Meet Merage: Managing in a Digital Age

This is a special half-day event for individuals interested in our Fully Employed MBA and Executive MBA programs. Hear directly from school leaders and engage in lively discussions with our community to learn about our culture, curriculum and career-advancement opportunities.

  • Dean’s Professor of Strategic Management, Margarethe Wiersema, will deliver an engaging keynote presentation on “Managing in a Digital Age.” Professor Wiersema’s keynote will answer: How are the most successful organizations managing through disruption to create competitive advantage? Why is creativity and dynamic thinking critical for leadership in the digital age?
  • A student and alumni panel will share how their MBA skills are used to create significant business results across industries and return on their investment.

Night view of the new Paul Merage School of Business building


Margarethe F. WiersemaMargarethe F. Wiersema
Dean's Professor of Strategic Management, University of California, Irvine

Margarethe F. Wiersema is the Dean’s Professor of Strategic Management at the University of California, Irvine. She has an MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Recipient of numerous awards for excellence in research and teaching, Prof. Wiersema was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Copenhagen Business School in 2016 and was elected as a Strategic Management Society Fellow in 2012. In 2006, she was awarded the Distinguished PhD Alumni Award from the University of Michigan. She serves as Associate Editor of the Strategic Management Journal and on the Senior Editorial Board of the Global Strategy Journal. Professor Wiersema is internationally recognized as one of the leading experts on corporate strategy and corporate governance with more than 50 publications and over 8500 citations and her research has appeared in the New York Times, The Financial Times, The Economist, Fortune, Business Week, the Washington Post, and The Economist Intelligence Unit for their “Executive Briefing”. She has published extensively in the premier journals in the field including the Harvard Business Review, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, and Administrative Science Quarterly.


9:30am - 10:00am Registration & Continental Breakfast with MBA Admissions Team
10:00am - 10:45am Welcome & Keynote Speaker Featuring:
Professor Margarethe Wiersema, Dean's Professor of Strategic Management
Presenting on: “Managing in a Digital Age”
10:45am - 10:55am Break
10:55am - 11:30am Overview of the FEMBA & EMBA programs by Sr. Assistant Dean and Sr. Director
11:30am - 12:15pm Student & Alumni Panel Discussion
12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch with Students, Alumni and Admissions Team


Have questions?

Contact us for more information or to set up a consultation with someone from our admissions team: 949.824.4565 or

Side view of the new Paul Merage School of Business building



Event Details

Date: 04.28.2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 01:00 p.m.
Event Type: Public


UCI The Paul Merage School of Business
Main Lobby
4293 Pereira Drive
Irvine, CA 92697


Fully Employed MBA and Executive MBA Programs