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CRE Awards 2016

The Center for Real Estate presents the 2016 Real Estate Awards Luncheon


Corporate Partners Program


Corporate Partners is a unique group of companies with a passion for excellence and a desire to be part of the vibrant business network at the UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business. Comprised of world-class organizations, members take part in the development of globally-competitive, transformational leaders. This mutually beneficial partnership is instrumental in creating an innovative learning environment where academic excellence and practical application coalesce.

For more than 30 years, Corporate Partners have generously invested in the education of our students. Each member company brings a unique perspective on business strategy, and each offers answers and insights for the future through lively dialogue.

Our partnership plays a critical and influential role in the future of global business. Members enjoy engaging with and recruiting our MBA talent, mentoring future leaders, networking with Centers of Excellence and innovating to solve contemporary management challenges.



"PwC's partnership with The Paul Merage School of Business intertwines business and community. Being in the audit, tax and advisory services business, we have a keen interest in the Merage School’s Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) and the Center for Investment and Wealth Management (CIWM). Corporate Partners enables networking with fellow business executives while providing topical presentations by local business leaders. Through our Corporate Partners connections, we are able to give input into the development of key accounting curriculum, and have in turn hired well trained accounting professionals whom we value greatly as part of our PwC family. These alumni join our staff and partners in giving back to the underserved youth of our community through our volunteer participation the CIWM's summer financial literacy program, LifeVest, and in doing so, take PwC's connection to the Merage School and our community full circle. I would greatly encourage businesses in our community to become UCI Corporate Partners."

 Suzanne Fradette

  Partner, Assurance



For More Information

Diane Ford

Assitant Director, Corporate Relations


Join Leading Companies in Support of Corporate Partners Executive Boardroom


Many leading companies throughout Southern California have already made a commitment to leave a lasting legacy by naming the Corporate Partners Executive Boardroom. We invite you to join us in this effort.  Your support greatly impacts the development of world-ready, transformation leaders by keeping us at the forefront of education and research among globally preeminent business schools.


Is your organization a lending company? Consider making a pledge to the Merage School.


Thank you to our Corporate Partners who have already made their pledge.



 Arbonne International Emulex Corporation  Experian
 Global Benefits Group  Microsemi Corporation  PRECEPT
 PricewaterhouseCoopers  ROHL, LLC  SAGE
 Taco Bell Corporation  Union Bank  Virtium Technology



Executive Committee Video





Thank you to our Corporate Partners who have made substantial contributions to the new Merage School building in other areas.




Wells Fargo



Corporate Partners Scrapbook
30th Anniversary Slide Show
To view photos of the Gala and Open House Celebrations click here.