Research and consultancy

We have established a reputation for using high level market research to determine programme viability, reduce risk and deliver predictable results. 

We examine the university’s infrastructure to determine if the institution has the resources and processes in place to serve larger numbers of students at a distance.

Understanding the online marketplace

Our data-driven market feasibility analysis thoroughly examines the online marketplace and gathers a wealth of data in advance of any programme launch. The information gets compiled into a comprehensive study, which includes an expected student enrolment model featuring lead and conversion rates projected term by term.

Assessing your institution’s infrastructure

Having the infrastructure and specialised processes in place to handle an expansion is critical to the success of any online programme. We perform a programme readiness assessment prior to or in conjunction with the institutional readiness consultation to ensure your programme curriculum is optimised for quality outcomes.

Pearson evaluates its academic partners in more than twenty areas including but not limited to:

  • Admissions processes
  • All areas of student support services
  • Faculty and staff resources
  • Programme scalability

Creating a blueprint for success

Once our analysis is complete, we develop a plan for a successful online programme. Using the institutional and programme readiness assessment reports, your institution can effectively plan growth, validate the online expansion to stakeholders, and reduce risk for the entire university. Reports detail the current state of your programme, its expected performance, and the resources you need to make it academically and financially successful.