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Strategic Scenario Planning

Strategic Scenario Planning

Code: ECO8LF102
Extent: 3 ECTS
Timing: semester 3 - 7
Language: English
Curriculum: GLOBBA16
Course level: Specialisation Studies
Course type: free choice

Starting level and linkage with other courses
No prerequisites.

Learning outcomes
You can analyse and evaluate future challenges and risks in business environment and their effects on the firm. You understand the methods used in futures studies applied in assessing changes and risks. You learn how scenario planning apply to the corporate strategic planning. You have developed strategic thinking for international business operations.


  • introduction to futures study methods
  • scenario planning as a method
  • scenario planning in corporate use
  • scenario planning process
  • supervised scenario planning workshops
  • backcasting and forecasting
  • global scenarios

Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
If you have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, you can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through your studies. More information and instructions for RPL are available at MyNet.

Cooperation with the business community
Visiting lecturers and/or an excursion to a suitable institution.

The course deals extensively with international economic and business environment issues at the global level. The assignments are international in scope.

Course formats
Contact and distant sessions.

Students' performance is graded on the following scale: Excellent (5), Very good (4), Good (3), Satisfactory (2), Fair (1), Fail (0).
A link to the joint assessment grid.The assessment of one’s own learning.

Course teacher
Matti Perttu

Learning materials
Materials to be announced in the implementation plan.