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Top business leaders make decisions that are more complex than ever before, requiring them to understand the full scope of an organization and its potential in a global economy.

To be successful you must be driven, analytic and innovative. At The Paul Merage School of Business, you explore theories and concepts of effective business management that you can apply in a wide variety of careers. Our team-based program provides you with essential leadership skills in a global context focusing on analytical decision making, critical thinking, understanding the impact of digital transformation and participating in or leading collaborative efforts. Ultimately, the mission of the Merage School is to develop globally-competitive transformational leaders in a diverse, collaborative, student-centric community where academic excellence and practical application coalesce.


Undergraduate Programs Mission

The mission of the Merage School Undergraduate Programs office is to provide quality, accessible, student-centered educational support and to offer services that meet the administrative and academic goals of students, the Merage School and the University.

Our physical office is closed for drop-ins during Fall quarter. Please contact us via ZotChat, email, phone, or schedule an appointment.

The Merage School Undergraduate Programs office is open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. We are closed from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. daily for lunch. 

Undergraduate Programs Office
4291 Pereira Drive, SB2 Suite 202
Irvine, CA 92697-3125


Undergraduate Programs Calendar

View upcoming Merage Undergraduate Programs events, Merage Undergraduate Student Association (MUSA) events, MUSA affiliated organization events, important deadlines and more.

If you are a MUSA affiliated organization and would like an event added to the Undergraduate Programs Calendar, please fill out the following form.

View Undergraduate Programs Calendar

There are several ways you can reach us depending on the nature of your inquiry

  • Call 949.824.9426 – please leave a voicemail with your full name and student ID number and we will respond within 1-3 business days.

  • Chat live with a Peer Academic Advisor
  • ZotChat sessions typically last 5 – 10 minutes and are first come, first served.
  • Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (PDT) and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Drop-in advising sessions are a maximum of 15 minutes and are first come, first served.
  • We will resume Zoom drop-in sessions in the Fall quarter.

  • Available to Business Administration and Business Information Management majors only.
  • To schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor, please log into MyMerage.
  • Appointments are approximately 30 minutes.
  • Morning Appointments are from 9:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. and afternoon appointments are from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Appointments begin on Week 2 of each quarter.
  • We do not make same day appointments.

If you don't know where to start, send us an email!

Business Administration Majors

Business Information Management Majors

Other UCI Majors

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Forms and Policies

Below are links to online forms for common advising needs. You must use these forms as we do not accept these types of requests via phone, email or chat.

DegreeWorks Updates: This form is for Business Administration majors who need an adjustment made to their DegreeWorks. This form cannot be used to petition for an exception or substitution; all requested changes must already be approved or articulated on assist.org. Examples include adding/dropping a minor, applying a course to your emphasis, updating your GEs with AP or transfer units, etc.

Excess Units Petition: In order to qualify for excess units (above 20), you must have an overall GPA of 3.2 and be in good academic standing. A limit of 24 units is enforced. If approved, the limit will be increased after the 20-unit cap is lifted.

Prerequisite Clearance: If you received AP credit or transferred courses that are considered a prerequisite for a MGMT course, use this form to get clearance.

Course Substitution Petition: If you would like to petition to substitute a course taken outside of UC Irvine for a UCI course, complete this form.

Courses taken to count toward the BA major requirements must be taken for a letter grade. If you are retaking a course that was originally for a LETTER GRADE, you must retake the course for a LETTER GRADE ONLY - there are no exceptions. All MGMT courses must be taken for a LETTER GRADE, unless they are only offered as P/NP - there are no exceptions. 

It is important when making the decision to take a course P/NP or for a letter grade that you keep in mind the following:

To receive a "P" (Pass) and get credit/units, you must earn a grade equivalent to a "C" or better. However, if a course is taken for a letter grade, the minimum grade needed for credit would be at least a "D-" in most courses. This is especially important to note for graduating students who are trying to fulfill their unit requirements to graduate. You will need to weigh the risk of taking a course P/NP and not receiving any credit if you earn the equivalent to a C- grade or lower.

If you are planning to change your major or add a double major, you will be responsible for adhering to the corresponding School’s P/NP policy.

Lower-division writing courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better (or a "P" if taking the course for P/NP). If you are taking an upper-division writing course in your major, you must take the course for a letter grade.

We recommend that you see how you are doing in the course throughout the quarter. You have until 5:00 p.m. on Friday of Week 10 to submit a request to change the grade option of a course. Grade option changes will not be considered after that time – there are no exceptions. You will need to submit an enrollment exception request through Student Access > Applications > Enrollment Exceptions to request any changes (WebReg is not accessible for current quarter changes after Week 2).

If you have any questions about enrollment deadlines or P/NP, please email ugprograms@merage.uci.edu or reach out to us via ZotChat.
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