To observe changes in the business education market in 2020 and 2021, we have selected all open executive programmes first launched in 2020 and planned in 2021, which cost more than $ 500. The final analysis included 664 courses at 71 business schools worldwide.
Based on the analysis of several hundred new courses, it can be concluded that the business education market has changed rapidly.
In 2020 leadership was of interest to a wide range of companies. In 2021 change management is a high priority. More than two-thirds of the world's leading business schools are launching new programmes shifting the focus onto change management this year.
At the same time, leadership, change management, as well as a number of other competences traditionally referred to as universal management skills (soft skills) are integrating thematic components of ESG: Environmental, Social and Governance. According to analysis of new leadership programmes, ESG components are often included in them.