The Merage Student Association is a student-run organization whose purpose is to enhance the student experience beyond the classroom. This is achieved through partnership between the MSA Board, clubs, and the student body. Professional and social events are organized by the students for the students. This is how we foster the close-knit community that makes the Merage experience so unique. All Merage graduate students are eligible members of MSA.

Our clubs are the heart of the MSA. Clubs are vital to growing our network, helping students reach their career goals, proving social interaction, and supplementing the educational experience outside of the classroom. As a student and member of the MSA, you have the opportunity to attend club events or join a club in a leadership role.

Unify, Communicate, Integrate!

The Merage Student Association enhances your professional, educational, and personal experience by:

  • Unifying: Provide events that bring students together across section, year, and program
  • Communicating: Ensure that events are well planned and information is delivered in an effective manner
  • Integrating: Provide events that are inclusive and account for various interests, backgrounds, and demographics


Full-Time MBA Digital Drop-In

5.23.22 · 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

LevelUp: Essentials of Online Marketing

5.24.22 · 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
SB1 5200 (Porter Room)

FEMBA Digital Drop-In

5.24.22 · 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Developing Your Founder DNA™️

5.27.22 · 8:30 am - 9:30 am
UCI Paul Merage School of Business, Lyman Porter Room (5th floor)

EMBA Admissions Courtyard Coffee Chat

6.3.22 · 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Merage School Courtyard

  • Does Homeownership Limit Career Advancement Potential?

    Professor Ed Coulson, Director of the Center for Real Estate of the UCI Paul Merage School of Business, wanted to examine real-world results to see if homeownership helps or harms a person’s opportunity to advance their career. “As a real estate economist, I’m naturally interested in homeownership and people’s personal experiences with real estate,” says Coulson. “But I also have a long-standing interest in the relationship between homeownership tendencies and labor market outcomes.”

  • Second annual BMA Conference addresses racial wealth gaps, finance and entrepreneurship

    During the second annual Black Management Association (BMA) Conference on April 30, several notable speakers addressed important business topics like inequity, personal finance and entrepreneurship.

  • Hot Topics for a Hot Day: Genesis Bank CEO Stephen H. Gordon Invites Ian Williamson to Speak at Fireside Chat

    On Thursday, April 7, Genesis Bank CEO Stephen H. Gordon and SVP Ed Hart invited Dean Ian Williamson to speak at their second outdoor fireside chat, hosted at the Genesis Bank Corporate Headquarters. The fiery discussion topic covered the role of local universities and businesses in the community—a fitting topic for the 100-degree weather.

  • Why Launch Strategy Matters More Than Going First

    Whether your organization is a first mover or a fast follower, the question of where to launch is often more perplexing than when or how quickly. Companies often wrestle with whether it’s better to be the first to enter a new market or to wait and learn from their competitor’s mistakes.

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