Key Dates

May 17-28 2020 SIEML Program

The 2020 immersive business leadership program will be held at The UC Davis Graduate School of Management from Sunday, May 17th through Thursday, May 28th, 2020.

Sept. 14 Online Application Opens

The application for 2021 SIEML program opens September 14th, 2020. Create your log in and begin the application.

Dec. 21 Application Deadline

The application submission deadline is Monday, December 21st at 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time (PST).

March Decisions Announced

All applicants will be notified of the admission committee’s decision by early March.

Join us at UC Davis for SIEML 2020


SIEML is a systemwide initiative that aims to increase diversity in graduate business programs at the six University of California business schools.

Eleven days this summer can lead to a lifetime of opportunity

The Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML) offers an all-expenses-paid immersive business and career leadership experience for undergraduate students currently enrolled in their sophomore or junior year at an HBCU (Historically Black College and University) or HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution). SIEML alumni are eligible to receive up to two years of full fee and tuition fellowships at any of the six University of California graduate business schools.

The SIEML experience includes workshops and lectures from esteemed faculty and administrators from the six University of California business schools, networking with industry leaders, and company site visits. The program concludes with a case competition and closing celebratory dinner.


SIEML 2019 participants


2019 Case Prize Winners

case prize winners

2019 Case Competition

The Case Competition is one of the highlights of the SIEML expe­rience. Each year the case study, a real or fictional business prob­lem, changes and is decided by the sponsor of the competition. Students are divided into teams and have four days to prepare their response or solution to the case before presenting it to a panel of judges comprised of industry leaders. This year’s case competition was sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton and focused on diversity and inclusion in recruiting and retaining talent.

Who can apply?

Applicants who meet all of the following criteria are invited to apply

  • Students currently enrolled at an HBCU or HSI with sophomore or junior standing.
  • We accept applications from all majors—you just need to be interested in attending a graduate business program.
  • While we do not have a minimum GPA requirement, we encourage applications from students with at least a 3.0 GPA.