University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
Understand the underlying drivers of change that shape the future
POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN FUTURES STUDIES
Learn how to make strategic, long-term decisions in an environment characterised by increasing complexity, volatility and international competitiveness. This programme will expose you to the nature of global change and an understanding of the forces and trends that shape the future, enabling you to leverage opportunities and contain risks. You will also be exposed to the management of organisational strategies to create a desired future. It is the only programme of its kind presented in Africa.
- Format: 1-year programme with 1 on-campus block and 25 weekly blended-learning sessions (on campus or online)
MPHIL IN FUTURES STUDIES
This programme will stand you in good stead if you wish to gain an understanding of possible changes in the long-term future of your organisation or that of your clients, and to respond accordingly. The skills you acquire include consultation and facilitation capabilities, stakeholder analysis, environmental scanning, systems simulation and strategic planning – taking into account the unique developmental challenges of Africa and South Africa. This degree will enable you to take on senior positions in your organisation or government.
- Format: 5 modules (on campus or online) over 2 years. A research assignment must be completed.
PHD IN FUTURES STUDIES
USB’s PhD in Futures Studies builds on its MPhil in Futures Studies. It allows you to become a specialist in this field by acquiring in-depth knowledge through doctoral research. This is the only PhD degree of its kind in Africa.
- Format: At least 2 years of supervised research.