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Social Impact Investing: Strategies and Implications for the Future.

Dean's Leadership Circle at The Paul Merage School of Business

Your network for success.


The Dean’s Leadership Circle (DLC) at the UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business is the premier network for business leaders in Southern California and beyond. DLC members are successful business professionals and executives — a majority of whom are our alumni yet some have MBAs from other highly ranked schools — as well as administration, faculty, staff and students of UC Irvine and the Merage School. Our members are in various stages of their careers and come from diverse backgrounds and industries. All share a special interest in supporting business education at our world-class university while building stronger ties in the business community.


Since its inception in 2005, the DLC has raised over $4.5 million in pledges from over 600 members. Funding is directed toward a targeted project, with the most recent critical need being the completion of our new five-story building which opened May 2015. Inside this building, the DLC chose to support the most visible space – the 300-seat auditorium. Previous funding allowed the Merage School to secure world-renowned faculty, improve classroom technology and enhance the student experience. When the School was founded in 1965, private support was not a priority. Today, however, support from individuals and corporations is essential to continue to move the Merage School to the very top tier of business schools.

The Merage School consistently ranks among the top 5% of accredited business schools in the U.S. Our reputation for graduating business leaders with the exceptional ability to help grow their organizations through strategic innovation and analytical decision-making has been realized by our faculty, students and our many partners through an intimate atmosphere enabling a highly collaborative learning environment.


We invite you to join the Dean’s Leadership network today.