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University Futures and Foresight Degrees and Programs

The disciplines of futures and foresight are long established in the academic arena, with a wide variety of programs around the world ranging from short courses through to Masters and Ph.D. programs. We have compiled the most significant and relevant courses below. Please let us know if there are other programs you think we should include.

Ph.D Programs

Country University Department Program Description
Australia University of Technology Sydney Institute for Sustainable Futures Doctor of Philosophy in futures studies The Institute for Sustainable Futures takes a futures/ foresight perspective for teaching sustainability. Of the methods taught, integral theory and the long view are key highlights.
Colombia Universidad Externado de Colombia (Externado University of Colombia) Business Administration Doctorate in Administration This is an interdisciplinary doctoral degree with an option to focus on integrating futures and foresight (prospectiva).
Denmark Aarhus University School of Business and Social Sciences Doctor of Philosophy in organizational future orientation or corporate foresight This doctoral program is offered by Professor René Rohrbeck. The program offers scholarships every six months to cover tuition and expenses. Research proposals with a strong empirical core are favored.
Finland Turun yliopisto (University of Turku) Turku School of Economics: Finland Futures Research Centre Doctor of Science in economics and business administration or Doctor of Philosophy – futures studies as a major The stated purpose is to help prepare students to become independent futures researchers. Applicants are required to have no less than 10 ECTS credits of futures/ foresight courses.
France Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (Cnam) (National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts) EPN Innovation Doctor of Management Sciences (PhD) in foresight (prospective) management, innovation, strategy, organization Cnam’s EPN Innovation has a history of foresight education that stretches beyond their doctoral and masters degrees. Their Fundamentals of Foresight course is included in 45 of their degrees.
Hungary Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem (Corvinus University of Budapest) Doctoral School of Economic Informatics: Department of Futures Studies Doctor of Philosophy in future research The university has several futures/ foresight related classes which are available to related courses. They also have both bachelor and master degree programs in futures/ foresight.
India University of Kerala Faculty of Applied Science and Technology: Department of Futures Studies Doctor of Philosophy in futures studies There are a total of 20 seats available, and the program has produced 20 PhD graduates in various topics.
Iran University of Isfahan Department of Futures Studies Master of Futures Studies A two-year program with an updated syllabus that focuses on teaching theoretical topics and methods for future studies. Students’ dissertations are chosen based on their interest so that they can apply what they have learned to specialize in a particular field.
South Africa University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) Institute of Futures Research (IFR) Doctor of Philosophy in futures studies The IFR began in 1974. This program provides the only PhD degree in futures/ foresight in Africa. It is primarily focused on those students who have graduated with the USB’s MPhil in futures studies or a related degree with futures studies as a main component.
UK University of Strathclyde Strathclyde Business School: Department of Strategy & Organisation Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Business Administration in scenario thinking and scenario planning The Department of Strategy & Organization offers a PhD and a DBA with three different research areas: strategic management, international business, scenario thinking and scenario planning. Although not explicitly titled strategic foresight or futures studies, the scenario thinking and planning degrees are focused on futures/ foresight and it’s tools & methods.
USA University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Social Sciences Doctor of Philosophy in political science with a focus on alternative futures The Manoa program teaches futures studies as a subset of political science. Started in 1971 by James Dator, the program was the first of its kind in the world.
USA Regent University School of Business & Leadership Doctor of Strategic Leadership in strategic foresight The Regent degree is focused on fostering leadership skills in its doctoral students. Strategic foresight helps these leaders to concentrate on the intricacies of leading organizations.

Country
Australia
University
University of Technology Sydney
Department
Institute for Sustainable Futures
Program
Doctor of Philosophy in futures studies
Description
The Institute for Sustainable Futures takes a futures/ foresight perspective for teaching sustainability. Of the methods taught, integral theory and the long view are key highlights.
Country
Colombia
University
Universidad Externado de Colombia (Externado University of Colombia)
Department
Business Administration
Program
Doctorate in Administration
Description
This is an interdisciplinary doctoral degree with an option to focus on integrating futures and foresight (prospectiva).
Country
Denmark
University
Aarhus University
Department
School of Business and Social Sciences
Program
Doctor of Philosophy in organizational future orientation or corporate foresight
Description
This doctoral program is offered by Professor René Rohrbeck. The program offers scholarships every six months to cover tuition and expenses. Research proposals with a strong empirical core are favored.
Country
Finland
University
Turun yliopisto (University of Turku)
Department
Turku School of Economics: Finland Futures Research Centre
Program
Doctor of Science in economics and business administration or Doctor of Philosophy – futures studies as a major
Description
The stated purpose is to help prepare students to become independent futures researchers. Applicants are required to have no less than 10 ECTS credits of futures/ foresight courses.
Country
France
University
Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (Cnam) (National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts)
Department
EPN Innovation
Program
Doctor of Management Sciences (PhD) in foresight (prospective) management, innovation, strategy, organization
Description
Cnam’s EPN Innovation has a history of foresight education that stretches beyond their doctoral and masters degrees. Their Fundamentals of Foresight course is included in 45 of their degrees.
Country
Hungary
University
Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem (Corvinus University of Budapest)
Department
Doctoral School of Economic Informatics: Department of Futures Studies
Program
Doctor of Philosophy in future research
Description
The university has several futures/ foresight related classes which are availaable to related courses. They also have both bachelor and master degree programs in futures/ foresight.
Country
India
University
University of Kerala
Department
Faculty of Applied Science and Technology: Department of Futures Studies
Program
Doctor of Philosophy in futures studies
Description
There are a total of 20 seats available, and the program has produced 20 PhD graduates in various topics.
Country
Iran
University
University of Isfahan
Department
Department of Futures Studies
Program
Master of Futures Studies
Description
A two-year program with an updated syllabus that focuses on teaching theoretical topics and methods for future studies. Students’ dissertations are chosen based on their interest so that they can apply what they have learned to specialize in a particular field.
Country
South Africa
University
University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
Department
Institute of Futures Research (IFR)
Program
Doctor of Philosophy in futures studies
Description
The IFR began in 1974. This program provides the only PhD degree in futures/ foresight in Africa. It is primarily focused on those students who have graduated with the USB’s MPhil in futures studies or a related degree with futures studies as a main component.
Country
UK
University
University of Strathclyde
Department
Strathclyde Business School: Department of Strategy & Organisation
Program
Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Business Administration in scenario thinking and scenario planning
Description
The Department of Strategy & Organization offers a PhD and a DBA with three different research areas: strategic management, international business, scenario thinking and scenario planning. Although not explicitly titled strategic foresight or futures studies, the scenario thinking and planning degrees are focused on futures/ foresight and it’s tools & methods.
Country
USA
University
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Department
College of Social Sciences
Program
Doctor of Philosophy in political science with a focus on alternative futures
Description
The Manoa program teaches futures studies as a subset of political science. Started in 1971 by James Dator, the program was the first of its kind in the world.
Country
USA
University
Regent University
Department
School of Business & Leadership
Program
Doctor of Strategic Leadership in strategic foresight
Description
The Regent degree is focused on fostering leadership skills in its doctoral students. Strategic foresight helps these leaders to concentrate on the intricacies of leading organizations.


Masters Programs

Country University Department Program Description
Argentina Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales (UCES) (University of Business and Social Sciences) Postgraduate Department Specialization in strategic foresight As a specialization, the degree is intended for those already in the workforce as managers or in strategic roles.The program is available virtually on a distance learning platform in Spanish.
Canada Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U) n/a Master of Design in strategic foresight and innovation The stated purpose of the program is to develop designers who think strategically to develop innovations that could build a better world.
Colombia Institución Universitaria de Envigado (University Institution of Envigado) Faculty of Social Sciences Master of Psychology with a specialization in Technological Foresight (Prospectiva Tecnológica) The stated purpose of the program is to train students to develop multiple scenarios within a technolgical context according to best practices.
Colombia Universidad Externado de Colombia (Externado University of Colombia) Business Administration Master's in strategic thinking and foresight (prospectiva) This degree has been tailored to train students how to prepare the future of organizations and territories in Latin America. Two certifications are also offered during the program: Economic Commission for Latin America's ”Diploma in Territorial Prospecting and Sustainable Development“ and Futuribles Internacional's ”Certificate in Prospective“.
Colombia Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Pontifical Bolivarian University) n/a Specialization in management strategy and foresight (prospectiva) The program is for professionals and entrepreneurs needing to increase their strategic skills.
Colombia Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar (Technological University of Bolivar) n/a Specialization in strategic planning and foresight (prospectiva) The program focuses on integrating foresight into the traditional strategic planning process.
Finland Turun yliopisto (University of Turku) Turku School of Economics: Finland Futures Research Centre Master of Arts in futures studies The Finland Futures Research Centre leads the Finland Futures Academy to offer futures studies courses to other students in other universities across Finland.
France Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (Cnam) (National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts) EPN Innovation Master of Law, Economics and Management in foresight (prospective), innovation and public management (Master of Public Innovation) The degree is aimed primarily at students who are or desire to be public servants.
France Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (Cnam) (National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts) EPN Innovation Master of Law, Economics and Management in foresight (prospective), innovation and transformation of organizations The degree is a little more broad than the Master of Public Innovation. It is targeted at students who will support organizations to manage their futures.
France University of Angers n/a Master of Science in foresight and innovation The program is taught entirely in English. The two years of the degree are split according to their focus. The first year is focused on understanding change and the second is focused on creating and/ or managing change.
Germany Freie Universität Berlin (Free University of Berlin) Department of Education and Psychology: Institut Futur Master of Arts in futures studies The program offers a two year degreee primarily taught in German. The focus is on concepts and methods, areas of application, and practical exercises.
Hungary Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem (Corvinus University of Budapest) School of Information Economics: Economic Geography, Geoeconomics and Sustainable Development Institute: Department of Futures Studies Master of Science in economics, regional, and environmental economics The university has several futures related classes which are availaable to related courses. They aslo have bachelor and doctoral degree programs in futures/ foresight.
India University of Kerala Faculty of Applied Science and Technology: Department of Futures Studies Master of Philosophy in futures studies The program requires two semesters of six months each. The second semester is devoted to dissertation work.
Italy Università di Trento (University of Trento) Department of Sociology and Social Research Master of Social Foresight The program is aimed at students who are already employed for their professional development. It is conducted entirely in Italian.
Mexico CENTRO n/a Specialization in design of tomorrow: scenarios and solutions The program was developed with support from the Club of Rome, WFSF, WSF, Millenium Project, and Institute for the Future. The program trains students to analyze large sets of data, design scenarios, communicate complex ideas, and generally apply the principles of futures/ foresight to complex problems.
Mexico Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education) School of Government and Public Transformation Masters in strategic foresight (prospectiva) Established in 2000, the program has taught students how to study the future for public, private and civil society organizations. The program seeks to benefit all of Latin America with students from Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia.
Peru Center for Higher National Studies n/a Masters in strategic foresight (prospectiva) After students have finished their studies, they can travel to a regional Peruvian government office to practice what they have learned. They may also travel to Bogota for a week to study at the Externado de Colombia University.
South Africa University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) Institute of Futures Research Master of Philosophy in futures studies The IFR began in 1974. This program provides the only MPhil degree in futures/ foresight in Africa. It is primarily focused on those students who have graduated with the USB’s Graduate Diploma in futures studies. The main point of the program’s vision is to foster futurists who want to engineer a preferred future.
Taiwan Tamkang University College of Education: Graduate Institute of Futures Studies Master of Education in futures studies Primarily taught in Chinese, the program is focused on teaching futures studies as a method to keep education moving forward. Undergraduate courses and courses taught in English are also available. Graduate Institute of Futures Studies also publishes the Journal of Futures Studies.
UK University of Strathclyde Strathclyde Business School: Department of Strategy & Organisation Master of Philosophy in Scenario thinking and scenario planning The Department of Strategy & Organization offers an MPhil with three different research areas: strategic management, international business, and scenario thinking & scenario planning. Although not explicitly titled strategic foresight or futures studies, the scenario thinking and planning degree is focused on futures/ foresight and its tools & methods.
USA University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Social Sciences Master of Arts in alternative futures The Manoa program teaches futures studies as a subset of political science. Started in 1971, the program was the first of its kind in the world.
USA University of Houston College of Technology Master of Science in foresight Originally begun at University of Houston-Clear Lake in 1974, the UH MS of foresight program is the longest continuously running futures/ foresight program in the world. They started enrolling online learners in 2002.
Country
Argentina
University
Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales (UCES) (University of Business and Social Sciences)
Department
Postgraduate Department
Program
Specialization in strategic foresight
Description
As a specialization, the degree is intended for those already in the workforce as managers or in strategic roles.The program is available virtually on a distance learning platform in Spanish.
Country
Canada
University
Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U)
Program
Master of Design in strategic foresight and innovation
Description
The stated purpose of the program is to develop designers who think strategically to develop innovations that could build a better world.
Country
Colombia
University
Institución Universitaria de Envigado (University Institution of Envigado)
Department
Faculty of Social Sciences
Program
Master of Psychology with a specialization in Technological Foresight (Prospectiva Tecnológica)
Description
The stated purpose of the program is to train students to develop multiple scenarios within a technolgical context according to best practices.
Country
Colombia
University
Universidad Externado de Colombia (Externado University of Colombia)
Department
Business Administration
Program
Masters in strategic thinking and foresight (prospectiva)
Description
This degree has been tailored to train students how to prepare the future of organizations and territories in Latin America. Two certifications are also offered during the program: Economic Commission for Latin America’s “Diploma in Territorial Prospecting and Sustainable Development” and Futuribles Internacional’s “Certificate in Prospective”.
Country
Colombia
University
Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Pontifical Bolivarian University)
Program
Specialization in management strategy and foresight (prospectiva)
Description
The program is for professionals and entrepreneurs needing to increase their strategic skills.
Country
Colombia
University
Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar (Technological University of Bolivar)
Program
Specialization in strategic planning and foresight (prospectiva)
Description
The program focuses on integrating foresight into the traditional strategic planning process.
Country
Finland
University
Turun yliopisto (University of Turku)
Department
Turku School of Economics: Finland Futures Research Centre
Program
Master of Arts in futures studies
Description
The Finland Futures Research Centre leads the Finland Futures Academy to offer futures studies courses to other students in other universities across Finland.
Country
France
University
Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (Cnam) (National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts)
Department
EPN Innovation
Program
Master of Law, Economics and Management in foresight (prospective), innovation and public management (Master of Public Innovation)
Description
The degree is aimed primarily at students who are or desire to be public servants.
Country
France
University
Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (Cnam) (National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts)
Department
EPN Innovation
Program
Master of Law, Economics and Management in foresight (prospective), innovation and transformation of organizations
Description
The degree is a little more broad than the Master of Public Innovation. It is targeted at students who will support organizations to manage their futures.
Country
France
University
University of Angers
Program
Master of Science in foresight and innovation
Description
The program is taught entirely in English. The two years of the degree are split according to their focus. The first year is focused on understanding change and the second is focused on creating and/ or managing change.
Country
Germany
University
Freie Universität Berlin (Free University of Berlin)
Department
Department of Education and Psychology: Institut Futur
Program
Master of Arts in futures studies
Description
The program offers a two year degreee primarily taught in German. The focus is on concepts and methods, areas of application, and practical exercises.
Country
Hungary
University
Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem (Corvinus University of Budapest)
Department
School of Information Economics: Economic Geography, Geoeconomics and Sustainable Development Institute: Department of Futures Studies
Program
Master of Science in economics, regional, and environmental economics
Description
The university has several futures related classes which are availaable to related courses. They aslo have bachelor and doctoral degree programs in futures/ foresight.
Country
India
University
University of Kerala
Department
Faculty of Applied Science and Technology: Department of Futures Studies
Program
Master of Philosophy in futures studies
Description
The program requires two semesters of six months each. The second semester is devoted to dissertation work.
Country
Italy
University
Università di Trento (University of Trento)
Department
Department of Sociology and Social Research
Program
Master of Social Foresight
Description
The program is aimed at students who are already employed for their professional development. It is conducted entirely in Italian.
Country
Mexico
University
CENTRO
Program
Specialization in design of tomorrow: scenarios and solutions
Description
The program was developed with support from the Club of Rome, WFSF, WSF, Millenium Project, and Institute for the Future. The program trains students to analyze large sets of data, design scenarios, communicate complex ideas, and generally apply the principles of futures/ foresight to complex problems.
Country
Mexico
University
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education)
Department
School of Government and Public Transformation
Program
Masters in strategic foresight (prospectiva)
Description
Established in 2000, the program has taught students how to study the future for public, private and civil society organizations. The program seeks to benefit all of Latin America with students from Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia.
Country
Peru
University
Center for Higher National Studies
Program
Masters in strategic foresight (prospectiva)
Description
After students have finished their studies, they can travel to a regional Peruvian government office to practice what they have learned. They may also travel to Bogota for a week to study at the Externado de Colombia University.
Country
South Africa
University
University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
Department
Institute of Futures Research
Program
Master of Philosophy in futures studies
Description
The IFR began in 1974. This program provides the only MPhil degree in futures/ foresight in Africa. It is primarily focused on those students who have graduated with the USB’s Graduate Diploma in futures studies. The main point of the program’s vision is to foster futurists who want to engineer a preferred future.
Country
Taiwan
University
Tamkang University
Department
College of Education: Graduate Institute of Futures Studies
Program
Master of Education in futures studies
Description
Primarily taught in Chinese, the program is focused on teaching futures studies as a method to keep education moving forward. Undergraduate courses and courses taught in English are also available. Graduate Institute of Futures Studies also publishes the Journal of Futures Studies.
Country
UK
University
University of Strathclyde
Department
Strathclyde Business School: Department of Strategy & Organisation
Program
Master of Philosophy in Scenario thinking and scenario planning
Description
The Department of Strategy & Organization offers an MPhil with three different research areas: strategic management, international business, and scenario thinking & scenario planning. Although not explicitly titled strategic foresight or futures studies, the scenario thinking and planning degree is focused on futures/ foresight and its tools & methods.
Country
USA
University
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Department
College of Social Sciences
Program
Master of Arts in alternative futures
Description
The Manoa program teaches futures studies as a subset of political science. Started in 1971, the program was the first of its kind in the world.
Country
USA
University
University of Houston
Department
College of Technology
Program
Master of Science in foresight
Description
Originally begun at University of Houston-Clear Lake in 1974, the UH MS of foresight program is the longest continuously running futures/ foresight program in the world. They started enrolling online learners in 2002.


Postgraduate Diplomas

Country University Department Program Description
Colombia Universidad EAFIT (EAFIT University) Continuing Education Diploma in strategic foresight (prospectiva) This 32-hour course is focused on using futures/ foresight as an advanced manangement tool.
Costa Rica Instituto Centroamericano de Administración Pública (Central American Institute of Public Administration) n/a Diploma in foresight (prospectiva) The program is intended for mid-level professionals in the public and private sectors for their professional development in using strategic foresight within strateic planning.
Portugal Instituto para o Desenvolvimento e Estudos Económicos, Financeiros e Empresariais (IDEFE) (Institute for Development and Economical, Financial, and Entrepreneurial Studies) n/a Post-Graduate in foresight (prospetiva), strategy, and innovation The university perceived a need from both public and private sectors to increase the skills of staff in anticipation, innovation, and value creation. So the program integrates foresight, strategy, leadership and innovation. 3-month internships are available in the Consulting arms of Deloitte and OgilvyRED. After receivng the diploma, students will be able to easily segue to the Master in Industrial Management and Strategy.
South Africa University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) Institute of Futures Research Postgraduate Diploma in futures studies The IFR began in 1974. This program provides the only postgraduate diploma in futures/ foresight in Africa. The main point of the program’s vision is to foster futurists who want to engineer a preferred future.
Country
Colombia
University
Universidad EAFIT (EAFIT University)
Department
Continuing Education
Program
Diploma in strategic foresight (prospectiva)
Description
This 32-hour course is focused on using futures/ foresight as an advanced manangement tool.
Country
Costa Rica
University
Instituto Centroamericano de Administración Pública (Central American Institute of Public Administration)
Program
Diploma in foresight (prospectiva)
Description
The program is intended for mid-level professionals in the public and private sectors for their professional development in using strategic foresight within strateic planning.
Country
Portugal
University
Instituto para o Desenvolvimento e Estudos Económicos, Financeiros e Empresariais (IDEFE) (Institute for Development and Economical, Financial, and Entrepreneurial Studies)
Program
Post-Graduate in foresight (prospetiva), strategy, and innovation
Description
The university perceived a need from both public and private sectors to increase the skills of staff in anticipation, innovation, and value creation. So the program integrates foresight, strategy, leadership and innovation. 3-month internships are available in the Consulting arms of Deloitte and OgilvyRED. After receivng the diploma, students will be able to easily segue to the Master in Industrial Management and Strategy.
Country
South Africa
University
University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
Department
Institute of Futures Research
Program
Postgraduate Diploma in futures studies
Description
The IFR began in 1974. This program provides the only postgraduate diploma in futures/ foresight in Africa. The main point of the program’s vision is to foster futurists who want to engineer a preferred future.


Undergraduate Programs

Country University Department Program Description
Hungary Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem (Corvinus University of Budapest) School of Information Economics: Economic Geography, Geoeconomics and Sustainable Development Institute: Department of Futures Studies Bachelor of Arts in future research The university has several futures/ foresight related classes which are available to related courses. They also have master and doctoral degree programs in futures/ foresight.
USA San Diego City College n/a Associates in futures studies It is only a two year degree, but it provides all the basic learning necessary to engage the futures/ foresight community.
USA University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Social Sciences Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies The Manoa program teaches futures studies as a subset of political science. Started in 1971, the program was the first of its kind in the world. Although UHM does not offer a BA in futures studies, such a degree can be custom built for students under the BA in Interdisciplary Studies program. Undergraduate classes are also available for students in other degree programs.
Country
Hungary
University
Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem (Corvinus University of Budapest)
Department
School of Information Economics: Economic Geography, Geoeconomics and Sustainable Development Institute: Department of Futures Studies
Program
Bachelor of Arts in future research
Description
The university has several futures/ foresight related classes which are available to related courses. They also have master and doctoral degree programs in futures/ foresight.
Country
USA
University
San Diego City College
Program
Associates in futures studies
Description
It is only a two year degree, but it provides all the basic learning necessary to engage the futures/ foresight community.
Country
USA
University
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Department
College of Social Sciences
Program
Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies
Description
The Manoa program teaches futures studies as a subset of political science. Started in 1971, the program was the first of its kind in the world. Although UHM does not offer a BA in futures studies, such a degree can be custom built for students under the BA in Interdisciplary Studies program. Undergraduate classes are also available for students in other degree programs.


Short Courses

Country University Department Program Description
Australia Swinburne University of Technology n/a Graduate Certificate of Design Strategy and Innovation This is a 6-month, single semester program that integrates futures thinking with design thinking. Students are taught design within a strategic and operational context which includes strategic foresight as a key skill.
Denmark Aarhus University School of Business and Social Sciences Strategic Foresight This is a four day course attended from 9 am – 4 pm. It is a leadership course that introduces students to the principles of foresight and shows them best practices for practical application.
France Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (Cnam) (National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts) EPN Innovation Certificate of Competence in foresight (prospective) and strategic management The purpose is to give students a deep understanding of the four key aspects of an organization: foresight, strategy, management and marketing
France Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (Cnam) (National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts) EPN Innovation Certificate of Competence in organization strategy and applied foresight The certificate will give students a deep understanding of foresight and how it applies to strategy with tools for implementation in one of the specialities: human resources, organization, technology, business, sustainable development and territories.
Germany European Business School (EBS) n/a Module on Strategy, Corporate Foresight & Business Model Innovation in the Mobility Sector This is a module that can be included or is compulsory in Master in Automotive Management and Master in Business Administration (MBA).
Germany European Business School (EBS) n/a Module on Strategic Foresight This is a module that can be included or is compulsory in Master in Management and Master in Business Administration (MBA).
Portugal Instituto para o Desenvolvimento e Estudos Económicos, Financeiros e Empresariais (IDEFE) (Institute for Development and Economical, Financial, and Entrepreneurial Studies) n/a Executive Education Program: Futures, Strategic Design & Innovation The program promises to be an immersive experience with illustrious keynote speakers and a Scanning, Sensing, and Acting framework specifically designed for this course.
Sweden International Certified Future Strategist (ICFS) n/a Certified Future Strategists The program is administered by foresight professionals in five different consultancies from five different countries across Europe. There are four modules within the course that are held over four 3-day weekends. So, the program is perfect for professionals needing an extra qualification for professional development. The certification process is overseen by the Executive Management Institute, https://www.exmi.se/en-us/.
UK Oxford University Department of Continuing Education Certificate of Attendance for strategic planning and foresight: Learning from and managing for the future A one-day course, the workshop gives attendees a toolbox of methods intended to be applied in their work.
UK Oxford University Saïd Business School Oxford Scenarios Program This is a 5-day program teaching scenario planning. Alumni of the course will be able to attend the 3-yearly Oxford Futures Forum.
UK University of Manchester Manchester Institute of Innovation Research The ART of Foresight & Sustainable Futures: Anticipating, Recommending and Transforming Research and Innovation Futures With Course Director Rafael Popper and Co-director Ian Miles, this short course provides an overview of foresight techniques and their practical application for decision-makers and researchers. University of Manchester has run a Foresight and Horizon Scanning program every year since 1999.
USA University of Houston College of Technology Professional Certificate in foresight This is a 5-day, project based workshop that must be attended face to face. Those who complete the post-workshop project will gain a pre-requisite for joining the Association of Professional Futurists (APF).
Country
Australia
University
Swinburne University of Technology
Program
Graduate Certificate of Design Strategy and Innovation
Description
This is a 6-month, single semester program that integrates futures thinking with design thinking. Students are taught design within a strategic and operational context which includes strategic foresight as a key skill.
Country
Denmark
University
Aarhus University
Department
School of Business and Social Sciences
Program
Strategic Foresight
Description
This is a four day course attended from 9 am – 4 pm. It is a leadership course that introduces students to the principles of foresight and shows them best practices for practical application.
Country
France
University
Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (Cnam) (National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts)
Department
EPN Innovation
Program
Certificate of Competence in foresight (prospective) and strategic management
Description
The purpose is to give students a deep understanding of the four key aspects of an organization: foresight, strategy, management and marketing
Country
France
University
Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (Cnam) (National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts)
Department
EPN Innovation
Program
Certificate of Competence in organization strategy and applied foresight
Description
The certificate will give students a deep understanding of foresight and how it applies to strategy with tools for implementation in one of the specialities: human resources, organization, technology, business, sustainable development and territories.
Country
Germany
University
European Business School (EBS)
Program
Module on Strategy, Corporate Foresight & Business Model Innovation in the Mobility Sector
Description
This is a module that can be included or is compulsory in Master in Automotive Management and Master in Business Administration (MBA).
Country
Germany
University
European Business School (EBS)
Program
Module on Strategic Foresight
Description
This is a module that can be included or is compulsory in Master in Management and Master in Business Administration (MBA).
Country
Portugal
University
Instituto para o Desenvolvimento e Estudos Económicos, Financeiros e Empresariais (IDEFE) (Institute for Development and Economical, Financial, and Entrepreneurial Studies)
Program
Executive Education Program: Futures, Strategic Design & Innovation
Description
The program promises to be an immersive experience with illustrious keynote speakers and a Scanning, Sensing, and Acting framework specifically designed for this course.
Country
Sweden
University
International Certified Future Strategist (ICFS)
Program
Certified Future Strategists
Description
The program is administered by foresight professionals in five different consultancies from five different countries across Europe. There are four modules within the course that are held over four 3-day weekends. So, the program is perfect for professionals needing an extra qualification for professional development. The certification process is overseen by the Executive Management Institute, https://www.exmi.se/en-us/.
Country
UK
University
Oxford University
Department
Department of Continuing Education
Program
Certificate of Attendance for strategic planning and foresight: Learning from and managing for the future
Description
A one-day course, the workshop gives attendees a toolbox of methods intended to be applied in their work.
Country
UK
University
Oxford University
Department
Saïd Business School
Program
Oxford Scenarios Program
Description
This is a 5-day program teaching scenario planning. Alumni of the course will be able to attend the 3-yearly Oxford Futures Forum.
Country
UK
University
University of Manchester
Department
Manchester Institute of Innovation Research
Program
The ART of Foresight & Sustainable Futures: Anticipating, Recommending and Transforming Research and Innovation Futures
Description
With Course Director Rafael Popper and Co-director Ian Miles, this short course provides an overview of foresight techniques and their practical application for decision-makers and researchers. University of Manchester has run a Foresight and Horizon Scanning program every year since 1999.
Country
USA
University
University of Houston
Department
College of Technology
Program
Professional Certificate in foresight
Description
This is a 5-day, project based workshop that must be attended face to face. Those who complete the post-workshop project will gain a pre-requisite for joining the Association of Professional Futurists (APF).


Related Programs

Country University Department Program Description
Australia University of Technology Sydney Institute for Sustainable Futures Various The Institute for Sustainable Futures takes a futures/ foresight perspective for teaching sustainability. They offer degrees in topics such as resource futures, water futures, food futures, etc. which appear to teach sustainability through the lens of futures/ foresight.
Canada Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U) n/a Master of Arts, Master of Design, or Master of Fine Arts in digital futures Many universities have a course in digital futures, but this program, that is connected to OCAD’s strategic foresight and innovation program, has a course called Possible Futures that focuses on teaching scenario thinking.
India University of Kerala Faculty of Applied Science and Technology: Department of Futures Studies Master of Technology in technology management The degree is an interdisciplinary program administered by the Department of Futures Studies and focuses on integrated planning, design, optimization, operation, and control of technological products, processes, and services.
Malta University of Malta Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking Master in creativity and innovation Although the degree program is not specifically futures/ foresight in subject, the Edward de Bono Institute uses futures/ foresight as a key principle for the program.
UK Birmingham City University School of Engineering and the Built Environment Master of Science in building surveying with facilities management It is not a foresight program at all. However, the program exists in response to a futures/ foresight study that was performed: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Strategic Foresight 2030: http://www.rics.org/uk/about-rics/responsible-business/rics-futures/discussions/rics-strategic-foresight-2030/
UK Brunel University n/a Master of Science in integrated product design Although not a futures/ foresight course, the program contains a Design Futures module that teaches the integration of futures thinking and design thinking.
UK University of Glasgow n/a Master of Business Administration (MBA) The program has a class called Strategic Foresight, but it does not necessarily teach the principles of futures/ foresight. The class is primarily conducted by visiting speakers–business heads, who discuss the issues of mainatining a strategic edge. The content of the class therefore depends on the content of the presentations from these guest speakers.
USA University of Arizona School for the Future of Innovation in Society Doctor of Philosophy in human and social dimensions of science and technology Although not focused on the future, the degree is an interdisciplinary study of how technology is affecting society and vice versa.
Country
Australia
University
University of Technology Sydney
Department
Institute for Sustainable Futures
Program
Various
Description
The Institute for Sustainable Futures takes a futures/ foresight perspective for teaching sustainability. They offer degrees in topics such as resource futures, water futures, food futures, etc. which appear to teach sustainability through the lens of futures/ foresight.
Country
Canada
University
Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U)
Program
Master of Arts, Master of Design, or Master of Fine Arts in digital futures
Description
Many universities have a course in digital futures, but this program, that is connected to OCAD’s strategic foresight and innovation program, has a course called Possible Futures that focuses on teaching scenario thinking.
Country
India
University
University of Kerala
Department
Faculty of Applied Science and Technology: Department of Futures Studies
Program
Master of Technology in technology management
Description
The degree is an interdisciplinary program administered by the Department of Futures Studies and focuses on integrated planning, design, optimization, operation, and control of technological products, processes, and services.
Country
Malta
University
University of Malta
Department
Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking
Program
Master in creativity and innovation
Description
Although the degree program is not specifically futures/ foresight in subject, the Edward de Bono Institute uses futures/ foresight as a key principle for the program.
Country
UK
University
Birmingham City University
Department
School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Program
Master of Science in building surveying with facilities management
Description
It is not a foresight program at all. However, the program exists in response to a futures/ foresight study that was performed: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Strategic Foresight 2030: http://www.rics.org/uk/about-rics/responsible-business/rics-futures/discussions/rics-strategic-foresight-2030/
Country
UK
University
Brunel University
Program
Master of Science in integrated product design
Description
Although not a futures/ foresight course, the program contains a Design Futures module that teaches the integration of futures thinking and design thinking.
Country
UK
University
University of Glasgow
Program
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Description
The program has a class called Strategic Foresight, but it does not necessarily teach the principles of futures/ foresight. The class is primarily conducted by visiting speakers–business heads, who discuss the issues of mainatining a strategic edge. The content of the class therefore depends on the content of the presentations from these guest speakers.
Country
USA
University
University of Arizona
Department
School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Program
Doctor of Philosophy in human and social dimensions of science and technology
Description
Although not focused on the future, the degree is an interdisciplinary study of how technology is affecting society and vice versa.

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