Dean's Message

Welcome to The Paul Merage School of Business. Located in Orange County, California – in the heart of the Tech Coast – the Merage School is a globally recognized source of business research and education. We attract and retain renowned faculty, an extensive alumni network, involved and invested corporate partners, vibrant community support and a dedicated professional staff. Combined, these elements deliver an exceptional educational experience.

Our curricula are rigorous, relevant and timely, and are continuously adapted to address new social, technological and economic challenges and opportunities in our digitally driven world. We model and teach the innovation, leadership and strategic decision-making skills that distinguish our graduates among upper management. Our ability to connect and collaborate with leaders of an exceptional business community ensures we remain at the forefront of impactful research and business education.

Our facilities are inspiring, offering state-of-the-art teaching and conference venues including uniquely designed student areas that enhance the learning environment. With the 2015 addition to the Merage School campus – nearly 80,000 more square feet of classroom, office and meeting space – we are well equipped to serve as a hub of innovation and thought leadership for the Southern California region and beyond.

Whether seeking undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, or customized executive education, the Merage School’s offerings are unrivaled. Our programs are consistently ranked among the top 50 in national and global business school rankings. And, we continue to ascend in the rankings thanks in part to our rapid progress and commitment toward broadening our international footprint plus our ability to deliver a high return on investment for our students as they are propelled forward in their careers.

By serving as a catalyst for community engagement, a facilitator of interaction between students and businesses, and a global resource for learning, the Merage School has become a preeminent leader in business education and a driving force behind the innovative spirit that is contributing to the region’s economic growth. I invite you to connect with us and learn more.

Dean Spangenberg Signature
Eric R. Spangenberg
Dean and Professor of Marketing
The Paul Merage School of Business
University of California, Irvine

Associate Deans