Strategic Foresight & FutureS Thinking

Develop and communicate sustainable strategies

Why is strategic foresight & futureS thinking a key competence in competition? Today, more than ever, companies and organizations are required to systematically deal with volatile, ambiguous and uncertain trends of different future perspectives. Any corporate strategy that is only successful under stable conditions poses a high risk. Therefore, it is essential to develop strategies that are resilient to different future prospects. In order to succeed, businesses need to prepare and sustainably communicate these strategies while considering various potential outcomes.

This certificate course addresses these challenges and provides participants with scientifically proven methods to systematically identify and evaluate trends, develop and prepare future scenarios as well as plan and communicate resilient strategies for the future. The method of strategic foresight identifies potential developments and challenges while deriving new potentials. By working on practical examples and exchanging experiences with science and industry, participants can develop and implement organization-specific foresight processes and projects. These individual competencies are highly relevant across different sectors and industries in order to develop future-proof strategies.

Upon completion of the Certificate in Strategic Foresight & Futures Thinking, you will be able to

  • comprehensively understand and apply strategic foresight;
  • deal with highly complex problems and issues in a systematic and structured way;
  • apply current and scientifically proven corporate foresight methods;
  • develop, implement and communicate future-proof and company-specific strategies;
  • generate organization-specific solutions through a highly practical approach

The part-time course is designed for

  • entrepreneurs, managing directors and decision-makers, who are significantly involved in or responsible for the future direction of a company or organization;
  • executives and junior executives in industrial, service and financial companies, municipalities, public companies, politics;
  • entrepreneurs, innovation and technology managers, founders;
  • management consultants who support established companies and start-ups in building an ecosystem or concrete future projects.



Short Facts
  • Duration: 12 on-campus sessions + 4 online-weeks
  • Next Start: on request
  • Application deadline: anytime
  • Language: German
  • Tuition fee: EUR 5,450,-
  • ECTS: 20

The certificate course can be counted towards selected Master Degree Programs.

Apply now!

 Victoria Lettenbichler | Program Manager
Victoria Lettenbichler Program Manager +43 512 2070 - 2102

Your way to success

The certificate course is a part-time course of study based on a didactic concept tailored to the needs of professional decision makers.


  • More information on costs & teaching principles can be found here.
  • Detailed schedule on request.

The following achievements are to be provided:

  • Project Work: serves the transfer of learning & implementation into the professional practice and deals with approaches to solutions.
  • Final Thesis: deals with operational problems and approaches to solutions.
  • Final Examination: presentation of the Final Thesis, discussion and feedback.

The faculty includes researchers and experienced practitioners with proven expertise in their respective areas of specialization. Participants in the course will benefit from the combination of recent scientific findings and extensive practical experience provided by our team.

Scientific Management

FH-Prof. Dr. Antje Bierwisch
MCI Lecturer Department Business Administration Online, Innsbruck / Tyrol

Prof. Dr. Christoph Zanker
University for Economy and Environment Nürtingen / Germany

Faculty (excerpt)

FH-Prof. Dr. Oliver Som
MCI Lecturer & Head of Department Innovation, Business & Management Program, Innsbruck / Tyrol

Prof. Dr. Rainer Nübel
University Fresenius Heidelberg & University for Economy and Environment, Heidelberg / Nürtingen / Germany

The MCI certificate programs have been designed to meet the highest international quality standards. They are continuously assessed by internal and external bodies.

All business-related MCI study programs have been accredited by the renowned Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The certificate course can be counted towards selected Master Degree Programs.

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