The Paul Merage School of Business, PhD in Management

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The PhD program in the Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine offers degrees in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations and Decision Technologies, Organization and Management, and Strategy. Our faculty members in these areas publish in high impact business journals such as those on the Financial Times journal list. They also hold positions as journal editors and members of editorial boards, as well as leadership positions in professional business academic associations. We encourage you to explore the profiles of our faculty on our website to get an understanding of their ongoing research. Doctoral education is central to the mission of the Merage School of Business, and faculty members closely mentor PhD students. At the UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business, applicants to the PhD program are considered carefully as individuals and future research partners. While past performance in business and academic careers are part of this consideration, so is a holistic view of the applicant. Our aim is to assess applicants' full potential to become valued members of the Merage network of global scholars. UC Irvine and the Merage school share a commitment to inclusive excellence. To support initiatives aimed at increasing the future diversity of business school faculty, UC Irvine will waive the PhD application fees for applicants who meet university-wide criteria and for students who have participated in programs focused on diversity. Please feel free to ask about application waivers. We fully fund all admitted students for five years, including a tuition waiver and a stipend to cover living expenses, as a teaching or research assistant. Additionally, we offer very affordable student housing including options for student with and without families. This financial package allows PhD students to fully focus on their research, setting them up for success as future faculty members. Year after year, the Merage School and its programs consistently place among the top rankings nationally and globally. Worldwide, aspirational business leaders choose the Merage School, realizing that this unique combination of curriculum, career advancement, collaboration and most importantly – culture – is nearly unparalleled in peer institutions. The University of California, Irvine is located in sunny Southern California, which allows you to live and study in a beautiful coastal location. Enjoy many nearby opportunities for recreational and cultural activities including beaches, skiing, and hiking, which you can take advantage of during Southern California's average of 281 sunny days per year!









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The Paul Merage School of Business, PhD in Management

University of California, Irvine
Irvine CA 92697
United States