If you’re interested in a business career in high tech, you can supplement your experiences in your career foundation Academy by participating in our High Tech Academy, an industry exploration Academy that is open to first- and second-year MBAs.
High Tech Academy: Optional
Is a career in high tech for you?
During your Academy experience, you’ll take a two-course sequence and expand your business connections through networking activities with peers, alumni, and industry leaders. You will:
- Explore different companies within the high tech industry and examine the roles and relevance of major tech sectors and their constituent companies
- Study industry trends that are transforming business and meet policymakers who are shaping the industry’s future
- Meet professionals and executives from leading tech companies
- Gain real-world experience by completing a consulting project for a company
- Receive ongoing mentoring from the Academy director and alumni
Kelley students have landed internships and full-time roles in companies such as Amazon, Dell, Google, Intel, Intuit, Meta, Microsoft, Salesforce, and Xilinx. And Kelley MBA graduates pursue careers across the US and abroad. View employment statistics.
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High Tech Academy Co-Director
Clinical Professor of Information Systems Michael Frutiger teaches IT strategy, case analysis, business analytics, managerial IT, data management, technology trends and industry, data warehousing and visualization, and technology consulting management in Kelley undergraduate, MSIS, and MBA programs. He has served as a co-director of the Technology Consulting Workshop since 2020. His research has included virtual worlds, technology platforms, and technology standards. Prior to earning his PhD from Georgia Tech, Michael occupied a wide variety of positions in IT. He served as a clinical professor at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University before joining Kelley, where he has also been responsible for the MS in Information Systems capstone and core final project.
More opportunities to build your career
Check out the student-led Tech Club to learn more about the intersection of technology and business. You’ll explore the latest tools, technologies, and trends used by a variety of industries and build your network and friendships during social events, projects, and other activities.