Strategic Foresight and Innovation, Master | OCAD University | Toronto, Canada
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Strategic Foresight and Innovation

24 months
34410 CAD/year
14466 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Gain design thinking and foresight skills to enhance business success, positively impact society and manage organizational change with the Strategic Foresight and Innovation degree at OCAD University. 


You’ll learn complex problem finding, framing and solving to create sustainable futures. Lead innovation alongside a diverse cohort of peers including entrepreneurs, social scientists, artists, designers and engineers to imagine, plan and develop a better world. 


  • This Strategic Foresight and Innovation program at OCAD University prepares you to think holistically - exploring, challenging and finding meaning in order to reframe and guide both present and future actions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business and Design Thinking 
  • The Human Factor 
  • Innovation Research Methods 
  • Strategy Development 
  • Understanding Systems
  • Foresight Studio 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


7 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Intent: 1,000 to 1200 words that describe why you are interested in the program, and how it will help you achieve an envisioned outcome, a major purpose, or your professional and/or personal goals. 
  • Samples of Work/Portfolio: The portfolio submission should consist of 5-10 samples of professional and/or student work (accomplished individually or in work contexts). This work must have been produced in the last five years. 
  • CV: Applicants should include an updated copy of their curriculum vitae. 
  • Program-Specific Questions: Applicants will be asked to provide responses to a series of questions specific to the program. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34410 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17205 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    14466 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7233 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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