There are several reasons to call upon Southwark Consulting for your admissions needs:
Deep Subject Matter Expertise – The founder of Southwark has worked in the field of business school admissions for more than 18 years and has witnessed tens of thousands of applicants travel through the admissions pipeline at nearly every leading business school in the world. Southwark understands admissions and enrollment management from an operations perspective, a selectivity perspective, and an applicant perspective.
Exclusive Focus – While there are numerous consulting firms offering myriad services to academic institutions, Southwark has purposefully limited the scope of our work so that we can stay 100% focused on the unique nature of admissions and enrollment management at business schools.
Quantitative Rigor – As the saying goes, “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” Thanks to a partnership with a leading higher education statistical research group, Southwark projects routinely involve online surveys, personal interviews, and focus groups to best understand the perceptions of our clients among key stakeholders such as prospective students, alumni, current students, and even corporate recruiters. We then analyze the data and utilize the findings in our recommendations.
Social Media and Technology Expertise – The Southwark team has vast experience with using social media to craft communities and build brand loyalty in the MBA applicant domain. Southwark consultants have used blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, and YouTube channels to attract and retain MBA applicants from across the globe. In addition, Southwark’s founder has been invited on numerous occasions to lecture on this subject at annual GMAC conferences.
Independence – Southwark has purposefully avoided partnerships with software vendors, membership organizations, or accreditation bodies so that we can focus on providing highly objective strategic advice to our clients rather than tailoring our solutions to meet the needs of a third party.
Confidentiality – Given the important role that the admissions function plays in shaping the student body and long-term reputation of a business school, all of our projects are conducted discretely and with the utmost confidentiality.