New program for undergrads from historically black colleges

January 30, 2012

Summer Classes Offered to Undergraduates from Historically Black Colleges

UC Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders to be held annually

LOS ANGELES --  All six University of California business schools, including UCLA Anderson School of Management, will be providing the first fellowships beginning this summer to students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). 

The UC Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders, or SIEML, program will be held annually at one of six UC business and management schools that include: UCLA Anderson School of Management, UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, UC San Diego's Rady School of Management, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business, and UC Riverside's A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management.

"The HBCU initiative reflects our mission to develop the next generation of influential business leaders," says UCLA Anderson Dean Judy D. Olian.  "This program will introduce an increasingly diverse population to the foundations of leadership, and to the exciting possibilities for becoming engaged in the innovation economy of the State of California."

The initial 25 participants will be selected from HBCU first-year undergraduate students from some 14 participating universities. Future Summer Institutes will be open to participating undergraduates from a broader set of universities. The deadline to apply is March 30, and the first class will begin in mid-May at the Berkeley Haas School.

Each group of Summer Institute fellows will participate in intensive programs for two weeks in the summer for two consecutive years. They will be involved in business courses and workshops, and will be exposed to UC business school faculty as well as CEOs and other industry leaders who are influential innovators in the region. The Institute hopes to assist participants in accessing internships once they have completed the program.

Wells Fargo and California Wellpoint are sponsors of the first Summer Institute.

For more information about SIEML, 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 38,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders.

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