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.

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Next start date: 10/12/2022


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.

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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


IPI 441: Advanced Designing and Making for an Interplanetary Future


HDA 496: Creative Futures: Advanced Studio


COM 230: Small Group Communication (SB)


PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology (SB)


FIS 432: Problem Solving Through Strategic Thinking


LSE 305: Conceptualizing Learning: Theories in Practice


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:

Business Intelligence Analyst


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Salary:

CEO


Growth: -10.0 %
Salary: $185,950

Computer Software Quality Engineer


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Salary:

Engineering Manager


Growth: 2.6 %
Salary: $149,530

General Manager (GM)


Growth: 5.8 %
Salary: $103,650

Judge


Growth: 3.4 %
Salary: $141,080

Social Services Director


Growth: 17.0 %
Salary: $69,600

Technical Sales Engineer


Growth: 6.3 %
Salary: $108,830

Technical Writer


Growth: 7.4 %
Salary: $74,650

Gain leadership experience from globally recognized faculty

This degree has the support and participation of many departments and schools from across ASU. Because of this, you get the best of different disciplines within a single major. The award-winning faculty contributing to the technological leadership program are some of the leading thinkers in their fields. Faculty research areas include:

  • Technology development in makerspaces.
  • Creative collaboration.
  • Design and entrepreneurship.
  • Planetary science and astrophysics, including several NASA mission leads.
  • Student-centered and inquiry-based education.
  • Innovation in society.
  • Positive psychology and leadership.
  • Immersive technology and the arts.

Gain leadership experience from globally recognized faculty

This degree has the support and participation of many departments and schools from across ASU. Because of this, you get the best of different disciplines within a single major. The award-winning faculty contributing to the technological leadership program are some of the leading thinkers in their fields. Faculty research areas include:

  • Technology development in makerspaces.
  • Creative collaboration.
  • Design and entrepreneurship.
  • Planetary science and astrophysics, including several NASA mission leads.
  • Student-centered and inquiry-based education.
  • Innovation in society.
  • Positive psychology and leadership.
  • Immersive technology and the arts.

Admission requirements

I am a future

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).

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.

A strong foundation of learning for organizational 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.

#1


in innovation for 7 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 10


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

The ASU Online tuition calculator is currently being updated. For the most accurate estimate, please visit the ASU tuition calculator.

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

The ASU Online tuition calculator is currently being updated. For the most accurate estimate, please visit the ASU tuition calculator.

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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