Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders
This fellowship offers students from HBCUs and HSIs an unrivalled opportunity to launch their future in business management.

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What are the details?

Who: The fellowship is open to 25 freshmen per fellowship class. Applicants must be current freshmen enrolled at an HBCU or HSI as of November 2016. Applicants may apply from any major, but should demonstrate an interest in business.

Cost: The Summer Institute is an all-expense-paid fellowship that includes airfare; full room and board at campus dormitories; transportation; the cost of materials, events and entertainment that are part of the program.

What: Students attend for one week. The 2017 session will run from August 5-12. Upon completion, students are issued a Certificate of Completion as an emerging leader and manager that can be cited on their resume or provided as evidence of marketable skills.

Where: As a system wide initiative, the program rotates throughout the University of California's six participating business schools. This year's program will be at The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) is one of the top ranked public research universities in the nation. Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. It’s located in Orange County, one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities.

UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business combines the academic strengths and best traditions of the University of California with the cutting-edge, entrepreneurial spirit of Orange County in the heart of America’s Tech Coast. Four dynamic MBA programs, a Master of Professional Accountancy, Master of Finance, MS in Biotechnology Management, MS in Engineering Management, and PhD and undergraduate business degrees deliver the School’s thematic approach to business education: sustainable growth through strategic innovation. The Merage School consistently ranks among the top 5% of accredited business schools in the U.S., and boasts a world-class faculty, strong alumni network and close individual and corporate relationships.

Orange County is the second largest county in the state of California. It is also at the center of Southern California’s Tech Coast, with Irvine being the primary location for up and coming businesses and industries – especially biotech, medical, fashion, real estate, finance and auto design. Orange County’s warm Mediterranean climate and 42 miles of year-round beaches make it an ideal place to live and work. Orange County is also known for its major sports teams such as the Stanley Cup winning Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim national baseball team.

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