Technological Leadership (Minor)

At a Glance: program details

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Strengthen your research, design and leadership skills to be equipped for collaboration across disciplines. You'll be prepared to help solve complex problems and ready to lead in your chosen field of study.

Program Description

A minor in technological leadership equips students with the skills needed to solve tomorrow's most pressing problems.

Through a series of engaging and hands-on courses, students learn how to recognize and describe unsolved problems in the fields of science and technology, and they practice implementing creative problem-solving techniques to design potential solutions to those problems.

Offered by the Interplanetary Initiative, this minor complements and enhances a student's major with key skills in interdisciplinary research, technology design and collaborative leadership.

Program Requirements

The technological leadership minor consists of 18 credit hours, of which 12 credit hours must be upper division. A minimum grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) is required for all courses in the minor.
Inquiry Courses -- 6 credit hours
Making Courses (choose two) -- 6 credit hours
Leadership Courses (choose two) -- 6 credit hours
Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment Requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: Technological Leadership, BS

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major or the minor program. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.

Career Outlook

A minor in technological leadership supports students who are interested in emerging fields and careers that span multiple disciplines, such as:

  • academic research
  • business strategy
  • data analytics
  • engineering management
  • entrepreneurship
  • management consulting
  • product management
  • project management
  • systems engineering
  • technology transfer

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

Business Intelligence Analysts

  • Growth: 35.2%
  • Median Salary*: 103500
  Bright Outlook

Chief Executives

  • Growth: -8.2%
  • Median Salary*: 189520

Compliance Managers

  • Growth: 3.3%
  • Median Salary*: 128620

Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers

  • Growth: 20.3%
  • Median Salary*: 99620
  Bright Outlook

Architectural and Engineering Managers

  • Growth: 4.1%
  • Median Salary*: 159920

General and Operations Managers

  • Growth: 4.2%
  • Median Salary*: 98100
  Bright Outlook

Project Management Specialists

  • Growth: 6.2%
  • Median Salary*: 95370
  Bright Outlook

Sales Engineers

  • Growth: 4.7%
  • Median Salary*: 108530
  Bright Outlook

Technical Writers

  • Growth: 6.9%
  • Median Salary*: 79960
  Bright Outlook

Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School

  • Growth: -0.2%
  • Median Salary*: 62500

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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