The Merage Difference
We live in a time of unprecedented economic and technological change. The companies that will be successful in the future are those that are well positioned to not only anticipate change, but to capitalize on it. Every business must recognize and confront a global economy that presents increasing opportunities and competitive threats.
The challenge for business schools, as we see it, is not just to impart the fundamentals but to apply them to the dynamic world of business. We are meeting this challenge by structuring our programs around three key business drivers: strategic innovation, the use of information technology, and analytic decision-making.
The School’s pioneering curriculum and world class faculty are attracting the best and the brightest students—and some of the world’s leading companies to recruit them. Companies like Verizon, IBM, The Boeing Company, HBO, and 20th Century Fox recognize the quality of our MBAs. We have received numerous accolades from the media—BusinessWeek, U.S. News, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times have all recognized the quality of our programs.
In the coming years, we will continue to transform our School, to embrace the dynamics of business today, and to position our graduates for prominent career opportunities. We invite you to join us as we continue to distinguish ourselves in the world of business education.
Small Size, Big Advantages
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.
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.
Location, Location, Location
As one of the most entrepreneurial locations in the world, Orange County, California is home to the most innovative industries. When there are new trends, they often start here. Whether it’s fashion, interactive entertainment, real estate, medical or biotech, Orange County is where these industries flourish.
In fact, auto design studios such as Mercedes Benz and Lexus are located right here. And on the UCI campus alone, world re-known researchers at the UC Irvine Stem Cell Research Center, the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences and the National Fuel Research Center generate innovative breakthroughs that are yet to be capitalized.
If you decide to make Orange County your home, you will be amazed by all that it has to offer. Located just three miles from some of Southern California’s most pristine beaches, it offers perpetual sunshine and an active and healthy lifestyle for all who live here. Orange County is also known for its cultural centers such as The Performing Arts Center. Plus, it’s just an hour’s drive from Los Angeles or San Diego.
The Merage School Difference
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.
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