Online Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Leadership
Bolstering an established career with leadership abilities can help you advance on your professional path. By earning a Bachelor of Applied Science in applied leadership, you can take on more advanced and rewarding roles in your chosen field. Designed for students who’ve completed an Associate of Applied Science degree, this program addresses a nationwide resource gap for managers in a variety of vocational environments.
Next start date: 10/12/2022
Total classes: 15
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 45
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What is an applied leadership degree?
An applied leadership degree emphasizes practical and useful strategies for managing others in vocational settings. It examines transdisciplinary methods designed to prepare you to build useful leadership skills and apply them to nearly any career field. Along with day-to-day leadership concerns, you’ll learn about topics like:
- Assessing and improving company diversity.
- Change and innovation efforts.
- Organizational ethics.
A focus on practicality sets this leadership degree apart from similar programs. The Bachelor of Arts in organizational leadership, for example, shares coursework with this degree. However, the organizational leadership program focuses much more on theory compared to the functional teachings of this degree.
What talents can I build in this applied leadership program?
While there’s no single template for a great leader in the service and vocational industries, certain concepts are especially important, including:
- Behavioral dynamics and leadership theory.
- Conflict management and mediation.
- Cross-organizational communication and discussion.
- Cultural competencies.
- Writing abilities.
These highly transferable skills can stay with you throughout your time in the workforce. Whether you remain in your current industry or move to a new one, your applied leadership degree will be a valuable asset.
Will my leadership degree say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Featured applied leadership degree courses
The curriculum of this applied leadership program puts you in a position to build the talents and knowledge needed to supervise and manage others. You’ll also have the opportunity to personalize your degree with a variety of course selections. Featured courses include:
OGL 300: Theory and Practice of Leadership
OGL 345: Organizational Ethics (HU)
OGL 340: Special Topics
OGL 355: Leading Organizational Innovation and Change
OGL 481: Organizational Leadership Pro-Seminar I
PMG 240: Introduction to Project Management
OGL 482: Organizational Leadership Pro-Seminar II (L)
OGL 350: Diversity and Organizations (L & C)
What can you do with an applied leadership degree?
With an applied leadership degree, you can better position yourself to take the next step in your career. Managerial and supervisory positions can keep you within an industry you enjoy while opening the door to advancement. Featured careers include, but are not limited to:
Applied leadership degree admission requirements
You’re eligible to apply for this program if you have attended one or more regionally accredited colleges or universities and earned your Associate of Applied Science (AAS). To apply to a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program at ASU, please follow these steps.
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