You’ve seen it firsthand: the business of business is changing rapidly. Every industry and organization is undergoing a seismic shift in how they operate, becoming faster and more connected because of digital technology. 

How will you equip yourself with the leadership skills and cross-functional management view required to take your organization – and your career – to the next level? And how can you do this while maintaining the demands of your current job?

The UCI Paul Merage School of Business Fully Employed MBA program teaches you to think creatively about challenges and opportunities arising from emerging technologies and helps you develop a new skillset to lead with confidence. Our top-ranked FEMBA program is designed for early-to-mid career working professionals seeking an MBA delivered in a flexible, work-friendly schedule. It features our rigorous curriculum -- recently transformed with specialized tracks of study, new research insights, and case studies -- that challenges students with the realities wrought by digital disruption across every industry. Our inclusive environment welcomes a diverse student body including many military personnel.

Whether you are looking to enter a new profession, enhance your current career path, or start your own entrepreneurial venture –-a Merage School Fully Employed MBA will help you become a game-changer in the digitally driven world.


  • No. 3

    Nationally for the Ability to Work Collaboratively

  • 35%

    Average Salary Growth During the Program

  • Top 25

    Business Schools in US for Lifetime Earnings
  • No. 4

    Part-Time MBA Program in California
  • No. 5

    Nationally for Creative Problem Solving

  • 95%

    Students Report They are “Highly Satisfied” With the Program

A Program Focused On:

Content – Our expert faculty deliver a world-class curriculum, challenging assumptions and broadening perspective, developing leaders for the disruption and opportunities in our digitally driven world. As a student, you will experience some of the most up-to-date and innovative research in business.

Delivery – With Spring or Fall start dates, and the option of the hybrid program with online and on-campus coursework, we aim to accommodate your busy schedule. Choose the format that is right for you.

Impact – Our FEMBA program makes an immediate impact on your career. Our students experience promotions and salary growth during the program – the Merage School delivers ROI.

UCI Medical Center - Fully Employed and Executive MBA Admissions Lunch

5.30.18 · 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
UC Irvine Medical Center

Fully Employed MBA & Executive MBA Information Session

6.12.18 · 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Paul Merage School of Business


6.18.18 · 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bren Events Center

Hybrid Fully Employed MBA Webinar

7.10.18 · 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Distinguished AACSB Accreditation Extended for the UCI Paul Merage School of Business

    Following a rigorous review process, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), announced the UCI Paul Merage School of Business has received an extension of its distinguished AACSB accreditation.

  • Max Chao Selected as UCI Lecturer of the Year

    Machiavelli “Max” W. Chao, a full time lecturer at The Paul Merage School of Business, has been selected as Lecturer of the Year, a campus-wide honor, for his excellence in undergraduate teaching. Chao will be recognized along with Assistant Professor of Finance David Yang who is the Merage School Dean’s Honoree, during the 25th Annual Celebration of Teaching being held April 26th.

  • Merage School Team Takes 1st Place in Notre Dame MBA Tech Innovation Challenge

    A team of three Full-Time MBA students from the UCI Paul Merage School of Business competed in the Notre Dame MBA Tech Innovation Challenge, taking home first place and a cool $6,000. The final event was held April 22 at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. Focused on blockchain, this year’s case competition final event featured seven teams from top universities across the country.

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    Professor Mary Gilly comments on the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia coffee shop and how the incident should be treated as a broad-based wake-up call for Starbucks - and for other brands as well.