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

Email: mba@merage.uci.edu

Website: http://merage.uci.edu/FullTimeMBA/

Apply Online: http://merage.uci.edu/FullTimeMBA/Content/Admissions/40

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%

About the Author...

John A. Byrne

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.