University of California at Irvine: Paul Merage School Of Business ×

Accreditation: AACSB

Location: Irvine, United States of America

Campuses: Irvine (United States of America)

Current program rank (FT) 42

Tuition fees $ 111,798 (€ 94,590)

Length (months) 21

Program type Full-time MBA

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Program description:

The Merage School full-time MBA curriculum ensures our students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to succeed as adept and agile leaders in the digitally driven world. Woven throughout the program are the key components of business growth – strategic innovation, information technology, analytic decision-making, and collaborative execution – taught through the latest research insights, real world projects and industry case studies. The program allows you the freedom to customize your MBA; all of the core curriculum is completed in the first year giving you a solid foundation in all of the business disciplines. During the second year, you have the flexibility to pursue your passion by delving deeper into a particular area of study or choosing electives across several different areas. You also have the latitude to work a nearly full-time job or internship during this period. Throughout the two-year program is Career Launch, our unique series focused on preparing you not only for your post-MBA job, but for life-long career resiliency.

  • Size of the class: 60
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Admission requirements:

  • GMAT
  • Language Test: TOEFL 80 (minimum), IELTS 7 (minimum)
  • GPA: 3.00
  • Age
  • Experience
  • Other: * Bachelors degree; * 2 references; * 1 essay; * Interview; * GMAT or GRE; * TOEFL , IELTS or PTE (min. 53); * Work experience is encouraged, but not required for admission.

Cost of study and scholarships:

  • Accomodation costs on campus, per year: $ 13,786
  • Accomodation costs off campus, per year: $ 23,884


  • Current rank: 42 (Financial Times), 40 (The Economist)
  • 3 year average rank: 52 (Financial Times)


  • Male/Female students: 43% / 57%
  • International students: 21%
  • Number of countries represented: 15
  • Female faculty: 45%
  • International faculty: 34%
  • Women on board: 31%
  • International board: 11%
  • Financial Times: International mobility rank: 45
  • Financial Times: International course experience rank: 45

Alumni today:
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  • Alumni salary today: $ 138,946
  • Salary increase: 117%
  • Post-MBA salary: $ 102,224
  • Value for money rank: 70
  • Alumni recommend rank: 86
  • Career progress rank: 77
  • Career service rank: 34
  • Alumni aims achieved: 90%
  • Employed at three months: 64%
  • Selected recruiters: Amazon, Apple, Google, HP, IBM, KPMG

Career progress:

  • Regional rank: 26
  • Open new career opportunities: 57
  • Diversity of recruiters: 56
  • Faculty quality: 51.00
  • Student quality: 49.00
  • Development experience: 59.00
  • Education experience: 61.00
  • Student rating of faculty: 4.14
  • Student rating of alumni effectiveness: 3.76
  • Student rating of culture and classmates: 4.09
  • Accommodation costs (on campus, per year): $ 13,786
  • Accommodation costs (off campus, per year): $ 23,884
  • Type of aid available: 0
  • Criteria on which aid is granted: 0


  • Student assessment of career service: 3.79
  • Potential to network: 33
  • Ratio of faculty to students: 0.60
  • Full-time faculty with PhD: 95%
  • Annual intake: 50
  • Number of applicants per full-time place: 7

Educational background:

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