University of California, Irvine

The Paul Merage School of Business

Management - PhD


UC Irvine Graduate Division

University of California

Irvine, CA 92697

United States


(949) 824-5544


(949) 824-7993

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD; Specializations in: Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations & Decision Technologies, Organization and Management and Strategy., MBA; Please see seperate listing for MBA degree progams.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

With a pioneering curriculum and exceptional faculty and students, The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine is internationally recognized and acclaimed for its research and doctoral program. The School’s world-class faculty has been recognized among the top 20 globally by the Financial Times and in the top 5 in the United States by BusinessWeek. Our progressive curriculum and highly acclaimed faculty attract top doctoral students from around the world. These students benefit from a rich, challenging learning environment in a highly creative atmosphere.

The result is that many of the world’s leading universities look to the Merage School to recruit the next generation of their faculty. Recent graduates of our doctoral program are now faculty members at such top schools as the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, The University of Michigan, The Eller School at the University of Arizona, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

The Merage School prides itself on creating new frontiers in research that lead to a broader understanding of business and society. We invite you to join us on our exciting path of discovery. 

The Ph.D. degree program prepares individuals for teaching and scholarly positions in academic institutions. Small and highly individualized, the doctoral program allows students to pursue their own areas of interest. Candidates are expected to work closely with The Paul Merage School of Business faculty members and, when appropriate, with faculty from other academic units on campus. Admission is highly competitive, and only full-time study is allowed.

The doctoral program reflects the School's philosophy that a broad and cross-functional orientation is necessary to appreciate complex business problems that extend beyond the narrow confines of a particular discipline. Students planning academic careers can take advantage of teaching opportunities, along with


Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC)

International Student Requirements:

The most qualified & competitive international students admitted to our PhD program typically receive 3 years of financial support paying non-resident tuition, registration fees, & a monthly salary associated with Research/Teaching Assistantship(RA/TA) employment. RAs/TAs must work an average 20 hrs work/week. Our financial support offers are highly competitive with the number of awards based upon our available resources. International students are responsible for their tuition + registration fees for the entire duration of their doctoral studies, whether paid by personal resources or by a financial support package provided by the Merage School of Business. Currently, an estimated minimum of $44,951 (subject to yearly increases) per single foreign student is required for living and educational expenses for the nine-month academic year (three quarters). Inform yourself of other details at:

Facts & Figures

In State Tuition (per year): 14944 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 30046 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Tuition assistance is available through student loans

Locale: Midsize City

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