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Strategic Planning

Beijing, China
Winter Inst. term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Sun 01/05/2020 - Tue 01/07/2020
Class Times:
  • M Tu Su,  8:30am - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
  • Douglas Hough
Judith Holzer
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

312.600 or 312.603


Focuses on principles of strategic management and competitive analysis to support strategy development for health care organizations. Considers how current business and management knowledge is applied to health care organizations to promote future success and competitive advantage. Examines contemporary theory and models to foster students’ abilities 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 evaluate the decision-making approaches best able to develop and execute the best strategies.

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. Recognize – and use – appropriate decision-making tools for creating and implementing strategies
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% Participation
  • 25% Interview
  • 10% Business planning workshop
  • 45% Interim Assessment

Enrollment Restriction:

Enrollment restricted to DrPH/pt students in the Tsinghua cohort

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

This section is restricted to DrPH/pt students in the Tsinghua cohort.

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

This course will be offered over a-3 day period in Beijing China at Tsinghua University. Students are required to complete an interview of a CEO prior to the start of class. The strategic assessment will be due on March 13, 2020.