Center for Global Leadership is an important resource for UC Irvine and The Paul Merage School of Business students. The Center offers various academic courses, co-curricular programs and events to explore ideas and develop partnerships with other students, faculty members, corporate professionals and non-profit entities.  


The Paul Merage School of Business offers a wide array of courses that address various aspects of leadership and teams. You will find the undergraduate, MBA and PhD courses addressing this topic listed by clicking the links on the left.

Mentor Program

The Center for Global Leadership co-curricular programs facilitates the leadership development of MBA students through its Executive Mentoring Program. This program connects students with key professionals in the industry to learn through reflection, practice and relationship-building. For our Executive MBA and Health Care Executive MBA students, The Paul Merage School of Business supports the Executive-to-Executive (E2E) Program through each of these programs.


The Distinguished Speakers Series (DSS) is the largest event hosted by Center. The event involves approximately 425 corporate professionals, community leaders, faculty members, staff and students. DSS provides an important way to exchange ideas, connect to corporate professionals and network.