John A. Byrne Interview: How the Merage School is Transforming Business Education for Today's Digital World

Business education is changing. The Merage School is at the forefront.

John A. Byrne, founder of Poets&Quants and the former executive editor of Businessweek, will interview Merage School Professor Vijay Gurbaxani about how the UCI Paul Merage School of Business transformed its curriculum and teaching methods to prepare tomorrow's leaders for an ever-changing business environment disrupted by digital technologies.

Read more about the Merage School's digital transformation.


John Byrne is the editor-in-chief of Poets and Quants, the most read and most popular provider of information on business programs in the world. Their main website,, has been visited by nearly 100 million people and is updated daily with a wealth of admission and career statistics, school profiles, breaking news and long-form features on programs, students, faculty and alumni. Earlier in his career, Mr. Byrne was editor-in-chief of Fast Company and executive editor of Business Week.

Vijay Gurbaxani is the Taco Bell Professor of Information Systems and Computer Science and Director of the Center for Digital Transformation (CDT) at UCI's Paul Merage School of Business. His research, teaching and consulting focus on analyzing how emerging information technologies enable business model innovation; on developing and evaluating business-driven strategies for the sourcing of information services; and on valuing IT investment. His approach is distinctive in its use of economic principles as the lens with which to analyze strategic management questions. Vijay has extensive experience in management education and advisory services, having lectured worldwide on management issues, taught extensively in degree and executive education programs, and consulted for and provided research expertise to many organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, technology service providers, and leading consulting firms.


The Paul Merage School of Business Auditorium. Located on the first floor.


Event Details

Date: 01.10.2019
Time: 01:30 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.
Event Type: Public


UCI Paul Merage School of Business
SB1 Auditorium


Jon Kaplan