Master of Arts in Strategic Foresight Degree
Online Degree Overview
It takes more than traditional business practices to lead a successful organization; it takes the tools and ability to recognize and understand the trends that help predict future challenges and opportunities. Grasp your opportunity to study the future in the context of organizational decision-making through the School of Business & Leadership's Master of Arts in Strategic Foresight. Designed for leaders who want to move their career from the operational to the strategic level, our Academy of Strategic and Entrepreneurial Leadership (ASEL) accredited M.A. in Strategic Foresight degree will fine-tune your leadership abilities and help you discover how to position your leadership on the cutting-edge of change.
Master's in Strategic Foresight Highlights
Curriculum: View courses and descriptions.
Length: 33 credits. May be completed in as little as 18 months. Students may begin the program in the fall, spring, or summer semesters.
Format: M.A. in Strategic Foresight courses are offered in a flexible online format and were designed using the autonomous learning model. No on-campus residency is required; however, students may take advantage of an optional two-day residency. Important Links: Faculty | Apply Now | Tuition | Financial Aid
Features: Concentrations or electives in International Organizations, Leadership Coaching & Mentoring, Organizational Communication, Organizational Development Consulting, and Interdisciplinary Studies
The Master of Arts in Strategic Foresight will prepare you for careers where executive leadership and strategic planning, analyzing future developments and their implications, leading systems planning and scenario development, and consulting in the areas of forecasting and strategy are critical.
Graduates of the Strategic Foresight program serve in various occupations, as business analysts, intelligence analysts, innovation managers, strategic planners, management consultants, non-profit leaders, or business instructors. Search for related occupations reflected in the range of Standard Occupational Classifications (SOC) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): General and Operations Managers, Management Analysts, Market Research Analysts, Business Intelligence Analysts, Business Teachers, Intelligence Analysts.
Master's in Strategic Foresight graduates will be able to:
- Design an environmental scanning system, enabling an organization's strategic leaders to track patterns of systemic change across trends, events and issues.
- Create a baseline forecast of trends for an organization that contains alternative futures, uncertainties and wild cards relating to the next decade.
- Lead a departmental team to develop strategic plans, which include the mission, vision and goals appropriately matched to the near-term competitive, customer and industry environment.
- Lead a scenario learning process for a leadership team that tests their strategy against a range of possible future developments.
- Present professional specialization, foresight practices and their Christian faith in appropriate media such as, but not limited to, a career portfolio, popular press articles, lectures and conferences.
The faculty and staff of the School of Business & Leadership value students and want to see you succeed. Throughout the online master's program and when life challenges arise, we want to provide as much support as possible to help you complete your degree. This support includes:
Along with your acceptance letter, as a new student you will receive a clear, step-by-step process to assist with enrollment.
New students are assigned an academic faculty advisor to serve as their primary contact for advising issues throughout the program.
Students maintain journals during core courses to chronicle content learned and transformations that have occurred.
A one-time graduate scholarship may be provided to assist in certain circumstances.
An optional two-day, on-campus residency event is held annually for face-to-face interaction with faculty and peers.
Faculty and staff respond to student emails and phone calls within 48 hours.