Is your organization strategically positioned for the future? Learn about today’s most influential approaches to driving strategic change with the Merage School’s Custom Programs offering unique development opportunities for industries and companies. UC Irvine’s MBA-quality executive education delivers personalized, innovative curricula and methods of research-based, yet practical content from renowned faculty and thought leaders. We incorporate your organization’s business context, culture, and resources in the face of your industry’s specific opportunities and threats. The Merage School’s Office of Executive Education partners with you to position your organization for a transformation future.
Elevate Your Organization and Increase Value:
Enhance leadership skills and effective decision-making
Identify and resolve organizational challenges and manage unforeseen risks
Implement new strategies and best practices to positively impact bottom-line and daily performance
Gain a new understanding of innovation and stay ahead in today’s competitive global and digitally driven market
Reward and retain high-potential and high-performing employees
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Our highly-personalized relationship
Enjoy our service-oriented and collaborative partnership. We offer immediately actionable approaches and sustainable solutions through an efficient, cost-effective, and engaging experienced team.
Vast UC community of resources
Gain access to our network of exceptional resources including faculty, leadership connections, networking advantages, as well as our best practices and acclaimed academic and research knowledge.
Learn from the best
Our world-renown leaders and experts in academia and business incorporate impactful educational methods and a personalized learning environment that engage participants and enhance their knowledge with lively discussions, interactive case studies, forward-thinking frameworks and practical tools.
Targeted and customized solutions
The Merage School drives business improvements around the globe. We customize educational content directly relevant to your industry, with the capability and flexibility to build a fully customized curriculum or specifically tailor content from our numerous open enrollment programs.
Choose the location
Situated in the heart of Orange County, our location combines the best of Southern California in a bustling, beachside economic hub with global connections. Our facilities include a stunning, 78,000-square-foot building where we blend high-tech with high-touch. For added convenience, we can also deliver the program at your offices or another off-site location.
Certificate from UC Irvine's The Paul Merage School of Business
Your employees recognize their commitment to learning and professional development by achieving a certificate of completion from a globally recognized, top-ranked institution.
A unique, transformational journey
Experience immediate impact and lasting value for your employees and your company.
Mindfully selected and developed in-class and on-site experiences with relevant, real-world business issues give our Custom program participants the edge needed to help companies thrive in today's ever-changing global economy.
Leadership & Teamwork
Critical Thinking & Decision-Making
Innovation & Product/Service Development
Digital Transformation & Big Data
Strategy & Strategic Growth
Supply Chain Management
Finance for Non-Finance Managers
Orientation and Kick-off Event – an ideal and unique networking and team-building activity popular with our corporate clients and participants
Customized Website "Educational Container" – an interactive resource for participants to engage with peers, instructors, and program staff, as well as to access materials before, during, and after each module. Enhanced learning is achieved with interactive dialogue, videos, pre-readings, extended reference libraries, group activities, and more, and includes ongoing access after program's conclusion.
Integrated Project Work – Strategic priorities can include activities such as identifying operational synergies, development of new products or services, and more. Participants can work in groups and present project deliverables at the program's completion.
Issue-Focused and Business Model Workshops
We configure workshops based on client needs and objectives. For example, a workshop might include two full-day sessions for a senior team comprising individual assessments, team dynamics, and change leadership. For an executive team, the arrangement might be hands-on workshops to develop a strategic plan and a marketing plan.
Our instructors are actively involved in the design process. Flexibility is built in to allow collaboration and input from client contacts and executives to help fully-tailor module content. Categorized modules drive a logical flow throughout the program:
Business Contextmodules (e.g., strategy, big data) establish foundation, ecosystem, and trends
Functional Excellencemodules (e.g., innovation, finance) are table stake skills for leaders and provide practical frameworks and tools across enterprise-wide functions
Skills for Growthmodules (e.g., Intrapreneurship, critical thinking) enhance expertise in strategic thinking, relationship building, and leveraging teams on key initiatives
Examples: Two Different Leadership Custom Programs
Client A (Public Company)
Client B (Private Company)
Create annual means of identifying high-potentials ready for next step
Design initial foray into executive development
Ten modules, one compact week, “boot camp” style
Ten modules, one module per month for ten months
Concentrate on specific business goals
Focus on growth, retention, and development
Engagement of C-Level
“Color commentary” and observers
Early informers and test drivers
Even balance of modules and project work
Focus on modules with department-specific project follow-ons
Our Custom Programs are also offered to internationally-based companies, universities, and groups. Learn more
Ready to start your transformational journey? Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Office of Executive Education 4291 Pereira Drive, SB2 Suite 350 Irvine, CA 92697-3125