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.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 03/11/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 40

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

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.

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.”

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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:

Business Intelligence Analyst


Growth: 35.2 %
Salary: $103,500

CEO


Growth: -8.2 %
Salary: $189,520

Compliance Manager


Growth: 3.3 %
Salary: $128,620

Engineering Manager


Growth: 4.1 %
Salary: $159,920

General Manager (GM)


Growth: 4.2 %
Salary: $98,100

Industrial Designer


Growth: 2.0 %
Salary: $75,910

Operations Manager


Growth: 18.3 %
Salary: $77,520

Project Manager


Growth: 6.2 %
Salary: $95,370

Technical Sales Engineer


Growth: 4.7 %
Salary: $108,530

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.

How to apply

I am a future

You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.

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Competency requirements

Additional admission requirements

High school equivalency

Homeschool

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.

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.

#1


in innovation for 8 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

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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