Follow Pat Tenneriello, Director at The MBA Tour, Inside Campus #INSIDECAMPUS as he visits business schools across the United States with our CEO and Managing Director, Peter Von Loesecke.
Pat graduated with an MBA from McGill University in 2012. As Director at The MBA Tour, Pat manages client relations in North America and Europe as well as leads events in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Canada and the US.
Upon arrival at The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, we were greeted by Elisa Lee, Assistant Director, Recruitment and Admissions, and Sarah Gill, Director, Recruitment and Admissions. After a productive meeting, we were given a tour of the campus and some insightful information into life at UC Irvine.
The Merage School is in the process of expanding their campus, a part of their "Building for the Future" campaign. This $50 million building initiative aims to expand student learning opportunities, faculty research, community engagement, and facilities and grounds. Peter and I were able to see the new five-story building under construction, to be completed during the 2014-2015 academic year:
Here is a cool video time-lapse of the construction on UC Irvine's new building!
Fun Facts About The Paul Merage School of Business:
- In the 2014 Financial Times Global MBA rankings report, The Paul Merage School of Business was ranked among the top 25 business schools in the U.S.
- The Merage School is the #1 school in the world for percentage of women faculty!
- The school hosts a Distinguished Speakers Series each academic year that features powerful business leaders with an opportunity to network with over 350 business professionals. Their next event is April 30, featuring Bernie Clark, Executive Vice President, Advisor Services at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Curious about student life at UC Irvine? Here is a great video on a week in the life of a Merage MBA student: