Online Bachelor of Science in Technological Leadership
Prepare for job success in the fast-changing Information Age with a Bachelor of Science in technological leadership online from Arizona State University. Through courses in interdisciplinary research and technology design, you’ll gain essential skills in critical thinking, collaborative problem-solving and leadership. This program prepares you to become a thought leader and rapidly adapt to changing career landscapes.
Next start date: 03/11/2024
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What you’ll learn in this technological leadership program
The first of its kind, this interdisciplinary program focuses on research, technology development and leadership abilities 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. You’ll also have the opportunity 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. Upon graduation, you’ll have the knowledge and skills needed to:
- Communicate compellingly.
- Learn continuously.
- Think analytically.
- Work collaboratively.
This degree is offered by the Interplanetary Initiative, a diverse group of scientists, engineers, artists, researchers, tinkerers and designers from across ASU, 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 major, 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’s a good candidate for this program?
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. This 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 technology leadership experience with internships
As part of this program, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in two internship opportunities. Through these hands-on experiences, you’ll 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’ll gain throughout the program.
Technology leadership courses
The heart of this program 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, whereas “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.
PSY 302: The Psychology of Positive Leadership
PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology (SB)
IPI 496: Advanced Inquiry
IPI 484: Internship
Prepare for jobs in technology leadership
Through this program, you’ll become skilled at asking natural questions that help to develop sustainable, implementable solutions to society’s most pressing challenges. You’ll graduate prepared for a wide range of career opportunities in industries such as software, energy, aerospace, finance, law, education and more. Specific career examples include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.
A strong foundation of learning for technological leadership students
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.
in innovation for 8 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.
best online bachelor’s programs.
best global universities.
of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities.