Strategic planning for maximum use of financial resources is critical to success within a healthcare system. The starting point includes understanding all of the basic components of a strategic plan: mission, vision, strategy, and tactics. A strategic plan answers the questions: Why are we here? Where are we going? How will we get there? What resources do we need? How do we define success? Creative and innovative thinking when considering allocation and management of resources is explored in this course. The course covers how to assess changes to changing conditions such as regulatory compliance, revenue uncertainty, or personnel. Students will learn the conceptual language and systems of strategic planning and decision making. Students will also learn the application of these principles to provide successful change management within an organization.