Postgraduate Diploma in Futures Studies

Our internationally accredited PGDip Futures Studies will help you understand the forces and trends that shape the future, and the nature of global change. This will enable you to manage long-term organisational strategies aimed at designing the ideal future. The programme will also equip you with high-level competencies to react meaningfully to growing complexity in the organisational environment while taking Africa and South Africa’s developmental challenges into account. This will allow you to mitigate risks and leverage opportunities.

A transformative learning experience awaits you – particularly if you see your future self as a strategist, long-range decision maker, manager or leader. It is the only programme of its kind presented in Africa, and one of only a few in the world.

What is Futures Studies? Futures Studies is not about predicting the future, but rather about understanding how various futures will unfold. It analyses the interaction between a wide range of variables or forces, and distils from these forces those issues that will affect the future of a country, government, entity or individual. It studies the world of economics, politics, technology, demography, social values and other subject fields, both locally and globally. It equips decision makers with ways to deal with change and to make the right decisions to survive but preferably thrive in a changing world. Futures Studies is about acquiring strategic foresight to make long-range decisions in order to leverage competitive risk mitigation and opportunity sensing.
  • Duration: 1 year or 2 years
  • Choose between 2 formats – both allowing you to study while you work: Blended Learning (combination of online and on campus classes) and Modular (blocks of on-campus classes spread over time).
  • Choose from 2 streams: General, and Managing New Technology.

For further information, visit: SBS

Course details
  • Apply by: 19 February 2024
  • Start date: 26 February 2024
  • Schedule: Dates are TBC and serve as a guideline only
  • Venue:
  • Location: Bellville, South Africa
  • Costs:
  • Apply: Contact us using the details below
  • Enquiries: Sbs Enquiries, +27 (0)21 918 4111, usbcom@usb.ac.za
  • More details: Visit our web site for further information.

Course provider
Stellenbosch Business School
The internationally accredited Stellenbosch Business School offers MBA, Master’s, MPhil and PhD programmes as well as executive education programmes – all focused on the development of business leadership.
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