Jonathan sees the future as an opportunity
to create something desirable.

WHERE WILL YOUR FUTURES STUDIES
JOURNEY TAKE YOU?

“Futures Studies is the ultimate tool for the world
in which we live, and especially for business
people in South Africa.”

– Jonathan Cherry,
USB Futures Studies alumnus

WHY FUTURES STUDIES?

Like all of us, you desire a better future. But how do you create this future? What foresight and understanding do you need in order to make strategic decisions for
the long term? How do you handle our world’s constant change and increasing complexity? USB offers a cluster of programmes in Futures Studies – a Postgraduate Diploma, MPhil and PhD – each designed to guide you towards creating a desired future. These are the only Futures Studies programmes presented in Africa, and some of the only ones in the world. 2019 also marks 21 Years of Futures Studies as an academic field at USB.

WHAT STANDS OUT?

WHAT WILL YOU GAIN?

  • The skills needed to become a professional futurist
  • An understanding of the complexity of global change
  • An enhanced ability to make long term decisions
  • An opportunity towards more senior positions in your industry

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

You could be a strategic planner, managing director or a CEO involved in the strategy of your business. You could be someone who requires a holistic understanding the underlying forces and trends that shape the future. Whichever level of management you’re on, if you want to play a role in creating a better future for South Africa and beyond, a qualification in Futures Studies is for you. The PhD will serve you well if you are interested in an academic career.

FORMAT

This one-year programme has a convenient modular format that allows you to study while you work. This enables you to start applying your newly acquired skills in your workplace immediately while re-ceiving comprehensive support throughout your studies. You need to attend five blocks on campus during the course of the year, with each block running from Monday to Saturday.