Estado del arte

State of the art

Futures studies programs

Formación de posgrado en Estudios de futuros

Lucio Mauricio Henao Vélez - 2022

The state of the art in futures studies, is a compilation and complementation elaborated by Lucio Mauricio Henao Vélez from his experience, secondary information investigated in other websites of prospective, future studies, future research. foresight, prospective and other sources.

El estado del arte en estudios de futuros, es una recopilación y complementación elaborada por Lucio Mauricio Henao Vélez desde su experiencia, información secundaria indagada en otros sitios web de prospective, future studies, future research. foresight, prospectiva y otras fuentes.

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Posgrados: Foresight - Prospectiva - Estudio de futuros

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University of Hawai


Alternative Futures M.A

Polsci 672

Polsci 673

The University Hawaii Political Science Department has offered undergraduate and graduate courses in political futures studies since 1969. In 1978, the *Alternative Futures M.A. Option* was created in order to offer an advanced degree for people who wish to engage in futures research professionally from a political science perspective. Undergraduate work in futures studies may be undertaken within the Department of Political Science, while an undergraduate major in futures studies can be personally tailored through the UH Liberal Studies Program.

A freshman-level introduction to political futures studies, Political Science 171, is taught both online and in classrooms. It is available to any qualified person, worldwide, as an entirely *web-based course* or as a classroom course for undergraduate students enrolled not only at the University of Hawaii at Manoa but also at many of the other campuses of the University of Hawaii system. There is also an advanced undergraduate course, Political Science 342, Futuristics and Political Design, which is presently only available as a classroom course at the Manoa campus. It focuses on various political designs for a future settlement on Mars.

The Alternative Futures M.A. Option within the Department of Political Science of the University of Hawaii normally takes two to three academic years. One or more years are devoted to course work, including two required futures core courses (Polsci 672 and Polsci 673), three (out of eight) core political science courses (Polsci 610-680), two courses in research methods (Polsci 601 and Communications 696), and three electives, one of which must be a 700-level seminar. The final year entails a paid internship where the student applies futures theories and methods to planning and policy making in an organization providing an intern position. Most interns have worked in the Institute for Alternative Futures in Alexandria, Virginia. The Center has had an ongoing relation with the Institute since helping establish it in 1976. Internships (sometimes paid and sometimes not) in other public or private organizations are also tailored to the needs and preferences of each member of the Option. Students preferring not to intern may choose to write a future-oriented MA thesis instead.

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Technical University of Ingolstadt


Master program "Global Foresight and Technology Management (M. Sc.)

1. Semestre
Prospectiva estratégica y análisis de tendencias
Métodos de gestión de la innovación
Diseño y evaluación de tecnología
Proyecto Future Life Worlds
Aplicación de tecnología de proyectos
2. Semestre
Modelado de negocios futuros
Procesos de transformación y gestión del cambio
Evaluación tecnológica y ética empresarial
Escenarios comerciales del proyecto y gestión de riesgos
Seminario de investigación de proyectos
3. Semestre
Tesis de maestría

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University of Huston


Studies of the Future MS

The graduate program in Studies of the Future leads to the master of science (MS) degree. The plan is by nature multidisciplinary, leading to foresight about emerging patterns, trends, cross-impacts, and implications involving demographic, social, technological, economic, ecological, political and related topic areas. Many graduates do forecasting, strategic planning, anticipatory impact assessment or issues management in business, government or non-profit organizations. Other alumni seek the Ph.D. degree in specializations of their choosing. Still others take the MS degree in Studies of the Future for more general reasons, finding it a stimulating way to enlarge their personal and professional horizons. As an alternative to the MS in Studies of the Future, students may complete a 12-hour sub-plan in Studies of the Future within the Master of Business Administration degree (MBA). For a description of this sub-plan see the School of Business section in the catalog.

In addition to the regular curriculum, the plan offers a summer residential intensive program, requiring students to be in residence for only six weeks in each of two summer terms for a total of 12 weeks. In the months before coming to campus, students do assigned reading and study questions. Then when in residence, intensive classes cover theory and experiential skill development. After returning home, students revise their answers to study questions and complete a term project and/or a final exam. In the year between the two summer terms, they take two elective classes at a university in their home city.

The faculty also manages the UHCL Institute for Futures Research. Grants and projects administered by the Institute provide hands-on research and consulting opportunities for students.

There is no single type of undergraduate preparation that is preferred above others. Applications and inquiries should be addressed to the advising coordinator, School of Human Sciences and Humanities or see

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Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies


Doctor of Philosophy - Futures Studies as a Major

The Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies is designed to educate foresight experts who help organisations to harness future opportunities and avoid unnecessary risks. The programme trains students to become professionals who are competent to choose from various methods when facing a particular development challenge. The students will get a versatile toolkit to implement foresight thinking for the benefit of a given organisation.

The two-year Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies is composed of 120 credits (ECTS). The final degree conferred is Master of Arts. Students should note that this is a full-time programme and physical attendance will be required by most courses.

Master’s Degree Programme: Futures Studies (FUTU) ​ 120 cr ​
Futures Studies (including 60 cr of advanced Futures Studies, 9cr of mandatory, introductory Futures Studies courses and 12 credits of optional courses)
81 cr
Minor: Economic Sociology, Entrepreneurship, Management and 
Organisation, or Sustainable Development​
25 cr
Language and Communication Studies ​
​10 cr
Methodological Studies ​
4 cr
Foundations of Futures Studies
History, actors in the field, theories, futures thinking
Scenario Thinking ​Scenario approach, environmental scanning, futures wheel, futures table, weak signals, black swans and wild cards
​Career Management ​Personal futures orientation and career management
​Futures Case Evaluation ​Case study for example organisation's scenarios
​Futures Research Methods
​Overview of all futures research methods, cases
​Ethics of Futures Studies
Ethical and moral standards and challenges in futures work
​Systems Thinking Complexity, systemic structure of dynamic and complex wholes, methodologies of systems thinking
Strategic Foresight ​Visionary leadership and corporate foresight, connection between foresight and strategy process, governmental and regional foresight
​Futures Research Methods in Practice ​Connecting various futures studies methods and theoretical thinking
​Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures
​Study and evaluate effects of globalisation, concept of sustainability
​Changing Futures
​Current futures course (not arranged every year)
​Master's Thesis ​Includes a mandatory thesis group

In the postgraduate studies the doctoral candidates will deepen their understanding and skills in Futures Studies in order to be able to act as independent researchers in the field of Futures Studies. At the TSE, a wide range of research topics have been carried out in the field of Futures Studies. Students can specialize in, for example, business foresight, the future of energy and environmental issues, education, large scale socio-economic transitions, future consciousness and futures studies methodology.


These experts will be employed in demanding research, education, development, and foresight duties in companies and public organizations. The first intake of PhD students will be in November 2013 and from the year 2014 onwards twice a year (May and November).

Greeleaf University


Master Level Courses

Future Studies (FS)

FS 500 Personal and Professional Growth Plan

The Personal and Professional Growth Plan (PPGP) is addressed in detail in a separate publication. The PPGP is an initial assessment assisting the learner in the development of an individualized study program. It provides the learner with a unique perspective of past experience, present goals, and future professional growth potential, as well as a first draft of a realistic study program and time line leading to degree completion. 

FS501 Leadership and Management

A presentation of the future roles and relationships between leaders, managers, and workers in both the public and private sectors, nationally and globally; examination of the relationships between authentic leadership and creative management including the challenge of followership and what leadership is about; tools of the leader; servant-leadership.

FS502 The Literature of Futurology

A discussion of the "history of the future" and the rich heritage of literature dealing with the future, prior to the creation of modern futurology; the origins of futurology, its evolution, and current issues.

FS503 Futures Research Methodologies

An examination of the numerous futures research methodologies, and their uses. An exploration of the principal forecasting and trending instruments used to establish the parameters and simulations of future events and behaviors, the use of risk analysis and risk assessment to estimate impacts, and the capacity of Delphi and scenarios to simulate and evaluate future events.

FS511 The Challenges of Globality

An examination of the historical development of current globalization; a description and analysis of demographics, economics, and diversity of the global economy and competition; the commitment of multinationals to world quality standards such as ISO 9000; and the prospects in the future for international trade, global integration, and joint venture.

FS512 The Challenges of Technology

An examination of the role of technology as a driving force of social change, and the major technological breakthroughs that are likely to occur in the next 25 years; the phenomenon of social change; an estimate of the various orders of impacts such technologies will have on world commerce and productivity; the use of technology assessment as a form of technology risk analysis.

FS513 The Future of Organizations

An examination of the major international agencies, their structural configurations, and their roles in promoting international stability and national integrity; discussion of the likely evolution of organizations in the future and the impact of multinational organizations, international organizations and trends in organizational development and behavior.

FS514 The Future of Social Systems

A discussion of the nature of classic, current, and future theories of systems and their capacity to explain and to some extent predict the behaviors of large scale organizations; the possible scenarios for social evolution beyond the decline of the welfare state and the changes in the nation-state; the emergence of the "third sector;" the decline of government power; the increasing obsolescence of politics and future of capitalism.

FS515 Systems Thinking: Theory & Practice

An examination of the basic theories of systems thinking and the uses of systems theory in practice, particularly in multi-disciplinary studies and complex situations and problems.

FS516 Communications & Information Systems

An examination of the revolution in contemporary communications; an analysis of the art and science of knowledge management, the current and future state of information systems, the use of distance learning and training via internet and satellite; and the long range projections of the future of the World Wide Web.

FS517 Sustainable Development: Illusion or Reality

An examination of the global environment and of environmental organizations and groups; the linkage between environmental, protection, and sustainable economic development; the limits to growth; global simulation; the prospect for environmental stability in the 21st century.
FS550 Major Paper/Project Research

The selection of a topic; working to complete the research and to write up an acceptable purpose methodology, results and conclusions; producing a satisfactory paper or project report

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Leeds Metropolitan University


M.A. in Foresight and Futures Studies

It has become increasingly clear that human decisions and actions play an important part in determining the future of both humanity and the world in which we live. At the start of the 21st century we are faced with a range of questions in economic, social, political and technological fields which could have major significance for the future. Many of these questions raise important ethical issues. They are also frequently surrounded by uncertainty.

To make effective decisions we would need knowledge of the future impact of alternative courses of action that we cannot possess. We are consequently forced to make decisions, which have long term implications in conditions of considerable uncertainty. Foresight and Futures Studies, a developing international discipline, aims to critically examine the difficulties associated with making decisions with long term future consequences in conditions of uncertainty and to provide methods through which these difficulties can be minimised and a creative approach to the future adopted.

Among the questions facing humanity is the growing awareness of our dependence on the fragile earth and the impact of human activity over the last 200 years on it. We are faced with the possibility that our species could be working towards its own destruction. We cannot be certain, until it is too late, but the awareness of the possibility creates a novel circumstance. If, for example, we are the first generation that influences global climate, and the last generation to escape the consequences, we have moved into a new era in which we are responsible as never before for what happens in the future.

To an extent, we have had this responsibility since humanity first planted crops, started making tools and began to use fire, but ours is the first generation to become aware of our impact and, consequently, to understand the nature of our responsibility. Previous generations have been able to live without this knowledge, to act in their present assuming that the future would look after itself. We do not have that privilege. Our technology, which if anything, is the cause of the problem, has also given us the ability to perceive it. Human technology has grown so powerful and human numbers have increased so remarkably that the future is not what it used to be. In such circumstances we need to develop our capability to critically assess our potential impact on the future and make decisions accordingly.

Technology, which is itself a product of human ingenuity, is having increasing implications for society. Information Technology, for example, has been called a meta-technology because it has potential implications across a wide range of situations including employment, transport, and the home. The nature of the impact, whether it will be beneficial or harmful and to whom, is subject to wide ranging debate. The ethical issues raised by bio-technology, particularly genetic engineering, are likely to increase as the possibilities of human intervention in natural processes grow. The potential of molecular manufacturing and other emerging technologies and the issues they raise have yet to be explored.

Social changes, particularly demographic changes in the size and location of world population and the ageing of western populations pose major ethical and political issues. In the west projections anticipate a smaller working age population supporting a growing number of pensioners who will require increasing expenditure on health care and social welfare. At the same time some commentators foresee major changes in employment which will raise important social concerns, and question the ability of society to support large numbers of dependents.

The future, as we approach the third millennium, seems ever more uncertain and even threatening. The mechanistic model of reality, on which Industrial Society was built, is increasingly challenged by advances in scientific knowledge. The developing ideas of, for example, Chaos Theory suggest that established methods of understanding reality and assumptions about influencing the future are more limited than once envisaged and that new approaches are required. The problems that confront us are frequently ill structured, "We do not know what information is needed; we have few comprehensive models and no prescription for how to process the information we have. Even worse, there is no end to the problem." Such situations require an approach and an education that accepts complexity and uncertainty and provides the means to deal effectively with them. Foresight and Futures Studies offers such an approach accepting responsibility for the future and of the importance of human action in influencing it .

This is no easy task and raises many philosophical and practical difficulties. The inherent uncertainty of the future means that we cannot know in advance what the impact of some of our actions will be, or how others will react to them. While we can anticipate some of the future discoveries which will be made, we know little about the impact they will have on our lives.

Foresight and Futures Studies offer concepts and methods to work with the difficulties of an uncertain future and to help us deal constructively with a rapidly changing present. They can assist the development of the ability to influence the future rather than merely predict it. To make the future happen for us rather than happen to us.

By focusing attention on the future Foresight and Futures Studies is concerned with the direction that society is taking, rather than where it has come from. In doing so it offers a unique perspective and affords opportunities for the development of the understanding and skills necessary for dealing effectively with the future. The course aims to develop this understanding and these skills to assist a range of social actors in the private, public and voluntary sectors.
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Swinburne University technology


Certificate, Diploma and Master  of Science in
Strategic Foresight

The Australian Foresight Institute offers a nested postgraduate program in Strategic Foresight. The three stages of the program are:

  • Stage 1 - Graduate Certificate of Science in Strategic Foresight
  • Stage 2 - Graduate Diploma of Science in Strategic Foresight
  • Stage 3 - Master of Science in Strategic Foresight

Stages 1 to 3 are all offered in a face-to-face, on-campus format, and are taught in 'block mode'. Normally there is a three-day 'block', a break of a couple of weeks, and another two-day 'block'. This is why it is called 'block mode'. These are intensive, full days, with class time from 9.30am to around 4pm. (Some subjects in Stages 2 and 3 are research subjects for which there is no on-campus class time.)

In addition, Stage 1 was trialled in an on-line format in 2004 for residents of Australia. The overall course structure of the on-line format follows that of the on-campus form, with equivalent curriculum, so that students may articulate between them. At the end of the on-line course students have the option of either graduating with a Graduate Certificate or continuing their studies to Stage 2 on campus. There are currently no plans to extend the on-line format beyond the Graduate Certificate level, or to beyond Australia, in the immediate future.

The on-line mode of the Graduate Certificate year will again be offered in 2005 to students residing in Australia. More information is available about what to expect in the on-line Grad Cert year. Brochure

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School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Regent University


Master of Arts in Strategic Foresight

It takes more than traditional business practices to lead a successful organization; it takes the tools and the ability to recognize and understand the trends that help predict future challenges and opportunities.

Leadership on the cutting edge of change

Grasp your opportunity to study the future in the context of organizational decision-making through the School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship's Master of Arts in Strategic Foresight. Designed for consultants as well as managers of strategy, HR/training, R&D and marketing, our MSF degree will fine-tune your leadership abilities and help you discover how to position your leadership on the cutting edge of change. 

This 33-semester-hour degree can be completed in 18 to 48 months and includes key strategic foresight elements of futures theory, leadership, creativity, vision, social change, critical thinking, forecasting, scenario development and strategic planning. Learn more about this program's degree requirements.

In addition, the MSF offers the convenience and flexibility of online course delivery and autonomous learning methods that accommodate almost any schedule, allowing you to continue full-time employment throughout the program. In most cases, no on-campus residency is required. To learn more about admissions requirements and to apply, go to our admissions site.

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Stellenbosh University

 South Africa

M.Phil. (Futures Studies) During periods of stability decision-making is relatively simple as change is reasonably predictable and established methods usually work. During times of turbulence, however, such as those the world, Africa and South Africa are experiencing now and will continue to experience for many decades, rapid change is pervasive and the future becomes more and more uncertain and complex. The result is that old ways of thinking about the future no longer suffice.

Whether in the commercial world or in public services, the pace and complexity of the challenges facing organisations demand an approach to thinking about the future that is both creative and rigorous. The true challenge is to become a change maker, not just a passive change taker.

The M.Phil. (Futures Studies) serves the needs of individuals, groups, organisations and government departments that must understand possible changes in their long-term future and respond accordingly.

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Undergraduate and PhD PROGRAM

Prospective organitational

Created in 1992 as multidisciplinary degree, the doctoral program has been revised to focus on foresight.

Coursework for doctoral students includes a monthly research seminar (30 hours a year). This seminar course introduces students to the latest studies in futures research as well as organisational strategy and related fields. It also provides doctoral candidates with the methodological background needed to define their research methodology. Students are thus able to discuss and debate their problematic and challenges.

The doctoral seminar course comprises two parts. The first part covers research methods in futures studies and strategy (including epistemology of "'strategic prospective", applied futures-studies methods in organisational strategy research, quantitative and qualitative methods in management research, longitudinal studies and strategic change). The second part presents the LIPSOR research areas.

The doctoral program aims at providing candidates an efficient frame for building their problematic and methods of research in prospective and strategy. Improving future doctorates’s skills and up dating their research knowledge in prospective, strategy and organization, epistemology of strategic prospective and research methods is also achieved thanks to Lipsor’s network.

Méthodes de prospective et d'analyse stratégique
Prospective stratégique : recherches et applications
Prospective et évaluation de la recherche et de la technologie
Prospective de l'environnement, développement durable et stratégie des entreprises
Prospective territoriale
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OCAD University

Ontario College Art & Design University


Master of Design Strategic Foresight & Innovation

OCAD University

Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation

Recognizing the increasing importance that design thinking can play in positively impacting society, enhancing business success and managing organizational change, students in the Master of Design in Strategic Foresight & Innovation program address the complex dilemmas of contemporary society. The program focuses on the application of foresight and design innovation methods to develop solutions that are transformative and sustainable—economically and environmentally—and that address human needs. The program interweaves design with social science, technology and business while providing the skills and knowledge to identify critical issues, frame problems and develop innovative solutions and implementation plans. Through holistic thinking in a co-creative environment, the designer, business person, social scientist and engineer will develop together the skills required for true socio-technological innovation.

The MDes in Strategic Foresight and Innovation is a part-time program.

The MDes in Strategic Foresight and Innovation is a part-time, two-year, 45 credit program, comprising:

  • Two core directed studios
  • One foundational seminar in business and design thinking
  • Six required seminars
  • A major research project

In order to support the needs of students who may be working full or part time while completing the program, courses are clustered on one day per week, normally Thursdays or Fridays. It is expected that most students will complete the program in two years (six terms). 

Students will develop design thinking skills that include analysis, synthesis and strategic and creative thinking, which are critical for professionals in the public, private and voluntary sectors. The program will develop students’ expertise in research and innovation methodologies to a high level and will enable them to acquire sufficient contextual knowledge to develop intelligent, innovative, visionary and future-enhancing solutions in their culminating projects. With their creativity and ability to navigate complex systems and guided by strong social and environmental principles, graduates of this program will be well-positioned to make meaningful societal change.


The Master of Design in Strategic Foresight & Innovation will graduate leaders in social innovation. Students will be encouraged to develop strategic innovations that create sustainable value; economically, ecologically, and that address pressing societal issues pertinent to their particular area of interest in the public, private or voluntary sectors. The program will enable students to:

  • Explore and test new methods of organization, creation and production.
  • Develop strategic, innovative and anticipatory solutions (strategic foresight) and implementation plans for design, business or policy innovations, or for organizational or infrastructural change.
  • Navigate complex problems through the study of systems theory and the analysis of relevant systems including ecological, social, economic and political organizations.
  • Develop an ethical sensibility that promotes socially and ecologically sound responses to complex global issues.

Key Features

  • Students will be engaged in a collaborative, co-creative studio environment in their core directed studio classes. Working in multidisciplinary teams on many of their projects, students will benefit from the diverse disciplinary backgrounds of their faculty and of their fellow students.
  • An advisory committee of faculty and—in the case of real world projects—public or private sector professionals will support and guide each student’s major project.
  • A part-time schedule and some flexibility in course sequencing will accommodate the needs of working professionals.
  • Guest lectures and critiques from professional strategists and foresight experts.
  • A peer-reviewed journal, published biannually and featuring articles from the best of student projects/theses, capturing and disseminating new thinking on innovation

Freie Universität Berlin

Free University of Berlin Institute of futures



Master Arts Futures Studies

Department of Education and Psychology
Education and Future Science

Contact: Bernd Stegmann
Address: Arnimallee 9 
14195 Berlin
Telephone: (030) 838-754 91
Fax: (030) 838-475491
  • Future research deals with possible, probable, and desirable future developments. Although we cannot see the future, the basic features of important development structures are already taking shape today. Academic methods and social discourse allow us to see these rough outlines. This is where future research comes in.

    Future research has become an important tool in certain areas, such as climate research and assessment of the future impact of technologies. But social developments, such as the future of the education system or changes in political participation, are also fields in which future research can play an effective role. The field serves to supply information about social, economic, ecological, political, cultural, and technological notions of the future and possibilities for development in these areas.

    The results of future research open up the broad range of possible, probable, and desirable futures and lay them out for public discussion.

    Application period 20.01. - 30.04.
    Program start Winter semester
    Language German
    Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
    Duration 4 semesters

Faculty of New Sciences and Technologies

Master degree in Futures Studies


  • 1.       Foundations of Futures Studies (48 Hours)

  • 2.       Futures Studies Methods (1) (48 Hours)

  • 3.       Futures Studies Methods (2) (48 Hours)

  • 4.       System theory and futures studies (48 Hours)

  • 5.       Research methods (32 Hours)

  • 1.       Historical Studies (Macrohistory) (48 Hours)

  • 2.       Science and Technology studies (48 Hours)

  • 3.       Social Change Theories (48 Hours)

  • 4.       Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures (48 Hours)

  • 5.       Economy of Innovation and Technological Changes (48 Hours)

  • 6.       Modeling Social System (48 Hours)

  • 7.       Strategic Foresight (48 Hours)

  • 8.       Management of Future Organizations (organizational foresight) (48 Hours)

  • 9.       Technological Entrepreneurship (48 Hours)

  • 10.   Design thinking (32 Hours)

  • 11.   Complexity and Chaos Theories in Futures Studies (48 Hours)

  • 12.   Application of Game Theory in Futures Studies (48 Hours)

  • 13.   Data Mining (48 Hours)

  • 14.   Strategic Narrative (32 Hours)

  • 15.   Information and Uncertainty (32 Hours)

  • 16.   Technology Foresight (48 hours)

  • 17.   Scenario Planning (48 hours)

  • 18.   Ethical, Social and Human Dimensions of Science and Technology (48 hours)

  • 19.   Fiction and Future (32 hours)

  • 20.    Selected Issues in Futures Studies (Journal Club) (48 hours)

Elective courses

·         Historical mega trends from macro historians’ view

·         Discussing the waves of change from Toffler’s view

·         Critically discussing the future from Macro History perspective

·         Discussing the concept of the fourth industrial revolution and later change waves

The University of Manchester

United Kingdom

M.Sc. Programme

Foresight, Futures and Prospectives

Doctoral Programme

in Science and Technology Policy and Management Studies

Foresight, Futures and Prospectives

The MSc Programme is a full time course over 12 months (arrangements for part-time study can be made). In the taught part of the course, students take a number of core and optional course units. The remaining six month period is spent on the research project and dissertation. The precise mix of course units and dissertation topic is determined partly by which M.Sc. pathway is chosen by the student, and by the student's own choice of course units. We currently offer four M.Sc. pathways:

Technology Strategy and Innovation Management: This pathway concentrates on issues of innovation, knowledge and technology management. How do firms harness innovation in order to enhance their competitive advantage?

Science, Technology and Governance: This pathway concentrates on social and political dimensions of science and technology. Why do governments invest in research, and how do they try to ensure value for money? What are the social, political and economic features of the scientific enterprise? How do policy makers deal with the risks and social problems created by science and technology?

Innovation in the Knowledge Society: This pathway focuses on the impacts of the new technological revolutions in areas such as information technology and biotechnology, and on the supposed transition to a 'knowledge-based' economy. It also explores the extent to which innovation occurs in non-manufacturing and non-technology based sectors of the economy and society (such as the service, creative and public sectors).

Foresight, Futures and Prospectives

This pathway explores the use (and the usefulness) of foresight and futures methodologies (systematic attempts to explore possible future developments in technology or society) as a tool for policy or strategy makers in government and firms.

The following page provides more detail on the pathways and course content.

M.Res. Programme

Our new M.Res. Programme provides a more in-depth research training, combining specialist course units in quantitative and qualitative research methods and research design with options from the M.Sc. programme course units. M.Res. students go on to produce a research-based dissertation which is intended to provide the basis for future research work at the Doctoral level, and the programme is recognised for the receipt of ESRC studentships for suitably qualified UK/EU applicants under the 1+3 model.

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Università di Trent


Master in Previsione Sociale - Social Foresight

Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku


futures studies courses:
  • under-graduate studies,
  • post-graduate studies,
  • international co-operation,
  • continuing education,
  • conferences and seminars
Contacts concerning FFRC's education activities:

Sari Söderlund, M.Sc.(econ.), Coordinator

Tel. +358 2 4814 525, +358 50 5027 036
Fax. +358 2 4814 630

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Curtin University of technology


Master of Futures Studies MFutStds(Curtin)

Course CRICOS Code: 042185E
Registered Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1.5 Years


Futures Studies has a role to play in helping shape the coming human future (Bell 1997). This unique course is multidisciplinary and incorporates both theoretical and experiential approaches. Of primary importance is the contribution futures studies can make to strategic thinking in business and society. That is, understanding the rapidly changing market conditions, customers and competitors in order to determine areas for growth, future demands and potential pitfalls. This type of thinking applies as much to government policy making as it does to private enterprise concerns. Graduates are armed with the tools to assist companies, governments and individuals with their strategic thinking and strategic decision-making by helping them envision alternative futures, plan for these alternative futures and manage any accompanying issues of organisational and societal change.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A strong academic record in a bachelor degree with at least three years relevant work experience in fields such as public policy, business, economics, humanities and health sciences.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is of three semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study. Students may complete the program within one year. Individual units may be undertaken with a certificate of completion issued.

Intermediate Awards

A student who has successfully completed all the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Futures Studies or the Graduate Diploma in Futures Studies may apply under exceptional circumstance provisions for graduation in that award, subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. For further definition refer to the Statement and Awards section under General Information.

Course Organisation

The program consists of six coursework units and a research project and report. The coursework units are run sequentially as three week intensive programs. Compulsory attendance is required at six presentations by guest 'future thinkers' to encourage broad thinking on futures issues. Where possible the research project should be related to the student's area of work. The topic selected must be approved by the student's employer and the Course Coordinator. Appropriate University staff members will be assigned to supervise the project. Research will be conducted during second semester and the report written over the ensuing summer period. Full-time students will need to submit their research report in the early part of first semester of the year following enrolment. Part-time students must successfully complete all coursework units before commencing their research project.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other vital study materials. Additional costs for accommodation during residential segments and for outdoor activities related to the course will apply.

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ORU Oral Roberts University

USA Oklahoma

PhD Leading strategic

Jay Gary


El Doctorado en Liderazgo Estratégico (DSL, por sus siglas en inglés) de la Universidad Oral Roberts es un programa multidisciplinario para profesionales de carrera media a avanzada apasionados por su propósito y por resolver problemas del mundo real a través de la investigación participativa. Al finalizar, el graduado de DSL puede reformular su futuro, crear un cambio significativo y cultivar el talento a través del entrenamiento.

Más que esto, el compromiso de ORU de educar a la persona en su totalidad—espíritu, mente y cuerpo—realmente puede distinguirlo como un líder empoderado por el Espíritu con un doctorado. Entrará en su destino como un líder completo que puede empoderar a las personas, los equipos y las organizaciones para que alcancen el potencial que Dios les ha dado.


Su título avanzará en su carrera, sin importar en qué industria trabaje:

  • Medios de comunicación
  • Servicios educativos
  • Comunidades de Fe
  • Servicios de atención médica
  • Sistemas de información
  • Servicios de administración
  • Militar, Defensa y Seguridad
  • Gobierno y Servicios Públicos


  • Liderazgo empoderado por el espíritu
  • Investigación crítica y métodos de investigación
  • Entrenamiento y Desarrollo de Talento
  • Diseño y Cultura Organizacional
  • Cambio de sistemas de modelado
  • Emprendimiento Global
  • Liderazgo colaborativo
  • Gestión de la innovación y el cambio
  • Análisis de decisiones y datos


Sobre la base de distintos cursos básicos y en preparación para su proyecto de doctorado, los estudiantes de DSL de segundo año toman una concentración de 3 cursos que los califica para rendir un examen de acreditación en una de las tres áreas:

  • Entrenamiento de Liderazgo
  • Gestión del cambio
  • Prospectiva Estratégica

A través de su Doctorado en Liderazgo Estratégico, se basará en la teoría y la práctica vitales para el éxito organizacional.

IKIU Imama Khomeini International University


Doctorate degree in Futurology

Code 1060

Litaratura and Humanities Faculty

Futures Studies Research Center

Palacky University in Olomouc
Faculty of Science

Czech Republic

Master´s Programme in Foresight for Environment and Development

University of Durham

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University of Notre Dame

University of Notredame


Assistant Professional Specialist - Organizational Behavior / Foresight

Position and Qualifications.  The Management Department in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce an opening for July 2013 in the area of Organizational Behavior/Foresight at the Assistant Professional Specialist level. This is predominantly a teaching position although there will be some research expectations.  The position’s primary teaching responsibility will be Foresight in Business and Society.  The ideal candidate will also be able to teach Principles of Management, an introductory undergraduate management core course.  In addition, the ideal candidate will be able to participate in research projects with the department’s faculty.  Candidates must possess an earned graduate degree or the strong prospect of earning such a degree by July 2013 in a business-related field.  Candidates should possess and present evidence of excellent teaching skills.

Applications.  Completed applications should include a cover letter indicating the candidate’s specific interests, curriculum vitae, evidence of relevant past teaching experience (such as course syllabi), any teaching evaluations, and the names of three references familiar with the candidate’s academic work. 

Materials should be sent to:

Management Department, attn: OB/Foresight
University of Notre Dame
102 Mendoza College of Business
Notre Dame, IN  46556-5646

Email contact:
Applications will be accepted until December 20, 2013.

The Department and University.  Founded in 1842, Notre Dame is one of the largest and best known Catholic universities in the world.  Over the last 30 years Notre Dame has aggressively pursued its goal to become the major Catholic research institution and is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 25 universities.  Notre Dame enrolls approximately 11,000 students – with approximately 75% at the undergraduate level.  The Mendoza College of Business offers nationally ranked undergraduate, MBA and Executive MBA programs.

The Management Department includes faculty in areas spanning organizational behavior, human resource management, strategic management, business ethics, IT management, operations management, and quantitative methods. The College administration and Department faculty have created a high-energy, high-performance culture that encourages and supports excellence in research and teaching.  For more information about our programs please visit the Mendoza College of Business website ( or the Management Department website (

The University of Notre Dame is committed to diversity in its staff, faculty and student body.  As such, we strongly encourage applications from members of minority groups, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who will enhance our community.  The University of Notre Dame is an EEO/AA employer.

FoGuang University

Graduate Institute of Futures Studies


M.A. and B.A degrees in Futures Studies

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Department of Futures Studies: Graduate Institute of Futures Studies is the first academic institute in Taiwan or Asia that incorporates theories and practice of futures studies to explore the trend of national politics, economy, culture, society, and environment. 

Future Studies is recognized a mainstream of knowledge system in the 21st century; thus, cross-field integration, instead of traditional field or course-based instruction is implemented in the curriculum. Such design is intended to establish the theory system of futurology, and conduct aggregate research on human lives. We aim to cultivate our students observation and forecast capabilities in research.

Educational Goals

  1. Enable our students to recognize the possible challenges and opportunities facing us in our rapidly changing society.

  2. Assist our students develop forecasting, decision-making and planning capabilities.

  3. Groom integrative abilities into our research to enrich individual specializations with broad-based knowledge to solve dynamic problems.

  4. Develop futures research into information, society and culture as short-term domain of emphasis; and use STEEP as an integrative methodology for medium- to long-term emphasis; the futures of our economy and society will be our primary concern, with technology and environment as secondary.
  5. Research into the field of futures studies through the involvement of primarily faculty members, together with national and international scholars in order to discover, predict and investigate future problems.
  6. Deploy a nucleus of futures studies experts engaged in the design and teaching of Futures Studies curricula.

  7. Identify new research directions by using existing academic and research resources to integrate information from seminars, interviews of experts and international conferences to benefit industry, government and academia.
  8. Actively engage in the teaching and research into Future Studies, as well as promote the futures orientation of education.
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University of Kerala

Department of futures studies


PhD and M.Phil in Futures Studies Department of Futures Studies of the University of Kerala is a proactive interdisciplinary
Department established by UGC in 1990-91. It has won the credit of introducing M.Tech in Technology
Management for the first time in India. An interdisciplinary M.Phil in Futures Studies, UGC innovative
Programme - Post Graduate Diploma in Knowledge Management and Ph.D. programmes are offered by
the Department. The alumni of the Department now occupy significant top level and middle level
positions in various Multi-national Companies, Central and State Government

The AICTE approved M.Tech Programme in Technology Management specializes in Strategic
Technology Management by covering areas like Technology Forecasting and Assessment as well as
Mathematical / Computer Modeling, Expert System etc. The M.Tech is a four semester Programme under
the Credit & Semester System.


Pontificia Universitá Gregoriana


Bachelor and PhD degrees in Futures Studies with a Human and Social Perspective

Tamkang University


  • Undergraduate Courses

  • Certificate Program

  • MA

in Futures Studies

Graduate Course Descriptions

D0010 Theoretical Approaches to the Future (3/0)This course develops the academic basis for futures studies. The origins, approaches, philosophical foundations for the field are explored, as well as questions around the futures of futures studies.

D0011 Macrohistory and Macrohistorians (2/0)This course examines various perspectives on individual, social, and civilizational change. Macrohistory is the study of social systems, along separate trajectories, in search of patterns.

D0019 Science, Technology and Future Society (0/2)This course aims to discuss the following questions: How can the ethical-legal-socio system become more future-oriented? How will artificial intelligence change how law is conducted? What is the impact of issues such as globalization on the future of international law? What is terrorism and world law? Can law keep up with changes inworld economy and technology? Is a Science court needed to address issues such as the rights of robots?

S0467 Applied in Statistics (0/3)This course provides graduate students with a systematic treatment of the quantitative study. The major issues include testing the research hypothesis, Ch-square test and Non-parametric statistics, Analysis-of-Variance, the simple and multiple variables regression, dummy and regression diagnostics, and Time Series analysis. Many of the statistical software packages, including SPSS+, Minitab and SAS, are also employed in the practical assignments. Finally, students should learn how to conduct a set of survey data, to solve some common problems, and to interpret the complex findings of the empirical studies.

D0073 Philosophical Elements of Futures Studies (2/0)This course is designed to discuss the traditions of Futures Studies, including economic trend and predictions, sociological context analysis, the origin and result of change and development, and construction of time and space by philosophical perspectives.

D0012 Social Science Research Method (3/0)This course is based on the training of social science. What’s a fact? What’s a problem? How to observe social facts? What is a research? How to operate a concept and construct a theoretical framework? And how to collect and analyze data will also be discussed.

D0023 Methods in Futures Studies (0/3)This course investigates the methods used in futures studies. These include: scenario development, causal layered analysis, futures wheels, visioning, trend analysis, emerging issues analysis and backcasting.

D0075 Trend Analysis – Exploring the Long Term Future (2/0)This course aims to discuss: What is the long term future of humanity? What are the critical factors necessary for survival and trivial? Can the long term future be forecasted?

D0076 Designing the Future (0/2)The course focuses on how to create the future. Design implications in created preferred futures are explored. What is the difference between the good and the perfect society? How can one ensure that one's political and social design is robust and does not close the future?

D0018 Change and Development (0/3) Theories of social change are based on organizational traditions that emphasized on innovation, control, plan and management. The objective of this course employs change and development theories to explore the futures of business organizations and nations, particularly on the impact of globalization and the post-colonial societies.

D0013 Organizations and Movements in Futures Studies (2/0)This course aims to discuss: Which organizations support the work of futurists? Where are they located? What are case studies of successful use of the futures studies approach? Which movements are future oriented (or are they all single issue present based)?

D0014 Technology, Innovation and Learning (2/0)This course aims to discuss: What are the trends in pedagogy? How can educational systems be more future oriented? What are the case studies to support innovation in education? What will the education system of the future look like?

D0020 Leisure and Working Society (0/2)Leisure gradually replaces traditional working patterns and become a new lifestyle for future societies. Whether leisure will replace working or not? Will leisure create more working opportunities? Is leisure only a special working pattern? Those questions will create more discussions in this course.

D0021 Multiculturalism and Population Change (0/2) What’s multiculturalism? Through global village or local Taiwanese perspectives, this course leads students to explore problems of multi-ethnics, and conflicts of the majority and minority. Meanwhile, we discuss with the result of the coming elderly society and complex patterns and relations of families.

D0077 Eco-Economy and Sustainable Development (2/0)The core of this course is sustainability, as alternative to economic progress. It is designed to create rooms for constructive debates and provides paths for humanity to guarantee present and futures generations to satisfy their needs.

D0078 Health Futures (0/2)This course presents critical trends and scenarios that are crucial: globalization, the internet revolution, the genetics revolution and the multicultural swing. Either as full-blown or emerging issues create healthy futures that will be unrecognizable to us.

D0087 Vision and Alternative Futures of Public Policy(2/0)The evaluation on a governmental policy usually is focused on its implicit and explicit goals. It is not unusual to see some policies are used to achieve certain political interests without comprehensive consideration. A wrong policy imposes great cost on every aspect of the society and should be avoided. This course uses the methodology of Futures Studies-"Vision-Picture-Strategy"- to build appropriate model for policy making and evaluation. 

D0088 Designing the Future (0/2)This course focuses on how to create the future.Design implications in created preferred futures are explored. What is the difference between the good and the perfect society? How can one ensure that one's politicaland social design is robust and does not close the future?

D0015 Regional Development and Globalization (2/0)This course examines the impact of globalization on regional development, including national level, Asia-Pacific areas, and the world. Globalization will be emphasized on the impact of multi-national enterprises, labor force migration, industrial clusters, capital interventions and technological innovations.

D0022 Post-colonial Futures Society (0/2)What are the related issues in post-colonial societies? How to imagine or adjust the paradox of the post-colonial society? After the trend of economic globalization, the new pattern of division of labor among the world’s economic system is gradually organized. This course will discuss the new dominant-dependent network of economic, culture, social and politics among nations.

D0079 Biotechnology and Risk Society (2/0)Adopting theoretical perspectives from risk society, this course intends to explore level of societal realization toward genetic engineering. Public interest, value orientation, and associated attitude are among the focus of issues.

D0080 Network and Information Society (2/0)Questions and discussions will be the focus of this course. What are the characters of the segmented polysepalous network? What are the Learning Networks? How is the bureaucracy in the future? How are the Social Networks good for the development of the globalization?

D0081 Religion and Civilization Conflicts (0/2)This course starts with the intertwined relationship between technology and religion. What’s the religion and global consciousness in the future?What is the value of the New-Thought Churches? What are Scenarios for adherents of world religions? What is Religion of Humanity?

A2033 Issues in Futures Studies (2/0)This course explores problems, trends and emerging issues in futures studies. These include: health futures, developments in genetics, innovation in technology particularly artificial intelligence, demographic changes, military futures, and gender futures.

D0016 & D0017 Proseminar I & II (1/1)This introductory seminar will serve as a thorough academic orientation for postgraduate students. The focus is to provide necessary skills toward how to become professional futurists.

D0090 Practical Uses of Futures Knowledge (2/0)The main purposes of the practical application are twofolE:/Google Drive to establish research and professional networks with government and business sectors, as well as non-profit organizations; moreover, to create opportunity for students to link futures studies with action learning approach.

D0103 Futures Thinkers and Futures Thinking(2/0)Futures thinkers and futures thinking approaches the study of the future by analyzing futurists. These include academics and activists in the field. The following questions were asked of leading futurists. 1) What are the influences in your work? 2) What methods do you use in your futures studies? 3) What trends do you see creating the future? 4) What is your vision of the future? 5) References. The purpose of these questions was to gain insight into each scholar's story in futures studies. The purpose of this course, thus, is to better understand the theories, values and methods of futures studies by understanding the actors in the field.

D0119 The Trend of Human Resource Management(2/0) This course will elaborate the futures issues in terms of human resource management. It will also focus on how globalization and glocalization impact the issues in selection criteria, and developing effective global managers.

D0120 China's Economic and Political Change(0/2) This course is to help students inquire structural elements underling Chinese society. It covers political, economic and social issues which have been long debated. The course depicts the difficulties and opportunities China encounters in the process of modernization.

D0121 Seminar on Global Trend Watch (0/2)The purpose of this seminar course is to provide students with an understanding of those mega trends or future topics of the new era.It focuses on regional development, global governance, knowledge based economy, innovation and social change.This course applies both theoretical lectures and practical visits.

D0122 Multicultural Studies & Organizational Change(2/0)This course focuses on elaborating the multicultural issues in changing and developing organization. Organization development will energize the talents of individuals within the organization members in the pursuit of their own self-interests on making the organization more successfully and making their quality of working life more satisfying.

D0123 Globalization and Transnational Migration (0/2)The national state was usually understood as an imaged community with a single people, an undivided loyalty to a common government, and a shared past within this people. Hence immigrants were forced to abandon or deny their ties to their societies of origin. Globalization and transmigrants, however, have greatly changed this situation. Transmigrants construct their simultaneous embeddedness in more than one society and preserve their culture and identity to societies from which they emigrated. This course attempts to discuss this new phenomenon from various viewpoints like transnationalism, citizenship, methodological nationalism and multiculturalism, etc. Some case studies in Taiwan are also included.

D0124 Philosophy of Futures Studies (2/0)This course explores the philosophical foundations of futures studies. We examine issues about meaning of planning and possibility of predication. Discussion of these questions are from the writings of contemporary philosophers such as Ossip K. Flechtheim, Max Weber, Jürgen Habermas, Karl Popper and Hans Jonas.

D0125 Applied Ethics (0/2) This is a seminar on issues concerning applied ethics. Topics include the problem of sexual equality, legitimating crisis of capitalism, biomedical ethics, animal rights and idea of global democracy. We will approach these topics by examining answers provided by contemporary discourse ethics.

T 8000 Thesis (0/4)


Master in Social Foresight

Université angers - ISTIA

Institut des Sciences et Techniques de l’Ingénieu


International Master 
Foresight and Innovation

Fabienne Goux- Baudiment

International Master of Science of the University of Angers Foresight and Innovation

Year 1 Paradigm Shift
M1, M2, M3 change sciences: foresight and innovation 30 hs
M4 advanced thinking 20 hs
M5 core support and electives 10 hs

TOTAL 60 hs

Year 2  Shaping the world
M6 core curriculum 20 hs
M7 managing change (specialized streams) 20 hs
M8 acting differently (team project and internship) 20 hs

TOTAL 60 hs

Intended Graduate Career Options:
Graduates, supported by a network of valuable contacts, enter the international employment market:
• working with enterprises, governmental institutes, relevant research and higher education institutions or think tanks
• dealing with high end technological products and services or making technology assessment
• devising and implementing innovation policy and strategy and innovation/change management, whatever the field
• facilitating long‐term problem‐solving and decision‐making through in‐depth understanding of complex issues.

Revans University – The University of Action Learning


Certificate, Diploma and Masters degrees in Futures Studies,

Moscow State University


BA and MA degrees in Social Forecasting Moscow State University Faculty of Sociology in Russia offers BA and MA degrees in Social Forecasting. The program includes history, methodology, and techniques of technological forecasting in such social spheres as labour, state and law, family, school, science, culture, health, urbanisation, environment, drugs and crime. The program has existed since 1969. It had 175 students in 2002. Contact Prof. Igor Bestuzhev-Lada

University of Strathclyde


Executive Development Programmes in Scenario Thinking


European M.Sc. Masters Programme in Strategic Innovation and Future Creation

Edward de Bono

The International Joint Masters in Strategic Innovation and Future Creation is specifically designed for people who:
  • would like to take on a leadership role in enterprise development, innovation management or policy making;
  • wish to become pathmakers and flexible thinkers who recognise opportunities, take risks and increase competitive advantage;
  • have a desire to improve their knowledge and skills;
  • recognise the importance of dealing with uncertain futures and change;
  • are mid-career professional who would like to further their education;
  • have a technological, scientific, vocational, policy or business background.
The official launch of this exciting new Masters program will take place during a two-day International Conference in Strategic Innovation and Future Creation which will be held in Malta on 23 - 24 March 2009.  The first intake of students will begin the course in October 2009.

The M.Sc. in Strategic Innovation and Future Creation is split into four main subject areas, namely creativity and idea generation, innovation management, entrepreneurship and foresight/futures studies. The programme will be delivered mainly by asynchronous e-learning complemented by four intensive residential seminars of one week each, spread over two years (one week at each partner University).

Course Schedule

The M.Sc. will be delivered mainly by asynchronous e-learning and this offers students a great degree of autonomy and flexibility.  The online component will be complemented by four intensive residential seminars of one week each, spread over two years (one week at each partner University).Find out more

Creativity and Idea Generation

An increased focus on developing creative thinking tools and idea generation techniques across the world indicates a broadly shared view that creativity is crucial to success.  This module offers a variety of perspectives on creativity.  Students will gain an understanding of the implications of creativity and its applications.  Interactive workshops will enable students to apply the tools of creative thinking in organisations. 
Creativity study units:

  • Creativity: Idea Generation, Methods and Applications
  • Creativity and Innovation in the Media
  • The Application of Creativity and Innovation to Digital Technologies
  • Creativity: Psychological Perspectives
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Innovation Management

Innovation usually concerns products, services and processes, but innovation management does not just encourage 'innovation' as in technical or reseach and development.  It also guages the impact of sustanability of innovation, managing both the demand and supply variables over medium to long-term time frames.
Innovation Management study units: 
  • Innovation Management 
  • Patent Management/IPR 
  • Design and Innovation
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Entrepreneurship involves cultivating an attitude to recognize opportunities and to take risks - this requires the skill of creativity and it allows for the generation of alternatives, possibilities and and an ability to search for multiple ways in which to recognize, develop and implement ideas and projects.  Entrepreneurship should not only be considered as an area where people are encouraged to set up their own business, although this is an important aspect which should not be neglected as new start-ups are essential for a healthy economy and subsequent increased employment opportunities. 
Entrepreneurship involves the performance necessary to put ideas into practice.  A  broader interpretation of the concept of entrepreneurship involves the acquisition of skills and competencies which are valuable to foster the entrepreneurial spirit both for those who intend to start up their own business and for those in employment. 
Entrepreneurship study units: 
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Business Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Behaviour 
  • Business Opportunities: From Ideas to Action
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Foresight / Futures Studies

Foresight involves taking a leap into the distant future to create scenarios and visions.  It is possible to design, create and work towards specific scenarios and visions in an attempt to act now, either to arrive at a desirable future or to mitigate unfavourable circumstances. 
A number of methodologies are available and are applied mainly in the areas of policy (ICT, science and technology, environment and energy) as well as in private organisations (corporate foresight).  The design of novel and desirable future scenarios draws on the skills of creativity as it involves the generation of novel ideas and possibilities.  The implementation of policies to arrive at a desirable future requires knowledge of strategic innovation. 
Foresight study units: 
  • How can we explore the future? 
  • Futures research methods 
  • Futures Research in Practice
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Research Methods

A module on research methods will also be included to enable students to develop a deeper understanding of empirical research involved in the four main subject areas of this M.Sc. programme. 
Research Methods study unit: 
  • Research Processes and Methods
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Students will be required to complete a dissertation worth 30 ECTS during the fourth semester to reach the 120 ECTS total to achieve the master’s award.

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Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey

Maestría en Prospectiva estratégica

Guillermina Benavides

Liderazgo y ética en el ejercicio de la función pública


Introducción a la prospectiva estratégica

Visión global y megatendencias


Métodos prospectivos

Planeación estratégica

Métodos de pronóstico para series de tiempo

Modelación de escenarios


Métodos cualitativos para la investigación

Proyecto de investigación aplicada


Prospectiva para la innovación tecnológica

Prospectiva territorial y urbana

Prospectiva y gestión ambiental

Desarrollo y administración de los sistemas de inteligencia estratégica

Teoría de juegos para la cooperación, coordinación y negociación

Métodos avanzados para la prospectiva estratégica y estudios de futuro

Métodos cuantitativos aplicados a las ciencias sociales  

Políticas públicas para el desarrollo regional

Desarrollo y política social

Evaluación social de proyectos

Gobierno y sociedad civil  

Globalización y estrategia de políticas para el desarrollo

La política y la administración pública en México 

Administración estratégica de la organización pública 


Maestría En Planeacion Estratégica y Prospectiva

Zidane Ziraoui
Marco Moreno

Objetivo General

Formar especialistas que, con rigor metodológico y sustento en distintos enfoques, apoyen tanto a las instituciones públicas como a las empresas privadas y los organismos sociales, en la planeación y la toma de decisiones con información que anticipe situaciones previsibles.

Objetivos particulares

a) Formar personal especializado en los distintos fundamentos y enfoques contemporáneos de los estudios de futuro.

b) Formar especialistas con sensibilidad para identificar y priorizar aquellos factores de causalidad, con potencial para incidir en el curso de situaciones previsibles.

c) Formar personal que, con los métodos y técnicas más actuales, tenga capacidad para generar la información que permita construir escenarios alternativos consistentes con los enfoques empleados.

Áreas de Investigación

o   Sociedad, política y gobierno

o   Desarrollo regional y sustentabilidad

o   Economía y competitividad

o   Cultura y educación

Perfil del egresado

El egresado de laMaestría En Planeacion Estratégica y Prospectiva de El Colegio de Tamaulipas:

Conoce los distintos fundamentos y enfoques de los estudios de futuro contemporáneos

Identifica, estudia y explica, con rigor metodológico, los factores “futuribles” que tienen capacidad para incidir en situaciones previsibles

Genera y procesa información relevante para construir escenarios prospectivos que apoyen a la toma de decisiones y a la planeación del desarrollo.

Puedes consultar el plan de estudios de la  Maestría En Planeacion Estratégica y Prospectiva: Aqui

Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana UTEM


Prospectiva e Innovación Tecnológica (ProteinLab)  El Programa de Prospectiva e Innovación Tecnológica (ProteinLab) está a cargo de un grupo de investigación interdisciplinario de la UTEM y depende de la Dirección de Investigación y Desarrollo Académico. Está dedicado al estudio del impacto del uso de las tecnologías digitales y sustentables para el diseño y desarrollo de nuevos productos e interacciones entre las personas y su entorno.

Hector Torres Bustos Dirección
Dieciocho 414, Santiago (Metro Toesca) Teléfono
(+56 2) 2787 7347



Diseño del mañana: Escenarios  soluciones



Métodos prospectivos 
Objetivo: Aplicar diversos métodos relativos al ámbito de los estudios de futuros, evaluando su pertinencia en relación a los objetivos de investigaciones específicas.
Historia de los estudios de futuros 
Objetivos: Identificar el origen y las vertientes de los estudios del futuro, su relevancia y alcance.
Aplicar los principios disciplinarios de historia del futuro para el estudio, el pronóstico y el diseño de futurosAntropología simbólica 
Objetivo: Conocer y aplicar los principios metodológicos y epistemológicos de la antropología simbólica en lo que se refiere a la descripción densa, para su aplicación a casos específicos.
Inteligencia prospectiva en la incertidumbre y la complejidad 
Objetivos: Aplicar la inteligencia prospectiva para tomar mejores decisiones personales y sociales en tiempos de incertidumbre y complejidad
Analizar un problema de forma más rápida, efectiva, entendiendo los procesos del cerebro y sus repercusiones en la vida diaria.Construcción de escenarios 
Objetivos: Identificar los elementos que caracterizan a los escenarios
Identificará distintos tipos de escenario Aplicará metodologías, métodos y técnicas para construir escenarios
Economía y sociedad: teorías del cambio 
Objetivo: Comprender la relación entre la economía y la sociedad desde el punto de vista de las teorías del cambio social, fundamentales para entender el futuro.


Escenarios de innovación disruptiva 
Objetivo: Conocer y aplicar herramientas para imaginar escenarios imposibles de prever.
Procesos innovadores de planeación prospectiva estratégica 
Objetivo: Analizar y diseñar procesos innovadores de planeación prospectiva estratégica
Pensamiento anticipatorio e innovación 
Objetivo: Aplicar los principios del pensamiento inventivo para el análisis, evaluando y proponiendo mejoras a los modelos analíticos para su aplicación a casos específicos.
Globalización, geopolítica y nuevas tecnologías 
Objetivos: Identificar los impactos de la globalización, la geopolítica en los procesos socio-históricos y las nuevas tecnologías con su influencia de la sociedad.
Analizar los efectos de la globalización, la geopolítica en los procesos socio-históricos y las nuevas tecnologías para el futuro de la humanidad.Narrativa y representación de escenarios a largo plazo 
Objetivo: Diseñar e implementar guiones para la representación de escenarios a largo plazo
Laboratorio de innovación social 
Objetivo: Aplicar ideas y prácticas novedosas en el ámbito de la gestión para el diseño y desarrollo de proyectos de innovación social para el futuro, analizando la realidad y proponiendo soluciones transversales, escalables y sostenibles.

Contar con título de licenciatura* | Portafolio de proyectos | Carta motivos | Entrevista | Aprobar propedéutico remedial | Mínimo de 480 puntos de TOEFL o equivalente

Inicio: Enero 2016 Duración: 1 año (2 semestres)

INFORMES: Coordinación de Promoción Posgrados T. 2789 9000 exts. 8811, 8853 y 8905

Horarios: Lunes de 18 a 20 horas y sábados de 10 a 14 horas

Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo Municipal y Políticas Públicas CEDES

Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas UNACH


El egresado de la Maestría en Prospectiva y Estudios Estratégicos será competente para:

• Desempeñarse profesionalmente en espacios de trabajo académico, en los sectores público y privado, en organismos regionales e internacionales y en la asesoría y consultoría, relacionados con tareas de diagnóstico político y social, con el diseño e instrumentación de políticas de Estado, en la formulación de escenarios, en el análisis de riesgo y la evaluación de sus impactos, así como en los estudios prospectivos.

• Comprender mejor la realidad social y política del estado de Chiapas y de México.

• Manejar el instrumental teórico y metodológico en la formulación de alternativas estratégicas, en el curso de las tendencias económicas y políticas predominantes en la región.

• Utilizar los enfoques metodológicos en la formulación de políticas generales, así como en planes y programas concretos de gobierno.

• Seguir el curso de los conflictos, prever tendencias, adelantarse a los acontecimientos y realizar estudios de futuros posibles y viables.

• Realizar estudios de impacto social y económico, de competitividad y de gran visión estratégica.

• Ser agentes de cambio que promuevan con ética y compromiso social alternativas para el desarrollo

Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica

Maestría Pensamiento estratégico y Prospectiva


Maestría en Prospectiva estratégica


  1. Fundamentos de la Prospectiva y los Estudios de Futuro

  2. Megatendencias y Escenarios Mundiales

  3. Herramientas de Prospectiva I

  4. Introducción al Pensamiento Complejo

  5. Metodología de la Investigación Científica


    1. Vigilancia Tecnológica e Inteligencia Competitiva

    2. Geopolítica y Realidad Nacional

    3. Herramientas de Prospectiva II

    4. Técnicas de Modelamiento y Simulación

    5. Seminario de Tesis I

    1. Prospectiva y Políticas Publicas

    2. Escenarios Sectoriales

    3. Herramientas de Prospectiva III

    4. Gestión de Riesgos y Análisis de Decisiones

    5. Seminario de Tesis II

    1. Planeamiento Estratégico

    2. Aplicaciones de Prospectiva

    3. Modelos de Prospectiva Avanzada

    4. Dirección de Proyectos y Estudios de Prospectiva

    5. Seminario de Tesis III

Universidad Nacional Mayor San Marcos

Lima - Perú

Maestría en Prospectiva estratégica para el desarrollo nacional

Primer Semestre



(*) Seminario de Tesis I


Prospectiva Estratégica I


Fundamentos del Pensamiento Estratégico


Fundamentos de Macroeconomía


Fundamentos de Administración Estratégica


Segundo Semestre 



(*) Seminario de Tesis II


Planeamiento Estratégico


Prospectiva Estratégica II


Vigilancia Tecnológica e Inteligencia Competitiva


Tercer Semestre 



(*) Seminario de Tesis III


Dirección de Proyectos I


Legislación y Regulación


Dinámica de Sistemas I


 Cuarto Semestre 



(*) Seminario de Tesis IV


(*) Presentación del proyecto de     desarrollo nacional


Dirección de Proyectos II


Dinámica de Sistemas II


Universidad Externado de Colombia

Código SNIES Doctorado:

Código SNIES Maestría: 55110

 Código SNIES Especialización: 11265



Maestría en Pensamiento estratégico y prospectiva

  • Plan prospectivo estratégico de la organización. Si el estudiante lo desea el programa le permite elaborar el Plan Prospectivo Estratégico de su empresa.
  • Plan de estudios orientado al estudio de la prospectiva, la estrategia y las condiciones del entorno.
  • Docentes Propios: Francisco José Mojica (Universidad de París), Alejandro Beltrán (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Bibiana Pulido (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Francisco Gustavo Restrepo (M.I.T. Estados Unidos), Raúl Trujillo (Universidad Externado de Colombia), Alejandro Boada (Universidad de Manchester, Gran Bretaña).
  • Docentes Invitados:  Francisco López Segrera (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña), Eduardo Balbi (Eye Buenos Aires), Fernando Ortega Sanmartín (Concitec, Perú), Luis Salvador (Ministerio de Economía, Chile), Tomás Miklos (México), Leonel Guerra (Tec de Monterrey, México)

Especialización en Pensamiento estratégico y prospectiva Para formar profesionales en el diseño y construcción del futuro de la empresa y en el uso de estrategias e instrumentos que les permitan ejercer un monitoreo constante para la dirección de organizaciones en mercados altamente competitivos, el programa ofrece el siguiente plan de materias:

















































TALLER DE APROPIACION 1 (Prospectiva organizacional)




































Análisis Prospectivo - Estratégico


Universidad del Valle

Código SNIES 109558


Maestría Prospectiva e innovación

Instituto Prospectiva U. del Valle

Javier Medina Vásquez




Semestre I

Epistemología, Gestión del Cambio y Manejo del Riesgo y la Incertidumbre


Modelos de innovación


Ética y escuelas de los estudios del futuro


Laboratorio de prospectiva e innovación I (Prospectiva personal y proyecto individual)


Semestre II

Creatividad e innovación, pensamiento complejo y sistémico


Seminario de cambio global y Análisis estratégico


Métodos cualitativos, cuantitativos y aplicaciones prospectivas


Laboratorio de prospectiva e innovación II


Trabajo Integrador I


 Semestre III

Gestión de proyectos prospectivos y de innovación


Liderazgo, pensamiento estratégico e innovación disruptiva


Electiva de profundización I


Electiva de profundización II


Trabajo Integrador II


Total, número de créditos del programa


IAEN – Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales

Ecuador - Quito

Maestría en planificación y prospectiva multisectorial

Adriana Delgado

Malla curricular


Introducción a los estudios del futuro

Entre las temáticas que se aborda; Escuela americana con el Forecasting y la francesa con la Prospectiva, Entre los principales temas se consideran: (I) Principales diferencias entre Forecasting y Prospectiva (II) Think Tanks (tanques de pensamiento) que realizan estudios en cada metodología. (III) LIPSOR y Millenium Project. (IV) Casos de aplicación en otros países (V) Investigadores más importantes en cada escuela

Análisis y Metodología Prospectiva

Entre las temáticas que se abordan; la escuela francesa de estudios de futuro, caja de herramientas de Michel Godet: (I) Análisis del Estado del Arte y Tendencias futuras: PESTAL y Árbol de Giget (II) Identificación de factores de cambio: FODA prospectivo (III) Definición de variables estratégicas: Ábaco de Régnier (IV) Elaboración de escenarios: Ejes de Schwartz y Matriz morfológica (V) Estrategias para la construcción del escenario apuesta: Matriz IGO (VI) Juego de actores para escenario apuesta : MACTOR

Planificación y Política Pública

Entre las temáticas principales: (I) Diagnóstico del entorno mediante un análisis PESTA (político, económico, social, tecnológico y ambiental) desde el ámbito nacional hasta local (II) Articulación entre la planificación y las políticas públicas como medios para lograr los objetivos de un plan de desarrollo, desde la identificación de los problemas sociales hasta la evaluación de la política pública.

Planificación, Seguimiento y Evaluación

Entre las temáticas: (I) conceptos y herramientas necesarias para que a partir del escenario apuesta identificado en el análisis prospectivo (II) La planificación en territorio e institucional (III) El seguimiento y evaluación a las actividades planificadas (IV) Análisis GBR – Gestión Basada en Resultados, (Hacer, Aprender y Mejorar), emprende acciones correctivas de mejora (V) toma decisiones fundamentadas y gestiona mejor los riesgos y oportunidad es (VI) Se utilizarán casos reales que vayan de acuerdo a la realidad individual profesional, a la planificación nacional y e l posicionamiento del Ecuador en la región.


Geopolítica e Integración Regional

Entre las temáticas que se abordan: (I) Reconocer, comprender y debatir la construcción del campo de la Geopolítica, tomando en cuenta el desarrollo disciplinar en su relación con la Geografía Política, y las múltiples relaciones entre territorio, recursos materiales, económicos; y dimensión social y construcción cultural asociados al espacio y al manejo del mismo. (II) Revisión de autores clásicos y contemporáneos relevantes, tanto a nivel mundial, como a nivel regional y nacional. (III) Análisis de los núcleos de conflictividad en la Geopolítica contemporánea, también dialogará transversalmente con los actuales y probables a futuro posicionamiento se intereses del Ecuador frente al orden mundial, con especial énfasis en las iniciativas de integración. (IV) Análisis de Problemas contemporáneos y escenarios proyectivos sobre América Latina en la Geopolítica Mundial y la relación entre Geopolítica, recursos naturales, energía e infraestructura.

Economía Política Internacional

Entre las temáticas que se abordan: (I) La Economía del Mundo contemporánea desde una perspectiva teórica, histórica y estratégica. (II) Principales características de la Globalización y, sin excluir la trascendencia de los procesos “globales”. (III) Importancia de los bloques regionales en la Geografía económica mundial, analizando los flujos internacionales de comercio, inversiones, remesas y la implicación de la movilidad humana. (IV) Cambio estructurales en el patrón tecnológico y productivo, e n las inversiones y en el comercio internacional, así como los procesos de restructuración productiva. (V) Principales desafíos de Ecuador para alcanzar una inserción apropiada en la economía mundo.

Inteligencia Estratégica y Prospectiva en Seguridad

Entre las temáticas principales: (I) Abordar los debates entre disciplina científica y técnica alrededor de la Inteligencia diferencian d o e l ámbito del Estado y el que corresponde a otras áreas de la interacción humana. (II) Interpretación del conflicto en la seguridad y el análisis de escenarios considerando a la Inteligencia como una herramienta para la proyección de actividades económicas u comerciales


Innovación para el Desarrollo

Entre las temáticas principales se abordan: (I) Debate contemporáneo sobre modelos de desarrollo y alternativas al desarrollo, abordando la innovación desde el punto de vista de una reflexión crítica sobre conceptos como desarrollo sostenible, desarrollo basado en derechos, buen vivir, postdesarrollo, alter desarrollo y de crecimiento, entre otros. (II) Análisis de las relativas agendas de desarrollo y sus potencialidades para producir innovación en los territorios.

Política Industrial y Cambio de la Matriz Productiva

Entre las temáticas que se abordan en esta asignatura están:(I) Restructuración económica en América Latina y el mundo(II)Pekín-Washington-Brasilia (III) Geopolítica y bases del pensamiento latinoamericano sobre el desarrollo(IV)Segunda independencia y política industrial (V) Planificación económica y prospectiva (vi)El pan y la palabra

Estadísticas Aplicadas a la Prospectiva

Entre las temáticas que se abordan: (I) Probabilidad y estadísticas a través del estudio y la práctica del análisis de datos. (II) Análisis numérico para escenarios prospectivos. (III) Algunos tópicos incluyen resúmenes numéricos, gráficos de datos, pruebas de hipótesis, intervalos de confianza, análisis de varianza, regresión, y análisis de datos conglomera dos.

Seminario de Titulación con enfoque cuantitativo

Las principales temáticas son: (I) Metodologías de investigación cuantitativa (II) Análisis de las perspectivas teóricas sobre los métodos de investigación cuantitativa y su aplicación (III) Revisión conceptual y la aplicación de herramientas de investigación para el análisis de la información y datos para la investigación (IV) Análisis de datos de tipo exploratorio: con técnicas cuantitativas. (V) Análisis de datos de tipo descriptivo: combinando estadísticas descriptivas con la estadística inferencial y el análisis estratégico medidas directas de intervención con objetivos específicos a mediano y largo plazo. (VIII)Problemas ligados al diseño, levantamiento, tratamiento, uso de la información y su interpretación como: sesgos en los datos, correlaciones espurias y el grave problema de endogeneidad.


Nuevas Fuentes de Energía y Recursos Naturales

Entre las temáticas principales que se abordan: (I)Introducción a la gestión de recursos naturales con énfasis en energías renovables. (II)Conceptos y temas actuales relevantes a las discusiones de manejo y gestión de recursos naturales. (III) Una mirada a los recursos energéticos renovables, sus aplicaciones y sostenibilidad; energías renovables como la energía solar, energía eólica ,geotérmica e hidroeléctrica y las demandas energéticas actuales y las futuras. (IV) Políticas y proyectos energéticos nel Ecuador. (V) Desarrollo de pensamiento crítico sobre los problemas ambientales, sociales y económicos de las políticas energéticas en el país y sus posibles estrategias de manejo.

Escenarios Futuros en Tecnología

Entre las temáticas principales:(I) Las nuevas tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TIC) han venido creando o apoyando sistemas y redes innovadoras que afectan cada vez más a las sociedades y sus gobiernos, industrias, comunidades y personas. (II)Escenarios futuros sobre los que se cimentará esta tecnología y su influencia en la vida política, social, económica y otros de la nueva sociedad. (III) Fundamentos tecnológicos axiomáticos existentes sobre los que se desarrollará la nueva tecnología.(IV) Identificación de la tecnología que la podremos considerar como aceleradores de innovación, es decir aquella tecnología que está actuando y actuará como catalizador del desarrollo de la innovación tecnológica (V)Visualiza los futuros escenarios tecnológicos con los que vivirá la humanidad.(VI) Nuevos paradigmas que emergerán, no solo en el plano tecnológico, si non lo social, político y demás escenarios de la futura sociedad humana.( VIII )Desarrollo tecnológico en Ecuador.

 Seminario de Titulación con enfoque cualitativo

Las principales temáticas son: (I)Metodologías de investigación cualitativa (II) Aspectos epistemológicos para herramientas y técnicas cualitativas; con entrevistas, análisis de discurso, encuestas, la observación etnográfica y observación participante, historia de vida; grupo focal, intervención sociológica(IV) Muestreo cualitativo; muestreo intencional, muestreo teórico, principio de saturación, entre otros ( V ) Análisis de datos cualitativos mediante el uso de software como N-vivo, AtlasTI (VI) Otras herramientas necesarias para lleva a cabo investigaciones científicas cualitativas rigurosas(VII) Discusiones Metodológicas, Epistemológicas y Ontológicas para definir el alcance y enfoque de la investigación (VIII) Diseño metodológico del Plan de Investigación ; Delimitación del tema por investigar; el planteamiento del problema y las preguntas de investigación la elaboración de antecedentes y justificación del tema de estudio; el planteamiento de objetivos generales y específicos de la investigación; construcción del estado de la cuestión en la investigación de la temática de prospectiva estratégica; elaboración del marco teórico y las principales herramientas conceptuales de análisis de la investigación; el planteamiento y la formulación e hipótesis de estudio; la planificación de la investigación, la redacción académica y el manejo de fuentes y referencias bibliográficas de acuerdo a las normas APA 6ta edición .




Master degree in National Strategic Intelligence (Inteligencia Estratégica Nacional "Siglo XXI") The Universidad Nacional de La Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina offers a Master degree in National Strategic Intelligence (Inteligencia Estratégica Nacional "Siglo XXI"). The program’s futures studies include: scenario building, structural analysis, and regional scenarios (Mercosur etc.) Research methods include delphi, cross-impact, and others. It is a two years program with a final thesis. The program has existed since 1997. It had 145 students in 2002. 
* Introduction to strategy
* National strategic intelligence
* National defence
* Planning 1
* Planning 2
* Planning 3
* Content Analysis 
* Origin and evolution of contemporary political concepts
* Methodology of analysis
* Global strategic visions
* Argentina in a global political context 
Professional Seminar in Studies of the Future
This seminar carries two objectives: 1) the clarification and communication of participant values, aspirations and preferable visions, 2) and the acquisition of practical tools in the investigation of change. The seminar aims to achieve a ‘confluence’ between participant projections of change and self knowledge gained through reflection. 

Director: Dr. Miguel Angel Gutierrez and 
Lic. Verónica Peredo
Ciudad de La Paz 1564, 3ro. C, 
(1426) Buenos Aires Argentina.
Tel/fax: 54 11 4815 3138
Home page Http://



Códigos SNIES: 54473 Virtual y 54085 Presencial

Medellín - Colombia

Especialización en Gerencia Prospectiva  y Estratégica
Modalidad Presencial y Virtual
Registro Calificado 54473  Virtual

54085 Presencial


La Especialización en Prospectiva modalidad presencia o virtual tiene como objetivo formar especialistas en capacidad de gestionar la construcción colectiva de futuros, con pensamiento y metodología Prospectiva-Estratégica; desde el Desarrollo del conocimiento sobre el cambio y con fundamentación teórica desde los Estudios del Futuro, acorde a los contextos de sus campos de acción, a través de técnicas y herramientas de Visualización del Futuro, que fortalezcan la toma e implementación de decisiones para adelantar acciones de calidad en el presente, animados por un mejor devenir y garantizando la proyección organizacional.

Profesionales que deseen complementar sus estudios, directores de planeación, gerentes de proyectos, coordinadores de procesos organizacionales, líderes comunitarios y de proyectos regionales, consultores empresariales, docentes universitarios, investigadores en todas las áreas del conocimiento.

Horario Nocturno
Perfil ocupacional
Dos semestres (1 año)
• Asesor y consultor en temáticas relacionadas con la prospectiva en las áreas económica, financiera, educativa, administrativa, política, cultural y social.
• Director de planeación en una organización pública o privada.
• Miembro de equipos de investigación.
• Coordinador de grupos interdisciplinarios.
• Director de investigación y desarrollo.
• Director de entidades solidarias, comunitarias y de ONG.

ESPECIALIZACIÓN EN PROSPECTIVA ORGANIZACIONAL  (Especialización organizacional en 3 semestres No vigente)
Código ICFES 372030600000500111200

Como un programa de formación práctico y pertinente a las reales necesidades de las empresas, Esumer ha diseñado su nueva Especialización Tecnológica en Gerencia de Proyectos, con la cual ofrece soluciones concretas y efectivas para el desarrollo del sector empresarial. Más aún, la creciente complejidad de los negocios, la competencia y la aceleración del cambio, obligan al desarrollo de esquemas de trabajo más flexibles y mejor planificados alrededor de proyectos, los cuales permitirán una mejor organización del tiempo, la optimización de los recursos y favorecen un verdadero trabajo en equipo e interdisciplinario.


Formar especialistas integrales con alta capacidad de liderazgo, a partir de la comprensión de las técnicas modernas de dirección y gestión de proyectos y su práctica en distintas organizaciones públicas y privadas o en la creación de su propia empresa.

Profesionales o tecnólogos que deseen complementar sus estudios con una especialización en Gerencia de Proyectos, cuyo contenido, apropiación de herramientas y metodología validan su carácter tecnológico y están de acuerdo con las reales necesidades de la empresa constituida o en formación.

Se desarrollará un método que permita que el estudiante avance progresivamente en las fases de los proyectos: formulación, evaluación, programación, ejecución y control, para aplicar estos conceptos en un trabajo integral, que se inicia en el primer semestre de la especialización y culmina con el trabajo de grado.


El egresado de esta especialización, está en condiciones de interactuar con expertos de otras disciplinas y puede desempeñarse como:

Asesor y consultor en temáticas relacionadas con la prospectiva en las área económica, financiera, educativa, administrativa, política, cultural y social.
Director de Planeación en una organización pública o privada.
Miembro de equipos de investigación.
Coordinador de grupos interdisciplinarios.

En este módulo se da una aproximación a la naturaleza epistemológica de la Prospectiva, en términos de "inter y transdisciplinariedad". Se precisan algunos criterios para la fundamentación del discurso contemporáneo de los estudios de futuro.

Teorías de análisis y comportamiento organizacional, análisis de enfoque sistémico de las organizaciones y evolución de las estructuras organizacionales.

SEMINARIO I (Introducción al Pensamiento Prospectivo)
Curso básico que pretende situar a todos los estudiantes de la especialización en el lenguaje unificado del pensamiento y las herramientas prospectivas. Este módulo dará insumos fundamentales para el avance en los niveles siguientes y, especialmente, para que la actividad práctica del primer nivel tenga una clara fundamentación desde la prospectiva.

APLICACION I (Lectura de entorno social, cultural y laboral)
Este módulo es totalmente práctico, su desarrollo se fundamenta en el trabajo aplicado sobre el grupo social o laboral al cual se haya vinculado el estudiante. Este trabajo práctico busca desarrollar habilidades en la elaboración de diagnósticos, pronósticos y control. Análisis de megatendencias.

Apropiación de los conceptos teóricos, métodos de construcción de futuros, factores de cambio, actores sociales y corrientes del pensamiento prospectivo. Este módulo permite, además de la profundización en el conocimiento de las escuelas de pensamiento prospectivo, el desarrollo de habilidades en la definición de escenarios, el diseño de problemas y la formulación de planes, programas y proyectos.

Se trabaja en este curso el desarrollo de habilidades de innovación y creatividad, su aplicación a las labores de gerencia organizacional, además de un trabajo estructurado de clasificación y caracterización de grupos, con un enfoque hacia los métodos de dirección de los mismos.

SEMINARIO II (Métodos cuantitativos)
Con el fin de prepararse para la aplicación de métodos, técnicas y herramientas prospectivas, la especialización desarrolla en este seminario un trabajo práctico de aplicación de la estadística, la informática y los sistemas de información a los análisis prospectivos.

APLICACIÓN II (Diseño metodológico)
En esta segunda etapa, el estudiante de la especialización realiza, bajo la tutoría de un experto, el diseño metodológico de su trabajo de grado. Luego de hacer una lectura de su grupo social o laboral, se definen las pautas del trabajo de campo y los niveles de intervención que se desarrollarán desde la prospectiva sobre dicho grupo social.

En este módulo se trabaja la aplicación y el diseño de diferentes técnicas y herramientas. Se practica con técnicas prospectivas manejadas por computador: Ábaco de Regnier, Análisis Estructural, Actores y Objetivos, Delphi, Smic, Análisis Morfológico, Igo, entre otros.

Este curso complementa el trabajo en dirección de grupos. Su enfoque práctico permite que el estudiante aplique técnicas de manejo de grupos y conozca la pedagogía y didácticas específicas en su manejo. Prepara al estudiante para que conozca técnicas de trabajo en grupo y cree condiciones para que funcione de manera estratégica y cohesionado.

SEMINARIO III (Gerencia por proyectos)
En este módulo se trabajan herramientas fundamentales para la gestión del recurso humano, enfatiza en la metodología de proyectos. Se estudia la aplicación de recursos informáticos en procesos de planeación, programación de actividades y gestión de proyectos organizacionales. Aplicación de herramientas como Balanced Score Card, Project, entre otras.

La asesoría en este módulo guiará la etapa final del proyecto o trabajo de grado. Los estudiantes realizan su trabajo de campo, aplican las técnicas prospectivas, verifican resultados y presentan conclusiones. En este módulo se sintetiza la especialización: recopila la filosofía y las técnicas prospectivas, las metodologías de grupos, se implementan los recursos de administración, información e informática.
Tres niveles académicos


Código SNIES: 12106

Medellín - Colombia

Especialización en Estrategia Gerencial  y Prospectiva

REGISTRO ICFES: 171053706580500111200


A través del Postgrado en Estrategia Gerencial y Prospectiva, la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana formará especialistas con conocimientos de alto nivel, como resultado de un proceso enseñanza – aprendizaje de gran exigencia académica, con el fin de lograr mayor desarrollo en nuestra estructura empresarial y social. Asimismo, el venir formando profesionales en las áreas administrativa y económica en la Escuela de Ciencias Estratégicas, genera una oportunidad para que dichos profesionales obtengan la posibilidad de profundizar en el conocimiento y manejo de modelos e instrumentos Gerenciales para el desarrollo de las organizaciones.


La vitalidad de la Prospectiva radica en su función permanente de divisar el horizonte y anticiparse a la fuerza de los acontecimientos que se ven venir, con la finalidad de no permitir que el futuro nos atrape, lo mismo que el gaviero tiene como tarea impedir que la nave encalle o sucumba bajo la tormenta, por causas de una circunstancia perceptible y reconocible desde su puesto de operaciones y, además, para prepararse competitivamente para las oportunidades y ventajas que le ofrecerá el porvenir.

Por ello, esta especialización desea brindar a las organizaciones (instituciones, empresas o región) una visión permanente de los cambios sociales, económicos, políticos, culturales, tecnológicos que se originan en el entorno y dotarlo de los conocimientos e instrumentos que le van a ser necesarios.

Plan de Estudios

Especialización en Estrategia Gerencial y Prospectiva

Período I Período II
Seminario de Formación Investigativa I 1 Seminario de Formación Investigativa II 1
Planteamiento del problema, objetivo y justificación Desarrollo y entrega del trabajo de grado
Seminario de Cultura y Empresa 2
Relación antropología, cultura, filosofía, administración y organizaciones
Gerencia Contemporánea 2 Pensamiento Estratégico 2
Teoría de las organizaciones y tendencias de la gerencia Estrategia y dirección estratégica
Entorno Económico 3 Prospectiva 2
Macroeconomía, microeconomía y coyuntura económica Métodos y caja de herramientas para la prospección al futuro
Teoría General de Sistemas y Complejidad 2 Política y Geopolítica 2
El pensamiento sistémico y complejo El estado, las instituciones y la política mundial en el entorno empresarial
Gestión Financiera 3 Pensamiento Estratégico II 2
Diagnóstico, análisis y planeación financiera Escuelas, orígenes y aplicaciones del pensamiento estratégico
Prospectiva II 2
Etapas y técnicas en consultoría prospectiva
Seminario de Profundización 2
Seminario de libre elección por parte de los estudiantes
Créditos por Período 13 13


Institución Universitaria Envigado

Código SNIES: 107187

Envigado - Colombia

Especialización en Prospectiva Tecnológica

Registro calificado: Resolución del MEN Nº 10311 del 27 de junio de 2018

Crear escenarios posibles o probables en el marco de los contextos tecnológicos, de acuerdo con buenas prácticas y las políticas establecidas.


Medellín Colombia

Código SNIES: 107452

Medellín - Colombia

Especialización en Creatividad Estratégica

CREATIVIDAD (aplicación y gestión), ESTRATEGÍA (planeación y disrupción) Y PROSPECTIVA (cambio y visiones


Nivel de Formación: Especialización

SNIES: 210256583381100112300

Costos: Ver requisitos de matrícula y más

Resolución: Nº 1675  del 21 de junio de 2000

Bogotá Colombia

Especialización en Dirección Prospectiva y Estratégica de las Organizaciones Universitarias

Registro Calificado 210256583381100112300

El programa de especialización en Dirección Prospectiva y Estratégica de las Organizaciones Universitarias, tiene una duración de 25 créditos de los cuales el 75% corresponden a cursos básicos obligatorios y el otro 25% a cursos electivos, los cuales el estudiante puede cursar de acuerdo a sus intereses y expectativas.

Nivel de Formación : Especialización 

Propósito de Formación :  Facilitar la comprensión conceptual de los fundamentos que orientan la educación superior y sus posibles desarrollos, como un proceso participativo y reflexivo de construcción de visión que intenta mirar hacia el futuro de la ciencia, la tecnología y la sociedad para soportar la toma de decisiones del presente y movilizar fuerzas unidas para realizarlas.
Dirigido a:  Directivos docentes, tutores, investigadores y profesionales interesados en profundizar en una concepción moderna de la Educación Superior, sus fines, modelos de gestión y prácticas académico-pedagógicas de calidad.

Título que conduce: Especialista en Dirección Prospectiva y Estratégica de las Organizaciones Universitarias

Créditos Académicos: 25

Perfil Profesional :

El Especialista en Dirección Prospectiva y Estratégica de las Organizaciones Universitarias estará en capacidad de:

• -Comprender la dinámica de las organizaciones universitarias.

• Conocer la naturaleza de la legislación educativa colombiana y su impacto sobre la dirección de instituciones de educación superior.

• Visualizar el papel sociológico, económico y político de la Educación Superior en nuestro contexto sociográfico, frente a las tendencias y desarrollos en el contexto internacional.

• Desarrollar amplios conocimientos sobre la naturaleza, instrumentos, procedimientos y fines de la evaluación con propósitos de calidad en educación superior.

• Gerenciar procesos de planeación prospectiva y estratégica

• Ejecutar, coordinar y evaluar la ejecución de proyectos de desarrollo organizacional planteados a partir de la planeación prospectiva.

Perfil de Desempeño:  

El Especialista en Dirección Prospectiva y Estratégica de las Organizaciones Universitarias podrá desempeñarse en cargos de dirección, tales como:

• Rector, Director de Centros Regionales de Educación a Distancia, Director de planificación y Director de Unidades académicas. Además podrá:

• Ofrecer servicios de consultoría en: Planificación Prospectiva y Estratégica de las organizaciones del conocimiento; procesos de acreditación y autoevaluación; procesos de innovación y gestión flexible de la universidad; y diseño de estrategias e indicadores de competitividad del sector educativo.

• Asesorar Entes Territoriales y Gubernamentales en la Formulación de Políticas Educativas y Puesta en Práctica de Planes de Desarrollo para el Sector.

Plan de Estudios

Area de Formación Disciplinar
Cursos Académicos Básicos
Créditos Académicos
Escenarios Prospectivos
Sociedad de conocimiento
Organizaciones del conocimiento
Area de Formación Profesional Específica
Cursos Académicos Básicos
Créditos Académicos
Gestión de Cambio e innovación
Políticas educativas comparadas
Educación Superior en la sociedad del Conocimiento
Area de Formación Investigativa
Cursos Académicos Básicos
Créditos Académicos
Espacios comunes de educación Superior
Sistema de Integración Universitaria de Posgrados SIUP
Métodos y Diseños Estratégicos
Diseño de Proyectos de Investigación y desarrollo

RVOE: 983020


Especialidad en prospectiva



Pós-Graduação em Prospectiva, Estratégia e Inovação
1. Prospectiva Estratégica:
Princípios, Conceitos e Aplicações 
(Strategic Foresight: Principles, Concepts and Applications)
Paulo Soeiro de Carvalho
António Alvarenga
    2 Seminários João Caraça 
Michael Jackson
2. Gestão Estratégica e Decisão
(Strategic Management and Decision-Making)
Luís Nazaré
    2 Seminários Pedro Janela
António Mexia
3. Concepção e Gestão de Processos de Inovação
(Designing and Managing the Innovation Process)
Manuel Mira Godinho
Vítor Corado Simões
João Picoito
    2 Seminários João Lobo Antunes
António Câmara
João Vasconcelos
4. Tendências e Desafios no Mundo e na Europa
(Global and European Trends and Challenges)
Tendências Pesadas e Incertezas Cruciais na Economia Global José Manuel Félix Ribeiro
Portugal e o Futuro da Europa: Desafios
e Perspectivas
José Maria Brandão de Brito
5. Liderança, Empreendedorismo, e Concepção de Projectos
(Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Project Design)
Liderança Pedro Moreira
Empreendedorismo e Business Planning António Lucena de Faria
Concepção e Gestão de Projectos Manuel Vilhena de Veludo
6. Apresentação e Exploração de uma Caixa de Ferramentas de Prospectiva, Gestão Estratégica e Inovação
(Mastering a Foresight, Strategy and Innovation Toolbox)
Métodos e Ferramentas de Prospectiva Estratégica António Alvarenga
Técnicas Criativas e de Inovação Stephan Magnus
Competitive Intelligence Miguel Duarte Ferreira
Ferramentas de Gestão Jorge Marrão
João Messias Gomes
7. Foresight Lab – Projecto de Scenario Planning:
Da Antecipação à Acção
(Scenario Planning Project: From Anticipation to Action)
Paulo Soeiro de Carvalho
Simulação Interactiva de um Projecto de Scenario Planning
(Plenary and Working Groups)
8. Strategy Lab - Concepção e Gestão de um Processo de Renovação / Mudança Estratégica
(Designing and Leading a Strategic Renewal / Changing Process)
Luís Nazaré
José Maria Brandão de Brito
Simulação Interactiva do Processo de Concepção e Gestão de um Processo de Renovação / Mudança Estratégica
(Plenary and Working Groups)
9. Innovation Lab - Concepção e Gestão de um Processo de Inovação
(Designing and Managing an Innovation Process)
Álvaro Nogueiras
Simulação Interactiva da Concepção e Gestão de um Processo de Inovação
(Plenary and Working Groups)

Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales

Buenos Aires


Especialización en Prospectiva Estratégica


Especialización en Prospectiva Estratégica
Director: Mag. Eduardo Raúl Balbi
Co-director: Lic. Gustavo Adamovsky

Resolución de Rectorado Nº C-02/10.
Dictamen favorable de la CONEAU. Sesión Nº 314/10

Duración: 3 cuatrimestres 
Título: Especialista en Prospectiva Estratégica


Objetivos de la Especialización

El objetivo central de la carrera es formar profesionales y expertos en las capacidades de:

  • Lograr habilidades para la conceptualización del mundo del futuro.
  • Manejar la Metodología de Prospectiva Estratégica que les permita facilitar el diseño de escenarios de futuro y el desarrollo de políticas, estrategias y planes para su logro, con foco prioritario en el mediano y largo plazo.
  • Analizar las características y condiciones del entorno, sus consecuencias y las posibilidades de orientarlo a los fines propios.
  • Proporcionar a los asistentes las herramientas conceptuales, metodológicas y operativas básicas para llevar a cabo diversos análisis de futuro de sus respectivas instituciones y sociedades.
  • Dimensionar las características y condiciones de su sociedad deseada en el futuro, y las que se darían de no hacer nada al respecto.

Realizar el análisis prospectivo estratégico de instituciones, áreas, sectores o de un conjunto social, como condición de aprobación de este programa, con la retroalimentación y el seguimiento de un tutor.


Está dirigido a graduados universitarios de carreras afines de grado o de nivel superior no universitario o con 4 (cuatro) años de duración como mínimo.

En casos excepcionales de postulantes que se encuentren fuera de los términos precedentes, podrán ser admitidos siempre que demuestren, a través de las evaluaciones y los requisitos que la universidad establezca, poseer preparación, aptitudes y conocimientos suficientes para cursarla satisfactoriamente (artículo 2º de la Ley 25754).

De no tener los títulos requeridos, se podrá solicitar la admisión al Programa y obtener con la aprobación del mismo una Diplomatura en Prospectiva Estratégica.

Perfil del participante

La Especialización en Prospectiva Estratégica y sus énfasis, están dirigidos a profesionales, líderes y ejecutivos de áreas públicas y privadas responsables de asesoramiento, ejecución, decisión, planeación y otras actividades similares y conexas.

Perfil del egresado

La formación profesional en prospectiva permitirá al asistente estar capacitado para:

  • Contribuir y permitir construir colectivamente el futuro de las instituciones, organizaciones y sociedades, y hacer de este hecho un mecanismo de gestión.
  • Planificar, organizar, programar y establecer políticas, estrategias y programas de mediano y largo plazos de instituciones, empresas, universidades, organismos estatales y privados e instituciones sociales en general.
  • Liderar e integrar grupos “vigía” o de “alerta prospectiva” que estén en permanente actividad identificando tendencias, cambios, riesgos y oportunidades, y anticipándose al futuro.

Inserción Laboral

Las áreas de desempeño de los profesionales que realicen esta Especialización son:

  • Ejecutivos y Directores de todo tipo de Instituciones
  • Gerentes y Jefes
  • Planificadores, asesores y consultores
  • Profesionales vinculados a los distintos aspectos de la dinámica social, en todas sus formas
  • Líderes sociales

Los asistentes formados en la Especialización en Prospectiva Estratégica podrán desempeñarse en cargos ejecutivos, de asesoramiento, de planeamiento y otros similares. En ellos, podrán incorporar la teoría y la práctica de los métodos de la prospectiva; en especial llevarán a cabo las siguientes tareas:

  • Planificar, organizar, programar y establecer las políticas de mediano y largo plazo de organismos, empresas e instituciones estatales y privadas, tanto en la faz meramente aplicativa como en la capacitación de personal y en el control y evaluación de procesos.
  • Construir colectivamente el futuro de las instituciones y hacer de este hecho un mecanismo de gestión.
  • Liderar un grupo “vigía” o de “alerta prospectiva” que esté en permanente actividad identificando riesgos y oportunidades y anticipándose al futuro.
  • Llevar a cabo el proceso de evaluación o auditoría estratégica y de gestión interna de la respectiva institución


La Especialización tendrá una modalidad presencial intensiva, de dos días (viernes y sábado) cada 3 semanas.

Cada cohorte tendrá también el apoyo de una plataforma de Educación a Distancia para fortalecer el contacto e intercambio entre los participantes y con el cuerpo docente, generar y participar en foros, y mantener una comunicación permanente.

La dinámica pedagógica de las materias y módulos se centra en uno de los paradigmas principales de la prospectiva: “aprender haciendo”. Por lo tanto, la totalidad de los conocimientos teóricos referidos directamente a esta disciplina científica tendrán actividades y aplicaciones prácticas obligatorias.

En un futuro próximo, será posible cursar esta Especialización en modalidad "A Distancia" con actividades presenciales de validación y nivelación.

Requisitos para la Graduación

Las condiciones de graduación incluyen las evaluaciones parciales/ finales de las asignaturas del plan, 75% de asistencia a las clases presenciales previstas, acreditación de horas de tutoría y la presentación y defensa del trabajo final.

Plan de Estudios

1.1 DINÁMICA DEL ENTORNO (Teórico - Práctico)
1.3 LIDERAZGO (Práctico)
1.6 EL PROCESO DECISIONAL (Teórico - Práctico)
2.1 PLANEACIÓN ESTRATÉGICA (Teórico - Práctico)
2.4 EL MÉTODO DELPHOS (Práctico)
2.5 EL MÉTODO GODET (Práctico)
3.1 Énfasis seleccionado (Práctico)
3.2 Trabajo final de Especialización


Cuerpo Docente

Director: Mag. Eduardo Balbi
Co-director: Lic. Gustavo Adamovsky

Proceso de Admisión

La inscripción a las Carreras de Posgrado se encuentra abierta de Noviembre a Marzo y en la medida que existan vacantes disponibles.

Los aspirantes deberán realizar el proceso de admisión acompañando la documentación requerida:

  • Solicitud de inscripción completa en forma electró
  • Fotocopia del Título de Grado (anverso y reverso), legalizado por el Ministerio de Educación de la Nación. En el caso de extranjeros: debidamente apostillado por el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores del País de origen. Se deberá presentar, en todos los casos, el título original para su vista.
  • Certificado analítico de materias.
  • Foto 4x4 digitalizada (peso inferior a 1Mb).
  • Currículum Vitae
  • Fotocopias de las 2 primeras páginas del DNI, en caso de extranjeros, Pasaporte.
  • Abonar matrícula de ingreso al Ciclo Académico.

Entrevista Inicial con el Director de la Carrera, que será programada por éste junto con el alumno luego del proceso de inscripción.

Calendario Académico

Inicio:  Marzo 2011.

Días y Horarios: Viernes y Sábados (dos días), cada 3 semanas.*
*Podrán agregarse días adicionales para talleres y tutorías.

Duración: 3 cuatrimestres (presencial) y Trabajo Final de Especialización.

Lic. Gustavo Adamovsky, Int: 151.

Informes e Inscripción:
Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales - UCES
Paraguay 1338, Piso 1, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires.
Tel.: (+54-11) 4814-9200; int. 487 y 488, de 10:00 a 19:00 hs.

Universidad Unicista

Argentina - USA

Postgrado en Prospectiva

Este postgrado está dirigido básicamente a quienes tienen la responsabilidad de desarrollar estrategias de negocios internacionales y necesitan prever el futuro de diferentes mercados para posicionar la empresa en función de coyunturas internacionales.
El postgrado de prospectiva busca desarrollar técnicas de pronóstico del futuro en el campo de las posibilidades y manejar alternativas en el campo de las probabilidades.
A pesar de estar claramente orientado al desarrollo de negocios su orientación en el campo macro lleva a manejar la prospectiva también de ciudades, regiones, culturas o sectores sociales.
Las herramientas conceptuales desarrolladas permiten un manejo con un alto grado de acierto de los pronósticos.


Master en prospectiva, sistémica y modelación de sistemas socionaturales El estudiante será siempre un elemento activo, protagonista del programa. La pluridisciplinariedad del programa tiene que venir de la mano, entre otras cosas, de la diversidad de formación de sus estudiantes y profesores, y de la confrontación dialéctica de las diferentes visiones que esta formación les da sobre el estado del mundo. Los lunes se desarrollarán una serie de actividades, conferencias, presentaciones, talleres de trabajo, que tienen como objetivo incrementar el tiempo y la calidad de la participación de los estudiantes del programa.
Regent University


Master Administration in Strategic Foresight

The MSF curriculum can be thought of as a pyramid, that builds its structure upon five successive layers:

1. Overview
You begin your program with an overview of leadership and futures studies. You learn how to leverage these two disciplines to think strategically and influence others.

2. Theory
The second layer is futures theory. You study organized complexity and apply theories of how organizations and societies change over time.

3. Methods
The third level of the Strategic Foresight degree are methods. You study forecasting, scenarios and strategic change.

4. Context
The fourth level is context. Effective leaders specialize or develop contextual intelligence about their organization's future. Our electives in Organizational Futures, World Futures, Human Futures, Professional Futures and Religionists & Futurists help you build your own knowledge base.

5. Capstone
The fifth and final level is a capstone project. You experience a professional internship, write a formal dissertation or write up a project relating to the long-term direction of your field.

Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil

Maestria en Pensamiento Estratégico y Prospectiva para la Educación Superior


Maestría en pensamiento estratégico y prospectiva para la educación superior

Módulo I: Teoría de la educación superior,

- Teoría de la universidad

- Pensamiento estratégico

Módulo II: Análisis prospectivo del entorno

- Conceptualización de la prospectiva

- Prospectiva estratégica

- Geopolítica y geoestratégia

- Tendencias mundiales de la educación superior

- Perspectiva del Ecuador en América Latina: escenarios posibles

- La sociedad del conocimiento

Módulo III: Teoría y aplicación de la acreditación

- Teoría y modelo de la autoevaluación institucional

- La acreditación en las instituciones de educación superior del Ecuador

- Taller de apropiación del proceso de acreditación a partir de casos reales

Módulo IV: Teoría y aplicación del pensamiento estratégico

- Direccionamiento estratégico

- Ética y universidad

Módulo V: Teoría y aplicación de la prospectiva

- Modelo prospectivo estratégico I

- Modelo prospectivo estratégico II

- Nuevas tendencias de los estudios de fututo

- La perspectiva tecnológica


Associate Arte Degree

Futures studies

Award Description: 
This Associate Degree will provide students the tools to identify and analyze trends that impact the future of our world on a social, cultural, political, economic and environmental level.
Program Description: 
The Futures Studies program offers practical skills, theory and methods to strategically identify and analyze trends that affect the world on a social, cultural, political, economic and environmental level. Through Futures Studies theory and methods, students learn to postulate possible, probable and preferable futures. The opportunity to gain professional experience in the field of Futures Studies is offered through participation in a field experience capstone course.
Program Goals: 
Students will learn to: 
--envision possible, probable and preferable futures.
--apply methods of visioning, strategic planning and simulations to case studies.
--assess and evaluate trends forecasted on a national and international level.
--critically analyze positive and negative factors that may influence the future of the world.
--identify and explore just, equitable and sustainable solutions to social, environmental, political and economic issues.
Program Emphasis: 
A focus is placed upon the interdisciplinary nature of the application of Futures Studies to anthropology, political science, sociology, technology and computer science, economics and environmental science. Students are encouraged to think critically about the future in a responsible manner taking into consideration just and equitable solutions to challenges facing the world.
Career Options: 
Most career options directly related to Futures Studies require graduate level degrees. However, there are several applied and paraprofessional occupations that may not require education beyond the associate degree. Available career tracks include working as a strategic planner, demographer, futurist, sociologist, pollster, researcher, political analyst, educator, anthropologist, industrial psychologist, business leader, consultant or a change agent.
Courses Required for the Major: Units
  FUTR 101 Introduction to Futures Studies 3
  FUTR 102 Creating Futures: Methods and Tools 3
  FUTR 103 Emerging Technologies 3
  ANTH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
  POLI 103 Comparative Politics 3
  CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems 4
  SOCO 223 Globalization and Social Change 3
  FUTR 250 Field Experience in Futures Studies 1 - 3

International certified future stategist

UE program


Este sitio se realiza en primera instancia con intencionalidad investigativa, acerca del estado del arte en estudios de futuros, su uso en el proceso ha sido de carácter académico y formativo por parte de Lucio Mauricio Henao Vélez.

El estado del arte en estudios de futuros, descrito en este sitio es una recopilación y complementación elaborada por Lucio Mauricio Henao Vélez  desde su experiencia, información secundaria indagada en sitios web de prospective, future studies, future research. foresight y otras fuentes.

Organización Prospectiva