A Remarkable Experience
Welcome to the University of California, Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business website. The Paul Merage School of Business, formerly the Graduate School of Management (GSM), offers a variety of educational and business leadership tools that can help you become an innovative leader, world-class scholar or hire a top-notch MBA recruit ready to help take your company to the next level.
The school offers four MBA programs: The Full-time MBA program (traditional, two-year) and three part-time programs: the MBA program for Fully Employed professionals (FEMBA), a three-year program; the MBA program for Executives (EMBA), and the MBA for Health Care Executives (HCEMBA).
Since the advent of MBA rankings in 1997, the school has appeared in a top 5 MBA program ranking 7 times and in a top 15 ranking 8 times. The full-time MBA program routinely is ranked as one of the best B-schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report and BusinessWeek. The school's faculty is also internationally recognized as one of the best. In 2002, BusinessWeek ranked The Paul Merage School of Business faculty 5th in Intellectual Capital in the United States. In 2005, the Financial Times ranked faculty 15th in the world and also ranked the school's Executive MBA in 2005 its national top 10 rankings. In 2005, the Wall Street Journal ranked the school's MBA focus on Information Technology as 4th in the nation.
The school's Ph.D. program continues to produce young scholars who go on to teach and conduct research at top universities throughout the country. The newly developed undergraduate programs in business continue to grow and the school's various centers and professional development endeavors are quickly becoming the focal point of the business community.
The UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business creates competitive advantage by educating and training future leaders in strategic innovation, analytical decision making and information technology. Superior education, world-class faculty, and opportunities to integrate classroom learning with powerful experiential opportunities with Southern California's finest firms empowers students.
Located in the beautiful Irvine/Newport Beach community, the business school is part of an educational culture that fosters leadership, knowledge, social responsibility and the courage to stand out and take strategic risks. The UC system is known for its academic and research prowess. UC Irvine has produced three Nobel Prize winners in the last decade.
U.S. News & World Report
- 2006: Full-time MBA Program is ranked #38 nationally, and #19 among public universities
- 2005: Executive MBA program is ranked #20 nationally.
- 2007: Full-time MBA Program is ranked #31 in U.S. and #49 internationally; Faculty Research is ranked #28 internationally.
- 2007 EMBA Program is ranked #11 in the U.S. and #30 internationally; Faculty Research is ranked #20 internationally. Percentage of Female Faculty is #1 internationally.
Forbes Magazine 2007
- The school is ranked #45 on the U.S. Top 50 Forbes list of Business Schools with the Best Return on Investment.
Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive 2007
- The school is ranked #42 regionally and #7 nationally for Information Technology.
- Full-time MBA Program is ranked among the Top 50 nationally.
Vision, Mission and Shared Principles
The Paul Merage School of Business will be recognized among the top public university research-based business schools. The School will play a significant role in achieving the vision of the University of California, Irvine, to be one of the best public research universities in the country by 2014.
The Paul Merage School of Business will enhance socially responsible and strategic growth in the global innovation economy.
The School will be recognized among the top twenty five research-based business schools.
We are dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about management, innovation and strategic growth in a global economy through research, teaching and service to the community.
We will provide an innovative learning environment that challenges students to think creatively, anticipate change and lead strategic growth in a competitive, technology-intensive global economy.
We are committed to playing a significant role in the growth of the community by providing entrepreneurs, businesses and other organizations with student and faculty expertise, and by creating value-added executive and other life-long learning programs.
We value diversity and are committed to maintaining an environment of integrity, mutual respect and civility and to attracting a diverse cohort of students, faculty and staff.
We are dedicated to the principle that every graduate from our programs will have the potential to make a significant contribution both to their profession and to society.
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