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Flex MBA Overview

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Life’s busy — you now have options.

The Flex MBA program is a part-time program designed for working professionals like you, balancing a desire to advance your career with the multiple demands on your time. Benefit from the same world-class education the Merage School has to offer while enjoying the flexibility to take classes in-person at our beautiful Irvine campus, online, or a combination. The Flex MBA allows you to customize your MBA experience to fit your needs and lifestyle.

Our top-ranked Flex MBA program features a rigorous curriculum — with specialized tracks of study, cutting edge research and case studies — that develops your strategic capabilities to understand how digital technologies can disrupt markets and impact all aspects of an organization. Whether you’re looking to advance to the top of your field, make a career change, or reach your entrepreneurial goals, the Flex MBA is the launchpad for your next phase of career success.


The Flex MBA offers you the full range of Merage School benefits, whether you join us on-campus, online, or a combination of both.

  • Learn from world-renowned faculty at a top-ranked MBA program –– #5 in California and #28 nationwide (U.S. News & World Report, 2023).
  • Strengthen your network as you learn along side future industry leaders and enjoy top-tier networking opportunities.
  • Access all Merage workshops and competitions, alumni-student networking events and more.
  • Connect with top researchers and innovators in their field as well as like-minded business people through Merage’s Centers of Excellence.
  • Benefit from the Merage Career Center, which focuses on providing training, education and resources to help all our students achieve lifelong career success.
  • Experience our inclusive environment with a diverse faculty and student body. The Merage School is ranked #1 in the world for percentage of female faculty (Financial Times, 2021), and students can engage with our various student organizations and Merage Initiatives including the Asian American Pacific Islander Initiative, Black Management Association, Latinx Initiative, and Women in Business.

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  • #28 Part-time MBA in the U.S. (U.S. News and World Report, 2023)
  • 5 Part-time MBA in California (U.S. News and World Report, 2023)
  • 47% Median Salary Growth Post MBA
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A Program Focused On

  • Content: Our expert faculty deliver a world-class curriculum, challenging assumptions and broadening perspectives as they develop leaders for the disruption and opportunities that arise in our digitally driven world. As a student, you will experience some of the most up-to-date and innovative research in business.
  • Flexibility: With Fall, Spring, or even Winter start dates, and the option to take courses online, on-campus, or both, the Flex MBA works with your busy schedule. Get a top-ranked MBA, your way.
  • Impact: The Flex MBA program makes an immediate impact on your career. Our students experience promotions and salary growth during the program –– the Merage School delivers ROI.
When interviewing for my current job, the interviewer asked about my specialization in digital transformation. My deep understanding and experience in this area ultimately landed me the job.
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As a Merage School MBA, you will have a unique set of experiences and opportunities that will set you apart and distinguish you as a leader in a digitally driven world. Learn more about the journey ahead.

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