Higher education

PwC understands the unique challenges in higher education including, but not limited to, the impacts of deregulation, evolution of the student experience, digital disruption and fiscal pressures.

PwC has worked with most universities across Australia on a range of projects including:

  • strategic plan reviews
  • improving academic performance
  • opportunities to raise revenues and reduce costs
  • detailed cost reviews, including of course profitability
  • financial viability reviews
  • enhancing the student experience
  • sustainable student number growth
  • digital strategy advice, including agile delivery and integration of social, mobile and web solutions
  • workforce planning and change management
  • remuneration and reward strategy
  • optimising professional workforce service delivery model
  • CRM implementation of salesforce.com
  • brand differentiation advice
  • research funding and advice on growing research capability
  • review of faculty structure
  • IT implementation and maturity assessments
  • efficiency and effectiveness reviews
  • student accommodation financial and commercial advice
  • maximising the return on physical assets
  • project management office and project assessments
  • governance reviews
  • pricing strategy
  • managing cross border tax implications for employees moving offshore and visiting academics
  • design and implementation of international assignment strategies, policies and procedures
  • assisting universities in expanding overseas to manage their employer compliance obligations

Contact us

Chris Matthews

Partner, Education & Skills, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 3 8603 2013

Tom Bowden

Partner, Government and Public Sector, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 2 6271 3229

Sara Caplan

Partner, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 2 8266 3882

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