Executive MBA Overview

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Leading requires understanding today's digitally driven challenges to impact the future of your organization.

From AI to 5G, blockchain to IoT, business strategies specifically enabled by digital technology can propel organizations ahead of the competition. Leaders who are creative strategic thinkers are in demand now more than ever. 

Our 21-month, every third weekend format for the Executive MBA (EMBA) program is an immersive and impactful experience that will prepare you to lead the way in the digital world. Whether you are looking to lead an organization or create a business of your own, join the Merage School to maximize your return on investment by capitalizing on a valuable network of peers, knowledge and skills relevant to the today's marketplace as you earn prestigious credentials to accelerate your career.

Who is EMBA?

The Advancer

You love what you do and the industry in which you work. You are seeking an edge to advance strategically up the ranks.

The Pivoter

You enjoy your areas of expertise and want to shift into a new industry. (Ex. Accountant moving from Aerospace into Healthcare)

The Future Executive Leader

You have been identified by your company that you are the next leader, the next President, CEO or other C-Suite executive and the company is sending you for the MBA.

The Entrepreneur

You know you can do it better than your company and are ready to lead your own enterprise.


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Executive MBA Program Accelerate your career with a degree from the Executive MBA program at the Merage School. Admissions Information
From CFO to CEO Oswaldo Diaz, EMBA '19
  • 1 EMBA in Southern California (Fortune, 2021)
  • 8 Executive MBA among U.S. based schools and #70 worldwide (Financial Times, 2021)
  • 1 Business School for Female Faculty in the U.S. (Financial Times, 2021)
UCI’s EMBA program exceeded my expectations and gave me the tools I needed to accelerate my career. As a result, I was able to successfully negotiate a 40% salary increase within six months of graduation.
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