Paul Merage School of Business

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Paul Merage School of Business
Type Public
Established 1965
Endowment $25,000,000
Budget $35,000,000
Dean Eric Spangenberg
Academic staff
81 (77 Doctoral Professors)
Students 1592 (2012)
Undergraduates 768 (2012)
Postgraduates 779 (2012)
45 (2012)
Location Irvine, California, United States
Affiliations University of California, Irvine
Website www.merage.uci.edu

The Paul Merage School of Business is the business school at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). It is one of the university's 14 academic units. The current Dean is Eric Spangenberg. The school confers Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), degrees Master of Accountancy (MPAc) program, Master of Science in Biotechnology Management (MSBTM), Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM), and Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.[1]

History[edit]

The school originated as the Graduate School of Administration in 1965 only offering graduate degrees in Master of Science in Administration, Master of Public Administration, and Master of Business and Public Administration. In 1981, the school changed its name to the Graduate School of Management and offered its Master of Business Administration degree. In 1987, the school earns its AACSB accreditation, each year upholding its honors. In 1997, the school was first ranked within the top 50 business schools as reported by the (U.S. News & World Report). In 2005, the Graduate School of Management officially changed its name to The Paul Merage School of Business after entrepreneur and Orange County philanthropist, Paul Merage. The donation by Paul Merage was announced to be $30 million. In the same year, the alumni network reached 5000. [2][3]

Current[edit]

In January 2015, the School opened its new Platinum-level LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified building.[4] The 78,000-square-foot Merage School building serves as home to a high-tech 300-seat auditorium, several of the Merage School’s Centers of Excellence, a Charles Schwab Trading and Technology Lab, and a 70-seat Lyman W. Porter Colloquia Room & Executive Terrace. Other features include 70-seat and 90-seat case-study classrooms, a multi-purpose classroom and 20 small group study rooms[5] providing new student learning opportunities, faculty research, community engagement, and facilities and grounds.

Rankings[edit]

Business school rankings
Worldwide MBA
Business Insider[6] NR
Economist[7] NR
Financial Times[8] 57
U.S. MBA
Bloomberg Businessweek[9] 54
Forbes[10] 42
U.S. undergraduate
Bloomberg Businessweek[11] NR

U.S. News & World Report

  • 2015: Full-Time MBA program ranked #45 nationally; Part-Time MBA program ranked #46 nationally [12]
  • 2014: Full-Time MBA program ranked #49 nationally, Part-Time MBA program ranked #31 nationally [13]

Financial Times

  • 2015: Full-Time MBA Program ranked #21 among U.S. institutions (#7 among public institutions in the U.S.) and #43 internationally [14]
  • 2014: Full-Time MBA Program ranked #25 among U.S. institutions (#9 among public institutions in the U.S.) and #48 internationally [15]
  • 2014: Percentage of women faculty ranked 1st in the world [16]
  • 2014: Percentage of women students tied for 4th in the U.S. and 16th in the world [17]

BusinessWeek

  • 2014: Full-Time MBA program ranked 31st nationally [18]
  • 2014: Fully Employed MBA program ranked 43rd nationally [19]
  • 2014: Executive MBA program ranked 36th nationally [20]

Forbes Magazine

  • 2013: Full-Time MBA program ranked 61st nationally [21]
  • 2014: Full-Time MBA program ranked 42nd nationally [22]

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