Course name Strategic Thinking and Future Orientation
Course date 15.09.2022 - 31.07.2023
Institution Savonia University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field 4everyone HUB
Teacher Haapakoski Markku
Available for open UAS Chargeable
Level Master’s level

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Enrolment period 15.08.2022 - 15.07.2023
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Strategic Thinking and Future Orientation

15.09.2022 - 31.07.2023

Course description


  • Strategic thinking and visioning
  • Analysis of industry and anticipation of the future as part of strategic thinking
  • Scenarios as working method
  • Future information as part of leadership and management, and in decision making


  • is able to describe both the meaning of strategic thinking and continuous renewal in relation to the vision of organisation and in development of competitiveness
  • is able to choose new strategic approaches during organisational changes and renewal processes.
  • is able to recognize/anticipate the changes happening in the organisational environment.
  • has readiness to adapt methods of anticipation, and foresees the future trends of (working) organisation.


Assessment criteria

Grading scale: 0 – 5

The course is open from 15 September 2022 to 31 July 2023 in the academic year 2022 – 2023. The assignments required to complete the course can be returned at any time to the return folder in the course.

The learning assignments have five submission dates during the academic year 2022-2023. All the learning assignments must be completed by the submission date. The completed assignments will be evaluated within four weeks from each submission date.

Course way of working and time table

100 % online studies (Moodle)

Self-study in Moodle platform.

Learning assignment / development work for the target organization chosen by the student.

Course info

This course is for Master students only.

Link to Moodle (published later in August 2022) Course key: (published later in August 2022)