The Merage School offers unique experiences that complement our students’ in-class education both in Orange County and worldwide. From the moment you step on campus, you are exposed to the myriad of opportunities available through clubs, competitions, speaker events, conferences and more. During your second year, you have the option to study abroad in a quarter-long international exchange or a week-long international study program providing a first-hand look at the global economy. 


  • 37%

    Female Students

  • Irvine is #1 for jobs-to-population ratio

    in America at 95%
  • 10+

    global partnerships for study abroad and international residential opportunities

Apply What You Learn

Core Groups Collaborate with classmates and navigate your first-year core classes together with a focus on teamwork
Presentation Skills Program Personalized, specific feedback helps develop your presentation skills and improve your performance under pressure
Real-World Projects Put your skills to use with real-world projects, including the Merage Consulting Projects course and the New Venture Competition
Centers of Excellence Our seven Centers of Excellence provide networking opportunities and programs with executives and entrepreneurs
Clubs & Organizations The Merage Student Association is home to more than a dozen clubs with interest in the different business disciplines, as well as philanthropy
Global Alumni Network  Connect with our alumni in California and around the world


“I was accepted by a variety of other MBA programs, but after visiting the Merage School, my decision was immediately made. It was clear no other program offered as much one-on-one personal support.”

Diana Day