Download Hi-Res Image • The Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) program at the UCI Paul Merage School of Business ranks 32nd among the nation’s Top MBA Programs, 19th among public universities and fourth in California in 2019 Best Business Schools rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. The Merage School’s Full Time MBA program climbed two spots, coming in at 42nd nationally. • UCI Paul Merage School of Business

UCI Paul Merage School of Business Fully Employed MBA Program Up 10 Spots in 2019 Best Business Schools Ranking by U.S. News & World Report

By UCI Paul Merage School of Business

Irvine, CA - (March 20, 2018) -

The Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) program at the UCI Paul Merage School of Business has moved up 10 spots to rank 32nd among the nation’s Top MBA Programs, 19th among public universities and fourth in California in the 2019 Best Business Schools rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.  The Merage School’s Full Time MBA program climbed two spots, coming in at 42nd nationally.

“All of our full- and part-time programs at every level are experiencing success as a direct result of the efforts by our faculty and staff, the selectivity of our programs, continuous enhancements to our curriculum, and innovative methods of delivery,” said Eric Spangenberg, dean of the Merage School. “Last year, we incorporated new curricula that offer opportunities to analyze the more sophisticated strategies required to manage and lead organizations in today’s digitally driven world. Now, our offerings reflect the digital disruption taking place throughout organizations and industries. I am confident the Merage School’s reputation will continue to ascend as a result of our differentiated focus and our ability to deliver the most business-relevant, highest quality MBA, Specialty Masters, Undergraduate and Ph.D. education possible.”

U.S. News Methodology for Full-Time MBA Programs

The U.S. News 2019 Best Business Schools rankings was based on a survey of 480 MBA programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).  Conducted in Fall 2017 and early 2018, a total of 387 programs responded. Of those, U.S. News ranked 127 because they provided enough of the required data on their full-time MBA program needed to calculate the full-time MBA rankings. The 2019 Best Business School rankings are based on a weighted average of eight indicators including Quality Assessment (weighted by 0.40), Peer Assessment Score (0.25), Recruiter Assessment Score (0.15), Placement Success (weighted by 0.35), Mean Starting Salary and Bonus (0.14), Employment Rates for Full-Time MBA Program Graduates, Mean GMAT and GRE scores (0.1625), Mean Undergraduate GPA (0.075), and Acceptance Rate (0.0125). For a full explanation of the methodology, visit www.usnews.com/grad.

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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