February 29, 2016
Irvine, CA – (February 19, 2016) – The UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business ranked 39th in the world in the 2016 CNN Expansion (Mexico) Magazine Best Global MBA report, and 26th in the nation.
“This ranking is a clear indication that our efforts to expand the global footprint of The Paul Merage School of Business are working,” said Eric Spangenberg, dean of the Merage School. “The success of our international students speaks for itself, and the diversity of our students and our faculty offer further illustration of our global draw.”
The 2016 CNN Expansion Magazine rankings were based on GMAT (20 percent); Academic Research (5 percent); Faculty Composition (20 percent); Career Progress (25 percent); Diversity (10 percent), and Evaluation of Faculty (20 percent). The Merage School last participated in the CNN Expansion Magazine ranking in 2010, when the school ranked 47th. The Merage School ranked 44th in 2009. More recently, the Merage School Full-Time MBA program ranked 7th among public schools in the U.S. in the 2015 Financial Times Top Full-Time Global MBA Programs rankings report, and 21st in the U.S. overall. The school tied for 43rd in the world.
CNN Expansión Magazine is a Spanish-language news publication targeted to the business markets in Mexico and Latin America. For more information, or to view the full rankings report, visit: cnnexpansion.com.
About The Paul Merage School of Business
The Paul Merage School of Business offers four dynamic MBA programs, a Master of Professional Accountancy – plus PhD and undergraduate business degrees – that deliver its thematic approach to business education: sustainable growth through strategic innovation. It graduates leaders with the exceptional ability to help grow their organizations through analytical decision-making, innovation and collaborative execution. In-class and on-site experiences with real-world business problems give students the edge needed to help companies compete in today’s global economy. To learn more, visit: merage.uci.edu.