To say the business of business is changing would be an understatement. Every industry and organization has seen a seismic shift in how they operate, becoming faster and more connected because of digital technology. So what does that mean for you?

We all live, work and compete in an age of digital disruption. At the UCI Paul Merage School of Business Full-Time MBA program, you will learn to think creatively about challenges and opportunities arising from emerging technologies. As a digital native, you’re comfortable in today’s technologically advanced environment. But how will you lead others who may be intimidated by it? How will you develop the cross-functional management skills required to take your organization – and your career – to the next level?

Whether you are looking to enter a new profession, enhance your current career path or start your own entrepreneurial venture, the Merage School Full-Time MBA will help you become a confident and respected leader in the digitally driven world. You will learn in tight-knit cohorts alongside likeminded business professionals – you are not just another number in the classroom. Each student receives personalized attention from staff and faculty within our collaborative culture. Our rigorous curriculum has been transformed with specialized tracks of study, new research insights, and case studies that challenge students with the realities wrought by digital disruption across every industry. Our dedicated career services help ensure you find the right career path whether it is in sunny Southern California or anywhere in the world.

  • No. 27

    Full-Time MBA in the US

  • Top 25

    Business Schools in the US for Lifetime Earnings
  • 4

    MBA Specializations

  • No. 1

    Irvine: America’s Safest Big City
  • 21

    Months to Complete

  • No. 1

    for Female Faculty in the World

Life in Orange County

Located in the heart of Orange County, the nationally recognized University of California, Irvine is a vibrant research-based campus. As one of the founding schools at UCI, the Merage School offers access to venture capital, multiple fortune 500 companies and is halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles. Orange County, specifically Irvine, is a diverse and safe area filled with beaches, mountains, hiking trails and entertainment options making it a destination for professionals and vacationers alike.

Women in Business Networking Event

5.15.18 · 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Women in Business Networking Event

5.15.18 · 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Women in Business Networking Event

5.15.18 · 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

UCI Rising Leaders Mentorship Program - Spring Meeting

5.16.18 · 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UCI The Paul Merage School of Business


6.18.18 · 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bren Events Center
  • Distinguished AACSB Accreditation Extended for the UCI Paul Merage School of Business

    Following a rigorous review process, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), announced the UCI Paul Merage School of Business has received an extension of its distinguished AACSB accreditation.

  • Max Chao Selected as UCI Lecturer of the Year

    Machiavelli “Max” W. Chao, a full time lecturer at The Paul Merage School of Business, has been selected as Lecturer of the Year, a campus-wide honor, for his excellence in undergraduate teaching. Chao will be recognized along with Assistant Professor of Finance David Yang who is the Merage School Dean’s Honoree, during the 25th Annual Celebration of Teaching being held April 26th.

  • Merage School Team Takes 1st Place in Notre Dame MBA Tech Innovation Challenge

    A team of three Full-Time MBA students from the UCI Paul Merage School of Business competed in the Notre Dame MBA Tech Innovation Challenge, taking home first place and a cool $6,000. The final event was held April 22 at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. Focused on blockchain, this year’s case competition final event featured seven teams from top universities across the country.

  • What Brands Can Learn from Starbucks' Crisis Response - Knowledge@Wharton

    Professor Mary Gilly comments on the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia coffee shop and how the incident should be treated as a broad-based wake-up call for Starbucks - and for other brands as well.