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About the Diversity in Business Bridge Program

The Diversity in Business Bridge Program is a two-week comprehensive residential and academic experience for upper level high school students during the summer. The Bridge Program gives students interested in business fields the opportunity to gain professional development, attain skills needed for success in college, enhance their critical thinking skills, and be introduced to functional areas of business (i.e. marketing, accounting, entrepreneurship, etc.). Additionally, students will learn how to set goals, understand financial literacy to become fiscally, ethically and socially responsible in life as well as within companies. Students will be taught by the world-renown Culverhouse College of Business faculty. After successful completion of the program, students may be eligible for a scholarship at The University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Business.

Thanks to Protective Life Corporation for their support, which has made this program possible.


The Diversity in Business Bridge Program is designed to prepare students for the transition to college and support postsecondary success for underrepresented students by providing academic, social, and ethical skills essential to be successful in business majors in college. Students will prepare for academic and social success by engaging in sessions about various business areas such as operations management and economics and in experiential activities. Moreover, students will be able to experience campus life and build social and professional networks with other students, faculty, staff, and business professionals.

Who’s Eligible?

Students who are rising seniors in high school can apply to the program. The Diversity in Business Bridge Program is for Alabama students from historical marginalized groups who are underrepresented in business (i.e., African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American), who are interested in learning about a career in business.

When Will It Start?

The program will start in the summer of 2021.  Though exact timing has not been confirmed it will most like take place during July.

How to Apply and Other Questions?

Applications and additional information will be shared on this page and  during early 2021.