Quick Stats

  • Program Cost
    $103,600
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    146
  • Yield
    63%
  • Selectivity
    86%
Contact Information
Pereira Drive
SB 230
Irvine, California 92697, United States
Website
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Merage School of Business

About Merage School of Business

The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine offers MBA and specialized master’s programs – plus PhD and undergraduate business degrees – that deliver its thematic approach to business education: sustainable growth through strategic innovation. Seven Centers of Excellence and Executive Education programs provide numerous opportunities for students and the business community at large to update their professional expertise and engage with the School. The Merage School boasts a world-class faculty, a strong alumni network and close individual and corporate relationships.

What Recent Grads Say See All 5 Comments >

I believe that the location helps to make UC Irvine special. There are a lot of retired executives that live in the Orange County area that the EMBA program uses (speakers and instructors) to enhance the learning experience.

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Events Calendar

  • Sep 23
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Part-Time and Executive MBA Program Information Session

    Irvine, CA

    Specific to the Part-Time MBA programs (Fully Employed, Executive, and Healthcare Executive), this structured session will feature alumni/current students and a presentation detailing the part-time programs and admissions requirements. Light dinner will be served.

About University of California, Irvine

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 189
  • Middle 80% 117 to 283
Admissions Selectivity
86% Merage School of Business 77% Average Across All Schools

Average GMAT Score
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 78
86% 86.0
63% 63.0
Re-Applicants
3% 3
0%
Wait-listed
100% 0
550 Minimum TOEFL Score
Pre-MBA Careers
Marketing / Sales
31% 31
Management
26% 26
Operations
19% 19
Consulting
7% 7
Finance / Accounting
7% 7
General Management
7% 7
Other
3% 3
Human Resources
0% 0
Technology
21% 21
Financial Services
16% 16
Consulting
10% 10
Consumer Products
10% 10
Manufacturing
10% 10
Non-Profit
10% 10
Media / Entertainment
7% 7
Real Estate
7% 7
Pharma / Health Care
5% 5
Government
2% 2
Other
2% 2
Petroleum / Energy
0% 0
$116,148 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Edwards Lifesciences
  • Allergan
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Co.)
  • Experian

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$103,600
Total Program Cost
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$103,600
Total Program Cost
Basic scholarships awarded
Loans
Loan guarantee policy No
0 Full Tuition Scholarships Awarded
84% Percent that received aid
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • Faculty from Full-Time program
  • Faculty with at least 5 years corporate experience
40% 40
30% 30
Students in Core Classes
39 Merage School of Business 36 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
30% 30
Team project
30% 30
Lectures
30% 30
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Joint Degree Programs
Top Areas of Study
  • Economics
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategy
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • 0
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning No
  • Out of country or special trip/project Yes
Technology Improvements
  • Classroom renovations included smart podiums. All large classrooms have twin projectors, high speed wireless networks, and laptop power at every seat. Classroom capture systems and built-in robotic cameras allow all instruction in largest classrooms to be streamed live via the Internet for classes, TA sessions, and conferences.

Students: Who are my classmates?

40 Average age of student 5% International Students
21% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
52% 52
Hispanic
18% 18
Asian American
10% 10
Student Citizenship
North America
95% 95
Asia
5% 5
Non-Europe Free Trade Zone
0% 0
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Campus
  • Campus distance from airport 3 miles
  • Pre-program Orientation
  • Types of housing Month-to-month on-campus housing during the program; 4-star hotel accomodations during the 3 offsite residentials.
  • Temporary housing available

Alumni: How strong is my network?

8,092 Living MBA Alumni 4 Countries where alumni clubs exist
13 Active alumni clubs
3% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.