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 Reporting to Management, Marketing Management and Managerial Finance. You will also partner with the experienced professionals at the Merage MBA Career Center who will help you create your career action plan. 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. One key elective many students choose to take is our ever morphing "EDGE" course that explores how technology and globalization are transforming the business landscape.


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.


Student Profiles: Discover internships that our students have secured.


your second year

Your second year is made up entirely of electives to customize your MBA experience. 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.

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