Online Bachelor of Science in Technological Leadership
Prepare for job success in the fast-changing Information Age with the Bachelor of Science in technological leadership. Through courses in interdisciplinary research and technology design, you’ll gain essential skills in critical thinking, collaborative problem-solving and leadership.
Next start date: 06/29/2022
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is a technological leadership degree?
Half of today’s jobs didn’t exist a decade ago. The Bachelor of Science in technological leadership prepares you to become a thought leader and rapidly adapt to changing career landscapes. The first of its kind, the interdisciplinary program focuses on research, technology development and leadership skills to equip you for success in the workforce of tomorrow. Throughout the program, you’ll take “inquiry” and “making” courses that develop your critical thinking and problem-based design skills. These courses prepare you to innovate as part of the mentally active workforce in the Information Age. In the technological leadership degree, you can choose to focus on technology development and prototyping or creative venture design. In addition, you’ll take foundational courses in math, science and communication, advanced courses in collaborative leadership and complete multiple immersive internship experiences.
The leadership degree is offered by the Interplanetary Initiative, a diverse group of scientists, engineers, artists, researchers and designers from across Arizona State University, all working together to shape an inclusive and sustainable future for humans on Earth and in space. We're looking to train the interdisciplinary problem-solvers of the future across all science and technology disciplines. By being a part of this degree, you get the chance to use space as a lens for learning how to understand and solve society's biggest challenges — a skillset that will be relevant in any potential career path.
Who should earn a Bachelor of Science in technological leadership?
The leadership degree is a great fit for students interested in an interdisciplinary, hands-on and technical approach to solving some of the world’s biggest challenges. Some students join the program while working in various roles in tech, entrepreneurship, military service or innovation, but you don’t need a background in science or technology to benefit from the program. The bachelor’s degree can support you in building skills at the intersection of research, technology design and leadership to prepare you for career opportunities in industries like technology, energy, aerospace, finance, law and education.
Gain work experience with an online leadership degree
As part of the technological leadership program, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in two exciting internship opportunities. Throughout the internships, you’ll be able to build relationships with thought leaders and industry professionals. You’ll broaden your network while discovering your ideal career path. The internships also provide an opportunity to practice the critical thinking and problem-solving skills you’ gain throughout the program.
Does my technological 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.
Technological leadership courses
The heart of the online leadership degree lies in the unique “inquiry” and “making” courses. “Inquiry” courses help you learn how to engage the world critically and refine your research skills using inquiry-based learning techniques. “Making” courses focus on developing practical, hands-on solutions to real-world problems. You’ll also study foundational academic areas such as math, programming, communication and physical sciences. Courses include:
IPI 241: Designing and Making for an Interplanetary Future
HDA 296: Creative Futures: Studio
HDA 496: Creative Futures: Advanced Studio
IPI 441: Advanced Designing and Making for an Interplanetary Future
COM 230: Small Group Communication (SB)
PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology (SB)
PSY 302: The Psychology of Positive Leadership
FIS 432: Problem Solving Through Strategic Thinking
What can I do with a technological leadership degree?
The online leadership degree prepares you to work in a wide variety of fields by helping you learn how to ask natural questions in order to develop sustainable, implementable solutions to society’s most pressing challenges.. Potential career options include:
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
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