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During the last ten years the market for business education has grown 27 per cent; in the same period the growth of corporate universities has increased by an impressive 400 per cent. Demand for management education is now world-wide and is steadily increasing. The Financial Times (1/24/05) reporting on research by the Graduate Management Admissions Council stated, “ In Europe more than 12,000 masters programmes will compete to attract up to 2.4m students once the re-organization of the European higher education system is complete in 2010 . . “

One may also note the changes and great diversity of business offerings. It follows then that the market share of traditional leading business schools is decreasing and potential students are challenged to distinguish between high quality –mostly accredited—business schools and lesser providers. If you add in the growth in Asian markets, it follows that the market for business education is diverse, fragmented and driven by internationalism and responsive to demand. On a global perspective EU business schools attract fewer non-EU students than US business schools and, therefore, European Schools lose market share on a global scale; it is uncertain how this will play out in the near future.

This calls for a clear opportunity-based strategic choice. Generally, the main restrictions in the training process are faculty, funding and culture. heads helps you bridge this gap, offering support, assistance, and partnership during the process. Our broad, ethics-based approach towards the future development in global education is the foundation of heads long-term, network-oriented philosophy. heads is proud to be an organizational partner in the growth of business education in Europe.

Ingolf Berger, heads