The University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) is a top ranking public research university with outstanding ranking achievements in its MBA programs. The Paul Merage School of Business M.B.A. programs are consistently placed among the best in the world, including No. 1 in Southern California for its Executive M.B.A. program by Financial Times.

The Merage School offers four dynamic MBA programs:
- Full-Time MBA
- Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) - part-time program
- Executive MBA
- Health Care Executive MBA (HCEMBA)

Rankings & Ratings:

- 44th in the U.S. and 74th globally for its Full-time MBA Program (Financial Times 2009).

- The Full-time MBA is placed 51st in nation and 15th for Information Systems (U.S. News & World Report 2009).

- The Full-time MBA program is ranked 44th globally for "The Best Global MBAs for Mexicans" (Expansion Magazine/Time, Inc. 2009).

- The EMBA Program is ranked 37th globally and 15th in the US. The School is rated 3rd for IT and 5th for e-Business internationally. The Faculty Research is ranked 24th internationally. The Percentage of Female Faculty members is placed 1st internationally (FT 2008).

- 3rd for Information Technology by Wall Street Journal (2008).

- According to the BusinessWeek 2008, the Full-time MBA Program is placed among the Top 50 nationally and among the Top 20 of all US Public Schools. The Faculty Research / Intellectual Capital is ranked 20th in US. The MBA Compensation 10 Years After Graduation is ranked 25th nationally.

- 1st in the nation. for percentage of women faculty (FT 2007).

- Ranked 45th on the U.S. Top 50 Forbes list of Business Schools with the Best Return on Investment (2007).

- 42nd regionally and 7th nationally for Information Technology (Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive 2007).

- 11th among US business schools for international diversity, according to the FT MBA Rankings 2006.

- 3rd for Marketing by BusinessWeek (2006).

- 9th in the nation for Executive MBA programs by Financial Times (2006).

- 10th in the country. for Health Care Executive program by Modern Health Care (2006).

- 38th in the Forbes Ranking based on return on financial investment in full time MBA programs (2005).

- 64th globally in the FT M.B.A. ranking 2005.

- 3rd in the nation for faculty strength by University of Texas (2004 - adjusted for faculty size).

- The Wall Street Journal ranked Paul Merage School of Business 4th in the nation for information technology.

- Rated 5th for faculty intellectual capital by BusinessWeek (2002).

World University Rankings:

- 46th in the world, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2008 by Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Institute of Higher Education.

- 57th in the Webometrics ranking of World Universities 2009.

- According to the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings, it is placed 198th in 2006, 140th in 2007 and 132nd in 2008.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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