Merage School Ranked No. 8 Among Public Universities by The Financial Times

By The UCI Paul Merage School of Business

Irvine, CA - (February 09, 2021) -

The Full-Time MBA program at the UCI Paul Merage School of Business is now ranked #21 in the nation and #42 worldwide according to The Financial Times. The Merage School is ranked #8 among public universities in the U.S.

Recently the Full-Time program was ranked #25 by The Economist and the School was recognized as a campus with a large percentage of minority students by the U.S News and World Report.

The rankings demonstrate a dedication to world-class business education for a digitally driven world. By leveraging its robust digital learning team and dedicated Career Center, the School has continued its commitment to excellence while pivoting to remote learning last year. 

 “The Merage School has shown incredible innovation in its ability to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances,” said Dean Ian O. Williamson. “We are proud to prepare the next-generation of business leaders for the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.”

The Financial Times surveys alumni three years after completing their MBA to calculate their annual rankings report.

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