Merage Event Registration | Upcoming Events

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Please join Merage School Alumni and former Executive Education students in Korea for a gathering with Dean Eric Spangenberg and Assistant Dean David Knuff. Hear the latest news from the Merage School and reconnect with fellow alumni in Seoul. Please RSVP here as space is limited. We look forward to seeing you!

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New Course Enrollment Process for Merage School MBA Alumni

After you receive your degree from the Merage School, your education doesn't have to stop. Both the School and the University offer programs that allow alumni to expand on current knowledge and add skills in areas not yet explored.

Beginning Fall Quarter 2017, there are new options for MBA alumni course enrollment (“auditing”).

The Merage School offers course enrollment privileges for all UC Irvine MBA alumni in good standing, in select MBA elective courses. Please note that core classes are not open to alumni. Course availability is based on: approval by the program offices, space availability and classroom dynamics.

There are two levels of auditing; please note on your application which level you want. For both options, alumni are responsible for purchasing any textbooks and/or other course materials (either through the university or on the open market), lab fees (if required) and payment for parking while on campus. Enrollees are subject to the same campus and classroom policies that apply to all enrolled students.

  1. Class access only (free). If approved, this will only grant you a seat in class. Electronic access to course material, a grade or transcript credit will not be provided. Online courses are not available for this option.
  2. Formal course enrollment. ($500 fee). Enrollment will grant you:
    • A letter grade and course credit on your transcript (making classes eligible for corporate reimbursement programs)
    • Access to course material on EEE and Canvas
    • Options to audit online and hybrid courses

Informally “dropping in on” classes is not permitted. All alumni must register, no later than the posted deadline.

The above policy and procedures are subject to change without notice.

    • Download the auditing application form
    • Digitally fill out and return to Alumni Relations
    • When your application has been approved you will be contacted with further details
    • Please do not contact the professor or show up in class without receiving advance approval
    • Fall Audit Schedule - All applications for Fall Quarter must be received no later than September 20, 2017 at 3 pm.No exceptions can be made. Fall Quarter classes begin Sept. 28. Please note that schedules, once posted, are subject to change, and space is limited. Please do not contact the professor or show up in class without filling out an application and receiving advance permission. Thank you.

Executive Education: Our continuing education component provides ongoing management education to leaders in organizations faced with complex problems in multi-cultural, technological, and competitive environments. Both certificate programs for individuals and small groups and custom training for more targeted team and corporate development are available.

Note : Payment can be made online via credit card only.
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  • 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.
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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.
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Our annual Merage School MBA & Masters Career Night provides companies with a great opportunity to network with over 200 professionals currently enrolled in our 4 MBA and other Specialty Masters programs.  Please bookmark this link for future reference regarding information about location, parking, schedule and other logistics

While registration is free, a $500 cancellation fee will be assessed to companies who cancel with less than a 72 hour notice.

Only one ticket per company is required to reserve your booth space.  We encourage you to consider having multiple attendees to represent your company.  Please add the name, title and email addresses of those additional attendees at the bottom of this registration form..

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OCTOBER 25, 2017 

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM




Please contact Kristen Kelly at or (949) 922-1261 or Brian Harmatz at or (714) 815-90609 for additional information.

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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 (prepay online). Please note this lunch is only open to UCI Merage School/GSM alumni and current students. Prepayment due with RSVP; if your schedule changes and you can't make it and let us know in advance, we can refund your registration. Parking validated by the restaurant.

Note : Payment can be made online via credit card only.
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Orange County's Tech Wave:  How big is it? and Will it end anytime soon?

We will kick off our program with a special presentation from our keynote speaker, who will address how major markets are positioned for technology-based companies, and how Orange County compares with those markets. Our panel will share their thoughts on how tech companies view OC vs. other alternatives and what they look for when making their site selection decisions. Join us as they discuss the future of tech companies – will they continue their expansion into Orange County and why?

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: UCI REGENTS and mail it to: Becky Ezell, UCI Center for Real Estate, c/o CGF Associates, 2900 Bristol Street, Suite G-105, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Tel: (714) 979-9131 x 2233 | Fax: (714) 979-0403
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Please join us on November 2nd from 5:30-8:00PM for the next MerageFIRST Networking Mixer to Welcome the Incoming Class.  It will be held on the 3rd floor Kristen Monson Grand Terrace. Students from the MBA and several specialty business masters programs will be in attendance. Connect with students and your fellow alumni to share Job leads, Connections and Advice while enjoying drinks and light appetizers. This event is free to attend, but space is limited so you must RSVP in advance no later than Monday, October 30 at noon.

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New Leadership Requirements for a Digitally Driven World

The Fall 2017 Distinguished Speaker Series, presented by the 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.

Admission to the presentation is complimentary. We encourage you to register early as seats are on a first come basis. For questions, please contact Leslie Fell at Business attire required.



Bill Ruh 
CEO, GE Digital and Chief Digital Officer (CDO), 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 software and internet industries, Bill 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. 

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