UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business Executive MBA Program Ranks 30th Worldwide in a Report by The Economist

By UCI Paul Merage School of Business

Irvine, CA - (July 02, 2018) - UCI Paul Merage School of Business Executive MBA program was ranked 20th among EMBA programs in the U.S., and 30th among EMBA programs worldwide by The Economist in a report released today. This was the first year the Merage School EMBA program was eligible for The Economist ranking, following a Full-Time MBA program ranking last year placing the school 39th in the nation, 16th among public schools, and 56th in the world.

The Merage School EMBA program scored well in categories including 5th in percentage increase on pre-EMBA salary upon graduation, 13th in gender balance, 20th for program quality and 23rd for quality of faculty.   

“This is a validation of the great work that the Merage School faculty and staff have done over the last five years strengthening our program through a focus on leadership for a digitally driven world, exceptional student recruitment and enhancing the overall student experience,” said Tony Hansford, senior assistant dean for Fully Employed, Executive and Health Care Executive MBA programs at the Merage School.

“Our rise in this and other rankings can be attributed primarily to the tremendous work our Merage School faculty, staff and alumni have put forth.  Our students are flourishing as a result of their efforts, which in turn reflects positively on the EMBA program and our entire Merage School community,” said Eric Spangenberg, dean of the Merage School. 

The Economist ranking is based on a school survey and student/alumni surveys for the classes of 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015.  To see The Economist’s full ranking report, visit http://www.economist.com/whichmba.

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.