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FSCT 8486 - Strategic Analysis

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This course provides students with an in-depth study of the theory of strategic analysis and its relevant applications to crime and intelligence analysis. Various contemporary strategic methods and analytic products will be used for analyzing cases and developing short and long term goals to collect criminal intelligence.


FSCT 8436





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 73054

Mon Jan 06 - Mon Mar 30 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Mar 30 Online



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Course commitments begin with pre-course reading assignment and ends when the final class assignment is due for submission. Important course information including pre-course reading will be sent to you a couple of weeks prior to class starts. Please check your myBCIT email account to access the information. Students who have been accepted into a Forensics program where this course is a part of the matrix may register without any further approvals. Students who are not currently accepted in a Forensics program or, if this course is NOT part of your program matrix, please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval at For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit:
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the difference between strategic and tactical analysis.
  • Identify the relationship between the two types of analysis and their related products.
  • Examine the structure of strategic thinking and identify strategic indicators.
  • Construct a hypothesis and select an appropriate methodology for strategic analysis.
  • Develop an effective collection plan and a stakeholder list.
  • Plan and define tasks for preparing strategic products.
  • Apply tools, techniques and methods of project management using Microsoft Project.
  • Use empirical research and analytical methods to develop strategic products.
  • Conduct environmental scans, forecasts and vulnerability assessments.
  • Articulate the strengths and weaknesses of strategic analysis.
  • Measure the effectiveness of strategic products and outcomes.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2006

Programs and courses are subject to change without notice.

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