Merage Event Registration | Upcoming Events

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June 24, 2017 9:00 AM to June 24, 2017 4:00 PM Merage School Alumni Day 2017

Alumni Day is a new Merage School tradition for alumni of all programs and grad years. Join your fellow alumni at this event, which features opportunities to reconnect with classmates, meet other alumni, refresh your degree and hear discussions on today’s top business issues with your favorite Merage School professors. And most of all, network and have some fun while you experience the beautiful new Merage School Building!

Note : Payment can be made online via credit card only.
The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine
July 07, 2017 11:45 AM to July 07, 2017 1:00 PM July 7 - 1st Friday Alumni Network Lunch (Karl Strauss)

Join your fellow alumni for one of our Orange County networking lunches! These intimate gatherings are a great way to meet new people and catch up with old friends. We've seen jobs offered, jobs enhanced and jobs changed through connections made at these gatherings. Join us, and be sure to bring business cards. Cost is $20 at Karl Strauss (prepay online). Please note this lunch is only open to UCI Merage School/GSM alumni and current students. Prepayment of $20 due with RSVP; if your schedule changes and you can't make it and let us know in advance, we can refund your registration.

Note : Payment can be made online via credit card only.
Karl Strauss Restaurant
July 09, 2017 5:00 PM to July 12, 2017 2:00 PM Consumer Culture Theory Conference 2017

Registration includes all sessions, the opening reception dinner, final awards banquet and all other meals for the duration of the conference with the exception of dinner. Charging stations will also be available for your portable devices and conference attendees may partake on an optional poetry reading excursion.

Ticket and membership are non refundable.

Note : Payment can be made online via credit card only.
The Disneyland Hotel
September 20, 2017 2:00 PM to September 22, 2017 6:00 PM Certificate in Business Leadership for IT Executives

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UCI’s Center for Digital Transformation, Office of Executive Education, and Trace3 believe that today’s IT leaders must also become business leaders. Attendees will build a foundation of business knowledge and professional network required to drive competitive advantages for their organization. This two-day program complements and builds on a year-long series of quarterly learning events, resources, and UCI’s Road to Reinvention one-day conference.

Who Should Attend:

Technology is driving competitive advantage in today’s business landscape, are you prepared? Learn from a collection of academic and practitioner experts as well as networking with your peers in this exceptional program.

This program caters specifically to technology leaders that want to enhance their technical skillset and be better prepared to lead their organizations through the evolving business landscape. Don’t be left behind.

Program Dates: September 20-22, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017: Welcome Dinner 

Thursday, September 21, 2017: Full day of instruction, plus networking dinner

Friday, September 22, 2017: Full day of instruction, plus networking reception

Fee: $3,995

Program fee includes all required course materials; welcome dinner; daily breakfast, lunch, and networking receptions



Note : Payment can be made online via credit card only.
The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine
September 25, 2017 9:00 AM to December 15, 2017 5:00 PM Certificate in Arts Management

Proudly presented by UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business in partnership with The Claire Trevor School of the Arts, the Certificate in Arts Management is an interactive, online program lead by vanguard faculty who teach foundational business principles for practical applications in the arts and creative industries.

The program builds upon the passion of the creative professional. It addresses the scope of responsibilities facing leaders in today's art and creative organizations and equips the learner with the skills necessary to manage marketing, fundraising, finance, business development and to lead effectively.

This Certificate in Arts Management applies to careers in the visual and performing arts, museum and gallery management, theatre and company management, orchestra management, gaming, cultural affairs, marketing and many more.


Note : Payment can be made online via credit card only.
October 06, 2017 8:00 AM to October 06, 2017 12:00 PM UCI Audit Committee Summit 2017

  • Please register early as seating is limited.
  • For questions about conference payments or UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business and our Accounting program, please contact Jana Cheng, MPAc Program Coordinator at (949)824-9240,
  • To make an additional contribution to our UCI Accounting Programs Fund, please click here to donate. Thank you.

Note : Payment can be made online via credit card only.
The Pacific Club, Newport Beach
October 12, 2017 11:00 AM to October 12, 2017 5:00 PM CIWM Women's Educational Program "Your Life, Your Wealth, Your Legacy"

About the Center’s Women’s Programming

We believe affluent women continue to be overlooked in the marketplace. The Center organizes events for women that provide a safe and private educational environment. Programming focuses on critical family dynamics that in many cases are the most challenging issues. In addition to having several dynamic key-note women speakers, topic discussions are interactive and often facilitated panel discussions made up of women peers from a variety of backgrounds who are willing to generously share their experiences to allow others to benefit. The Center’s intent is to provide meaningful discourse that are free of advertisements, marketing, firm sponsors or biases and is intended to be purely informational and educational. UC Irvine is a premiere academic research institution and the Center is the premier resource for women managing wealth.

Programming Benefits

  1. A trusted network of peers and like-minded women
  2. It is an opportunity to share valuable information, resources, build relationships, network and bond with other affluent women
  3. Education and training enhancements customized to attendees’ interests

Note: Payment for this event can be made online with a credit card or by check via postal mail. After you provide the registration information online, you will be instructed to make your check payable to: UC Regents and mail it to: Lee Anne Maki, UCI 4293 Pereira Drive #3401, Irvine, CA 92697-3125.
Monarch Beach Resort
October 16, 2017 6:30 PM to October 16, 2017 9:00 PM Distinguished Speaker Series: Bill Ruh, CEO, GE Digital

New Leadership Requirements for a Digitally Driven World

The Fall 2017 Distinguished Speaker Series, presented by UCI Paul Merage School of Business & the Center for Digital Transformation, highlights the leadership perspectives, ethical frameworks, decision making processes and insights of top business leaders in the industry. This is a great opportunity to network with approximately 300 corporate professionals, community leaders, MBA students, faculty members and campus staff.

Our upcoming event featuring Bill Ruh, CEO, GE Digital and Chief Digital Officer, GE will be presented in our Merage School auditorium.

Admission to the presentation is complimentary. We encourage you to register early as seats are on a first come basis. More information is available on the event website. For questions, please contact the Center for Digital Transformation at Business attire required.



Bill Ruh 
CEO, GE Digital and Chief Digital Officer (CDO), GE

Bill Ruh is the CEO for GE Digital and Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for GE. GE Digital, a $6B business of GE, provides premier digital software solutions and services for the industrial world. GE Digital supports customers globally with a broad range of Industrial Internet applications, including asset performance management, operations optimization, brilliant manufacturing, platform-as-a-service, cloud and cyber security. 

A 30-year veteran of the softwared internet industries, Ruh joined GE in 2011 to establish its Industrial Internet strategy and lead the convergence of the physical and digital worlds within GE. His focus is on building advanced software and analytics capabilities, and driving the global strategy, operations and portfolio of software services across all of GE’s businesses. Ruh has led the charge to develop the first cloud-based platform for the industrial world. He earned a bachelors and masters degree in Computer Science from California State University, Fullerton. 

Merage School Building Auditorium