The Paul Merage School of Business
Eric Spangenberg, Dean
Offices of Admission
The Paul Merage School of Business offers the B.A. in Business Administration, the B.S. in Business Information Management (offered jointly with the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences), the M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration), the MPAc (Master of Professional Accountancy), the Master of Finance, the M.S. in Business Analytics, the M.S. in Biotechnology Management (offered jointly with the School of Biological Sciences and The Henry Samueli School of Engineering), the M.S. in Engineering Management (offered jointly with The Henry Samueli School of Engineering), the Ph.D. in Management, and undergraduate minors in Management, Accounting, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Master’s degree is professional in nature and is intended to provide future managers with a firm foundation in the basic disciplines and in management tools and techniques; the Ph.D. in Management is for those who wish to pursue a career in scholarly research. The undergraduate minor in Management is designed for those who wish to gain some insight into issues of modern management, as well as those who anticipate future graduate work in management. In establishing the undergraduate minor in Accounting, the faculty anticipated two types of students to be drawn to courses in accounting: (1) students preparing for careers in accounting or in other fields that require some knowledge of accounting, and (2) students planning to pursue a graduate degree in accounting who wish early guidance and undergraduate work appropriate to this career objective. The minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides extensive academic and practical training for students to embark on careers as entrepreneurs (innovating to form new companies) and intrapreneurs (innovating within existing companies).
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Offered jointly with the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MB&B) in the School of Biological Sciences and the Department of Biomedical Engineering in The Henry Samueli School of Engineering.
Offered jointly with the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.
Offered jointly with The Henry Samueli School of Engineering.
At The Paul Merage School of Business, the Centers of Excellence serve as the bridge between campus and community. The Merage School also offers specialized M.B.A. certificates in partnership with the Centers, including certificates in Digital Transformation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Real Estate and Urban Development.
Beall Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Founded in 2007, The Beall Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship provides thought leadership in the fields of entrepreneurship education and innovation research to both the students and faculty of The Paul Merage School of Business and the greater worldwide academic community. Through the Center and its activities, a campuswide community of involvement for students and researchers passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship has been organized around a nexus of active volunteers, board members, and alumni who provide world-class programs, resources, and relationships to the University in the areas of entrepreneurship and new venture creation.
Center for Global Leadership
The Center for Global Leadership is an important resource for UC Irvine and The Paul Merage School of Business students. This Center seeks to inspire global leadership by being the best place to learn, study, and develop ideas to improve socially responsible global leadership. This is done by enabling collaboration between leading scholars, students, and the global leadership community to generate innovative ideas and best practices to address the current and future challenges of an increasingly integrated world. The Center works with experienced leaders to identify practical global-leadership knowledge needs and then develops systematic research on these questions, sharing that knowledge through conferences and our Research Translations. We use this knowledge to develop co-curricular programs for students such as the Executive Mentoring Program and the Social Responsibility Initiative that connect students with community leaders.
Center for Real Estate
The Center for Real Estate at The Paul Merage School of Business is an integral and indispensable component of the program in Real Estate and Urban Development at UC Irvine. In addition to offering eight real estate elective courses, it provides students with a network of connections to the business community, including members of its Advisory Board, industry leaders, and alumni. The Center offers fellowships, extracurricular activities, and resources that enhance the M.B.A. learning experience.
Center for Health Care Management and Policy
The Center for Health Care Management and Policy at The Paul Merage School of Business advances knowledge through research and education while providing forums for dialogue on crucial challenges and concerns facing the nation’s health care system today. This interdisciplinary research institute brings together health care scholars, policy experts, and industry professionals to share vital information and a range of perspectives on such fundamental issues as quality of care, cost, and access. A wide range of programs contribute to the debate on national health care policy and help leaders in government, business, and nonprofit organizations make better-informed decisions. The Center’s activities build on the Merage School’s health care-oriented educational programs, including its nationally acclaimed Health Care Executive M.B.A. program and its M.D./M.B.A. joint degree program.
Center for Digital Transformation
The Center for Digital Transformation (CDT) generates and disseminates knowledge that helps businesses, governments, and society adapt to and leverage the possibilities enabled by emerging digital technologies. Research themes include Digital Economics, Digital Business Models and Processes, Digital Services Delivery, and Big Data & Analytics. CDT serves as an interdisciplinary research institute, drawing on economists, behavioral scientists, sociologists, and computer scientists. The Center deploys an open innovation model, partnering with companies, nonprofits, experts, and the community at large to identify and address critical research questions. CDT hosts several outreach initiatives which support and educate students, as well as connects them to key industry professionals.
Center for Investment and Wealth Management
The Center for Investment and Wealth Management is dedicated to the mission of educating Merage School M.B.A. students in the area of investment and wealth management. The Center seeks to enhance students’ educational experience and help them to advance their professional expertise and growth at the same time. The education that the Center provides is a collaborative effort between UC Irvine’s expert faculty and seasoned professionals dedicated to sharing their experience and knowledge. The concept is to create cutting-edge curriculum with the flexibility to teach students topics in real time. This year, a number of the Center’s board members have participated as distinguished lecturers. They are prominently known in the wealth management community and speak to students about their career path, the industry, and ways to achieve success. They are from a wide array of backgrounds including financial institutions, investment companies, law firms, accounting firms, and wealth management companies in Orange County and beyond.
John S. and Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law
The John S. and Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law at UC Irvine is a premier research entity established to facilitate and further develop legal and commercial relationships between the United States and China. The Long Institute is a collaborative effort between The Paul Merage School of Business and the School of Law at UC Irvine and will involve chaired professors with extensive expertise in the areas of both business and law as it relates to the U.S and China. The Institute serves to promote a bilateral understanding and engagement between the two economic superpowers and will feature events and research involving both scholars and practitioners from various industries engaging in U.S.-China trade. Students and faculty can also be involved by participating in exchange programs with major Chinese universities.