Assistant Dean, MBA and Specialty Masters Programs
Burt Alvaro Slusher is the Assistant Dean of MBA and Specialty Masters Programs at the University of California, Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business. In this role, Burt oversees the School's current portfolio of graduate programs consisting of three MBA Programs (State-supported Full-Time MBA, and self-supporting Fully Employed MBA and Executive MBA) and four self-supporting Specialty Masters Programs (Master of Finance, Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Master of Professional Accountancy and Master of Science in Business Analytics). In addition, this role also oversees the Master of Science in Biotech Management program in tandem with leaders from the School of Biological Sciences. Burt also serves as part of the School’s senior leadership team.
Prior to his current role, Burt served as the Senior Director of Recruitment and Admissions for the Specialty Masters Programs and served as chair of the Admissions Committee. With two decades of higher education and business school experience, Burt has worked closely with Merage students, alumni, corporate outreach, marketing, and has provided career management to students while maintaining a high level of engagement with the business community. He was part of a team that helped launch the Merage School's Business Administration major in Fall of 2008 and also managed the admissions process for the Merage School’s Accounting minor launched in Fall of 2004.
Burt has also been an engaged community member serving as the former co-chair of the Chicano/Latino Staff Association (CLSA), committee member for the Latino Excellence Achievement Dinner (LEAD), First Generation Staff Association member, and active program supporter of the UC Summer Institute of Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML).
Burt holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Student Development in Higher Education from Cal State Long Beach, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Behavior from UC Irvine with a minor in Management, and is certified as a Master Career Development Professional (MCDP).