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Anticipating Future Trends (5 cr)

Code: LA00BE79-3053

General information


19.11.2021 - 09.01.2022


03.01.2022 - 31.07.2022

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)


Lahti Campus

Teaching languages

  • Finnish

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Business Information Technology


  • Tarja Keski-Mattinen
  • Aki Vainio

Scheduling groups

  • Luennot 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)


  • 04IT19S
    Tietojenkäsittelyn koulutus 19S, Lahti

Small groups

  • Luennot 1

Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- anticipate the changes in their own operational environment
- utilise the futures research materials produced by national and international societies in their own field of studies
- use the terminology and methods of futures research in the research and development of their own field

Implementation and methods of teaching

Recommended contact lessons, independent individual and group work.

Timing and attendance

Spring 2022, recommended contact lessons.

Learning material and recommended literature

The Moodle learning platform & materials provided by the lecturer.

Alternative completion methods

No alternative ways of completion

Working life cooperation

Students can bring their own study subjects from their work, thesis or internship.

Exam retakes

No exams

Learning environment

The Moodle learning platform, recommended classroom workshops and lecturers. Optional group work.

Student time use and work load

A student's estimated workload is 5 x 27 hours.


This course provides students with skills to:
- Anticipate the changes in their own operational environment
- Utilize the futures professional material produced by national and international communities in their own field of studies
- Use the terminology and methods of future research.

Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc._peppi

The student should be adequately advanced in their own field of study.

Assessment criteria

Assessment methods:
- teacher evaluation
- self- and peer review
- possible assessment by the client
Evaluation criteria:
A) Informative and information acquisition skills related to future research and the operating environment of one's own field
B) Skills related to anticipating the future of one's own field and future-oriented problem solving
C) Responsibility and team and management skills in connection with the implementation and commitment of the assignment project
- Active participation in preparatory contact teaching (in contact teaching implementation)
- Group work assignments and exercises in classes and partly also between classes
- Participation in business workshops
- Independent work
- Self-assessment

Assessment scale


Assessment criteria: assessment scale failed/approved

The student can:
* Justify the suitability of different future information sources for anticipating the operating environment in one's own field.
* Justify and evaluate the suitability of different foreseeing tools in different situations.
* Produces future information related to your field.
* Apply future research methods and information in anticipating the operating environment.