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June 19, 2013

LOS ANGELES - UCLA Anderson School of Management will host an intensive, two-week program this summer for students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and from Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs).  

The University of California Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML) rotates across six different UC business schools, and offers undergraduates the chance to learn the principles of business development, entrepreneurship, and other key management skills. Students attend classes for two consecutive summers, learn from world-class educators, participate in hands-on workshops, and make valuable connections with peers and industry leaders.  

"The Summer Institute is a marvelous opportunity for undergraduates to be exposed to business and leadership fundamentals, an important ingredient of our public mission of outreach to diverse student populations," said Judy Olian, dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management. "The UC business schools are located in some of the country's most exciting hubs for entrepreneurship and innovation, including UCLA Anderson in Los Angeles, which benefits also from powerful connections with the Pacific Rim and Latin America."    

Fifty students will participate in this year's SIEML, which takes place at UCLA Anderson from June 30 to July 13, 2013, with 20 returning and 30 new students. It is the first year the program is offered to students from HSIs, in addition to students from HBCUs.    

The Summer Institute is open to first-year undergraduate students from HBCUs and HSIs, regardless of their declared major, who demonstrate an interest in business. It offers all-expenses paid fellowships, including airfare, room and board, transportation, and the cost of materials, events, and activities.     

Milan Martin, a student at Claflin University, will complete her second summer of the SIEML at UCLA Anderson. She said that, beyond being exposed to classes on negotiations and marketing, participating in the program last year helped boost her confidence in asking questions. Martin secured an internship with Anthem Blue Cross after last year's SIEML and, this fall, she will study abroad at The American Business School in Paris.     

SIEML financial sponsors include Wells Fargo, Deloitte Consulting LLP, WellPoint, Mattel, and Kaiser Permanente, who also host corporate visits, participate on industry-focused panels, conduct career development workshops, and help provide internships.  

Next year's program will take place at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. For more information, visit    

About UCLA Anderson School of Management

UCLA Anderson School of Management is among the leading business schools in the world. UCLA Anderson faculty members are globally renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Each year, UCLA Anderson provides a distinctive approach to management education to more than 1,800 students enrolled in its MBA, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific, Global Executive MBA for the Americas, Master of Financial Engineering, doctoral and executive education programs. Combining selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs, and a world-wide network of 35,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders. Follow UCLA Anderson on Twitter at, or on Facebook at    

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