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FUTS3258 FUTUS4 Strategic Foresight 6 ECTS
Organised by
Futures Studies
Person in charge
Markku Wilenius
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2013–2014 X
Preceding studies
FUTU1 or other relevant studies, contact for details.

Learning outcomes

Students are able to relate strategic foresight as an integral part of strategic activities of corporations. Students know how to apply futures studies in strategic processes in corporations. They are able to identify the specific role foresight activities play in the corporation and they are capable of questioning conventional strategic thinking.


The objective is to make students understand how to apply futures thinking for strategic activities in corporate environment. Students are given cases to understand how systematic futures thinking enables corporations to increase their competitiveness. Excursion to a company.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 16 h 0 h
Group work

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
  • In English
Written exam and Exercise(s)

The final grade of the course consists of a written exam based on the literature (50%) and a group case study based on
supplementary material and lectures (50%).


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year spring

Study materials

1.Hamel, Gary; Prahalad, C.K., Competing for the future. Boston, Harvard Business School Press 1994.

2.Cornish, Edward, Futuring: the exploration of the future. Bethesda, World Future Society 2004.

3.Hines, Andy; Bishop, Peter, Thinking about the future: guidelines for strategic foresight. Washington, Social Technologies 2007.

4. A collection of articles and reports.

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Optional advanced courses (Futures Studies)
Turku School of Economics
Futures Studies: courses lectured in English (Futures Studies (Field of Business))
Finland Futures Research Centre
Futures Studies: courses lectured in English (Futures Studies (Field of Business))
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Turku School of Economics
Common Studies
Finnish Study Modules
Tourism Business
Finance and Investments
Responsible Business
Brand Management
Baltic Sea Business & Society
Business and Innovation Development
Sustainable Development
Law and Economics
MDP in Futures Studies (MA)
Futures Studies (Field of Business)
General Studies