California-Irvine’s Merage School of Business

California-Irvine's Merage School of Business is ranked 56th among the top 100 business schools in the U.S. by Poets&Quants.

56. University of California-Irvine

The Paul Merage School of Business

SB 220
Pereira Drive
Irvine, California 92697
Admissions: 949-824-4622
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The core focus of the Merage School’s visionary curriculum involves three distinguishing factors: strategic innovation, information technology, and analytic decision making. After completing MBA Boot Camp, an intensive two-week orientation designed to prepare students for the rest of their MBA career, Merage MBAs begin the program with the core courses such as Financial Accounting, Principals of Marketing, and Corporate Finance. Students also partner with professionals at the Merage MBA Career Center who help plan their “best fit” career. As students focus their career interests, then they begin taking elective courses to build knowledge and prepare for your summer internships.

The second year curriculum includes a variety of electives to prepare for the future. During the winter quarter, students may enroll in the school’s newly launched “EDGE” course that explores how technology and globalization are transforming the business landscape. As a second year student, Merage MBAs can also experience a week-long international study trip or quarter-long International Exchange Program at partnering schools in Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

Latest Up-to-Date MBA Rankings:
Poets&Quants: 56
BusinessWeek: NR
Forbes: 58
U.S. News & World Report: 36
Financial Times: 72
The Economist: NR

Tuition & Fees: $66,652 (resident)
Tuition & Fees: $88,600 (non-resident)
Median GMAT: 680
GMAT Range (mid-80%): 610-720
Average GPA: 3.42
Acceptance Rate: 28%

Full-Time Enrollment: 180
International: 30%
Female: 23%
Minority —
African American: 2%
Asian American: 22%
Hispanic or Latino American: 4%
Mean Age: 28

Median Base Salary: $75,000
Median Signing Bonus: $10,000
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers at Graduation: 58%
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers Three Months Later: 86%