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The Merage School Experience

The Merage School Experience Visualize Your Journey

The Merage School’s differentiators include our collaborative culture and focus on leadership development for our digitally driven world. The Master of Science in Business Analytics Program welcomes a globally diverse student body that makes the Merage experience unique., High caliber faculty, dedicated staff, talented classmates,and curated experiential learning with our industry partners all combine to enhance your experience to help you achieve your professional goals.


Located at the heart of Irvine, the UC Irvine campus is just miles away from the industry nucleus of Orange County and is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Los Angeles County and on the south by San Diego County.

Its warm Mediterranean climate and 42 miles of year-round beaches make it an ideal place to live and work. Of course, the OC is also home to such popular tourist attractions as Disneyland and Surf City, USA, also known as Huntington Beach. Rated one of the safest, best places to live in the United States, the city of Irvine offers an amazing quality of life.


UCI Merage MSBA: Brianna Chew Business of Giving Back

Connect and Network

The Master of Science in Business Analytics program provides an immersive education and experiential learning. Your time at the Merage School is focused on developing your skills and gaining exposure to the cutting edge of analytics, while expanding your connection and network to realize your full professional potential. 

Between our Orange County corporate connections and our combined faculty experience, the Merage School’s global network is prominent. A large number of our alumni stay in Southern California, and our vast network spans across the world. No matter where your education takes you, the connections you make here will positively impact your life and career. We focus on the quality of professional and academic relationships that you build while here.

The Orange Country R Users Group (OCRUG) is a community-based organization for data scientists, data analysts and people generally interested in data. OCRUG holds monthly meetups, special events and conferences. The group explores topics such as statistics, machine learning, visualization, data mining, and predictive analytics. While the focus is on the R programming language, they are inclusive of all languages and data tooling. In partnership with the Master of Science in Business Analytics program, the OCRUG has supported our MSBA students by hosting data science hackathons and training events. 

The partnership brings together students, academics, and professionals to build a data community to collaborate, learn, network and have fun.

UCI’s MSBA Program gave me the opportunity to work alongside the industry leader for data analytics within the consumer intelligence space, which opened my mind to how the art of efficient data analytics can be automated to produce a superior product and analysis result.