Business Models & Higher Education

The articles below outline the key issues and processes leaders in higher education need to drive the changes they imagine for their institutions. 

 
 

2.01 What is a Business model, Anyway?

The terms "business model" and “business model innovation” sounds like something a management consultant would conjure up. But I encourage you to suspend your initial scepticism. The concepts have helped professionals in sectors imagine new and better ways of operating. We anticipate it will be an increasingly important tool in higher education in coming years. 

 

2.02 Higher education's business Model

Most non-profit higher education institutions in North America operate under substantially the same business model. While elite and non-elite colleges and universities may see themselves as distinct, their differences are primarily a matter of emphasis. Some institutions, for example, may place more emphasis on research productivity, most consider this of great importance and hire faculty on this basis. They also rely on similar sources of revenue: tuition, public grants, research and other external grants, renting of facilities, and merchandise (clothing, food).

 
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business models (coming January 2017)

This article and those that follow, outline the key issues and processes leaders in higher education need to drive the changes they imagine for their institutions.