At the Merage School, develop the connections and network you need to realize your full professional potential and gain access to our established alumni network and expert faculty.  

Between our Orange County corporate connections and our combined faculty experience, the Merage School’s global network is prominent. A large number of our alumni stay in Southern California, and our vast network spans across the world. No matter where your education takes you, the connections you make here will positively impact your life and career. We focus on the quality of professional and academic relationships that you build while here.

From graduate or undergraduate business organizations to our various Centers of Excellence, you become a part of the Merage School community the minute you step on campus – and remain a significant member well after graduation.

Stay Connected with the Merage School

We encourage alumni and the UC Irvine community to stay involved with the Merage School. 

Dean’s Leadership Circle The premier business network for professionals in Orange County and beyond
Centers of Excellence The seven Centers of Excellence serve as a bridge between academia and the business community, connecting researchers, innovators, professionals, practitioners and – of course – the Merage School students
Alumni Events

The alumni office schedules events year-round in Orange County, throughout the U.S. and the world

Connect with and Hire a Graduate or Student The Career Center makes it as easy as possible to connect your company with our students and recruit from our pool of talented students and alumni
Attend Merage School Events / Conferences

The School has a full calendar of events, ranging in size and structure including conference on health care, real estate and digital transformation among others

Executive Education Programs Continuing education certificates and custom programs designed for individuals or organizations 
Merage Consulting Projects Students contribute approximately 500 hours of team project consulting at your organization over a 10-week period
Faculty and PhD Research Connect with our expert faculty and access their latest research in business topics
MBA Alumni Class Auditing Privileges

The School offers a lifetime learning pledge to its MBA alumni who may audit selective elective classes at no cost

Executive Mentoring Programs

Guide an MBA student’s career through one of our mentoring programs

Refer a Prospective Student

Referrals make up approximately 30% of our applications and our staff personally works with every referred candidate

Share Your Testimonial

Help us spread the word on the Merage School’s impact on your life and/or organization

Sponsorship / Giving Opportunities Help educate tomorrow’s leaders and create a legacy of giving

“I chose to get an EMBA to expand my horizons professionally. I chose UCI because of the curriculum, faculty, schedule and tremendous networking opportunities.”

– Scott Johnson, EMBA ’15, Vice President of Information Technology & Card Services Western Federal Credit Union