Digital technology has drastically changed how companies operate and grow. Will you be able to keep up with the pace of change and innovation? More importantly, will you be prepared to lead the way?

UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business MBA programs offer a personalized educational experience to help students develop the tools and leadership skills to think creatively and strategically about the challenges and opportunities created by digital technologies.


The Merage School and its programs consistently rank among the top schools nationally and globally. Worldwide, business leaders choose the Merage School, realizing that its unique combination of curriculum, career advancement, and collaborative culture is unparalleled in peer institutions.

“We have made a commitment to our students to provide the highest quality education possible,” said Eric R. Spangenberg, Dean of the Merage School. “Our faculty, students, staff and the business community continually collaborate to ensure our curriculum and resources meet the demands of our students and the employers that hire them. This open dialogue provides tremendous value to our school, our students and the business community.”

The UCI Paul Merage School of Business is proud to offer three highly-ranked MBA programs:


The Full-Time MBA program is geared toward highly motivated professionals who want to develop critical leadership skills and increase their career potential. Graduates from this unique two-year program represent diverse academic, professional and cultural backgrounds, and rejoin the workforce with a leadership skill set for the digital world.


The Fully Employed MBA program is designed for early to mid-career working professionals and managers who want to pursue a graduate education while they continue their career climb. Students have the flexibility to customize the program around their career objectives and graduate in as few as 24 months. FEMBA students also participate in an international experiential learning opportunity and an executive leadership residential, both unique to the Merage School program. Classes are offered weeknights on-campus and in a hybrid format that combines the best in online learning with four on-campus Saturdays per quarter.


The MBA for Executives program is designed for those who want to immerse themselves in the dynamic thinking required in our current business environment, and aligns with the career goals of mid-to senior-level professionals. Classes are held every third weekend for 21-months beginning in September in a format that supplements in-class sessions with state-of-the-art online learning between class weekends. Specializations may be earned in Digital Transformation; Real Estate and Urban Development; and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A Healthcare Leadership Track has been built out within EMBA for those who want to apply their knowledge of business as a leader in the dynamic healthcare industry.

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