University of California Irvine MBA

Location: USA
About University of California Irvine

Where else can you get personalized attention from faculty, build close friendships with fellow students and gain access to the Tech Coast’s most prominent companies and industry leaders? The Merage School offers these compelling advantages — and, it is also part of the respected and prestigious University of California system.

When you attend the MBA program at the Merage School, you are not just a number. Your professors know you by name and they are readily accessible and eager to exchange feedback. That’s how innovative instruction begins — your feedback is not only heard, but it is often implemented in future instruction.  We offer an ideal environment for you to innovate, collaborate and grow.  

Perhaps even more compelling are the experiences you will gain from your fellow students. Each one brings something unique to the program. For example, our international students provide exposure to international culture and the global marketplace. Also, you will have many opportunities to build close relationships with other students by working in teams. It is the philosophy of The Merage School that teamwork sparks innovation and prepares students for the dynamic organizational challenges of leading companies and industries.

The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine offers four dynamic MBA programs – plus Ph.D., specialty masters and undergraduate business degrees – that graduate business leaders with the exceptional ability to help grow their organizations through strategic innovation, analytical decision-making, information technology and collaborative execution. 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 relationships with both individual business executives and global corporations. We combine the academic strengths and best traditions of the University of California with the cutting-edge, entrepreneurial spirit of Orange County in the heart of Southern California's Tech Coast.

Programme Info

Programme Info

If you are looking for a business school that can prepare you for a successful career within a growth-oriented firm, The Merage School is uniquely positioned to help you achieve that goal. At the Merage School we will help you develop core business skills while giving you broad exposure to global business trends, international cultures and successful business mentors. This experience will transform you into a leader and change agent who can manage the Millennial workforce of the future.

Student Body

Student Body

Average GPA = 3.4
Average GMAT = 660
30% Women
50% International
16 Countries Represented
Average Age = 29
Average Years Work Experience = 5

Admission Requirements


Online Application Form, Official Transcripts, Official GMAT or GRE Schore, Official TOEFL or IELTS Score, Two Recommendations, Essays, Employment History – Resume/CV, $150 Application Fee, Interview



California Residents = $40,532.50,
Non-California Residents = $48,607.50