Executive Education Overview

Executive Education is the continuing education component of the educational mission of The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine. The intent is to provide on-going quality management education to leaders in organizations faced with complex problems in rapidly changing, multi-cultural, technological and competitive environments.

We design specialized programs of study that enable participants to increase their management education and skills to stay on the cutting-edge of business.  Programs range from those offered to the general public to those specifically designed to meet the unique needs of each organization. Additionally, we offer an array of educational programs and professional leadership services designed to help individuals and organizations assess leadership styles and enhancement of effective leadership practices.

We understand the current business environment and have expertise in diagnosing and addressing management challenges. Executive Education successfully brings together industry experts, practitioners and distinguished Merage faculty members to collaboratively launch participants into the forefront of their industries by presenting the most recent research and information available with effective approaches in leadership and executive education.

Approach to Executive Education

Executive Education’s programs are designed to provide effective learning experiences that offer the latest theories and research with relevant and practical tools that promote positive change and improved performance of individuals and organizations. We are able to capitalize on the extensive experience in our Executive MBA programs and apply that experience to non-degree Executive Education programs for executives and managers. Executive Education and The Paul Merage School of Business are firmly committed to:


  • Building Partnerships With The Corporate Community
  • Offering High Quality Continuing Management Education With a Focus on Practical Application
  • Providing Programs and Services to Address the Needs of Leaders and Organizations
  • Utilizing Research To Improve Management Practice

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