MBA careers in technology

Overview

Technology roles are bouncing back across all sectors, both tech-heavy and traditional industries. Use of technology is now so endemic that it is often not listed as a separate function but taken as an integral feature of many industry roles.

Roles in technology dominated the industry category from our most recent graduating class, our biggest recruiters in recent years coming from:

  • Amazon
  • Shopee
  • Google
  • Genpact

This reflects the global strength of the technology sector, and Cambridge Judge Business School’s unique place at the heart of one the most successful technology clusters in Europe.

MBA careers in Technology.
%
28

of graduates who took jobs in industry work in technology

Statistics shown are from the most recent Cambridge MBA employment report.

The Cambridge MBA can progress your technology career

Careers in technology

Pivot, perform, progress – pivoting into the global tech sector with a Cambridge MBA. We talk to Business School careers experts, along with MBA alumni working in this sector, to help you navigate your career plans in the tech sector.

Technology career outcomes

From big tech names like Amazon and Google to founders and startups, discover how our MBA alumni made the jump into the tech sector.

Mary Rasita

I primarily chose the MBA, the Cambridge MBA for two things, for its strong fundamentals across different business principles. And second is the practical approach to the consulting projects. I’ve come to really understand principles such as corporate finance, private equity, or operations.

I’ve been able to do different projects with different industries. For example, in my first semester I had the Cambridge Venture Project, to work with a sustainability consulting company. And during the Global Consulting Project, I worked with Formula E, where I consulted this Motorsport World Car championship. So, all of this combined really helped me enrich my understanding of business, and how to consult different problems and solutions across different industries.

Having come to Cambridge, and this year in particular, I think, with COP26 being run in October, I think the whole programme has really built its focus on sustainability. Whether you’re doing finance, whether you’re doing entertainment, or digital transformation. All of those concentrations have this specific focus on sustainability because it is more important than ever, now. I think having a solid understanding of sustainability and how important it is for business, can really help build my career differently.

I know I want to be in tech, but I wasn’t really sure on what kind of tech product that I want to phase in, because I came here being very open minded. So I actually chose to do the Media, Culture and Entertainment concentration. So it has been a really exciting journey, to really understand at the intersection of technology and the arts and like consumers of the future. So all of that combined really have been, I guess, the highlights of my MBA.

I came to the MBA expecting that Cambridge will be diverse, and that’s the one of the primary reasons why I wanted to do the MBA at Cambridge. But it still surprised me how diverse it is when it comes to the professional backgrounds. And how diverse the knowledge has been, where I got to interact with my classmates here, and understand their perspectives. Not just for me to learn, but also unlearn about what I think I know.

All of these diversities combined really shape or reshape how I think about the world, and how I think I want to be and how I want to position myself in the world.

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Mary Rasita, Partner Development Manager, Microsoft, London, talks about why she chose the Cambridge MBA to transition from a research role in Indonesia into big tech in Europe.

Hear from Jorge Velasco

I’m an industrial and systems engineer. When I looked at the MBA, I thought it was perfect for broadening my business fundamentals and becoming a better product manager. So what I was looking for specifically is I wanted to dive deeper into technology.

I have been working as a product management, but mostly for supporting areas. When I saw a Master’s programme, I thought like this is a great way to position myself at the centre of a product strategy or company strategy. For me, I think the landscape was the big differential. The access to Silicon Fen, like all of this range of very interesting startups, specifically in the AI space, that is something that I think was very appealing, and something I really wanted to like get into conversations. It’s the best year, I mean, best decision of my life! The fact of being inside a campus, there’s something about it that you can pick your bike, go wherever you want.

So I was able to explore so much my professional side as part of my personal side and also some interest that had nothing to do with what I do professionally or personally, and that versatility of events and just conversation and openness of Cambridge in general is something I absolutely loved. For me, I have to pick maybe three courses. The first course would be Financial Accounting.

For me to be able to go back into the airlines bankruptcy publication and be reading these reports and understanding what happened, for me that was like a life changer and really proved why I came here. And then moving forward, it’s like a duet of strategic brand marketing and leadership in organisations. This year was really like an exploring. I even challenged myself a lot of like, is product management really what I want to do? And it felt really nice looking into other things.

I’ve never been so exposed to so many people from so many different nationalities at the same time. There was this like gravity between the class that really drew us together. It’s just been incredibly heartwarming to collaborate with my MBA peers. They really are a big part of the MBA programme experience. The fact that you’re part of the Cambridge ecosystem definitely helps open a lot of doors, and the careers team just kind of put the cherry on top on, like, just creating that last bridge between you and someone you really want to meet. Cambridge, for me, is a place of opportunity. It’s if you have a direction and you have really a passion to try something or move somewhere, Cambridge will give you all of the bridges for you to try them.

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Jorge Velsaco, Mexico, was looking for a deep dive into the tech sector, having stepped out of a product manager role. With the networking across a diverse cohort, as well as support from the Careers team, Jorge explored many opportunities across the MBA year.

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