Course Catalog and Schedule

Healthcare Strategy (STRT-443-0)
1.00 Credit
TCE BidStats


**This course was formerly known as STRT-945**

This course delves into the strategic issues faced by healthcare firms. We will use concepts from the core strategy course (STRT-431) as an organizing framework, and discuss where and why the healthcare sector deviates from the norm. For example, what is the role of competitive positioning when quality is so difficult to measure? How can you remain profitable if you compete against not-for-profits who don't face taxes?

Because a great deal of healthcare strategy relies on understanding the nitty-gritty of particular industries, we will spend time learning about several of these, including health insurance, hospitals, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. Although our focus is on private firms in the U.S., we will (of necessity) be discussing the role of the government in regulating and providing healthcare, and (time permitting) discuss some international issues. This is a lecture and case-based discussion course with group projects and a final exam.

Negative Requisites:
All Students: STRT-945-0

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Academic Year Term   Session Course ID Title Sec ID   Credits Syl Instructor Times Campus Location Mand 1st Exam
2017-2018 Winter 2018 10 Weeks STRT-443-0 Healthcare Strategy 61 1 Garthwaite, Craig Mon/Thu 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Evanston TBA N
2017-2018 Winter 2018 10 Weeks STRT-443-0 Healthcare Strategy 70 1 Garthwaite, Craig Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chicago TBA N