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

Accreditation
AACSB
Location
Irvine, United States of America
Format
Full time - 2 years
Accreditation
AACSB
Location
Irvine, United States of America
Format
Full time - 2 years

Current program rank (FT)

42

Tuition fees

$ 111,798

(€ 94,590)

Length (months)

21

Program name

Full-time MBA

What people are saying:

Business school information

Located in the heart of Orange County’s “Tech Coast,“ the Merage School is surrounded by a network of cutting-edge businesses in an evolving ecosystem of tech firms including Amazon, Google, and Western Digital, plus digitally-savvy firms including Capital Group, Disney, Experian, Hyundai, Pacific Life, and Taco Bell. It is in this environment that the Merage School prepares students for the disruptive technology forces they will encounter as future business leaders. Experiential learning components continue to provide real-world education, allowing teams of students to immerse themselves in valuable projects with area companies. 

Study in United States of America

  • The US is the most popular destination for international students while American universities often dominate the global rankings.
  • As can be expected of a country with a population of 325 million, the US has a diverse range of cities and universities to choose from.
  • The United States is the world’s greatest economic power in terms of gross domestic product and has been among the world’s highest-ranking countries in terms of GDP per capita. The US economy is marked by resilience, flexibility, and innovation.

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 (Average):

673

Language Test:

TOEFL 80

(minimum)

IELTS 7

(minimum)

GPA:

3.00

Age (Avg):

28

Experience (Min/Avg):

2/5

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

Ranking

Current rank:

42

(Financial Times)

59

(The Economist)

3 year average rank:

52

(Financial Times)

Diversity

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:
by Financial Times ©

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:

Scholarships

Criteria on which
aid is granted:

Awards are based on a holistic evaluation of your potential taking into consideration your overall application including academic achievement, quality of work experience, demonstrated leadership and extracurricular activities.

Faculty:

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:

Educational background/ Undergraduate majors:

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