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 inquiry-based learning and internship experiences, you’ll gain essential skills in critical thinking, collaborative problem-solving and leadership to prepare for the ever-growing tech economy.

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Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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Half of today’s jobs didn’t exist a decade ago. The Bachelor of Science in technological leadership at Arizona State University prepares you for the workforce of tomorrow. This first-of-its-kind, pan-university program focuses on inquiry-based learning to prepare you to become a thought leader and rapidly adapt to changing career landscapes.

Throughout the program, you’ll take “thinking” and “making” courses that develop your critical thinking and problem-based design skills. These courses will prepare you to innovate as part of the mentally active workforce in the Information Age. As part of the technological leadership degree, you can choose to focus on aerospace engineering or design and computing. The program can be completed in as few as three years for full-time students. It includes two dynamic internship experiences that help you network with industry professionals and hone your job skills.

What is inquiry-based learning?

 

Inquiry-based learning is an active learning technique that starts with a question and encourages students to seek the answer through their own research. Unlike traditional instructor-led learning, inquiry-based learning emphasizes the student’s role in the process.

For example, an instructor might pose the question: “What will the Moon be like after human settlement?” The class will take on a weekly inquiry cycle to step toward the goal of answering the question. First, students will conduct individual research for relevant content. Next, students present their findings to the class. The class will then choose a Natural Next Question that gets them one step closer to answering the original question.

Inquiry based learning courses

In the technological leadership degree, you’ll study traditional academic areas such as math, programming and physical sciences. The program has two main paths: aerospace and design. In addition to choosing a path, you’ll take courses each semester that encourage “thinking” and “making.” “Thinking” courses will 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 problems. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete two exciting internships.


HDA 296: Creative Futures: Studio


SES 307: Space Works I: Design, Model, Build and Test


SES 407: Space Works II: Model, Fabricate and Test


HDA 496: Creative Futures: Advanced Studio


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 jobs can I get with this leadership degree?

Career outcomes from this inquiry-based learning degree are broad and diverse. The program prepares you for a variety of fields by helping you learn how to ask natural next questions in order to develop sustainable, implementable solutions to global issues. Upon graduation, you may choose to pursue one of the careers listed below.

CEO


Growth: -3.9 %
Salary: $183,270

College/University Professor


Growth: 9.4 %
Salary: $64,480

Engineering Manager


Growth: 5.5 %
Salary: $137,720

Financial Quantitative Analyst


Growth: 9.6 %
Salary: $69,520

General Manager (GM)


Growth: 9.1 %
Salary: $100,410

Geospatial Intelligence Analyst


Growth: 7.2 %
Salary: $103,990

Industrial Designer


Growth: 4.4 %
Salary: $65,970

Judge


Growth: 5.6 %
Salary: $133,840

Manufacturing Plant Manager


Growth: -0.5 %
Salary: $100,580

Gain leadership experience from globally recognized faculty

The award-winning faculty contributing to the technological leadership program are some of the leading thinkers in their fields. They include:

  • Lindy Elkins-Tanton, one of the female NASA mission leads.
  • Evgenya Shkolnik, one of the female NASA mission leads.
  • Philip Christensen, an active and long-standing NASA mission contributor and researcher.
  • Jake Pinholster, associate dean in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at ASU.
  • Timi Aganaba-Jeanty, an assistant professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU.
  • Nancy Gonzales, a foundation professor of psychology and dean of natural sciences in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU.

Gain leadership experience from globally recognized faculty

The award-winning faculty contributing to the technological leadership program are some of the leading thinkers in their fields. They include:

  • Lindy Elkins-Tanton, one of the female NASA mission leads.
  • Evgenya Shkolnik, one of the female NASA mission leads.
  • Philip Christensen, an active and long-standing NASA mission contributor and researcher.
  • Jake Pinholster, associate dean in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at ASU.
  • Timi Aganaba-Jeanty, an assistant professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU.
  • Nancy Gonzales, a foundation professor of psychology and dean of natural sciences in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman 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).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to 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 the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to 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 the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Individualize your degree with a school that’s out of this world

This first-of-its-kind program is a pan-university degree. Multiple colleges and schools contribute both curriculum and faculty to the technological leadership program, making it a truly collaborative effort across our university. This program is also the first from the Interplanetary Initiative, a leading center focused on the future of humans in space. The Interplanetary Initiative's goal is to bring a variety of disciplines together from different colleges, schools and organizations, from science to the arts and more.

15


academic units contributing to the program.

13


active projects in the initiative.

50


units and centers associated with the initiative.

120


faculty and students participating in projects.

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