Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    580
  • Program Enrollment
    387
  • Yield
    69%
  • Selectivity
    82%
Contact Information
Pereira Drive
SB 202
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.

What Recent Grads Say See All 12 Comments >

When considering an MBA program, it becomes apparent that many schools view MBAs as a profit driver, simply pushing students through a process where at the end they're awarded a degree. That is not the case at the Merage school. I felt a very personal approach in every aspect of the process. The office staff, professors, and career center all make the student feel like they are a key member of the program. That feeling helps students strive for their best and feel like they have the backing of a very deep and strong network of professionals. Most schools simply do not offer this.

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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.

About University of California, Irvine

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 68
  • Median 61
  • Middle 80% 25 to 120
Admissions Selectivity
82% Merage School of Business 72% Average Across All Schools

580 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
71% 571
73% 580
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 151
82% 82.0
69% 69.0
Female
39% 39
International
8% 8
Wait-listed
100% 16
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Important
Pre-MBA Careers
Marketing / Sales
28% 28
Operations
23% 23
Finance / Accounting
17% 17
General Management
12% 12
Management
12% 12
Human Resources
5% 5
Other
2% 2
Consulting
1% 1
Pharma / Health Care
16% 16
Technology
15% 15
Financial Services
12% 12
Consumer Products
12% 12
Media / Entertainment
10% 10
Real Estate
7% 7
Manufacturing
6% 6
Non-Profit
5% 5
Other
5% 5
Government
5% 5
Consulting
5% 5
Petroleum / Energy
2% 2
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
0% 0
0% 0
710 to 739
4% 4
3% 3
680 to 709
6% 6
6% 6
650 to 679
6% 6
7% 7
620 to 649
13% 13
15% 15
590 to 619
19% 19
21% 21
560 to 589
15% 15
15% 15
530 to 559
13% 13
14% 14
500 to 529
5% 5
5% 5
Under 500
19% 19
14% 14
English Language Requirements
550 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Long Term Pay by PayScale

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1,011
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1,011
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
67% of Students Receive Aid
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • All Teachers
  • Tenured
Total Number of Teachers
19% 56
6% 17
Students in Core Classes
50 Merage School of Business 33 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
25% 25
Lectures
25% 25
Experiential learning
20% 20
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Public Policy
  • Strategy
Top Areas of Study
  • Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Strategy
Requirements for Graduation
  • Completion of three, one-week long, off-site residential courses.
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Credits required for graduation 92
  • Average # of months to complete program 31
  • Six-Year completion rate 93%
  • Max time allowed to complete 60
  • Separate Full-Time MBA Yes
  • Distance learning No
Time Classes Offered
  • Evenings, Every weekend, Occasional week-long sessions
Semester Classes Offered
  • Quarter System
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?

No Part-time students have a campus area
Ethnicity of Students
White
33% 33
Asian American
28% 28
Not Reported
13% 13
Activities
Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Marketing
  • Other
Networking Clubs
  • Partners/Family
  • Wine
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

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.