While the U.S. economy continues to struggle, jobs remain elusive and healthcare embarks upon a new era, one thing remains certain: the Merage School is on the move.
We continue to climb in the rankings - U.S. News & World Report
ranks our Fully-Employed MBA program 24th and our Executive MBA program 23rd in the U.S. Our Full-Time MBA program ranks 36th on the U.S. News & World Report
list. We're also among BusinessWeek's
elite top 45 and 25th for alumni success (lifetime income). Most impressive, we are ranked #1 among the top 50 schools in the nation by the Financial Times
for percent of graduates employed
at 3 months!
Three new faculty members will begin teaching classes this month. Devin Shanthikumar,
PhD, joins us from the Harvard Business School as assistant professor of Financial and Managerial
Dr. John Turner, our new assistant professor of Operations and Decision Technologies, joins us from the
Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, and Dr. Libby Weber from the Marshall School of Business joins us
as assistant professor of Strategy.
Along with our new faculty members, we are building strong programs - our undergraduate major continues to attract students
with the highest GPA and SAT scores on campus. We are also expanding Executive Education and
exploring the possibility of co-creating new masters programs with law,
engineering and biology.
As always, we invite your involvement, suggestions and feedback. We hope to hear from you
and to see you at one of our many events.
Congress Members Barney
Frank and Loretta Sanchez
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney
Frank led a roundtable discussion hosted by the Merage
School on the UC Irvine campus in August. He was
joined by Orange County's Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden
Grove) and topics included the massive financial reform
bill that he spearheaded and which was passed in June.
According to Frank, the 2,300-page Dodd-Frank bill will
control business models and investment instruments that led to the 2008 Wall Street meltdown and regulate
non-banking businesses that fell outside of regulatory
MBA Programs Information Sessions
invite prospective students for Full-
Time, Fully Employed, Executive
and Health Care Executive MBA
programs starting in both spring
and fall 2011.
Advanced Program In Human
Resources & Business Leadership
SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2010
Session 2 of 4
Strategic Issues in Management
Series from Executive Education
SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
with Professor John Graham
OCTOBER 14, 2010
IMPROVING OPERATIONS with
Professor Tathagata Dasgupta
OCTOBER 28, 2010
BEING PRESIDENTIAL with Cherie
Distinguished Speaker Series
NOVEMBER 4, 2010
to Consumer, Nike Inc.
FEBRUARY 10, 2011
MARCH 31, 2011
Douglas Hutcheson, EMBA ‘91,
President & CEO,
MAY 12, 2011
President & CEO,
American Funds Distributors
NOVEMBER 9, 2010
Real Estate Awards Luncheon at
the Westin South Coast Plaza in
Costa Mesa from 11:30 a.m. to