Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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FUTS3258 FUTUS4 Strategic Foresight 6 op
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 futu@utu.fi 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

Tulevaisuuden tutkimuskeskus
Futures Studies: courses lectured in English (Futures Studies (Field of Business))
Turun kauppakorkeakoulu
Futures Studies: courses lectured in English (Futures Studies (Field of Business))
Turun kauppakorkeakoulu
Optional Advanced Courses (Tulevaisuudentutkimus)
Johtamisen ja yrittäjyyden laitos
Johtamisen ja yrittäjyyden laitos
Optional studies (Yrittäjyys)
Johtamisen ja yrittäjyyden laitos
Tulevaisuuden tutkimuskeskus
Optional Advanced Courses (Tulevaisuudentutkimus)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Tulevaisuuden tutkimuskeskus
MDP in Futures Studies (MA)
Futures Studies (Field of Business)