The Paul Merage School of Business

From the Classroom to the Boardroom to the Community

The Merage School provides unique field study opportunities that can transform businesses on both global and micro levels. Students collaborate with world-renowned faculty and industry leaders to deliver consulting projects that range from strategy and finance to operations, marketing, organizational behavior and every other aspect of business. The field study lets students apply their talents to real-world situations while giving businesses, from international enterprises to local organizations, the specific support they need.

Leveraging the expertise and resources of the school’s seven Centers of Excellence, this field study program boosts economic development by providing consulting services, capital and a platform for new start-ups to launch and longstanding businesses to become stronger.

Christina Johnson
Executive Director of Development


Funding Priorities

Research that Addresses the Management and Societal Challenges Associated with the Impact of Technology on Companies and their Industries

Increase the diversity of the business technology ecosystem through the following initiatives.

  • NextGen VC Academy
  • New Venture Collaboratory
  • Ph.D. Research


Increase the Diversity of the Business Technology Ecosystem

A community outreach providing access to financial literacy access, with the goal of encouraging university enrollment, increasing college readiness and preparing students for careers at the intersection of business, technology and entrepreneurship.

  • Future Leaders Initiative (FLI)
  • LIFEvest
  • Dean’s leadership Circle (DLC) Grant Initiative
  • Scholarships/Fellowships

Additional Areas of Focus

By supporting the centers, donors advance the American dream by helping students, faculty, businesses and communities thrive.

  • New Venture Competition
  • Global Residential Access
  • Thought Leadership Conferences/Series

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