Diversity at Haas

UC Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML)

In May 2012. Berkeley-Haas welcomed the inaugural group of fellows in the two-year UC Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML). These 25 undergraduates studying at historically black colleges and universities spent two weeks meeting and learning from UC graduate business school faculty, CEOs, CFOs, and other industry leaders from some of the country’s most thriving hubs of innovation and enterprise.

SIEML will rotate among the six UC business and management schools: the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley), the Rady School of Management (UC San Diego), the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, the Paul Merage School of Business (UC Irvine), the Anderson School of Management (UCLA), and the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (UC Riverside). Wells Fargo Bank and California Wellpoint are founding sponsors of SIEML.

Describing SIEML, Haas Dean Rich Lyons said, “Greater diversity of people means greater diversity of thinking and experiences. This translates into leaders who are better able to produce the kind of innovation that is creating what's next. SIEML will bring more of this to California.”

One of the aims of SIEML is to attract fellows to apply to the MBA programs offered throughout the UC system. We expect to expand participation in this career-building program to other groups who are underrepresented in leadership positions in California and the country.