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#71

The UC Irvine Executive MBA Program

University of California Irvine

The Paul Merage School of Business

Regional rankings

# 10 for
PRESTIGE
# 19 for
CAREER
ADVANCEMENT
# 14 for
CURRICULUM
# 10 for
GLOBAL
EXPERIENCE
# 12 for
LIFE
BALANCE

Transform Your Future and Be Prepared to Lead the Way in a Digitally Driven World.
As a top-tier research institution, The Paul Merage School of Business is focused on developing agile leaders who anticipate disruption and capitalize on creating new opportunities in the marketplace.

Program Information

Duration of Program (Months)

21

Learning Environment

74%

Classroom

N/A

Online

26%

Experiential

Average Total Tuition (USD)

$0

Return On Investment

0

Average Salary Increase
Post Degree

Schedule Information

Class Schedule

Executive MBA: Friday afternoon and all day Saturday, 4 weekends per quarter. Over 50 electives are offered each year. The program includes robust state-of-the-art online classroom technology.

MBA Specializations: Digital transformation, Health Care Management and Policy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Real Estate and Urban Development

The World
is Your Classroom

Our Executive MBA students engage in a unique week-long immersive global course where they gain first-hand experience in international business and meet C-suite executives in their host country. Recent residentials have included trips to Isreal, India, Myanmar, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Chongqing.

Application Deadlines

December

1 Priority

February

1 Round 1

April

1 Round 2

June

1 Round 3

July

15 Round 4

August

15 Final Round

Entry Exams

Is The GMAT Accepted?

Is The GRE Accepted?

Is the Executive Assessment Accepted?

The GMAT and GRE are optional

Admissions FAQs

Q1 Does my undergraduate degree need to be in business to apply?

Q2 How may years of work experience are required?

Q3 What does the Admissions Committee look for in an applicant?

Q4 From whom should I get my letters of recommendation?

Q5 Is the GMAT/GRE required or optional?

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Team-Based Learning.
Each cohort has a unique blend of cross functional and culturally diverse students. The Merage School offers small class sizes, meaningful interactions with classmates and faculty, dedicated MBA Program Advisors and Merage Career Services. The Centers of Excellence also provide exceptional networking and mentoring opportunities with executives and industry leaders.

Cohort Information

0

Average
Class Size

26

Average
Age of Students

13

Average Years of
Work Experience

Gender Balance

0  31

International

0

Top Student Industries

Technology

22%

Biotech/Pharma/Healthcare

14%

Government

14%

Financial Services

11%

Real Estate

11%

Connections for Life.
Your built-in-network of global business contacts is just as important as your MBA. You become a member of a robust and influential group that stretches from Southern California across the United States and around the world. Many graduates are at the forefront of digital strategy and innovation and will become an active and valued part of your network.

Business School Alumni

10,500+

in N/A countries

Featured Alumni

Steve Thompson, Class of '97

President, PrimeLending

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Catherine Turkel, Class of '01

President, Novus Therapeutics, Inc.

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Our world-renowned faculty provide focus on competing in a digitally driven world.
Faculty address the dynamic and disruptive changes facing businesses and management. Students expand their knowledge and strategic thinking to become highly qualified leaders and immediately add value to organizations.

Meet the Faculty

Margarethe Wiersema

Margarethe Wiersema
Dean’s Professor, Strategic Management

Vijay Gurbaxani

Vijay Gurbaxani
Taco Bell Endowed Professor of Information Systems and Computer Science; and Director, Center for Digital Transformation (CDT)

Joanna Ho

Joanna Ho
Professor of Accounting

Faculty by the Numbers

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Program
Faculty

0

Faculty with
Doctorates

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