Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    670
  • Program Cost
    $76,899
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    40%
  • Selectivity
    27%
  • Job Offers
    93%
  • Average Salary
    $84,857
  • Top Industry
    Consulting
Contact Information
Pereira Drive
SB 220
Irvine, California 92697-3125, 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.

Events Calendar

  • Sep 17
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Part-Time and Executive MBA Directors Lunch

    Irvine, CA

    This power lunch is designed to give prospective students a brief overview of the part-time MBA programs: Fully Employed, Executive and Health Care Executive, with ample time for Q&A. Get the perspective from the Admissions team and students and alumni. Lunch is complimentary.

  • 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.

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About University of California, Irvine

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.22 GPA of All Applicants 3.36 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 65
  • Median 60
  • Middle 80% 24 to 112
Admissions Selectivity
27% Merage School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

670 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
78% 625
84% 670
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 819
27% 27.0
40% 40.0
Female
43% 43
International
71% 71
Re-Applicants
2% 2
21% 21
Wait-listed
100% 64
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Economics
  • Information Systems/Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Information Systems/Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • UCLA
  • UCI
  • UCSD
  • UC Berkeley
  • USC
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
$49,481 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • U.S. Armed Services
  • China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Co., Ltd.
  • Deloitte
  • Infosys Ltd.
  • Ernst & Young
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
1% 1
1% 1
740 to 769
2% 2
6% 6
710 to 739
12% 12
18% 18
680 to 709
17% 17
26% 26
650 to 679
15% 15
19% 19
620 to 649
17% 17
15% 15
590 to 619
11% 11
8% 8
560 to 589
9% 9
5% 5
530 to 559
6% 6
1% 1
500 to 529
3% 3
1% 1
Under 500
7% 7
0% 0
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Consulting 24%
Top Industry
  • Consumer Products 19%
  • Technology 14%
  • Manufacturing 12%
Deloitte AERS 5
Top Employer
  • Niagara Bottling 4
  • Toyota 4
  • Hewlett Packard 2
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
93% Merage School of Business 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
69% 69
64% 63.699022556390986
69% Receive Offers
58% 58
58% 57.85206896551723
58% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
24% 24
21% 21.110859375
24% Receive Offers
31% 31
25% 24.93132867132867
31% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0% 0
5% 5.492558139534883
0% Receive Offers
1% 1
7% 7.091818181818181
1% Accept Offers
69% Graduates seeking full-time employment
31% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Deloitte AERS 5
  • Niagara Bottling 4
  • Toyota 4
  • Hewlett Packard 2
  • Experian 2
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
19% 19
$93,364.00
75K 127K
Finance/Accounting
17% 17
$81,550.00
47K 110K
General Management
7% 7
$90,000.00
80K 100K
Human Resources
7% 7
$74,750.00
55K 86K
Marketing/Sales
31% 31
$84,901.00
55K 120K
Information Technology
3% 3
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
12% 12
$81,714.00
50K 140K
Other
3% 3
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
24% 24
$89,786.00
70K 127K
Consumer Products
19% 19
$82,636.00
60K 100K
Financial Services
9% 9
$80,700.00
47K 100K
Government
0% 0
Data not provided
Manufacturing
12% 12
$80,629.00
50K 97K
Media/Entertainment
2% 2
Data not provided
Non-profit
0% 0
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
2% 2
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
5% 5
$94,108.00
85K 103K
Real Estate
3% 3
Data not provided
Technology
14% 14
$91,875.00
55K 140K
Other
10% 10
$74,667.00
55K 110K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
2% 2
Data not provided
More than one year, up to three years
9% 9
$73,400.00
55K 85K
More than five years
41% 41
$90,208.00
55K 140K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
5% 5
$61,667.00
50K 80K
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
0% 0
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
0% 0
Data not provided
North America
95% 95
$86,112.00
47K 140K
South America
0% 0
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
5% 5
$91,667.00
80K 100K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. South
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
3% 3
Data not provided
U.S. West
81% 81
$85,604.00
47K 140K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Toyota 4
  • Niagara Bottling 3
  • Deloitte Consulting 2
  • Ingram Micro 2
  • Indi 2
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 10
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 89
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • Asian MBA Association Conference
  • NSHMBA Conference
  • Hollywood/Entertainment Trek
  • MBA Veteran's Conference (Chicago)

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$201,149
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $76,899
  • Budget $65,461
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$216,267
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $94,177
  • Budget $74,100
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
$7,990 Average Scholarship Amount 83% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
65% 65
83% 83
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$2,027,026
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
40%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $71,843
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
54 Merage School of Business 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
35% 35
Team project
25% 25
Lectures
25% 25
Top Areas of Study
  • Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Strategy
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Strategy
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Other
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MD (Medicine)
  • MBA/ME (Engineering)
  • MBA/MS (Science)
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students are required to complete international experience
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning 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?

57% International Students
39% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
46% 46
Asian American
31% 31
Hispanic
10% 10
Student Citizenship
Asia
47% 47
North America
46% 46
Non-Europe Free Trade Zone
3% 3
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Nonprofit
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • International Club
  • Volunteer
  • Wine
  • Women in MBA

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.