Feb 28, 2021  
2020-2021 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2020-2021 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog
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HA 700 - Strategic Planning and Management

Progresses beyond the analysis of strategic planning processes. Explores how an organizations strategic plans can be implemented most effectively to promote success in an uncertain and often turbulent health care environment. Conceptual and descriptive approaches are utilized to provide an overview of current practices and notable advances in strategic management.

Prerequisites & Notes
HA 515, HA 545 (or NU 503), and HA 575.

Assignment Overview

Assignments: 12 weekly assignments

Interactivity: Weekly live session

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of strategic management in a turbulent health care environment. (MSN Essential II )
  • Recognize that strategic planning is an iterative process and not just a written document. (MSN Essential  II)
  • Explain the importance of strategic thinking in the conversion of data into strategy formulation. (MSN Essential II )
  • Recognize the importance of both an internal and external environmental assessment in the strategic planning process. (MSN EssentialII  )
  • Distinguish between a strategic and operations orientation and analyze the importance of each for organizational success. (MSN Essential II )
  • Utilize a customer and stakeholder needs and expectations approach as key elements in strategic management. (MSN Essential II )
  • Apply the elements of strategic planning models to direct organizational success. (MSN Essential II,III )
  • Create a strategic plan for a health care organization. (MSN Essential II,III  )

Credits: 3

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