Strategic foresight 851

Module code GIJ 851
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Gordon Institute of Business Science
Module content

This module focuses on strategic foresight and demonstrates the understanding and application of strategic foresight as a useful method to use in complex and uncertain environments to develop robust business strategies. Students will be provided with a diverse range of case studies to illustrate the practicality and relevance of strategic foresight as an essential way of thinking that frames corporate strategy, decision making and strategy execution. The process of anticipating alternative possible, plausible and preferred futures is a multidimensional learning process that considers multiple interconnected domains, from global to local, from regional to organisational, from country to community.
The course will provide opportunities for students to apply frameworks that consider alternative ways of understanding business futures and the interconnectedness of business, social and environmental issues. It introduces students to systemic approaches and complexity thinking, explores how technology can be used to address systemic issues, and provide a foundation for meaningful action.

Module credits 15.00
NQF Level 09
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 28 contact hours per 3 week cycle
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Period of presentation Semester 2

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