UCI Paul Merage School of Business Full-Time MBA Ranks 39th Nationally in Latest Poets & Quants Report

By UCI Paul Merage School of Business

Irvine, CA - (December 07, 2017) - The UCI Paul Merage School of Business climbed four spots to rank 39th nationally in the Poets & Quants Annual Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs report. 

Considered the most comprehensive assessment of graduate business programs, Poets & Quants’ exclusive report combines the latest five most influential business school rankings in the world: U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Financial Times, and The Economist. Instead of merely averaging the five, each ranking is separately weighted to account for Poets & Quants’ view of their credibility. (U.S. News is given a weight of 35 percent, Forbes, 25 percent, while both The Financial Times and Businessweek are given a 15 percent weight, and The Economist, 10 percent.)

“By combining the five reports, Poets & Quants brings them together in a unique way that reduces the anomalies that often appear and tells a comprehensive story about the performance of each of the schools on the list,” said Jon Kaplan, assistant dean of the Merage School’s Full-Time MBA program.  “The fact that the Merage School continues to climb, even in a consolidated report like the one from Poets & Quants, further demonstrates how solid our performance truly is.” 

In addition, the Merage School is one of only 42 schools on the Poets & Quants Top 100 list that is ranked by all five of the of the news organizations.    

“The significance of the Merage School’s success on this list reflects the success our graduates and the quality of the students we recruit, and certainly the expertise and professionalism of our faculty and staff.  With a new curricula focus on the strategies for leadership in a digitally driven world, we expect to climb even higher in the future,” said Eric Spangenberg, dean of the Merage School. 

In October, the Merage School was ranked 39th in the nation, 56th in the world, by The Economist, in the school’s first year of eligibility.  Earlier this year, Forbes ranked the Merage School’s Full-Time MBA program at 41st in the nation based on return-on-investment. 

See the entire Poets & Quants Top 100 list, visit https://poetsandquants.com/2017/11/27/wharton-dislodges-harvard-from-top-of-pq-mba-ranking/3/.

About The Paul Merage School of Business

The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine offers four dynamic MBA programs – plus PhD, specialty masters and undergraduate business degrees – that prepare business leaders for our digitally driven world. Through our programs, students acquire the exceptional ability to grow their organizations through strategic innovation, analytical decision-making, digital information technology and collaborative execution. While the Merage School is relatively young, it has quickly grown to rank consistently among the top five percent of all business programs worldwide through exceptional student recruitment, world-class faculty, a strong alumni network and close relationships with both individual business executives and global corporations. Additional information is available at merage.uci.edu.

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