About Me

Most of my career in industry was spent working in companies in the communications, computing, and medical device industries. While my expertise is in Management, I have held positions in Information Technology, Operations Management, Product Development and Marketing. The large firms I have worked at are GTE, Aspect Telecommunications, Data General, Johnson & Johnson, and American Cyanamid. I also have worked at small startup firms.

My teaching career started at San Francisco State University, where I taught the undergraduate capstone seminar course. But I have been at De Anza College for 20+ years. At De Anza, I have served as the Department Chair and currently serve as the Business Department Scheduler. (Yes, that means I know which classes will be offered next quarter!)

My hobbies include international travel and animals. Although there are many countries on my to-do list, I have visited 30 countries so far. My family has always included some four-legged members (canine and feline). Some years ago, I served on the Board of Directors for the Humane Society Silicon Valley. I hope you enjoy the travel and pet pictures on My Family page.

My family visited the George Floyd Memorial in Minneapolis this summer when dropping my daughter off at college.  It was very moving and hopefully an impetus for change.  

Classes I Teach

Winter 2021

36185BUS 1068ZIntroduction to Business
32337BUS 6563ZLeadership
31875BUS 9663ZPrinciples of Management

Fall 2020

00288BUS 1013ZIntroduction to Business
25810BUS 1067ZIntroduction to Business
25811BUS 1069ZIntroduction to Business
21638BUS 6562ZLeadership
20989BUS 9662ZPrinciples of Management

Faculty Info

Michele Fritz

Michele Fritz






MBA, Harvard University; MS in Education, CSU East Bay; BSBA Boston University.

Office Hours

Winter 2021 Online

  • Mon 12:00-2:00 pm
  • Tues & Thurs 10:00-11:00 am
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