Merage Clubs for 2016-2017


Merage Beach & Surf Association
The mission of the Merage Beach & Surf Association is to enhance students’ social and professional experiences by exposing them to Californian beach and surf culture and related businesses. We aim to enrich the student’s MBA experience and strengthen the Merage brand name, by organizing events that enable students to strengthen their personal relationships, to network and open business opportunities in the surf and related industries, and give back to the community.


Merage Business & Technology Association
Technology is a major business enabler in today’s world,  and Merage Business & Technology Association focuses on increasing the percentage of MBA graduates recruited into the exciting world of technology while creating leaders in technology roles irrespective of the industry.

Merage Challenge For Charity
Challenge for Charity (C4C) gives us the opportunity to represent The Paul Merage School of Business in the community by aligning itself externally with three philanthropies: Special Olympics, Junior Achievement, and Project Echo. Internally, Challenge for Charity looks to become the guiding force in the effort to develop a close-knit family atmosphere/culture that needs to exist at a small school like ours. We look to involve the entire community (students, administration, faculty) in our efforts to raise money for charity, perform philanthropy, and participate in the C4C Weekend up at Stanford in April.

Merage Consulting Association
The Merage Consulting Association empowers Merage students by providing; educational opportunities, industry exposure, employment assistance, fun and relevant events, and increased visibility for students within the Southern California business community.


Merage Energy Management Club
Merage Energy Management Club seeks to capacitate, inform and specialize its members on the ongoing trends in the energy management field. We seek to create a learning and networking environment where special guests and alumni can improve recruiting opportunities by enhancing the student’s knowledge about the energy industry as well as leveraging the alumni network.

Merage Entertainment Management Association
The Merage Entertainment Management Association (EMA) is a student driven organization at The Paul Merage School of Business geared towards MBA candidates interested in careers within the entertainment industryfrom sports and video games to music, film, and television. Our club facilitates networking and information sessions to better educate Merage students while introducing new and exciting career opportunities.

Merage Entrepreneur Association
The Entrepreneurs Association is the largest student club at The Paul Merage School of Business.  EA is designed for anyone who has an interest in Entrepreneurship - no matter how big or small that interest may be.  EA hosts numerous panels, conferences, fast pitch competitions, and workshops that highlight various ways Entrepreneurs can receive funding and start businesses.

Merage Financial Management Association
FMA is dedicated to further expand FMA club members’ knowledge of the various sectors of the finance industry and help them prepare to compete within them. We want to help students build a strong network with other MBA students interested in finance and provide a forum for students to share their experiences and insights on the most effective ways to enter the industry.


Merage Global Business Association
GBA's mission is to expand the club members' skill set to successfully lead companies in increasingly globalized environments by creating a deep understanding of business from an international perspective generating network opportunities with academia and business experts.

Merage Healthcare Association
The Merage Healthcare & BioPharma Association's mission is to advance student awareness and understanding of the healthcare industry by exploring career and business opportunities in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, and health delivery sectors.

Merage Human Resources Association
The Merage Human Resources Association (HRA) seeks to provide MBA students a platform to learn about Human Resources, and its associated skills and competencies, fundamental abilities to build, lead, manage, motivate and work with teams.

Merage MBA Exchange @ UC Irvine
MBAx provides further academic enrichment and networking opportunities for UCI MBA students through peer-to-peer knowledge sharing. MBAx will seek out current students who are experts in certain professional fields to teach their field to other students. MBAx further encourages participants to share their own knowledge and expertise as well to foster further knowledge sharing, networking, and collaboration.

Merage Marketing Association
The Marketing Association  strives to create an environment where Merage students can grow and experience the world of Marketing.  We do this by leveraging our experience, network, and knowhow to throw events, mixers, invite speakers, and case study competitions.  All this is geared towards creating growth opportunities for those who are in Marketing and looking to learn more about the field.

Merage Net Impact
The Merage Net Impact Chapter is committed to growing and strengthening a network of leaders to use the power of business to make a positive net social, environmental and economic impact in the Merage and Orange County communities.

Merage Operations Management Association
The Operations Management Association (OMA) is dedicated to fostering  opportunities in operations, quality, supply chain, and production management for students of the Paul Merage School of Business. OMA’s objective is to broaden and deepen its members’ individual perspectives about operations management while enhancing their professional prospects. OMA will accomplish these objectives through focused learning, exchange of ideas, and access to industry experts, faculty, and alumni.


Merage Real Estate Association
The Merage Real Estate Association (MREA) is an active, student-run organization that complements the real estate MBA program and the Center for Real Estate at The Paul Merage School of Business.  MREA adds value for its student members by offering a variety of educational events and networking opportunities where students learn from and interact with local real estate professionals and alumni.  Additionally, MREA is focused on creating career-oriented opportunities for students who seek careers in the real estate industry.

Merage Speech & Presentation Association
The mission of Merage Speech and Presentation Association is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment for The Paul Merage School of Business students in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills - which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.


Merage Veteran's Association
The Merage Veteran's Association at the University of California, Irvine was founded with the intention of integrating the veterans community at Merage with the Orange County business community.
The MVA also exists to help military veterans from any branch of service and any nation as they navigate the MBA admissions and career search process.

Merage Women in Business
Women in Business promotes awareness of issues that arise for women in business. WIB also aims to develop networks with classmates, alumni, faculty/staff and enriches students’ professional experiences through speaker events, networking opportunities, and volunteer activities.