Initiate effective policies with sound research and analysis.
Format: Offered Online and On-Campus
Duration: 8 weeks
Credits: 3 credits
Effective planning requires research and the ability to evaluate the results. In MSCR 652, Strategic Planning, Implementation and Evaluation, you’ll learn appropriate research methods you can use to initiate and implement effective plans and policies.
Throughout this course, discussions, debates, documentaries, group projects and essay assignments will give you the opportunity to combine knowledge, principles, and personal experiences to analyze and evaluate the factors associated with strategic planning.
What You’ll Learn in MSCR 652
In this course, you’ll utilize research methods to identify criteria for effective policy making and evaluation. You’ll also examine factors that impact successful policy development, implementation and evaluation. You’ll prepare a literature review of strategic planning research methods and apply your knowledge of the research process by designing an empirical research proposal. To complete the course, you’ll present your proposal to classmates and your instructor.
Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:
- The Scientific Process and Empirical Research Related to Strategic Planning
- Philosophies and Limitations of Strategic Planning
- Exploring Questions in Strategic Planning
- Literature Reviews to Explore Strategic Planning Research
- Use of American Psychological Association (APA) Style and Reporting Techniques in Strategic Planning Research
- Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis in Strategic Planning
- Strategic Plan Research Presentation
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of MSCR 652, you will be able to:
- Define key concepts of the scientific process and explain how these concepts apply in empirical strategic planning research.
- Use critical and innovative thinking skills to review research and analyze the logic and approach of the research within the field of strategic planning.
- Demonstrate knowledge and application of empirical research methods in strategic planning research.
- Design appropriate statistical analysis and evaluation methods appropriate to the field of strategic planning.
- Construct an empirical research proposal applying concepts acquired in the review process.
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*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.