Disruptions in education are creating opportunities for educational systems—from K-12 through higher education—to innovate. BCG’s education consulting experts work with clients to transform how people learn and educational systems thrive.
Educational institutions face strong headwinds, and must overcome a deepening racial and socioeconomic achievement gap and disrupted learning experience for nearly 1.6 billion pandemic-affected students globally. With the right strategic focus—coupled with powerful human and digital capabilities and a willingness to innovate—educational institutions can transform their cultures and educational models to enable 21st century learning.
At BCG, our education strategy consulting work sits at the intersection of education, employment, and welfare. Our experts deliver learning and training experiences that promote workplace readiness and success—and ensure that policies and funding support the well-being of disadvantaged children and students. Our education experts help organizations and institutions set a bold ambition, cultivate talent, and deliver proven technology and innovation initiatives, all while managing costs.
At BCG, we have deep expertise in supporting transformative education initiatives at the local, national, and global levels. The heart of our education consulting practice serves traditional educational institutions, for learners from early-childhood education all the way through to lifelong learning. Beyond traditional education, we also help governments and businesses provide opportunities for lifelong learning so that people can gain the skills and capabilities that future workforces will require.
BCG serves as a thought leader and collaborator for prominent global education partners, delivering results including:
Lessons from Fulbright on Developing the University of the Future. A new liberal arts institution in Vietnam found that including students and faculty in the school’s development was a major driver of success.
Stemming Youth Violence with Data, Coordination, and Community. BCG partnered with a team in Miami, Florida, to create a unique initiative that combats youth violence and helps at-risk children perform better in school.
Reinventing Education in Saudi Arabia. BCG helped restructure the K—12 and higher-education ministries in Saudi Arabia to improve learning and teacher development.
Rebuilding and Transforming New Orleans Public Schools. BCG helped the city of New Orleans reorganize, reopen, and revitalize schools after Hurricane Katrina, all while positively impacting student performance.
Pivoting in the Pandemic. BCG’s digital and data strategy enabled AVID, an education nonprofit, to pivot very quickly during the pandemic, supporting 111,780 educators—a record number—from more than 4,200 schools.
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