Your Career Transformation Begins Here

Located in the heart of Orange County, UC Irvine's top-ranked Paul Merage School of Business offers four dynamic MBA programs and three specialty masters programs to help you develop as a business leader. Our full-time MBA program immerses you completely in the graduate student experience, while our part-time MBA programs provide the flexibility you need to continue working while you pursue your degree.

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How We Measure Up

  • Full-Time MBA - 27th in the nation, 9th among public schools – Financial Times 2016
  • Fully Employed MBA – Top 5 in California – US News & World Report, 2016
  • Executive MBA – 30th in the world, Ivy Exec 2015
Experience a substantial return on your investment: a recent graduating Part-Time MBA class reported a 35% average salary increase during their tenure in the program.

Which Merage School MBA is right for you?

Which Merage School MBA is right for you?

Full-Time MBA

Full-Time MBA

For professionals with two-to-six years of experience who want to develop critical leadership skills for management positions.

  • 21-month program beginning each Fall with daytime classes held Monday through Thursday
  • Visionary curriculum with over 80 elective courses and real world out-of-classroom experiences
  • Highly involved career center to assist with post-MBA job search and lifelong career success

Class Profile

Average Work Experience: 5.5 years
Work Experience Range: 0–15 years
Average Age: 29
Average GMAT: 660
Average GPA: 3.35
Female Students: 30%
International Students: 50%

Class Members by Title:
Analyst, Engineer, Marketing Specialist, Associate, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Manager, Developer

Fully Employed MBA

Fully Employed MBA

For early-to-mid career professionals ready to advance or redirect their career or achieve entrepreneurial goals.

  • Graduate in 24-33 months
  • Nine core courses, nine electives and three immersive residentials (one global)
  • Flexible options:

    FALL
    – On Campus: Classes held two nights per week
    – Hybrid: Online & four Saturdays per quarter

    SPRING
    – On Campus: Classes held two nights per week

Class Profile

Average Work Experience: 6 years
Work Experience Range: 2-15+ years
Average Age: 29
Average GMAT: 600
Average GPA: 3.1
Female Students: 33%

Class Members by Title:
Analyst, Engineer, Project Manager, Marketing Specialist, Supervisor, Consultant, Sales Manager, and Entrepreneur

Executive MBA

Executive MBA

For managers, directors and executives on an advanced career path who want to develop strategic thinking and leadership skills.

  • 21-month program
  • Classes held every other week all day Friday and Saturday
  • 17 courses including three immersive residentials (one global)
  • Ranked Top 30 globally (IvyExec, 2016)

Class Profile

Average Work Experience: 15 years
Work Experience Range: 8–25+ years
Average Age: 40
GMAT/GRE:
not required, but may be requested
Average GPA: 3.1
Female Students: 25%

Class Members by Title:
CEO/CFO/COO/CTO/VP, Owner, Sr. Director, Director, Sr. Manager, Consultant, Regional Sales Manager, Marketing Manager

Health Care Executive MBA

Health Care Executive MBA

For health care professionals committed to leading change and transforming the health care industry.

  • 21-month program
  • Classes held one weekend per month, Thursday evening through Sunday mid-day
  • 18 courses including three immersive residentials; one on federal policy in healthcare
  • Top 30 nationally (Modern Healthcare, 2015, 2014, 2013)

Class Profile

Average Work Experience:
13 years - (five years minimum in Health Care)
Work Experience Range: 5–25+ years
Average Age: 39
GMAT/GRE:
not required, but may be requested
Average GPA: 3.3
Female Students: 45%

Class Members by Title:
MD/DO/DDS/RN/PharmD, Vice President, Medical Director, Engineering/Technical Manager, Researcher