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Strategic Planning

Summer Inst. term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Tue 06/01/2021 - Thu 06/17/2021
Class Times:
This course will be offered synchronously, via Zoom, on June 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 & 17, 2021 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm.
  • Tu Th,  1:00 - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • Douglas Hough
Pamela Davis
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. 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 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. Identify alternative processes for developing strategic plans
  3. Identify 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:

undergraduates not permitted

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This course will be offered synchronously, via Zoom. Students are required to complete readings prior to the start of the course. The final assignments will be due no later than August 6, 2021.