Business and Management Higher Education Quality: A Case Study of a Czech Private University

  • Lucie Vnoučková Department of Management, University of Economics and Management, Nárožní 2600/9a, 158 00 Prague 5, Czech Republic
  • Hana Urbancová Department of Management, University of Economics and Management, Nárožní 2600/9a, 158 00 Prague 5, Czech Republic
  • Helena Smolová Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Slezská 100/7, 120 00 Prague 2, Czech Republic

Abstract

Assessment of the business higher education quality is a multifaceted and multidimensional concept. Quality as a factor of performance of universities is currently an often-discussed topic. The aim of this article is to identify and evaluate factors of quality of business economics education by university students at a private Czech university. The results are based on a quantitative survey by questionnaire data collection from university students. The factor analysis was conducted to find significant groups of students regarding their perception of the educational process divided into three main areas. The quality perception was analyzed in this paper specifically by using focus on areas of subjects, lessons, and teachers. The analysis found groups of variables with significant appearance within the groups of students to reveal their main orientation and preferences. It is quality orientation (specified learning outcomes and its applicability), business orientation (tailoring to business needs) and expert orientation (skills and knowledge of teacher, his/her orientation on study group and tailoring lessons to their needs). Furthermore, identification of homogenous groups of students and their expectations helps with a design of subjects and lessons in the way of focusing on practice, addressing the needs and preferred teaching techniques. This is especially true when the students are already experienced in the taught subject. A limitation of the study is a narrow focus on one private university. It may be taken as a case study.

Keywords: quality, assessment, higher education, business economics, management
Published online
2019-01-28
How to Cite
Vnoučková, L., Urbancová, H. and Smolová, H. (2019) “Business and Management Higher Education Quality: A Case Study of a Czech Private University”, Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences, 27(1), pp. 87-97. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPso.12145.
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