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about the May 4th
Social Impact Investing: Strategies and Implications for the Future.


To view photos of the Gala and Open House Celebrations click here.


Make a lasting impact on your future, and ours.


The mission of The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine is to enhance socially responsible and sustainable business growth in the global “innovation economy.” The School is consistently ranked among the top 5 – 10% of accredited business schools both nationally and internationally. As the School moves from excellence to true distinction, a substantial increase in private support from both individuals and organizations will be vital.


New Innovative Space to be Added

The Merage School’s exciting new campaign — Building for the Future — is a $50 million building initiative that will take our remarkable business school to new heights of excellence in student learning opportunities, faculty research, community engagement, and facilities and grounds. 


Several different campaigns are underway in support of the building initiative including:


Already, a number of generous donors have set the foundation for success.


The new building will be a showcase of Orange County’s premier business community and the partnerships launched between the Merage School and the entrepreneurs, executives and philanthropists who have supported our efforts.

Much of the Merage School’s increasing reputation and visibility can be attributed to the innovative curriculum, executive programs and research conducted and presented by the School and its highly regarded faculty.  The prestige and advancement experienced by the Merage School have been enhanced by a significant partnership with the business community in Orange County and beyond.  The corporate community has perceived a substantial asset to this partnership due to the value-added activities that the School provides and has, as a result, already made a strong financial commitment to help support the School’s activities.


Groundbreaking January 9, 2013


As the Merage School plans for the next phase of rich history, we welcomed over 500 friends, supporters, and community leaders at our Groundbreaking celebration on January 9th. It was an exciting even for all that attended!


Watch the Groundbreaking video featuring many of our community supporters and leaders here.


View photos that were taken by participants at the Groundbreaking event on January 9 here.


Building for the Digital Age


As the digital age of academic education begins to mature, our new building is designed to ensure the Merage School delivers on the leading edge without foregoing the essentials of in-person interaction. Every technology-integrated classroom, breakout room and colloquia setting will provide the best of distance learning advantages worldwide, as well as enhanced in-classroom collaboration and cognitive skill building.

The Merage School intends to recognize and highlight our distinguished community partners and alumni in this new building.  Our School is a thriving, living environment where students, faculty and business leaders build relationships that grow from acquaintances to colleagues.

Significant opportunities exist within the new and current buildings.  At this moment in Orange County’s stellar business history, within the premier business school on the region’s most prestigious university campus, we break ground on a new business school to document the visionaries who built our thriving economy.  We will finally claim a building worthy of the business community in which the Merage School resides, showcasing the leaders who put us on the map.


To view artist renderings of the exciting new building, please click here.


To view the pictures of the new building's progress, click here.


A quick tour from within the new building can be found by clicking here.


Please contact Sandra Findly at 949.824.8880 or for more information.