Full-Time MBA Program
Year One and Two

your first year

After you finish the MBA Intensive, a two-week orientation designed to prepare you for the rest of your MBA career, you will begin your Merage School MBA program with the core courses that build the foundation of your degree, such as Financial Accounting, Principals of Marketing and Corporate Finance. You will also partner with the experienced professionals at the Merage MBA Career Center who will help you determine your “best fit” career. With dynamic programs such as Career Visioning, a multi-step process to help you explore career interests, strengths, weaknesses and much more, you will be well on your way to achieving your professional and personal goals. And as you focus your career interests, you can begin to take elective courses to build your knowledge and prepare you for your summer internship.


Click here to view a detailed list of all Merage MBA course descriptions, including electives

Exciting Internship Opportunities

Between your first and second year, you will have a chance to apply your knowledge and gain real-world experience during a summer internship. The MBA Career Center has the experienced staff and resources to help you find the internship of your dreams. Craig Young, 2008 Merage School Graduate, says, “The program definitely helped me get the internship at IBM. In fact, another student who had interned there helped me prepare for the interview.”  

Student Profiles: Discover internships that
have been awarded to our students.

your second year

Your second year includes a variety of innovative electives to prepare you for your future. Whether you plan to join a large corporation or start your own business, you will discover that these electives expand on the key components of the Merage MBA program: strategic innovation, information technology and analytic decision making. During the winter quarter, you can enroll in our ever morphing “EDGE” course that explores how technology and globalization are transforming the business landscape.

International Study Programs

As a second year student, you may experience a week-long international study trip. Through this opportunity, you will gain a richer grasp of global business through informative seminars and company visits, led by an experienced Merage School faculty.  Most recently, our students have visited Dubai, UAE exploring the ways this dynamically vibrant economy is and will continue to impact global businesses for decades to come. 

You may also participate in our quarter-long International Exchange Program at partnering schools in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Gain global business acumen from our university partners:

  • Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
  • Budapest University of Economic Sciences (BUES), Budapest, Hungary
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • HEC Paris
  • ESSEC Business School Paris Singapore, France
  • Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
  • Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC), Santiago, Chile  
  • Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria
  • Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Iveta Brigis at Hong Kong University
of Science & Technology