MASTER OF SCIENCE (MS) IN PROFESSIONAL STUDIES - FUTURE FORESIGHT AND PLANNING

Dr. Sanjay Modak Department Chair
ssmcada@rit.edu

 

PROGRAM MISSION

  • To develop an understanding of modern concepts and methodologies of future foresight and planning that can be deployed effectively by organizations to strategically plan for the future;

  • To equip students and learners with the ability and tools to analyze and address real life issues as future thinkers and developers of ideas, strategies and solutions

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Program aims at exploring and institutionalizing the concepts of future foresight and planning in organizations. A rich program content that includes a variety of tools and knowledge of the future will enable graduates of public sector and business leaders and other professionals to improve their strategic thinking and planning and improve the way they make future-related decisions and deal with ensuing change. Students will also be able to develop professional expertise in terms of managing and leading future foresight and strategic planning projects.

The program would focus on:

  • Conceptual issues.

  • Methods and problem solving.

  • Domain specific applications.

  • Possible responses to the future.

The methods would include:

  • Quantitative approaches to long term and short term foresight.

  • Qualitative methods in long term foresight.

  • Synthesis, integration, and application of the methods (Scenario Planning and development).

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Design an organizational future foresight strategy framework.

  • Determine where scenario planning is applicable to the organization, its environment and its relationship to strategic planning, forecasting and other processes.

  • Evaluate leadership and change requirements needed for designing and delivering successful foresight processes.

  • Apply future foresight methods including scenario planning, environmental scanning and envisioning to deal with various decision support situations.

  • Develop innovative strategic plans for institutional change that will lead to the development of sustainable futures.

  • Conduct research that relates to future foresight and planning.

ACCREDITATION

This program is pending for "Ministry Approval".

CURRICULUM

The program is comprised of 33 semester credit hours which students must successfully complete.

The table below shows the program structure of Master of Science in Professional Studies - Future Foresight and Planning.

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Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

PROF - 705.602

Context and Trends

3

PROF - 730

Introduction to Future Foresight

3

PROF - 731

Systems Thinking

3

PROF - 732

Scenario Development and Analysis

3

PROF - 733

Scenarios for Futures Planning

3

PROF - 734

Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

3

PROF - 735

Scholarship in Future Foresight & Planning

3

PROF - 736

Strategic Planning

3

SERQ - 712.602

Breakthrough Thinking, Creativity and Innovation

3

PROF - 799.602

Special Topics: Future Foresight and Planning

3

PROF - 770.602

Capstone Proposal Seminar: Future Foresight and Planning

0

PROF - 775.602

Capstone Project: Future Foresight and Planning

3

Total Credits

33

FEES

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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