Eliška Čičmancová – University of Žilina, Univerzitna 8215/1, Zilina 010 26, Slovakia
Marián Šotek – University of Žilina, Univerzitna 8215/1, Zilina 010 26, Slovakia

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.S.P.2021.101

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This paper is focused on various possibilities of effective management education at universities
during the world pandemic of Covid-19. In more detail, there is examined one specific case of
distance learning at the Faculty of Management Science and Informatics, University of Žilina, Slovakia.
This paper highlights the importance of active interaction between educators and students, and
building relationships among students by teamwork. The substantial outcome of this research paper is
endorsing the importance of participative attitude at the seminars of Management. One of the key factors
in students’ motivation is the attitude of teachers, who, in this process, act as colleagues. Thus, the
lecturers form a direct part of the educational process, rather than just the controlling part. In this research,
the students’ satisfaction with the way of teaching this subject was measured. It was proven that
the participative attitude of teachers is linked to increased motivation of students. Some of them would
even welcome this type of leading and learning in other lectures, too. This approach was confirmed
as effective mostly during distance learning since students might feel more stressed and overwhelmed
and their motivation tends to decrease. It is crucial to include such elements into the education process
which strengthen the students’ motivation. Teaching based on practical examples from a business environment
in which the students work with real data and information may be the right way.


Management, Education, Distance learning, Management education, Student motivation.


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