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312.621.01 Strategic Planning

Health Policy and Management
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  3:30 - 6:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jamila Savage
Course Instructor:

551.601 or 551.603


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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Develop a strategic plan for an organization, including: Performing a situational assessment and competitive analysis; developing strategic options; and assessing and making strategic choices
  2. Recognize – and avoid – the pitfalls of traditional strategic planning processes
  3. 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%)

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduates not permitted

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Due to enrollment max, all students must obtain permission before registering for this course.

For consent, contact: