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Strategic Analysis FSCT 8486

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

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.






Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of FSCT 8486 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 73054


Thu Jan 12 - Thu Apr 06 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 73054
  • $808.53
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 12 - Apr 06 Thu 18:00 - 21:30 Online

Ken Schulz

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This course will be ONLINE and classes will be taught LIVE. Attendance is mandatory. For details on the textbook required, please check: (BCIT WINTER TERM... DE - FSCT). 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:

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed October 26, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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

Related Programs

Strategic Analysis (FSCT 8486) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time


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