MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Strategic Foresight BUS5006

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course is designed to introduce participants to the key questions over the future direction of business and management practice.

Timetable

This course will be delivered through a series of lectures, guest lectures and seminars over semester 2.

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

2000 word individual assignment

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course is designed to introduce participants to key questions over the future direction of business and management practice. It introduces a range of intellectual and disciplinary perspectives from across the social sciences and other allied disciplines such as engineering, environmental science and medicine, identifying the key challenges that organisations face as they seek to develop sustainably in a fast changing world.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

1. Integrate topics covered by guest speakers and lessons learnt through the MBA to assess tensions between internal and external strategic issues affecting the sustainable development of an organisation.

2. Criticise analytical tools, frameworks and or models available in academic and business practice literatures to select the most appropriate and create a possible future for a specific organisation.

3. Evaluate how organisations identify, quantify and react to risk and discuss how to manage it.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.