Dean's Quarterly Winter 2012
Dean Andy Policano

In Perspective

I hope that you are doing well and that you are having a happy and healthy beginning of 2012.
    At the Merage School we are busily recruiting next year's classes while preparing for the exciting inaugural graduation of the first full class of undergraduate majors in business. At the same time, we continue to diversify our offerings at the Master's level. We have just received formal approval to introduce a new Master's of Science in Engineering Management and are at an advanced stage in the approval process for a Master's of Science in Biotechnology Management. We have also already launched a joint JD/MBA program, and our new Master's.... Read more >
Is the economy building momentum? Will there be a recovery?
On January 19, Andy Policano, dean of The Paul Merage School of Business and Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan, and an expert on economic recovery, shared their thoughts about..... More >
Residential Empowers EMBA Students
EMBA Students No stranger to Asian culture or to doing business in Asia, Professor Leonard Lane led the EMBA International Residential in 2011 with nearly 35 EMBA students in tow. The residential took place August 27..... More >
Dean's Leadership Circle Demonstrates Fundraising Prowess
Dean's Leadership Circle Demonstrates Fundraising Prowess The Dean's Leadership Circle (DLC), the leading business network at the Merage School, continues to prove their ability to raise important funding in the name..... More >
For Some, the Sky is Not the Limit
Matt MousaviHe started at Faris Lee Investments as an intern when he was 20. At 23, he was the youngest person enrolled in the Fully Employed MBA program at The Paul Merage ..... More >
DSS Event Features Bixby Land Company CEO Bill Halford
Bill HalfordBill Halford, CEO of Bixby Land Company, provided an overview on the challenges and opportunities found in today's environment at..... More >
2012 Business Plan Competition is Underway
Kick-offEntrepreneurship is about many things – insight, innovation and leadership, passion, value creation and service to others. But more..... More >
Corporate Partners 30th Anniversary Celebration Scheduled for April 24
Corporate Partners 30th Anniversary Celebration Scheduled for April 24
On April 24th the Merage School will celebrate the Corporate Partners' 30th Anniversary. This special event will honor the founders and the past and present Corporate Partners for their generosity and guidance, their support of student programming and research..... More >
Hirshleifer Appointed Executive Editor of The Review of Financial Studies
David HirshleiferDavid Hirshleifer, Merage Chair in Business Growth and Professor of Finance at The Paul Merage School of Business, has been..... More >
Professor Pechmann Accepts Editorship of The Journal of Consumer Psychology
Cornelia  PechmannCornelia (Connie) Pechmann, professor of Marketing at The Paul Merage School of Business, has accepted the editorship of the Journal of Consumer..... More >
Merage School Student Represents UC Irvine in Walmart Better Living Challenge
WalmartUC Irvine was awarded a spot in the 2012 Walmart Better Living Plan Challenge and a team headed up by Merage School MBA student Michael Beverly '12 was selected to represent the School during the February 24th competition. The Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge is a Net Impact program open to both.... More >

Mark Your Calendar

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MBA Program Admissions Events and Information Sessions
Invite prospective students for Full- Time, Fully Employed, Executive and Health Care Executive MBA programs starting in spring and fall 2012.
Distinguished Speaker Series

FEBRUARY 9, 2012
Jim McCluney
Chief Executive Officer
Emulex Corporation

APRIL 12, 2012
Rick Heinick
Corporate Vice President
Global Human Resources and Transformation, Bausch + Lomb

MAY 15, 2012
Todd J. Teske,
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Briggs & Stratton Corporation