BUS 506 - Advanced Topics in Strategy of Healthcare Sector

This course is designed to cover a number of complex challenges that leaders confront in trying to achieve a competitive advantage. The primary focus of this course is understanding, crafting and implementing strategies within the healthcare and other industries. Health care is the largest industry in the United States, is an extraordinarily complex sector, and is a wonderful context to understand business strategies in the service sector. A sample of the advanced topics in strategy covered include: external analysis (industry, competitor and institutional environments), organizational structure and its affect on performance, designing organizations for efficiency and improved outcomes, multidimensional performance measurement, acquisitions and alliances, vertical integration, leading strategic change, competitive intelligence and network design.