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Term: Winter I term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Judy Holzer
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

Focuses on principles of strategic management and competitive analysis to support strategy development for health care organizations. Provides an understanding of how current business and management knowledge is applied to health care organizations to promote future success and competitive advantage. Examining contemporary theory and models, students learn to assess and develop an organization’s mission and vision; perform an internal and external strategic assessment; evaluate competitive threats and responses; develop organizational strategies and measures of success; and evaluate the leadership qualities necessary to make change occur.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Develop a strategic plan for an organization, including: Performing a situational assessment and competitive analysis; developing strategic options; and assessing and making strategic choices
Recognize – and avoid – the pitfalls of traditional strategic planning processes
Develop measures of success of an organization’s strategic plan

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on:class participation (20%), CEO interview (20%), business planning workshop (15%), and strategic plan assessment (45%)
Location: East Baltimore
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 24
Enrollment Restriction: Pacific Rim DrPH cohort students ONLY
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

All students must obtain consent from Judy Holzer for this section only

For consent, contact:

551.601 or 551.603

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2014-2015