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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.

In the 2021 Financial Times Global MBA rankings report, the UCI Paul Merage School of Business was ranked among the top 30 schools in the U.S. and #42 in the world overall.

In addition to the top overall rankings, the Merage School ranks #1 in the world for percentage of female faculty and #19 in the world for faculty research. The Financial Times 2021 ranking places the Merage School among the top 10 percent of all AACSB-accredited programs in the world.

UCI Ranks #8 Among Public Universities

Founded in 1965, UCI ranked #8 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.

 

Rankings

U.S. News and World Report

  • Full-Time MBA program ranked #44 in the U.S. (2024)
  • Part-Time MBA program ranked #28 in the U.S. (2024)
  • #30 Undergraduate Business program in the U.S. (2023)
  • Flex MBA program ranked #27 (tie) in the U.S. and #14 (tie) among U.S. public schools (2022)

Bloomberg Businessweek

  • Full-Time MBA program ranked #46 in the U.S. (2022)

Financial Times

  • Full-Time MBA program ranked #27 in the U.S. (2024)
  • Full-Time MBA program ranked #8 among U.S. public universities (2022)
  • Percentage of women faculty ranked #1 in the world (2022)
  • Percentage of women students ranked #3 in the world (2022)
  • Executive MBA ranked#8 among U.S. based schools and #58 worldwide (2020)
  • Faculty research ranked #15 in the U.S. and #19 in the world (2021)
  • Ranked #19 (tie) in the U.S. and #32 (tie) in the world for salary percentage increase at 117% (2021)

TFE Times

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

Fortune

  • Part-Time MBA program ranked #17 in the U.S. (2024)
  • Full-Time MBA program ranked #32 in the U.S. (2023)

 

Forbes Magazine

  • Full-Time MBA program ranked #43 in the U.S. (2022)

The Economist

  • Full-Time MBA program ranked #25 in the U.S. and #40 worldwide (2020)
  • Executive MBA ranked #17 in the U.S. and #27 worldwide (2020)
 

Contact

Jethro Rothe-Kushel

Associate Director of Communications
jrotheku@uci.edu

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