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  • Create a desired future: Enhance your understanding of possible changes in your long-term future and respond accordingly. This includes a holistic understanding of the social, ethical, political, technical and economic forces shaping the future.
  • Handle growing complexity in organisations: Acquire the high-level competencies required to react meaningfully to growing complexity in the organisational environment while taking into account the unique developmental challenges facing Africa and South Africa.
  • Make strategic decisions: Make significant strategic, long-term decisions in an environment with increasing international competitiveness and volatility.
  • Gain access to USB's MPhil in Futures Studies: No direct access is allowed to a master's degree at a South African academic institution without an appropriate postgraduate qualification. This Postgraduate Diploma in Futures Studies fulfils this function since it contains the essence of the learning assumed to be in place to compete the 180-credit MPhil in Futures Studies for those who pass at a particular level.‚Äč