Higher Education

We partner with you to help develop more effective and efficient operations that lead to successful students, vibrant campuses, and engaged communities.

Our team understands every aspect of the higher education landscape – from operations to planning, curriculum to branding. We have experience in all areas of higher education.

Prior to joining our team, our staff served directly as faculty and administrators and have personally tackled the same challenges you are facing. Students, administrators, faculty, alumni, and donors – they all want the best for their institutions. And we do, too. With more than 900+ projects completed for more than 450 higher education institutions, we are the trusted advisors to accelerate success for your next project.

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Higher Education Solutions & Services

Organizational Review
Organizational reviews are designed to assist colleges and universities with being more efficient and effective in how they are structured and how they carry out their work. Services include:

  • Environmental Scanning
  • Benchmarking Comparisons
  • “Secret Shopper” Experience Review
  • Organizational and Process Review
  • Constituent Engagement
  • Future Envisioning
  • Recommendations Report and Presentation

Additional services may include implementation management and classification and compensation studies.

Results of organizational reviews enhance student experience and success, align capacity, and can result in cost savings for higher education institutions.

Strategic Planning & Implementation
MGT’s strategic plan process includes the following primary services:

  • Mission, Vision, and Values Review
  • Community Engagement
  • Future Envisioning
  • Strategic Plan Development
  • Implementation Plan Development

Additional services may include enrollment analyses, benchmarking, diversity, equity, inclusion assessment or an academic program review. MGT offers traditional strategic planning and a continuum to adaptive planning that uses Objective and Key Results with principles to meet the demands of an ever changing higher education environment.

Results of strategic planning include more unified mission, vision, goals, and objectives that engage the internal and external communities.

Student Housing Demand Studies
Student housing demand projects include:

  • Enrollment Studies
  • On Campus Housing Review
  • Regional and Demographic Analysis
  • Off Campus Market Analysis
  • Constituent Engagement
  • Project Proforma
  • Report and Presentation
  • Advisory Services

Additional services include P3 advisory services, implementation and monitoring, and strategic planning. The HIED team also offers dining services assessments.

The results provide colleges and university leadership with the demand information they need to move forward with a comprehensive housing plan.

Market & Feasibility Studies
Market and Feasibility Studies projects tend to be some of the most customized projects the MGT HIED team offers, the basic framework that includes:

  • Market Analysis
  • Academic Program Review
  • Demand Estimate
  • Gap Analysis
  • Final Recommendations, Conclusions, and Report

Feasibility and market demand projects may also include proformas, community engagement and implementation support.

Results provide higher education leaders with important information, recommendations, and data to make critical decisions.

Overview of Higher Education Solutions
Student Housing Solutions
Projects with Historically Black Colleges & Universities

Our Capabilities

  • Vice President, Education Solutions
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    Dr. Barrett has guided education clients through strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, academic program assessments, economic impact studies, master planning, and feasibility studies.

  • Director, Education Solutions
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    Kasey has more than 15 years of experience in higher education administration and teaching, including roles in executive leadership within student affairs.

  • Senior Analyst
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    Diana is proficient in developing and implementing a variety of stakeholder input models using web-based survey administration as well as conducting focus groups and individual interviews to assess needs, preferences, and market factors.

  • Senior Consultant
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    Daniel brings experience in higher education administration, multicultural student affairs, and strategic planning.

How May We Help You?

We offer expertise framed with higher education knowledge and experience. Our experts devise solutions specific to your unique challenges—as partners, we will achieve exceptional outcomes.

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