Our college-centric team works in collaboration with universities, colleges and training providers to develop customized plans for successful program implementation and launch. We provide step-by-step support and guidance to efficiently align systems, processes and teams to deliver an exceptional student experience.

  • Market Research & Analysis
  • Change Management
  • Program Launch & Ongoing Management


Market Research & Analysis

Prior to any new program launch, we conduct a strategic analysis of market size and potential, demand trends and competition. Together with partner universities, colleges and training providers, we develop the most competitive positioning for each degree program.


Change Management

We help universities, colleges and training providers align processes and resources to optimize the student experience from application through graduation. Our operational and project management experts work with college admissions, registration, IT and other administrative offices to prepare a college’s existing systems and processes for enrollment growth on an accelerated academic calendar.

  • Process Review Examine current processes
  • Gap Analysis Identify deficiencies and action plan
  • Process Optimization Streamline and automate to meet objectives


Program Launch & Ongoing Management

Our team will prepare a tailored project and implementation plan for the launch of programs based on the findings from readiness sessions conducted with each partner. Once the plan has been jointly defined and approved, the team will develop a road map to close any identified operational and technical gaps which may adversely affect the student experience. We then begin the process of integrating a college's systems, processes and technology with Great Lakes to ensure seamless and accurate information exchange, which is critical in guiding students in their enrollment journey.

Once a program has launched, our team will continue to optimize the student experience and conduct workshops and cross-functional debriefs to identify opportunities for improvement. Managing Directors will meet regularly with college teams to review progress against the mutual goals of the partnership.