University of California at Irvine - Paul Merage School of Business

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  • Full-Time MBA
    Traditional full-time MBA program
    Designed to be completed in 21 months
    For more about the program, please visit the program site
    Contact: Recruitment and Admissions Office
    Telephone: 949.824.4622
    Email: mba@merage.uci.edu

  • Fully Employed MBA
    Part time MBA program for working professionals
    Designed to be completed in 27 or 33 months. Taught in the evenings and weekends.
    For more information about the program visit the program site
    Contact: Melanie Coburn, Assistant Director of Admissions
    Telephone: 949.824.7505
    Email: mcoburn@merage.uci.edu

  • Executive MBA
    For professionals on an executive career path
    Designed to be completed in 21 months
    Classes meet on Friday and Saturday, on alternate weekends
    For more information about the program visit the program site
    Contact: Recruitment & Admissions
    Telephone: 949.824-0561
    E-mail: jpittelo@uci.edu

  • Health Care MBA
    For health care professionals
    Designed to be completed in 24 months
    Classes are held one weekend per month, from Thursday at 7:00 p.m. to Sunday at noon
    For more information about the program visit the program site
    Contact: Recruitment & Admissions
    Telephone: 949.824.0561
    E-mail: jpittelo@uci.edu

The Paul Merage School of Business offers the following to U.S. Military and former U.S. military personnel:

  • We waive the application fee for all active military and U.S. veterans
  • We are committed to making merit scholarship and financial aid available to qualified military personnel
  • We provide a two-year deferment if admitted military students’ plans are delayed by their service branch.
  • In the case of deployment, we guarantee the original tuition rate upon return to the program.


Yellow Ribbon Program

The Paul Merage School of Business is honored to be participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Paul Merage School of Business has committed to awarding up to 50 percent of the tuition expenses not covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill, to 10 eligible MBA students. The VA will match that amount dollar for dollar.

For more information on the Yellow Ribbon Program at The Paul Merage School of Business, contact the full time MBA Program Office at mba@merage.uci.edu.

MBA Degree Programs

  • Full-Time MBA, a traditional full-time MBA program
  • Fully Employed MBA, a part time MBA program for working professionals
  • Executive MBA, for professionals on an executive career path
  • Health Care MBA, for health care professionals
  • Doctoral Program, PhD

 

Accreditation

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

 

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. One official transcript from the registrar of each college or university attended (undergraduate and postgraduate, if applicable) whether the degree was completed or not.

International students from countries where the primary or dominant language is not English and whose instruction was not taught in English must submit a recent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores. (Scores should be from tests taken within the last five years and must be sent directly from Educational Testing Services.

The GMAT is an optional component of the application for the Executive and Health Care Executive MBA programs.

Completed online application:

  • resume
  • 2 essays (3rd optional)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Admissions interview

 

Description of Learning Environment for Students

The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine offers four dynamic MBA programs – plus PhD and undergraduate business degrees – that deliver its thematic approach to business education: sustained growth through strategic innovation. We graduate leaders with the exceptional ability to help grow their organizations through strategic innovation – supported by analytical decision-making, information technology and collaborative execution, and enhanced by a highly-personalized learning environment. In-class and on-site experiences with real-world business issues give our students the edge needed to help companies compete in today’s global economy.

Faculty

What sets UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business apart from other business schools is the caliber of teaching and research conducted by our renowned faculty. The school is one of only 11 business schools worldwide where 100% of the faculty have doctorates and is second in percentage of female faculty members (32%). Many general networking opportunities exist to interact closely with our distinguished teacher-scholars and to benefit from their ties to the business community.

Additionally, as consultants to organizations around the globe and to leaders in top professional organizations, our faculty stay at the forefront of current management practices. We encourage you to view their credentials, background, publications and awards at their Faculty Profile page where you may also be directed to their personal websites.

Tuition

The program costs vary by degree program. Please visit the website of the program you are interested in for specific program information.

Accomplishments/Recognition

2010 US News & World Report

  • Full Time MBA – 36th
  • Fully Employed MBA – 24th
  • Executive MBA – 23rd


2008 and 2009 Business Week

  • Full Time MBA Top 45
  • Fully Employed MBA – 31st (US) and 9th West Region
  • Executive MBA Tier 2 (World)


2010 Modern Healthcare

  • Health Care EMBA – 23rd


2009 Financial Times

  • Executive MBA -16th (US)