Situated in the heart of Orange County, California, the Merage School at UCI combines the best of Southern California in a bustling, lively economic hub in a beachside city with global connections.

Midway between Los Angeles and San Diego sits a suburban campus with close ties to the business community and county as a whole. Students at the Merage School spend their time outside of the classroom on the beautiful beaches lining Orange County’s Pacific coast, or exploring the nearby mountains and vast scenery. Our proximity to Camp Pendleton means that U.S. military personnel and veterans play a huge role in the Merage School’s student population.

UCI is one of the youngest campuses in the University of California system and is home to a fast-growing business school in a powerhouse economy. Located on California’s tech coast, Irvine provides resources and capital for entrepreneurs who come for access to fresh, new facilities and venture capital from the region’s economic prosperity and wealth. Coupled with a world-class, forward-thinking education, the Merage School’s location gives you tools to succeed in a corporation, start-up or any other business endeavor you want to pursue.

Gain your degree in a dynamic destination city that has the resources, capital and culture you need to enhance your academic and professional career.

  • 16 consecutive years

    Irvine: America’s Safest Big City
  • #2

    Best City in the Nation for Veterans (

  • 82°F summer,
    70°F winter

What Orange County Has to Offer

World-class companies combined with our innovative University provide the momentum for Irvine, and Orange County as a whole, to keep growing.

  • Variety of global and national corporations
  • Vast Alumni Network
  • One of the best places to raise a family in Southern California
  • Access to venture capital
  • Great weather—Irvine averages 281 days of sunshine per year
  • Close proximity to Los Angeles or San Diego