Welcome to the Foresight Graduate Program! As a Foresight graduate, you will enter an emerging professional field that helps business, government, non-profits and others anticipate and prepare for the future.
Some of our students enroll to become professional futurists, while others seek to bring a foresight perspective to their current careers. And some just find the future a fascinating area of study. You will learn the concepts, methods, and skills to systematically explore the future -- however you choose to apply them.
There are three major areas of focus that you will learn about:
- Understanding the future involves learning the key concepts of thinking about change and the future. (How does change happen?)
- Mapping the future involves anticipating significant changes and describing them in forecasts and scenarios. (What are the future possibilities?)
- Influencing the future involves helping stakeholders vision a preferred future and developing and executing the plans to make it happen. (What can we do about it?)
The curriculum blends theory and practice in a way that you’ll be prepared to take action. Our goal is for each student to make a difference in the world by helping to bring about the preferred futures for those we work with.