Our goal is to assist Albania in the transition to a productive and successful market-driven economy. The specific goals of this continuation program are to reinforce the new academic infrastructure that will train Albania's future business leaders and managers through the first ever MBA program at the University of Tirana, to establish the role of the university as a continuing source of business planning and development expertise through their adjunct business assistance centers, involve Albanian students in the transition effort through Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) chapters at partner institutions, and to respond to the special training needs of Albania's business and academic institutions with focused seminars and workshops. The activities of this center have been supported by U.S. Agency for International Development through a series of grants since 1992.