intent is for students to leave the course understanding in which situations the actions of stakeholder-focused managers and shareholder-focus managers will be the same and in which situations the actions could be different. In particular, students will appreciate that increased attention to the interests of all stakeholders is frequently essential to maximizing the long-term value of the firm and therefore current shareholder wealth.

  • Production management of pilsener type beer

This course provides comprehensive information about beer production from ingredients selection to final product ready for distribution. Students will learn details of production of the most popular type of beer, the pilsener. The only beer type that holds the name of a city where it was invented in the middle of 19th century, the Pilsen in West Bohemia (Czech Republic). In Pilsen the world’s best beer of Pilsener Urquell is made. Pilsener as a type of beer is the most popular worldwide and also in the Czech Republic.

  • Beer types, ingredients, geography and popularity

Out there is a dizzying array of available draft beers. This course covers the ingredients: malt, hops, yeast, and water and various types of beers that can be produced out of them. Although it may sound simple, it is not. Getting four these ingredients in the right quality, putting them together, and brewing the best beer is complete science. In other words, this course breaks down the elements that make beer’s flavor spin into distinctively different and delicious directions. The course hops from lagers and pilsners that made Czech Republic famous to hazy wheat beers quite popular in Germany, Belgian-style abbey and Trappist ales, aromatic pale ales and bitter IPAs, roasty stouts, barrel-aged brews, belly-warming barley wines, and mouth-puckering sour ales. This course sums up production differences and provides up to date market developments regarding various beer types around the world. Although this course provides information about production of various types of beers it is only comparative to understand the differences among vast types of beers.

  • Managerial accounting

Course focuses on internal reporting to managers for use in planning and control, in making nonroutine decisions and in formulating major plans and policies. Covers cost-volume-profit relationships, flexible budgets and standards, job order and process cost, and cost allocation and accumulation.

  • Marketing

This marketing course consits of several parts: general marketing theory, research tools and their application. Students will be exposed to implementing a research study, analysis and many more analytical techniques to give them the ability to critically evaluate and present the results of a research study. Students will generate strategic insights from basic marketing research and become familiar with marketing research terminology commonly used by research consultants. During the course various sectors and their specifics will be discussed (e.g. Education, Healthcare, Pharmacy, but high-tech, financial products, retail and other sectors will be discussed as well).

  • Operations and Supply Chain Management

The Supply Chain and Operations Management course focuses on process excellence from both intra-organizational and inter-organizational points of view. Supply chain management manages the flow of goods, and information and services, in order to deliver maximum value to the consumer, while minimizing the costs of the flow. Operations management is responsible for supplying the product or service of the organization and managing the conversion or transformation process that converts inputs into outputs. The design of the major follows the industry-developed SCOR model of Plan—Source—Make—Deliver.

  • Strategic and inter-cultural management (incl. negotiating)

The course is divided into several parts: first deals with strategic management of an organization. Second provides a broad overview of cultural anthropology, giving students the tools to understand, speak and write about human diver- sities and similarities cross-culturally. Course materials emphasize issues of race, ethnicity, class and gender, making visible for students the inequalities and power dimensions embedded in societies throughout the globe. Third takes everything into account and discusses various issues that may arise during international (intercultural) business (e.g. during negotiations, contract preparation and its realization, etc.). Students who pass this course will not be afraid to pursue business internationally or interculturally and will not be surprised by various customs of their business partners.

  • Meetings with professionals | Practice

This is not a course per se. This is a default part of each MBA programme we offer. Meetings are to last at least 2-3 weeks by default and are designed to meet as many interesting people while making contacts in fields students are interested in. Whole two-three weeks of field trips and discussions with managers in specific areas are done to enlarge the network of contacts and gain certain experience from colleagues working in the sectors of interest to the MBA programme participants. As this requires 2-3 weeks of visa stay in the Czech Republic, we allow this can be skipped if a candidate proves that he or she already passed a practice related to studied MBA programme.