Course code TraZ4031

Credit points 4

Business in Autotransport

Total Hours in Course160

Number of hours for lectures48

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours96

Date of course confirmation07.02.2017

Responsible UnitMotor Vehicle Institute

Course developers

author prof.

Gints Birzietis

Dr. sc. ing.

author lect.

Dace Rotgalve-Birziete

Mg. paed.

Course abstract

The aim of the study course is to get knowledge about the essence of functioning of road transport enterprises, its economics, about its categories and specific features of elements of transport enterprises. Get knowledge about regularities, organization and management in road transport enterprises. Practically acquire skills and methodology of organization of entrepreneur ship in autotransport sector.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge. Understand the forms of entrepreneurship and startup process, the economic principles of business in automotive and road transport sector, as well as application of marketing complex in the road transport market sector - tests 1-5.
Skills. Able to quantify and analyze the economic performance of automotive and road transport companies and apply marketing principles to automotive and road transport service market – practical works.

Competences. Able to evaluate and compare the economic performance and competitiveness of automotive companies in autotransport service market sector.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. General issues of transport economics (2 h lecture).
2. Car market principles (2h lecture).
3. Fixed assets of road transport companies (4h lecture, 2h practical work).
4. Current assets of road transport companies (4h lecture, 2h practical work).
5. Wages in road transport companies (4h lecture, 2h practical work).
6. Expenditure in road transport companies (4h lecture, 2h practical work).
7. Tariffs for road transport (2 h lecture).
8. Performance indicators of road transport companies (2 h lecture).
9. Taxes and fees on road transport companies (2 h lecture).
10. Types of road transport companies and their characteristics (2h lecture, 1h practical work).
11. Management of road transport companies (4h lecture, 2h practical work).
12. Vehicle manufacturers and distributors (2h lecture).
13. Marketing specifics in road transport companies (4h lecture, 1h practical work).
14. Sale of new cars (4h lecture, 1h practical work).
15. Sale of used cars and numbered units (3h lecture, 1h practical work).

16. Trade areas and requirements for their installation (3h lecture, 1h practical work).

Requirements for awarding credit points

Successfully written all the tests and practical works. Type of exam – accumulative exam.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Preparation for practical work and tests.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The assessment of the study course is based on the average arithmetic result of all the written tests during the semester.

Compulsory reading

1. Berjoza D., Kunkule D. Tirgzinība autotransportā. Jelgava: LLU, 2007. 120 lpp.
2. Birzietis G., Kunkule D. Transporta ekonomika. Jelgava: LLU, 2007. 81 lpp.
3. Sprancmanis N. Transporta pakalpojumu ekonomika un organizācija. Rīga: Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte, 2001. 283 lpp.
4. Uzņēmuma autotransports: darba apstākļi un noteikumi, grāmatvedības un dokumentu noformēšanas problēmas. Rīga: SIA "Mamuts", 2007. 1.sēj. 351 lpp., 2.sēj. 336 lpp. Sērija: Grāmatvedības prakse.
5. Praude V. Mārketings: teorija un prakse. 1. grāmata. 3.izd. Rīga: Burtene, 2011. 522 lpp.
6. Praude V. Mārketings: teorija un prakse. 2. grāmata. 3.izd. Rīga: Burtene, 2011. 348 lpp.
7. Vadīšanas pamati. Mācību līdzeklis LLU studentiem un maģistrantiem un lauku uzņēmējiem kvalifikācijas paaugstināšanai. Sast. U.Ivans un S.Ruskule. Malnava: LLU, 2006. 502 lpp.

8. Zvirbule – Bērziņa A. Ražošanas menedžments. Rīga: Biznesa augstskola Turība, 2006. 150 lpp.

Further reading

1. Pravarne O. Autotransports uzņēmumos. 1. grāmata. Rīga: SIA Beno Prese, 2004. 112 lpp.
2. Zaiceva E., Zadorožnaja O. Autotransports uzņēmumā. 2., 3. grāmata. Rīga: SIA Beno Prese, 2004. 96 lpp.

3. Blaits Dž. Mārketings: rokasgrāmata. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2004. 284 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Diena. Rīga: Diena. ISSN 1407-1290. Laikraksta "Diena" pielikums – Saeimā, Ministru Kabinetā".
2. Latvijas Vēstnesis: Latvijas Republikas oficiālais laikraksts: valsts normatīvie likumdošanas akti. Rīga: Valsts uzņēmums "Latvijas Vēstnesis". ISSN 1407-0405. Pieejams: http://www.vestnesis.lv/

3. Dienas Bizness.: nedēļas laikraksts: Latvijas biznesa avīze. Rīga: Diena: Dagens Industri, 2005-. ISSN 1407-2041.

Notes

Mandatory: for academic bachelor study programme Agricultural Engineering (Automotive) in full and part time studies.