- Paul Merage School of Business
The Paul Merage School of Business is an academic unit of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) that is charged with academic research in the field of business. The school confers Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees and recently began a Bachelor of Arts program in Business Administration.
Established in 1967, the school was originally known as the Graduate School of Management and was renamed to its present name in 2005 after a monetary donation by entrepreneur and Orange County philanthropist, Paul Merage.
The school offers four types of MBA degrees: Full-Time, Fully Employed (i.e., part-time), Executive, and Health Care Executive. The school also offers a Ph.D. degree and is due to begin conferring Bachelor of Arts degrees - the first students admitted to the BA program were admitted as freshmen in Fall 2008.
Students may choose (but are not required) to focus in one or more of the following areas:
- Economics and Public Policy
- Information Systems
- Operations and Decision Technologies
- Organization & Strategy
- Real Estate
The Paul Merage School of Business is located on the north side of the UCI main campus, adjacent to the Schools of Social Sciences and Social Ecology. Along with the Schools of Medicine and the Arts, it is one of three academic units that is not located along one of the "spokes" of the main campus' circular design.
U.S. News & World Report
- 2011: Full-time MBA program ranked #40 nationally
- 2011: Fully Employed MBA Program ranked #21 nationally (#4 part-time MBA program in California)
- 2008: Full-time MBA program ranked #44 nationally
- 2011: Full-time MBA Program ranked #27 in U.S. and #53 internationally
- 2006: Full-time MBA Program ranked #53 in U.S.; Faculty Research ranked #22 internationally
- 2005: EMBA Program ranked #29 internationally (Top 13 U.S.); Faculty Research ranked #15 internationally
- 2005: Ranked #38 on the U.S. Top 50 Forbes list of Business Schools with the Best Return on Investment
Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive
- 2005: Ranked #39 regionally and #4 nationally for Information Technology
- 2009: Fully Employed MBA Program ranked #31 nationally, #9 in the Western Region
- 2004: Full-time MBA Program ranked among the Top 50 nationally
The Don Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (BCIE) - Provides the education, guidance, and potential partnerships for business visionaries to transfer their ideas into viable market opportunities. The Center brings together two dynamic business entities: a world-class research university and a vibrant economic location. Center activities include the annual business plan competition, entrepreneurship training workshops, and an entrepreneurship speaker series.
The Center for Global Leadership (CGL) - Offers opportunities to learn about leadership, to develop personal and managerial skills, and to work directly with corporate executives. In addition to offering a variety of workshops, the Center’s Distinguished Speaker Series features key business leaders who address ethics, effective leadership skills, the business-building process, and a variety of timely issues. Scheduled speakers for the upcoming season include: John Palmer, Regional President of Verizon, Greg Spierkel, CEO of Ingram Micro, and Scott Garrett, President and CEO of Beckman Coulter.
The Center for Real Estate (CRE) Is designed to produce highly qualified MBA graduates with specialty training in the real estate industry. The Center conducts research and proposes public policy solutions to challenges faced by real estate leaders. There is an annual real estate conference, an industry speaker series, and a variety of additional activities throughout the year.
The Center for Health Care Management and Policy (CHMP) - Serves as a collaborative forum for policy development and interdisciplinary research. It connects MBA students, PhD candidates, and business executives – allowing them to enhance their knowledge of forces that shape the healthcare and medical industry today.
The Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations (CRITO) - Is home to world-renowned researchers who study critical issues of information technology, and how it has transformed firms, industries, and the practice of management.
The Center for Investment and Wealth Management (CIWM) - The Center focuses on investment and portfolio analysis and works with leading investment companies in the area. A further unique focus of the Center will be on intergenerational issues of wealth transfer – a growing field given the aging population demographics in the United States.
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