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Archived Curricula Guide 2014–2016
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
FUTS3258 FUTUS4 Strategic Foresight 6 ECTS
Organised by
Futures Studies
Person in charge
Markku Wilenius
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X
2015–2016 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

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

1st year

Study materials

1. Hines, Andy; Bishop, Peter, Thinking about the future: guidelines for strategic foresight. Washington, Social Technologies 2007. or updated web-based version.

2. Wilenius, Markku; Kurki, Sofi, Surfing the sixth wave. FFRC eBook 2012.

3. Hiltunen, Elina. Foresight and Innovation: How companies are coping with the future. Palgrave Macmillan 2013.

4. A collection of articles and reports.

Belongs to following study modules

Finland Futures Research Centre
Futures Studies: courses lectured in English (Futures Studies (Field of Business))
Turku School of Economics
Futures Studies: courses lectured in English (Futures Studies (Field of Business))
Turku School of Economics
Optional Advanced Courses (Futures Studies)
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Optional studies (Entrepreneurship)
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Finland Futures Research Centre
Optional Advanced Courses (Futures Studies)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Finland Futures Research Centre
MDP in Futures Studies (MA)
Futures Studies (Field of Business)