The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine offers four dynamic MBA programs — plus PhD, joint-degree, and undergraduate business degrees — that deliver its thematic approach to business education: sustainable growth through strategic innovation. 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, 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 and update their professional expertise.
While the Merage School is relatively young (built upon the strong foundations of the Graduate School of Administration and later the Graduate School of Management before being named The Paul Merage School of Business in 2005), it has quickly grown to consistently rank among the top 5-10% of accredited business schools worldwide, and boasts a world-class faculty, strong alumni network and close individual and corporate relationships. In its 2012 EMBA Global Rankings Report, the Financial Times ranked the Merage School Executive MBA program #10 among US-only-based programs, and #44 in the world. US News & World Report recently ranked the Merage School's Fully Employed MBA program at #25 in the US in 2012. In addition, 94% of our 2012 Full-Time MBA graduates accepted employment offers placing the Merage School among the Top 5 in the US, based on the schools ranked in the 2012 BusinessWeek ranking report. Being the youngest institution in the US News & World Report Top 50 ranking of graduate business schools speaks to the Merage School’s record of breaking new ground in terms of student recruitment, student quality, and graduate accomplishments.
During the past decade, the Merage School has earned Top Tier rankings both nationally and internationally for its Executive MBA program, faculty, curriculum components such as IT and marketing, recruitment services and overall value by such publications as the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek and US News & World Report. View additional rankings here.
The Merage School’s new building initiative, Building for the Future, is slated for completion in 2014. The initiative will take this remarkable business school to new heights of excellence in student learning opportunities, faculty research, community engagement, and facilities and grounds.
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.