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.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 03/11/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 15

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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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 applied 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.

The applied leadership skills you’ll gain

 

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.

How is a Bachelor of Applied Science degree different from a BA or BS degree?

 

Bachelor of Applied Science degrees are designed specifically for students who’ve earned an Associate of Applied Science.

  • Students who’ve earned an AAS from a regionally accredited institution may transfer 60 credit hours toward their BAS.
  • Students who’ve earned an AAS from a regionally accredited Arizona community college may be eligible to transfer up to 75 credits toward their BAS.

Will my diploma 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.”

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:

Agricultural Technician


Growth: 4.5 %
Salary: $41,760

Arson Investigator


Growth: 3.7 %
Salary: $69,450

Crime Scene Investigator


Growth: 12.6 %
Salary: $63,740

Environmental Compliance Inspector


Growth: 4.6 %
Salary: $71,690

Environmental Specialist


Growth: 5.8 %
Salary: $48,380

Food Quality Control Technician (Food QC Technician)


Growth: 5.2 %
Salary: $47,860

Health Sciences Manager


Growth: 4.8 %
Salary: $144,440

Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist)


Growth: 5.9 %
Salary: $64,240

Manufacturing Sales Representative


Growth: 0.7 %
Salary: $63,230

Educators who develop new generations of leaders

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

Educators who develop new generations of leaders

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

How to apply

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.

Step 1: Speak to an enrollment counselor

Step 2: Find out how your credits transfer to ASU

Step 3: Complete the online application

Step 4: Send your transcripts

File your FAFSA

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Prepare to advance your education and career

ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report.

#1


in innovation for 9 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 5


best online bachelor’s programs.

Top 10%


best global universities.

80%


of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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