Research Conference 2021

Challenges and Prospects of Business Education in a Post Covid-19 World


Wednesday, 07 July 2021 at 2 pm CEST

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been a watershed and a catalyst for unprecedented changes and disruptions in higher education. A sector that has previously remained most insulated from global forces, the emergence of the pandemic, compounded by the proliferation of technology, has forced stakeholders in higher education not only to adapt to the disruptions, but to evolve and re-invent itself.

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The main aim of this virtual conference will be:

  • to discuss the current challenges and prospects of the online delivery of business and higher education;
  • to generate and exchange new ideas on teaching and learning in the post-COVID 19 world;
  • to provide a conceptual framework for future research in the area that would aid in the creation of evolving strategies for teaching and learning in business and higher education;
  • to provide a platform for dialogue and engagement amongst global scholars and stakeholders in business and higher education to promote further research collaborations and partnerships.



  • Evolving strategies and pedagogies in business and higher education;
  • Creating student experiences, retention, and engagement in the new learning environment;
  • Emerging technologies in online learning;
  • Challenges and prospects of face-to-face vs. online teaching and learning;
  • User experience in online learning;
  • Value proposition of the existing models of higher education;
  • Cross cultural exchange, diversity, and inclusivity in online teaching and learning.


Keynote Address by Dr. Michael Williams

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution, COVID-19, Educational Disruption and Flexible Learning: Exploring the potential of the TPACK Framework.” by Dr. Jon-Hans Coetzer

“Reflecting on Pedagogy of Online Learning Environments in the Post COVID-19 World” by Dr. Lucia Morales (with Dr. Daniel Rajmil & Dr. Jon-Hans Coetzer)

“Promoting Cultural Diversity in Online Learning Environments” by Antonia Koumproglu FHEA, MCMI” (with Konstantinos Biginas, SFHEA, CMgr, FCMI)

“The Impact of COVID-19 on Business Schools – A Threat or an Opportunity to Executive Education?” by Dr. Daniel Rajmil (with Dr. Lucia Morales & Dr. Jon-Hans Coetzer)

“Mature Undergraduate Students‘ Satisfaction with Online Teaching During the COVID-19” by Tayyaba Zia (with Fayyaz Qureshi, Sarwar Khawaja)

“Higher Education and Sustainable Development Goals after Covid-19 Pandemic: Rethink or Retrench?” by Dr. Anastasia Naranova-Nassauer

“Examining the impact of Covid – 19 on Higher Education. How Universities responded to the emerging need for innovative and highly engaging learning environments?” by Dr. Aaron Taylor, Konstantinos Biginas, SFHEA, CMgr, FCMI & Dr. Gratien J.J. Pillai

“Business Education in the Era of COVID-19: A Catalyst for Personal, Professional, and Organizational Transformation” by Dr. Michael Williams (with Dr. Tami Moser)

Closing Statements by Dr. Anastasia Naranova-Nassauer.

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