Professor Metka Tekavčič hands over the Dean’s insignia

Professor Metka Tekavčič hands over the Dean’s insignia

17 Jul

Dean Professor Metka Tekavčič concluded deanship after a decade of transformation and we are delighted to announce that Professor Tomaž Turk has been appointed as new Dean of School of Economics and Business in Ljubljana.

Professor Metka Tekavčič’s Decade of Dedication and Transformation

Under Professor Tekavčič’s guidance, the School of Economics and Business in Ljubljana (SEB LU) gained international recognition, becoming the region’s only triply accredited institution. She was recently honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award from AACSB for her invaluable contribution to global business education. Her mentorship and enriching experiences have been a beacon for business schools worldwide.

With the conclusion of her impactful deanship, Professor Metka Tekavčič has left an indelible mark on SEB LU and programme LJUBLJANA MBA. Her decade-long leadership saw her working closely with the LJUBLJANA MBA candidates and team members. A consistent presence, she took pride in gracing all ten graduation ceremonies, personally bestowing well-deserved certificates to the graduates. Her influence was not limited to “administrative” tasks; her hands-on approach in the Accounting course stands testament to her dedication and her commitment to the students.

 Her enthusiasm is just unmatchable!

Reviews from her LJUBLJANA MBA students eloquently express her unparalleled dedication:

“Her style of providing knowledge, lecturing with passion, and ensuring our understanding is commendable.”

“The way Professor Tekavčič lectures is simply amazing.”

“She embodies what a professor should be. I’m continually amazed by her personal dedication to our understanding.”

From her early days as a regular professor to her enriching travels abroad, Professor Tekavčič has always prioritized her students. Her commitment to fostering knowledge and celebrating student success showcases her passion for academia. Such sentiments resonate with the school’s ethos, as professors consistently display this dedication across subjects.

Meet the new Dean: Dr. Tomaž Turk will help write next chapter

The School of Economics and Business welcomes Professor Tomaž Turk as the new Dean for the period 2023-2027. Acknowledging the massive shoes he has to fill, Professor Turk expresses profound respect and gratitude. “Your trust is both an honour and an immense responsibility for me. My focus will be on the people, addressing the challenges posed by the external environment. Connectivity, operationality, and leading by example are keys to our success,” says the new Dean.

Dr. Tomaž Turk, a stalwart in business informatics and logistics, has been instrumental in shaping the school’s curriculum in information systems management, economics of information technology, and related subjects. His extensive research and myriad publications in reputable journals have solidified his reputation in the academic community.

His vision for the School of Economics and Business in Ljubljana is clear: steer the institution towards new horizons of continued growth, innovation, and academic excellence.

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