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 Merage School, 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 critical thinking, quantitative and qualitative analysis and effective communication skills.

  • #32

    U.S. News Best Business Program Rankings

  • 45%

    on UCI Dean's Honor List

  • 11,000+ applications for 230 openings

  • 30% Underrepresented Minorities

  • 4.14

    Average GPA

  • #1

    Requested major (transfer level) out of 80+ majors

Student Life

Attending class is simply one part of your education at The Paul Merage School of Business. In addition to enjoying the beautiful Orange County weather and beaches, UCI student life provides a wealth of activities and events that enhance your education and expand your career options. The opportunities are limitless.

Merage Undergraduate Student Association (MUSA)

Supplement your classroom education by networking with students, administration, faculty, alumni and other business organizations through our many clubs and programs.

Study Abroad Programs Grow in self-confidence and flexibility while gaining clarity about your own values and future goals by studying abroad for a semester. Expand your understanding of views and perspectives held by others as well as your foreign language skills.
New Venture Competition

Form a team, create a startup and potentially fund your new venture idea all within six months. Teams compete for more than $100,000 in cash and in-kind awards.

LEADS Program

The Leadership Experience And Development for Success (LEADS) Program offers a select group of Merage School undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in professional development and mentoring workshops and events to engage with Merage School alumni and community leaders.

Distinguished Speaker Series

Learn from top executives and leaders of global corporations at the Distinguished Speaker Series as they address relevant issues and share insights with students and community members. 

Athletic activities Get the team spirit by attending numerous athletic events throughout the year. Rip 'em Eaters!!
Fraternities and sororities

UCI Greeks strive to stand out from the crowd, to excel in every chapter of life, and to manifest a world that is greater than the one we were handed. 

Career Management

We are dedicated to guiding you through your career planning process. The services listed below are designed to facilitate growth and introduce you to opportunities for meaningful work. You’ll want to familiarize yourself with all of the services offered as soon as possible. It’s never too early to begin exploring careers!

The Merage School Undergraduate Programs Office supplements the UCI Career Center by providing additional skill building workshops, Day in the Life speaker series events, cover letter and resume reviews, mock interviews, and job opportunities. Business Administration students have access to a career website that  provides an abundance of helpful career planning resources.