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Alumni Needed

Help enrich the educational experience of MBA students by serving as a mentor through our Executive Mentoring Program.

Contact Barbra Marangell.




UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business combines the academic strengths and best traditions of the University of California with the cutting-edge, entrepreneurial spirit of Orange County in the heart of America’s Tech Coast. Four dynamic MBA programs, a Master of Professional Accountancy, MS in Biotechnology Management, MS in Engineering Management, and PhD and undergraduate business degrees deliver the School’s thematic approach to business education: sustainable growth through strategic innovation. The Merage School consistently ranks among the top 10% of accredited business schools in the U.S., and boasts a world-class faculty, strong alumni network and close individual and corporate relationships.

In the 2015 Financial Times Global MBA rankings report, The Paul Merage School of Business was ranked among the top 25 business schools in the U.S. In addition, the Merage School is the No. 1 school in the U.S. for percentage of women faculty. The Merage School also ranked 7th in the U.S. for salary increase and 25th in the U.S. for faculty research. Also, U.S. News & World Report announced in its 2013 rankings report that the Executive MBA program ranked 25th in the U.S.

At the Merage School, we graduate leaders with the exceptional ability to help grow their organizations through strategic innovation — supported by analytical decision-making, information technology and collaborative execution, and enhanced by a highly-personalized learning environment. In-class and on-site experiences with real-world business issues give our students the edge needed to help companies compete in today’s global economy.

Seven Centers of Excellence and Executive Education programs and a variety of conferences and colloquia provide numerous opportunities for students and the business community at large to enhance their education experience as well as broaden and update their professional expertise.


As The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine continues its move from excellence to true distinction with new programs and initiatives, and more students, our footprint has increased to encompass a two building business school campus. Our state-of-the-art 78,000 square foot building is the new hub of business in Orange County and will take our School to new heights in student learning opportunities, faculty research, and community engagement. Its soaring entry way and many formal and informal meeting spaces invite all who enter to engage in new collaborations across disciplines, industry and across the globe.


We devote our resources and research to solving societal issues, and together with our alumni and the business community, we are proud to launch the next generation of professionals who will have a positive impact in business as well as in society as a whole.