University of California, Irvine

The Paul Merage School of Business

Business Administration - MBA, EMBA, HCMBA


UC Irvine Graduate Division

University of California

Irvine, CA 92697

United States


(949) 824-5544


(949) 824-7993

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.B.A.; M.B.A.- Fully-Employed (FEMBA);M.B.A.- Executive (EMBA);M.B.A.- Health Care Executive (HCEMBA);, Ph.D.- Management (see seperate doctoral listing)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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: sustainable 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. While the Merage School is relatively young, it has quickly grown to consistently rank among the top 10% of all AACSB-accredited programs through exceptional student recruitment, world-class faculty, a strong alumni network and close individual and corporate relationships. In its 2011 listing, US News & World Report ranks the Merage School MBA program at #36 in the US. The Merage School combines the academic strengths and best traditions of the University of California with the cutting-edge, entrepreneurial spirit of Orange County in the heart of America's Tech Coast.


The Merage Business School is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and ranks in the top 10% of all accredited business schools. UC Irvine is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

International Student Requirements:

Results from an English language proficiency exam are required. TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE test scores are accepted. Applicants may receive a waiver of the English language proficiency exam if all of the requirements for the high school diploma, bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree were completed in a country where the primary and dominant language is English and English was the language of instruction of the school where the requirements were completed.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 92

In State Tuition (per year): 33000 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 44000 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Tuition assistance is available through student loans

Locale: Midsize City

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