Facts and Figures

The Merage School develops leaders for our digitally driven world through curricula that is continually adapted to address the ever-changing social and economic challenges ahead. We offer four dynamic MBA programs, a Master of Professional Accountancy, Master of Finance, MS in Biotechnology Management, MS in Business Analytics, MS in Engineering Management, PhD, and undergraduate business degrees that focus on creative and critical thinking skills, strategic decision-making, leadership, innovation, and collaboration through in-class and on-site experiences with real-world business problems. Seven Centers of Excellence and an Executive Education program provide numerous and varied opportunities for students and the business community at large to enhance their education experience and update their professional expertise. While The Paul Merage School of Business is relatively young (the first class began in 1967), it has quickly grown to consistently rank among the top 10% of all AACSB-accredited programs through exceptional student recruitment, world-class faculty, a strong alumni network and close individual and corporate partnerships who generously invest in the School with both time and contributions.

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Financial Times ranks the UCI Paul Merage School of Business among the Top 30 business schools in the U.S.

Founded in 1965, UCI ranked #10 among public universities by U.S. News & World Report in their most recent college rankings report. UCI also is the youngest research university to gain membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities.



U.S. News and World Report

  • #44 Full-Time MBA program in the U.S. (2024)
  • #28 Part-Time MBA program in the U.S. (2024)
  • #29 Undergraduate Business program in the U.S. (2023)

Financial Times

  • #27 Full-Time MBA program in the U.S. (2024)
  • #9 Full-Time MBA program among public institutions (2024)
  • #1 Percentage of women faculty in the U.S. (2024)
  • #19 Executive MBA program in the U.S. (2023)


  • #13 Executive MBA Program (2024)
  • #17 Part-Time MBA program (2024)
  • #32 Full-Time MBA Program (2024)

TFE Times

  • #14 Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program in the U.S. and #2 in California (2024)
  • #16 Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc program in the U.S. and #2 in California (2024)
  • #18 Master of Finance (MFin) program in the U.S. and #2 in California (2024)


  • #26 Top MBA Program (2023)



Jethro Rothe-Kushel

Associate Director of Communications

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