The response of Business Schools to the 4th Industrial Revolution

PROGRAM

This year's convention is organized in partnership with the Zagreb School of Economics and Management, but our main events will be held at the University of Dubrovnik. We look forward to your participation.
  • 15:00-15:30
    Valamar Argosy Hotel, Dubrovnik Palace
    Departure by bus to Dubrovnik University

  • 15:30-18:00
    Dubrovnik University, Branitelja Dubrovnika 29, 20000 Dubrovnik
    Registration
    Ice-breaking activities. Networking villages & peer to peer meetings

  • 18:00-20:00
    Dubrovnik University, Garden
    Welcome wine & cheese reception

  • 19:30-20:30
    Dubrovnik University
    Departure by bus to Valamar Argosy Hotel, Dubrovnik Palace

  • 8:45-9:00
    Valamar Argosy Hotel; Dubrovnik Palace Hotel
    Departure by bus to Dubrovnik University

  • 9:45-10:00
    Dubrovnik University
    Group picture

  • 10:00-10:30
    Auditorium

    Opening session

    Dr. Virginijus KUNDROTAS, Eduniversal Scientific Committee member for Eastern Europe, Lithuania

    Mr. Martial GUIETTE, CEO & Founder of Eduniversal, France

    Prof. Duro NJAVRO, Dean of Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia

  • 10:30-11:00
    Auditorium
    Keynote session

    Challenges in higher education today

    Keynote: Dr. Zeliko REINER, Member of Parliament from the Croatian Democratic Union, the Deputy Speaker of Croatian Parliament

  • 11:00-11:20
    Auditorium & Main hall
    Energy break

  • 11:20-13:00
    Auditorium
    Combo session I: New format of learning for Business Schools (methods, approaches, forms)

    Chairperson: Dr. George M. JABBOUR, Dean for Executive Education, George Washington University School of Business, USA, Scientific Committee member for North America

    Speakers:
    Dr. Sherif KAMEL, Dean, American University in Cairo School of Business, Egypt, Eduniversal Scientific Committee member for Africa

    Dr. Laura ZAPATA CANTU, Associate Dean of Academics Affairs, EGADE Business School Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

    Prof. Sergey FILONOVICH, Dean of the Graduate Management School, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia

    Parallel discussions in groups

    1.Are the learning methods used by Business schools today efficient enough? Should we add/invent the new ones?

    Leader: Mr Sergey KALENDZHYAN, Dean, Graduate School of Corporate Management, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Russia


    2.Should we have a combination of learning methods (variety of approaches) in one program? Are the methods used really satisfy the needs of all students?


    3.How the geographical location, continent influences the methods of learning used?

    Leader: Dr Carlos E ATOCHE-KONG, Dean, Universidad de Monterrey - UDEM Business School, Mexico


    4.Should methods of learning vary depending on the generation (different learning methods for X, Y, Z generations)?

    Leader: Mr. Andrey Kolyada, Rector of Eurasian Management & Administration School (EMAS Business School), Russia

    5.What learning methods the Business schools in developing economies should focus on?

    Leader: Prof Sasmit PATRA, Associate Dean- International Programmes, Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB) - Xavier Institute of Mangement Bhubaneswar (XIMB), India


  • 13:00-14:30
    Main hall
    Networking lunch

  • 14:30-15:00
    Auditorium

    Keynote session
    VUCA and Industry 4.0: Opportunities for Partnerships amongst Businesses, Government, and Academia

    Keynote: Prof. Jikyeong KANG, President and Dean, Asian Institute of Management, Philippines


  • 15:00-16:30
    Auditorium

    Combo session II: “The right” programs of Business Schools for today and tomorrow (curriculum transformation)

    Chairperson: Prof. Sung Joo PARK, Professor emeritus at KAIST Business School, South Korea, Eduniversal Scientific Committee member for Far East Asia

    Speakers:
    Mrs Celia YANG, Associate Director of International Affairs/Global MBA, National Taiwan University College of Management, Taiwan

    Dr.sc. Goran OBLAKOVI?, Associate Dean for Undergraduate studies, ZSEM, Croatia

    Mrs. Katalin KOVACS, Dean a.i., Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands

    Parallel discussions in groups

    1.The right balance in the curriculum between current needs and future needs of the students/customers.
    Leader: Mr. Dmitry Epifanov, Head of International Department, IBS-Plekhanov, Russia

    2.Should we focus on the curriculum for being more competitive or more collaborative?
    Leader: Ms Tatjana MAVRENKO, Program Director, BA School of Business and Finance, Latvia

    3.Are pure business subjects in the curriculum enough for the future (and probably today’s) manager?
    Leader: Dr. Yasmine BENAMOUR, General Director, HEM Business School, Morocco


    4.Should the curriculum of the Business programs be universal or focusing on the needs of the region?

    5.What curriculum should be developed to have decent student exchange internationally?
    Leader: Prof Rita CUNHA, Deputy Dean, Pre-Experience Studies, Academic Director, Nova School of Business & Economics, Portugal


    6.How can students might influence the content of the program? Should they?

    Leader: Prof. Nehme Azoury, Deputy-President for research, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon, Eduniversal Scientific Committee member for Eurasia & Middle East. 



  • 16:45-17:00
    Departure by bus to Valamar Argosy Hotel; Dubrovnik Palace Hotel

  • 20:00-22:30
    Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel, Terrace
    Palmes of Excellence Awards Ceremony

  • 8:45-9:00
    Valamar Argosy Hotel; Dubrovnik Palace Hotel
    Departure by bus to Dubrovnik University

  • 9:30-10:00
    Dubrovnik University, Main Hall

    Fruity good morning


  • 10:00-11:30
    Auditorium

    Combo session III: The right faculty and staff to respond to the challenges of the 4th industrial revolution effectively (selection, recruitment and development of people in Business schools) 

    Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Aneeta MADHOK, Managing Director at Open Spaces Consulting, India, Eduniversal Scientific Committee member for Central Asia

    Speakers:
    Dr.sc. Maja MARTINOVIC, Associate Dean for Graduate studies, ZSEM, Croatia

    Mr Hassan HASSABELNABY, Interim Dean, University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation, USA

    Dr. Isabela BALEEIRO CURADO, Office of International Programs Director, FGV-EAESP São Paulo School of Business Administration, Brazil

    Parallel discussions in groups

    1.Are current faculty members efficient for the very dynamic changes that demand competences in high tech and modern learning methods?
    Leader: Dr.sc. Kristina Soric, Director of Business Mathematics and Economics undergraduate program, Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia


    2.Does different geographies and zones create specific requirements for the faculty and staff?

    3.Should faculty of Business schools have experiences in business themselves?
    Leader: Prof Iryna TYKHOMYROVA, President, International Management Institute - MIM Kyiv, Ukraine

    4.How Business schools can compete with business for best administrative staff? Is it realistic?
    Leader: Mrs Anna MOROZOVA, Chief of Corporate programs Department and Center, IBS Moscow, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Russia


  • 11:30-11:50
    Main hall
    Cultural break

  • 11:50-13:20
    Auditorium

    Combo session IV: How to assure continuous innovations & change within Business schools (transformation & nurturing of Business Scholl’s organizational culture)?

    Chairperson: Dr. Virginijus KUNDROTAS, Dean of Adizes Graduate School, USA, Eduniversal Scientific Committee member for Eastern Europe.

    Speakers:
    Prof. Metka TEKAVCIC, Dean, University of Ljubljana Faculty of Economics, Slovenia

    Dr.sc. Zoran BARAC, Managing Director, ZSEM, Croatia

    Dr. Gulmira KURGANBAYEVA, Rector, Alma Management University, Kazakhstan

  • 13:30-15:30
    Networking lunch & peer to peer meetings

  • 15:30-15:45
    Auditorium

    Group picture


  • 15:45-16:15
    Auditorium

    Closing comments


  • 16:15-16:30
    Garden

    Snowball session


  • 16:30-16:45
    Main entrance
    Departure by bus to Valamar Argosy Hotel; Dubrovnik Palace Hotel

  • 19:00-19:15
    Valamar Argosy Hotel; Dubrovnik Palace Hotel
    Departure bu bus to Revelin Fortress for the Gala dinner & Awards Ceremony

  • 20:00-0:00
    Revelin Fortress
    Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony 

  • 10:00-14:00
    Valamar Argosy Hotel; Dubrovnik Palace Hotel

    Networking Cultural Activities


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