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Tantárgy adatlap

Business Futures Studies

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A tantárgy kódja: FUTST_VTJOV
A tantárgy megnevezése (magyarul): Business Futures Studies
A tantárgy neve (angolul): Business Futures Studies
A tanóra száma (Előadás + szeminárium + gyakorlat + egyéb): 1+1 lecture and seminar
Kreditérték: 6
A tantárgy meghirdetésének gyakorisága: Fall
Az oktatás nyelve: English
Előtanulmányi kötelezettségek: 
A tantárgy típusa: választható
Tantárgyfelelős tanszék: Gazdaságföldrajz, Geoökonómia és Fenntartható Fejlődés Intézet
A tantárgyfelelős neve: Tyukodi Gergely

A tantárgy szakmai tartalma: The course is multi-disciplinary, and will lead students to greater foresight about emerging issues, trends, cross-impacts, and implications in demographic, social, technological, environmental, economic, political, and other global forces of change. The course is designed to introduce students to one of the essential futures tools, environmental scanning, which is useful to identify and monitor emerging issues, social and technological innovations and trends. Students will be introduced to some of the critical tools of analysis to put these changes in context and will be exposed to layered approaches of exploring the implications of change. The course will survey a range of alternative futures, scenarios, and approaches to scenario building. It will also explore visioning, preferred futures, and visionary futures. Finally, the course will conclude with a discussion on strategic planning and the role of future management in implementing future visions and plans.

Évközi tanulmányi követelmények: Class participation is compulsory

Vizsgakövetelmény: The course is interactive and participatory. Each class will typically have a lecture and some class discussions on the assigned readings and the arising questions followed by one or more interactive components, such as a small group activity that helps in the understanding of the current topic. A whole semester long research group work will be given for students.

Az értékelés módszere: 10% class attendance and participation
80% home assignment – group case study
10% presentation

In the case of the group assignment only the final, submitted case study will be graded. Students will be able to modify the different phases based on the feedback of the professor. However the final group assignment will be graded in separately: phase 1 is 20 points, phase 2 is 30 points, and phase 3 is 30 points as well.

The length of the group assignment should be between 15-25 pages, and each phase should be at least 3 pages. It will be graded based on how logical the concept of the case study is, how well students used the learned methods and how students can support their thoughts and ideas with facts.

If students miss the deadline, 10% of the points are going to be subtracted per each week from the points given for the missed phase of the case study.

Class participation is compulsory; however each student can miss two classes without consequences. After 2 misses, 10% will be subtracted from the points given for class attendance and participation.According to academic regulations, students may miss a maximum of 25% of the classes. After having missed 25% of the classes, the professors have the right to give the student an “F”, “1” or an “N” grade.

Tananyag leírása: The goal of the course is to learn the business-related and business-oriented components of Futures Studies (FS) that enable students to support complex business development decisions with forecasting and long-term thinking. Hence the problems are observed and solved in a multi-folded and action-oriented way; ie. from different angles and levels both of economics and business. This way by the end of the course students will be able to look at down-to-earth business problems from a wider and future oriented perspective.

Órarendi beosztás: Friday, 8.00 – 11.00

Kompetencia leírása: • Understand futures studies as a field and relate it to other intellectual disciplines and research endeavors
• Analyze complex business situation from different perspectives
• Make better decisions by applying multi-disciplinary approaches
• Improve written and oral communication skills

Félévközi ellenőrzések: 

A hallgató egyéni munkával megoldandó feladatai: The main assignment is a group case study that has to present a strategic decision that a company / organization / institute / country / region etc. had to face in the past or faces nowadays. The case study has to describe the detailed situation that challenged the object of the case study and the strategic decision that the object of the case study faces or faced. The case study needs to contain alternative solutions that you would consider or you would have considered if you were the decision maker. At least one of the alternatives needs to be created with one of the futures studies tools that we learn during the semester. The case study should present the process how you created the different alternatives as well as what the alternatives are. Finally you need to present the alternative decision that you would choose or you would have chosen in the place of the decision-makers and the milestones how you would implement or would have implemented the chosen decision. You should describe the decision-making process and the set of criteria you applied.

The group case study will be divided into 3 phases.
Phase 1: Case introduction – the detailed description of the strategic situation and the current environment of the company
Phase 2: Presenting alternative solutions what the object of the case study could have done in order to make a good strategic decision. You should be using learned futures studies concepts and tools for identifying the different alternatives.
Phase 3: Presenting the solution that the object of the case study made and that you would have made if you were the decision maker. You should be creating a set of criteria for the assessment of the different alternative solutions and reason your decision.

The deadlines of the case study:
Phase 1: 5th week of the semester
Phase 2 (and modified phase 1): 10th week of the semester
Phase 3 (and modified phase 1 and 2): 14th week of the semester

As an additional assignment students need to present the group case study on the last class.

The points given for the case study will be distributed among the students by the professor.

Szak neve: 

Kötelező irodalom:

  • T. Gáspár, B. Szél (ed.): Collection of Articles on Futures Studies, Part I. and II. (CEMS, 2003)

Ajánlott irodalom:

  • W. Bell: Foundations of Futures Studies Vol. 1. (New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 1997)
  • P. M. Senge: The Fifth Discipline (New York: Doubleday/Currency, 1990)
  • Additional readings given in classes.
Ajánlott irodalmak:
W. Bell: Foundations of Futures Studies Vol. 1. (New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 1997)
P. M. Senge: The Fifth Discipline (New York: Doubleday/Currency, 1990)
Additional readings given in classes.
Kötelező irodalmak:
T. Gáspár, B. Szél (ed.): Collection of Articles on Futures Studies, Part I. and II. (CEMS, 2003)

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