Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    664
  • Program Cost
    $77,863
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    52%
  • Selectivity
    23%
  • Job Offers
    92%
  • Average Salary
    $84,287
  • Top Industry
    Consulting
Contact Information
4293 Pereira Drive
4100 SB1
Irvine, California 92697, United States
Website
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Merage School of Business

About Merage School of Business

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The quality of student in my class was exceptional. We didn't view the program as a competition against one another, but instead it was truly a collaboration.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

3.28 GPA of All Applicants 3.44 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 67
  • Median 60
  • Middle 80% 30 to 117
Admissions Selectivity
23% Merage School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

664 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
79% 630
83% 664
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 866
23% 23.0
52% 52.0
Female
39% 39
International
73% 73
Re-Applicants
1% 1
22% 22
Wait-listed
100% 78
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Information Systems/Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Biological Sciences
  • Economics
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • UC Irvine
  • UCSD
  • UCLA
  • National Institute of Technology (India)
  • Yonsei University
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
$46,569 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • US Armed Services
  • IBM
  • LG
  • Infosys
  • Samsung
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
1% 1
740 to 769
3% 3
5% 5
710 to 739
10% 10
13% 13
680 to 709
17% 17
28% 28
650 to 679
17% 17
19% 19
620 to 649
20% 20
18% 18
590 to 619
13% 13
11% 11
560 to 589
7% 7
4% 4
530 to 559
6% 6
1% 1
500 to 529
2% 2
0% 0
Under 500
5% 5
0% 0
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Consulting 23%
Top Industry
  • Technology 23%
  • Other 14%
  • Financial Services 9%
Deloitte AERS 4
Top Employer
  • Toshiba 2
  • Niagara Bottling 2
  • AT&T 2
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
92% Merage School of Business 83% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
71% 71
61% 60.97325153374234
71% Receive Offers
56% 56
56% 55.69710982658959
56% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
21% 21
22% 21.9117610062893
21% Receive Offers
26% 26
25% 25.424767441860464
26% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
73% Graduates seeking full-time employment
33% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Deloitte AERS 4
  • Toshiba 2
  • Niagara Bottling 2
  • AT&T 2
  • Ball Seal Engineering 2
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
27% 27
$89,933.00
50K 135K
Finance/Accounting
27% 27
$78,020.00
45K 96K
General Management
12% 12
$86,143.00
60K 120K
Human Resources
4% 4
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
19% 19
$85,818.00
66K 100K
Information Technology
2% 2
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
7% 7
$85,640.00
71K 100K
Other
2% 2
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
23% 23
$92,231.00
65K 135K
Consumer Products
9% 9
$81,000.00
50K 95K
Financial Services
9% 9
$71,800.00
45K 95K
Government
2% 2
Data not provided
Manufacturing
5% 5
$88,833.00
71K 100K
Media/Entertainment
2% 2
Data not provided
Non-profit
4% 4
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
0% 0
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
5% 5
$84,400.00
84K 85K
Real Estate
4% 4
Data not provided
Technology
23% 23
$90,874.00
66K 115K
Other
14% 14
$72,650.00
60K 85K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
4% 4
Data not provided
More than one year, up to three years
25% 25
$80,000.00
45K 105K
More than five years
41% 41
$90,357.00
60K 135K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
0% 0
Data not provided
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
0% 0
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
4% 4
Data not provided
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
0% 0
Data not provided
North America
96% 96
$84,334.00
45K 135K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
4% 4
Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. South
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. West
90% 90
$84,923.00
45K 135K
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

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$118,566
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $77,863
  • Budget $21,183
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$118,566
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $95,141
  • Budget $21,183
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
$14,427 Average Scholarship Amount 85% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
100% 100
85% 85
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$2,239,445
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
77%
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 $71,668
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
46 Merage School of Business 43 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
  • Technology Management
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MD (Medicine)
  • MBA/Meng (Engineering - Manufacturing Management)
  • 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
  • Other
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?

46% International Students
23% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
53% 53
Asian American
24% 24
Hispanic
15% 15
Student Citizenship
North America
54% 54
Asia
41% 41
South America
2% 2
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Social Impact
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Nonprofit
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • International students
  • Women students
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

8,443 Living MBA Alumni 4 Countries where alumni clubs exist
13 Active alumni clubs
4% 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.