Message from the Dean

March 2018

The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine has paused admission to our Fall 2018 Health Care Executive MBA (HCEMBA) program.

Over the last year, Merage School leadership has been in discussion with high-level executives and practitioners in the health care industry with operations in Southern California and beyond. They have shared that now, more than ever, the training of leaders in this continuously disrupted industry is critical. Therefore, in the coming months – consistent with the Merage School’s commitment to developing Leadership for a Digitally Driven World – we will be devoting time and resources to redesigning our health care offerings to address the contemporary needs of this industry.  

The Merage School remains committed to serving the health care industry, our current students and alumni as we continue to recruit faculty in this area. All of our MBA programs offer an additional specialization in health care (among other areas), including the part-time Executive MBA and Fully Employed MBA programs. Each year, the School’s Center for Health Care Management & Policy attracts a national audience to its sold-out Health Care Forecast Conference. And our Executive Education program line-up features a Certificate in Leadership for Healthcare Transformation.

We invite you to continue to learn more and explore the variety of business education opportunities at The Paul Merage School of Business.


Eric R. Spangenberg, PhD